Our Team

Hospital Staff

StaffVeterinary Technician Sarah Given volunteered at Stoneledge Animal Hospital throughout high school, and officially joined the staff in 2009 after earning her diploma. Her job responsibilities include assisting the veterinarians with surgical procedures and examinations. Sarah's favorite part of the job is providing medicine and compassionate care to all of the hospital's patients.

Sarah says, "I enjoy working here every day! This is my second family. We are a close knit group and everyone here strives to provide the best medicine and care that they can to each of our patients."

At home, Sarah has four dogs named Abby, Sophie, Sky and Ryder, as well as a cat named Sweet Pea. She was raised on a family farm which currently has Hereford cows and goats. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her son, family and friends, and loves the outdoors, cooking and doing various crafts.

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StaffVeterinary assistant Sherrie Burnell joined our team in October 2012 and has many responsibilities, including scheduling appointments, assisting with preoperative and postoperative surgical care and compiling each pet's medical history. She has an uncanny ability to multi-task, and her astute attention to detail benefits both our clients and veterinarians. Working hands-on with animals is one of the things Sherrie enjoys most about her job.

Sherrie has worked with animals for many years and points to the hospital's friendly atmosphere as a reason for her job satisfaction. "I like the positive attitude that exists at Stoneledge Animal Hospital," Sherrie said. "We all have the same main objective: to protect and enhance the well-being of each pet. I also enjoy seeing clients come in with rescued pets and know that they have saved a life and given animals a second chance."

When not at the office, Sherrie likes spending time with her three mini dachshunds. She also enjoys flower gardening, crafting and attending craft fairs.

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NicolePractice Manager Nicole Kaltsas has been with Stoneledge Animal Hospital since April 2006 when her and her husband, Dr. Michael Kaltsas, purchased the hospital. She has always had an intense love for animals and considers herself lucky that her "better-half was a veterinarian." Nicole's favorite part of managing the hospital is getting to know the clients, and says that the wonderful staff makes it easy to come to work every day.

"We purchased Stoneledge in 2006 and together, we have been able to grow into an amazing practice with amazing people to support our loyal and amazing clientele and patients," Nicole says. "We have worked diligently to make sure that we continue to improve the caliber of medicine and care we provide without losing site of our relationship with our clients."

At home, Nicole and Dr. Kaltsas have two rescue dogs: a 7-year-old, three-legged bull dog mix named Deja and a 3-year-old Blue Tick Coonhound named Elwood. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughters. Together, they love to camp, swim and boat on the lake. In her free time, Nicole loves to do yoga, garden, and design and redesign rooms in their house.

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StaffVeterinary Assistant Danielle Loiselle joined the medical team in June 2015 and is currently majoring in Veterinary Technology at York County Community College. Her many responsibilities include assisting veterinarians, technicians, and receptionists, as well as helping to maintain the neat and organized appearance of the hospital. With an eagerness to learn, she most enjoys working with and learning from our veterinary technicians.

"I enjoy working at Stoneledge because of the friendly, family-feeling environment," she says. "It’s also a bright learning environment, full of opportunities to grow and understand more about the veterinary field."

Danielle has five dogs: a Rottweiler-Lab mix named Molly, a Border Collie mix named Lady, two Rat Terrier sisters named Mika and Maggie, and a Whippet mix named Milly. When she’s not at work, in class, or teaching Milly new tricks, Danielle likes to take time to focus on her physical and mental fitness by visiting the gym, doing yoga, swimming, biking, hiking or walking. Of course, she also makes time for some much-needed relaxation and likes hanging out with her friends, family and pets.

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StaffVeterinary Technician Melissa Robichaud has been employed in the animal care field since 2003 and joined the team at Stoneledge Animal Hospital in January 2016. A former veterinary practice manager, pet nurse, and director of nurses, she knows the importance of being a "team player." Melissa holds an associate degree and most enjoys doing dental cleanings and assisting during surgery.

"The hospital is a family owned, family-friendly practice," she says of Stoneledge Animal Hospital. "It is a positive environment with no negativity or dramatic stressors."

Melissa has two dogs, a Basset Hound named Barnaby and a rough Collie named Hunter; five cats named Linus, Harley, Mittens, Jack and Frosty; a Russian tortoise named Lucy; and a veiled chameleon named Rainbow. Her hobbies include knitting, camping, fishing, cooking, baking, and playing football, baseball and softball. She spends all the time she can with her husband and their three children.

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StaffVeterinary Technician Mandy Estes loves the busy atmosphere of Stoneledge Animal Hospital almost as much as she values the friendship of her co-workers and the pleasant working environment that dynamic creates. She joined the team in June 2015 and holds a degree in biology from the University of Southern Maine. With more than a decade of experience in the animal care field, she most enjoys running labs and assisting during surgery.

