Meet your Veterinarians

Meet your Veterinary Team


Veterinary Technician

Leann has been a veterinary technician for over 15 years. She is originally from Massachusetts, she first got started in the veterinary field when she was in high school through the veterinary explorer's program. She attended Southern Vermont College. She worked for a 24-hour general practice/emergency hospital in the Berkshires, she remained there for 12 years. When she moved to Maine in 2016 she worked in both specialty hospitals and general medicine. She also has a background in human medicine and also has her certification in phlebotomy. She resides in Portland with her Basset Hound named Grace and her fiance . In her free time, you can find her at the beach either fishing or taking Grace on her adventures.


Practice Manager

Amber has a background in human medicine but has always worked with animals in some way or another so after some training and schooling she decided to follow her dream and found a position as a technician and remained there for 4 years. Interested in a change of pace, she decided to make the switch and work in administration while still being able to be involved with what she loves. She resides in Windham with her husband, two boys, beagle, conure, and cat.


Clinic Cat

Kevin came to us from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. Kevin loves laying the in sun, playing with feather toys, watching The Office and greeting new patients. Come on in and meet Kevin!


Veterinary Technician

Lindsey grew up in Yarmouth and now lives in New Gloucester. She graduated from Becker College with her associates and bachelors and got her Tech license right after graduation. Her interests in the field include surgery and internal medicine. In her free time she likes to spend time outside with her boyfriend, Labrador named Gus and her chickens. When not outside she spends her free time making jewelry for her Etsy site. 


Veterinary Assistant

Claire is originally from Seattle but made her way to Maine to attend Bowdoin College where she earned her bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry. Her journey to animal medicine began with several seasons of wildlife rehabilitation and shifted to domestic animals after she began working in the animal shelter world. She recently moved to Portland and lives there with her two cats. In her free time, she enjoys running, sailing, hiking, and exploring Maine.  

Dr. Nicole Fortin

Education: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and Saint George's School of Veterinary Medicine

Nicole Fortin is originally from New Jersey, and graduated from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine. Nicole completed her clinical training at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine and her undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond. Her special veterinary interests include geriatric care and internal medicine. Nicole grew up riding horses, and loves yoga and hiking with Bowie, our Chinese Crested and Atticus, our Newfoundland. Nicole and Matthew currently live in Portland.

Dr. Matthew Fortin

Education: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Matthew Fortin grew up in Connecticut, but always loved visiting friends and family in Maine. After working as a relief veterinarian throughout Southern Maine, he is excited to work with Nicole at their own practice! Matthew graduated from Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine and completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University. He has volunteered extensively with numerous humane and shelter organizations. His special veterinary interests include pain management and ultrasound. Matthew enjoys skiing, mountain biking, sailing, SCUBA diving and hiking Maine's beautiful wilderness. He also loves caring for his two Guinea Pigs, Louis and Jerry (Seinfeld).

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