The Vet and Rehab Center of Cape Elizabeth

207 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107


Our Supporting Team

Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth - Veterinary Technician Richele Grenier Chatto Richele Grenier Chatto (LVT) - Richele has always had a passion for animals but her passion for veterinary medicine came from volunteering at Animal Care and Protective Services in Jacksonville, FL. She has a B.A. in biological anthropology from Drew University and recently earned her A.S. in veterinary technology from the University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor. In her free time, Richele enjoys movies, travel and spending time with her husband, their dog Molly, and their cat Smoak.

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Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Dorothy Smith Veterinary Nurse Michela Butts (LVT) - 


Veterinary Nurse Jessica Libby Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Jessica Libby - Vet. Assistant   Jessica graduated from Wheaton College in 2006 with a degree in Psychobiology and she is currently pursuing her online degree in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster. Jessica has a special interest in veterinary dentistry, a passion for caring for wildlife, and hopes to become certified in wildlife rehabilitation in the near future.  Jessica has dedicated her life to animal welfare, with over 15 years of experience in veterinary medicine, and she is also a talented artist! She paints, sings, plays several musical instruments, and participates in local theater. 

Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Abby Letourneau future veterinarian

Abby Letourneau - Vet. Assistant  Abby has recently graduated from Hartwick College with a B.A. in biology. She is an aspiring veterinarian who hopes to get accepted into veterinary school in the upcoming year. Abby loves working and gaining experience in the veterinary field and loves seeing and helping animals every day. Abby grew up in South Portland with many pets including her current pets Angus the cat, Molly Madison the golden, and beautiful Lula Mae (pictured), and puppy Walker.  Outside of VRCCE, Abby can be found hiking and running with Lula Mae and coaching her favorite sport, lacrosse. 


Grace Byrne - Vet. Assistant  Grace graduated from Bishops University in Quebec with a BA in Environmental Studies, and a minor in Classical and Religious Studies. She is currently working on her Veterinary Nursing degree through Penn Foster. With a Veterinarian for a mother, Grace grew up in the veterinary world with lots of pets in her life. She has been riding horses since she was three years old, and currently has three horses, a cat and a rabbit.  Outside of work, Grace shares her love of animals by volunteering at the MSSPA Equine Rescue in Windham.

Support Staff             

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 veterinary and rehabilitation center of cape elizabeth , marketing and digital management, Robin Elliott Robin Elliott - Reception, Marketing and Digital Management Robin returned to VRCCE in 2016 and she is so happy to be back and to be working with this wonderful staff! With a BA in English Lit and Creative Writing, she combines many years of experience in the veterinary world with her love of both animals AND people. She can be found most days at the front desk, working on Social Media and Marketing for the practice, ready with a smile and a dog treat to help you keep your pets healthy and happy!


Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth Tamara Jones

Tamara Jones - Reception/Office Mgmt  Tamara has been living in Maine for 12 years and has been working in the veterinary community for almost as long. She received her degree in English and Creative Writing from University of Southern Maine. After a brief break she is extremely happy to be back, working with such an awesome crew at Vet and Rehab. She loves being a part of this community and helping pets and their people! She also enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, and trivia.


Jen Sawtelle Receptionist at Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth, veterinary hospital in cape elizabeth

Nicole Beetle - Reception and Sustainability 

Nicole is new to Cape Elizabeth and looking forward to getting to know the people and animal residents through VRCCE. A dog-loving person with experience watching, walking, and providing foster care, she's very happy to work in an animal friendly environment! Nicole is an environmental scientist who's worked on sustainable fisheries and is completing her thesis research for a master's degree.

Randy Austen Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth

Randi Austen - Reception  Randi has been with the practice since 2006. Always a friendly face at the front, Randi keeps us all in order.




 Nancy Freedman-Smith Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape ElizabethNancy Freedman-Smith CBATI CDBC - Owner of Gooddogz Training, Nancy joined the Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth in the summer of 2016 and offers a variety of wonderful dog training classes here in the clinic and at several local locations. She also works with the staff to help reactive dogs overcome their fear of vet visits.
Nancy is a Certified Behavior Instructor for reactive dogs. She was a part of the New England Border Collie Rescue team for 10 years where she wore many hats, including Policy Board Member and Behavioral Consultant.

Nancy has also been involved with Pet Therapy for 14 years and was a key member of Helping Hounds, where she regularly visited Boston Children's Hospital and Spaulding Rehab with her dog, Dina.

With her hands-on parenting experience, Nancy is uniquely qualified to assist families in training and child-proofing their dogs. She encourages children to be part of the dog's life and daily care and has a special interest in training the whole family to train the dog. Children are welcome in class, as long as people and dogs remain safe. Upon request, private sessions can be uniquely tailored to incorporate your children. Nancy is also involved with the Safe Kids Safe Dogs Project(tm), a program that educates school children about appropriate behavior around dogs.

In October 2016, Nancy was hand picked to be a mentor for Victoria Stillwell's new training school. She looks forward to helping the next wave of trainers succeed with positive training.

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