Meet Our Staff
Dr. Chris A. Miles
Dr. Miles received her veterinary degree from Kansas State University in 1984 and has been practicing in this part of Maine ever since. She has also been a board certified specialist of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine and feline practice since 2006. Her professional interests include both general and orthopedic surgery, with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) such as arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.
She lives in Dedham with her partner Dawna, their dogs Red and Finn, their cat Elliot and a few laying hens. In her spare time, she enjoys fly fishing, hiking, golfing, and bicycling.
Dr. Stephanie G. Monk
Dr. Monk 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
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
Dr. Ai Takeuchi worked as a relief vet with us here at LVH from 2013-2014, and now she's back, assisting Dr. Miles in surgery and seeing patients on Fridays. Dr. Ai graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, then performed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital from 2006 to 2007. She has previously also worked in emergency and critical care and as a hospitalist in the cities of Philadelphia, Memphis and Baltimore.
She currently shares her home with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs and 3 cats.
Tanya began her pet care career while still in high school working at a local boarding kennel. She has been in the veterinary field since 1990.
Tanya lives in Hampden with her dog Pebbles , cats, Maud, Olive, Stella and Lucy and a 29 year old Green Cheek Amazon parrot named Emmie.
Colleen has been an animal lover since birth and is excited to join the Lucerne Vet team! She lives in Holden with her husband Tom and cats Acadia and Johnny Pazzo.
In addition to veterinary care, her interests include metalsmithing, antique furniture, and interior design.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Rianne has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2015. She did a 7 week externship at LVH and decided she wanted to be part of our team!
She lives in Lincoln with her dog Mabel, cat Sully and 2 horses. Her professional interests include anesthesia and chemotherapy.
Darby has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1993. She lives in Holden with her husband and two children, along with her two labs Mazie and Moxie.
Her professional interests include chemotherapy and anesthesia.
Tonya has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2003. She lives in Hermon with her husband and son. She has a cat named Kaiden and a dog named Chino, both adopted through local shelters.
Her professional interests include advanced anesthesia, surgical assisting, endoscopy and critical care.
Amme graduated from the University of Maine with a BS in zoology and an AS in veterinary technology. She is a licensed veterinary technician, and has worked in the veterinary field since 2007. She lives in Hampden with her husband, son, two cats, and crazy Boston Terrier, Totoro.
Her professional interests include emergency and critical care, dentistry, and canine rehabilitation.
Amber began her career in animal care by working in a grooming salon. Now she is excited to make the transition into veterinary medicine!
She lives in Cherryfield with her adorable cat, Catniss Efurdeen and will be starting classes at UMA in the fall of 2017.
Ann worked as a veterinary assistant in Western New York for nearly 12 years. She and her husband decided it was time to live their dream and raise their son and daughter in Maine, where Ann had vacationed since she was a small child. Ann lasted as a stay-at-home mom for less than two years, when her passion for animals called her back to work with us.
She currently is “owned” by four fur-kids: 2 rescue cats named Chloe and Felix, a sweet black lab girl named Georgie, and a stubborn Great Dane named Bucknam (Both named after George B. Dorr). She also spoils a cockatiel named Valentine and several fish!
Kimberly has worked in the pet care field for almost 10 years, and was previously a residential counselor at Shaw House. She lives in Stetson with her fiance Jay, 6 spoiled dogs, 3 special needs cats and a feral rabbit named Captain Bunnypants.
Her professional interests include canine behavior and fostering senior dogs in need of hospice care.
Kelli has worked in veterinary medicine since 2000. She lives with three dogs, two cats and a guinea pig.
Her professional interests include anesthesia, canine rehabilitation, and training and behavior.
Nikki has worked in the animal care field since 2008, starting out as a receptionist and transitioning into the role of veterinary assistant. She currently lives in Searsport with cats Toby, Widget, and Emma and gregarious blue pitbull Rigney. She will graduate with a Bachelor's degree in History with a minor in Animal Science in the spring of 2017.
Her professional interests include nutrition and allergy management, and volunteering as a kitten foster parent for the SPCA of Hancock County.