Dr. Stephanie Monk, our Chief of Staff, graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and moved to Maine the same year. Her professional interests include ultrasound and internal medicine, with a special interest in oncology. In May 2014, she also became certified in Canine Rehabilitation and feels strongly about using this to help pets improve their quality of life after injury or surgery, and as they age.

Dr. Monk lives in Ellsworth with her husband Andrew, their dogs, Sprocket and Juniper, and their cats, Walter and Evvie. She enjoys traveling, hiking the many trails Maine has to offer, and sailing around the coastal islands with her husband and dogs.​

Dr. Sophie Borodic received her veterinary degree from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation, she worked at a general practice and emergency hospital in Massachusetts for four years. She then moved to Maine and joined the Lucerne Veterinary Hospital. Her professional interests include small animal medicine and surgery, with a special interest in emergency and critical care medicine.

She lives in Glenburn with her husband Brent, their Golden Retriever Sierra, and their rabbit Wallace.

Dr. Ai Takeuchi grew up in the USA and South Asia and currently resides in Hampden, Maine. She received an undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and earned her VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, performed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital from 2006 to 2007. She has also worked in Philadelphia, Memphis, and Baltimore. Her special interests include emergency critical care and surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Takeuchi enjoys reading, cooking, horseback riding, and XC skiing. She shares her home with her husband, three children, two dogs and three cats.