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Stacey Howarth

Veterinary Technician

Stacey is a Baltimore transplant and currently lives in Durham with her three kids.... well four, if you include her dog, Jed!  Stacey took a long break from being a technician to raise her family and is now so happy to be back practicing what she loves. In her free time, which is few and far between running from soccer games to dropping kids to after school programs, she loves to read, run and spend time with her husband and kids. 



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Kirstie Acker

Client Service Representative

Meet Kirstie, one of our receptionists. She is a life long Mainer who currently lives in good ‘ol P-Town. She loves all animals big and small but kitties definitely have her heart. She lives in an apartment with her fluffy girl, Sophie. She is both a sweet, loving princess and a feisty little girl. Kirstie also works part time at Starbucks, we like those perks of having her there too! She has a warm and friendly personality which makes her a great first impression for our clients and their pets! In her free time, she likes to paint and cook, the occasional nap is also a personal fave. 

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Beth Hewitt

Client Service Representative

Beth recently joined FVH in September 2019. She comes with 35 years of  experience in the Veterinary field. She was raised in Aroostook County, and now lives in Yarmouth  with her husband and 2 Ragoll cats Willow & Wyatt. In her free time she enjoys hiking,snowshoeing, going to concerts, visiting the many lighthouses of Maine, and trying new restaurants. 

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Jessica Lunt

Veterinary Assistant

Jessica is originally from Livermore Falls, Maine.  She moved here 9 years ago and worked at Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care for the 3 years prior to joining our practice in 2020.  She has a dog named Duke, multiple cats and a scaly friend named Jethro.  Jess's areas of interest are critical care, surgery and cytology.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors going mudding in her Jeep, spending time at the beach and gardening even though she has a black thumb (her words - not ours!!)

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Mary Bernier, LVT, CPDT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Fear Free, dogs, cats, veterinarian


Mary is a Native New Englander and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician for more years than she would like to disclose.  She graduated from Essex Agricultural Institute as an LVT and also received a BA in Natual Applied Science.  She also received her Teaching Certificate for K-8, but decided to stick with veterinary medicine.  Mary became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer in 2013 and will be teaching some training classes here at Freeport Vet.  She is passionate about Fear Free medicine and has been a Fear Free Certified Professional since 2017.  Mary recently moved from Blue Hill to be closer to family and to start her position here at Freeport Vet.  Mary's areas of interest are canine training and behavior, Fear Free, dentistry and interacting with clients.  When Mary is not at work she enjoys DIY projects, painting and pottery as well as playing the guitar and kayaking.  Mary now lives in Lewiston with wild child Bramble, a 6 year old Parson Russell Terrier.

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Crash is the official Freeport Veterinary Hospital Greeter! She came to us from Coastal Humane Society as a stray that had been hit by a car. She is quite a content older lady and can be found at the front desk snoozing or soliciting a pat or rub on the head from any willing human. Her favorite past times are keyboard interference and looking for treats.

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Abby Alexander

Head Technician

Fear Free, dogs, cats, veterinarian


Abby joined FVH in June of 2015. She grew up in Harpswell and still currently lives there with her husband, 3 dogs and a cat. She also has a Percheron horse named Zeus, that she has had for 3 years now. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2005. She enjoys all aspects of the career. When not at work, she enjoys horseback riding, spending time with her dogs, soaking up the beautiful Maine coast by boat or going to summer concerts

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Beauty Queen

Meet Coco!! Coco is another rescue who has lived with us for a few years now. Like all calico cats Coco has a very big personality and has won over the entire staff. Co adjusted to clinic life quickly and appears to have been born to be a kitty receptionist. Most of the time she can be found micromanaging the front desk, observing check in’s and out’s and making sure things are done right! When she takes a break from her hard job, she can be found napping at the front desk, finding any nearby watering hole and looking for the best food to eat.

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Corena Hughes

Veterinary Assistant, Client Service Representative

Fear Free, dogs, cats, veterinarian


Corena joined the FVH team in July 2016. She is new to Maine and loves it more than any other place she has lived. She currently lives in Richmond with her Great Dane ,Zeppelin and her cat, Marco Polo. She has worked in the animal field for many years including being a dog walker, a receptionist and now a technician. Her favorite past times are hiking, going to the beach, DIY’s, watching movies and trying new restaurants.

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Jimmy Choo


Jimmy Choo is a rescue cat who we have been hosting for quite some time. He is young at heart and like to cause lots of trouble. A LOT! His love/hate relationship with humans make him even peskier as he can be quite the moody kitty. He enjoys harassing dogs and our older lady cats and can often be found chewing up the toilet paper, scratching the walls, eating things he is not supposed to or snoozing on top of the fridge. There is never a dull moment in the clinic with Jimmy Choo around!

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Chantelle Lydick

Veterinary Assistant

Fear Free, dogs, cats, veterinarian


Chantelle joined FVH in September of 2017. She was raised on Sebago Lake in Raymond and has recently moved to Portland with her Siberian Husky, Sahara. Chantelle graduated with a B.S. in Captive Wildlife Care and Education. She has years of experience in the animal care field including wildlife rehabilitation at the North Carolina Zoo and husbandry at the Maine Wildlife Park. She likes spending her free time hiking, going to the dog park and beach, camping and discovering new restaurants.

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Lisa Pickford

Office Manager

Freeport Top Rate FearFree Veterinary Practice

Lisa joined our team in November of 2013. She has over 10 years experience in the animal care industry including at a popular doggie daycare and local veterinary practices. Lisa was born and raised in Maine and currently lives in the area with her husband, John; daughter, Lucy; son, Charlie and 3 doggies; Loretta, Luigi and Rusty James. She likes spending her free time going on bike rides with her 2 awesome kids and relaxing at the family camp.

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Ellen Tuttle

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Fear Free, dogs, cats, veterinarian


Ellen joined the FVH team in May of 2017. She graduated from Salve Regina in May of 2018 with a B.A.  in American History and Minor in Biology. Ellen will be leaving to attend veterinary school at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island this fall. Ellen lives in Brunswick and has a bouncy black lab, Echo. Her favorite veterinary concentrations include surgery, radiology, and emergency & critical care. In her free time, Ellen loves to bake, hike, run, read,  paint, garden, and explore.