Outside of the hospital, Mandy likes to run, hike, sing and play music. She shares her life with a Great Dane named Bailie, a pomeranian named Ginger and two cats.

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StaffVeterinary Technician Briaana Custeau joined the staff at Stoneledge Animal Hospital in May 2016. She's responsible for taking radiographs, assisting the doctors during surgery and exams, dental cleanings, performing lab work and client education. Her favorite parts of the job are assisting the veterinarians during exams, dental cleanings and taking radiographs.

In May 2016, Briaana graduated from York County Community College with a degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Prior to earning her degree, she worked as a veterinary assistant from July 2016 to April 2016.

Briaana says, "I enjoy working at Stoneledge because we all support one another and work together as a team. Each and every day I continue to gain knowledge by working at this hospital. Most importantly, I feel very fortunate to be part of a team whose main goal is to provide the best care for our beloved pets."

Although Briaana doesn't have any pets at home, her brother has two Labrador retrievers named Falkor and Xena that she is extremely close with. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, baking and cooking, swimming and playing fetch with Falkor and Xena.

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StaffVeterinary Technician Megan Leigh Eldridge joined Stoneledge Animal Hospital in January 2017. As a veterinary technician, she assists with office exams, monitors patients under anesthesia and runs laboratory samples. Megan has over 10 years of experience in the animal-care field, and is a certified veterinary technician in the state of Massachusetts.

“Stoneledge Animal Hospital is a wonderful hospital with an exceptionally awesome group of people,” Megan says. “Everyone here cares for one another, which makes coming to work an actual pleasure.”

At home, Megan has an 8-month old Chihuahua mix named Rupert, a 10-year-old hound mix named Bucky and a 2-month-old Chihuahua mix named Pixie. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dogs for hikes on the beach or in the woods with her partner Andrew.

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StaffLicensed Veterinary Technician Alyssa Haggan has worked at Stoneledge Animal Hospital since April 2017. Her daily responsibilities include client communication and education, venipuncture, radiography, anesthesia induction and monitoring, providing nutrition and parasite prevention counsel, and triage. Alyssa has a special love for exotic pets—especially snakes—and enjoys educating our clients regarding parasite prevention and nutrition, venipuncture and anesthesia.

Prior to joining Stoneledge Animal Hospital, Alyssa earned an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Harrison College School of Veterinary Technology in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is licensed by the Maine State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Technician.

At home, Alyssa has a 7-year-old chow mix named Radio, a 4-year-old domestic longhair cat named Navin, a 4-year-old domestic shorthair cat named Tux and a 3-year-old domestic shorthair cat named Andre. She is a member of the NAVTA and VECCS. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys knitting, crocheting, being at the beach or by the ocean, hiking with her boyfriend and her dog, cooking and reading books.

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StaffReceptionist Amy Russel joined the client services staff in May 2016, and has been employed in the animal-care field for over 10 years. Her daily responsibilities include greeting clients, making appointments, faxing, filing and answering the phones. One of her favorite perks of the job is meeting new animals and interacting with the hospital's great clients on a daily basis.

Amy says, "I love working in a hospital where the doctors and the staff treat the clients and animals as if they are a part of one big, happy family!"

At home, Amy has three dogs named Weezie, George and Junie; four cats named Muzzy, Gustav Nyquist, Spooky and Maskie; a Guinea pig named Albert and a frog named Frank. She is an active member of the Maine Bumble Bee Alliance and New England Basset Hound Rescue. In her free time, Amy enjoys gardening, painting, pottery, stained glass and researching information on bumble bees.

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StaffReceptionist Kristy McIlhinney began working at Stoneledge Animal Hospital in June 2016, and has been employed in the animal-care field for 26 years. Her daily responsibilities include greeting clients, scheduling appointments, answering phones, filling prescriptions, checking out clients and offering treats to their pets. Kristy loves all the pets that walk through the door, and says "there's nothing like seeing a wagging trail every day to make you smile!"

Initially, Kristy earned an Associate of Science degree in Animal Care and intended to be a veterinary technician. After 12 years, she shifted her career towards client service and has been a receptionist ever since.

"I enjoy working at Stoneledge because it's a relaxing atmosphere," Kristy says. "The doctors are very accommodating and the staff is very professional and knowledgeable."

Kristy shares her home with her dog Digby—who she believes is a Bichon Frise mix—her Scottish Fold cat named Barley and her domestic shorthair cat named Menace (who lives up to her name). In her free time, Kristy enjoys painting, reading and traveling.

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Resident Clinic Cats

Jenny and Blue

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