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Westbrook Veterinarians

westbrook veterinariansMichael Kaltsas, DVM

Dr. Kaltsas is the senior staff veterinarian at Stoneledge Animal Hospital in Westbrook and, since 2006, the co-owner of the practice with his wife Nicole. Dr. Kaltsas's veterinary career, in a sense, began when he was just 15 years old and living in Milford, NH. "Our family dog had puppies and one came out of the amniotic sac not breathing. I used a bulbous syringe, removed the fluid and puffed air into its lungs and the puppy revived," Dr. Kaltsas remembered. "After that experience, I knew what I wanted to do."

Dr. Kaltsas received his bachelor's degree in animal and dairy science from Auburn University in 1994. He was the recipient of the J.P. Cunningham Scholarship, which paid for one year of undergraduate studies, and he was also a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta National Honor Society. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 where he was a member of the Phi-Zeta National Honor Society for Veterinarians. He was a co-founder of Omega Tau Sigma, a professional fraternity.

The sheer variety of cases that Dr. Kaltsas sees every day continues to motivate him. "The pets and the interesting people you meet are inspiring," Dr. Kaltsas said. "If you love what you do you never work a day in your life." He was nominated as one of the top 1000 veterinarians in the country in 2008.

Dr. Kaltsas and Nicole have three children and share their home with two rescue dogs, Deja and Katie. He spends his spare time with his family, kayaking, camping, visiting historic sites and fishing.

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vet in westbrookAlden Chadbourne, DVM

Dr. Alden Chadbourne joined the medical team at Stoneledge Animal Hospital in June 2016. As an associate veterinarian, she is responsible for diagnosing and treating a variety of patients, as well as working collaboratively with support staff and the other veterinarians to obtain the best quality care for the hospital's patients. Dr. Chadbourne's loves surgery, dentistry and preventive medicine, and likes forging long-term bonds with her clients and patients.

Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Chadbourne spent several summers working at veterinary clinics, animal shelters and sanctuaries. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton College in 2004. She then earned her veterinary degree in 2009 from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England. Dr. Chadbourne is a huge proponent of animal rescue and has been fortunate enough to work with several local rescue groups doing everything from fostering pets to giving veterinary seminars.

"I am so excited to have joined the team at Stoneledge," Dr. Chadbourne says. "The staff are experienced and dedicated and really provide a team approach to the care of every patient. The new clinic is not only beautiful but perfectly functional, making patient care incredibly safe and efficient. I am also really enjoying getting to know the welcoming and warm clients!"

At home, Dr. Chadbourne has a greyhound mix named Badger; three cats named Trooper, Chewie and Ed; and two turtles named Ginger and Wasabi.She enjoys spending her free time with her family, including her husband Francisco and their toddler son, Elliot. They are expecting their second child in November 2016 and are excited to expand their family. When she's not busy with the daily hustle and bustle of life, Dr. Chadbourne loves hiking, swimming, skiing and seeing live music.

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vet in westbrookMeredith Peyser, DVM

At Stoneledge Animal Hospital, Dr. Meredith Peyser is responsible for providing wellness care, administering vaccines, providing medical care to sick animals, performing surgery and dental procedures, and educating clients. She brings over 15 years of experience in the animal-care field to the hospital, and deeply enjoys forming great relationships with her patients and clients.

In 2007, Dr. Peyser earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology with a minor in Psychobiology from the University of New England. During college, she worked with marine life in rehabilitation and aquarium settings. Dr. Peyser went on to study veterinary medicine Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Peyser is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. Her professional interests include exotic animal medicine and ophthalmology.

"I look forward to meeting new clients and working with a variety of new patients including dogs, cats, pocket pets, birds and wildlife," Dr. Peyser says. "I am also excited to be able to do what I love surrounded by such a friendly, welcoming and professional veterinary team. This job also allows me and my family to move back to southern Maine, an area we love."

At home, Dr. Peyser has a 9-year-old male domestic long hair named Molokai, an 18-year-old female Siamese mix named Ditto, and 9-year-old male leopard gecko named Mojito. She enjoys traveling, camping, boating, snorkeling, spending time with her husband and twin baby boys.

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vet in westbrookJonathan Gagnon, DVM

Dr. Jonathan Gagnon is a native of Southern Maine. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at Stonehill College in Massachusetts in 2003, and received a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia in 2008. He moved back to Southern Maine following graduation from veterinary school and worked as a small animal general practitioner at the Kittery Animal Hospital for over five years.

Dr. Gagnon has since been working full-time providing per diem veterinary services for almost two dozen practices throughout Southern Maine and New Hampshire, including emergency work at the Animal Emergency Clinic, Maine Veterinary Medical Center, and Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital. His professional interests include general medicine and surgery, as well as a strong passion for veterinary dentistry.

Currently residing in Saco, Maine, Dr. Gagnon lives with his wife, Jena, and two rescue pit bulls, Frankenstein and Chloe. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking, and volunteers with Lucky Pup Rescue in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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