Practice Manager Nicole 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 it into an amazing practice with the help of our wonderfully talented and dedicated team” Nicole says. “We continue to work diligently to ensure continued improvements to the caliber of medicine and care we provide without losing site of our relationship with our clients.”
At home, Nicole and Dr. Mike have 2 dogs, Mabel and Henry, and a kitty named Bailey. 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.
Front Office Manager Sarah volunteered at Stoneledge Animal Hospital throughout high school, and officially joined the staff in 2009 after graduation. Sarah has been a kennel assistant, a veterinary assistant, a veterinary technician, and a customer service representative. She can accomplish basically any job that needs to be done in the hospital with grace. However, Sarah’s favorite part of the job is providing medical and compassionate care to all hospital clients and patients.
Sarah says, “I enjoy working here every day! This is my second family. Our team is very close knit, and everyone here strives to provide the best medicine and care that they can to each of our patients.”
At home, Sarah has three dogs named Abby, 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, and family and friends. Sarah loves the outdoors, cooking and doing various crafts.
As an Operations Manager and Head Technician, Janelle is responsible for a myriad of things that help keep Stoneledge an amazing Veterinary Practice. The part she enjoys most is patient care, as Janelle finds it important to make sure our patients are comfortable and feel safe. She loves getting to know our amazing clients and helping to build trust, both with clients to know that their pet is in good hands, and their pets so that they know she’s here to help.
Janelle possesses a degree in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington and has been employed in the animal related field for over 16 years. Some of her former jobs include starting as an assistant in Dartmouth, MA and working her way to become a technician. She continued to learn and grow as a technician after moving to Franklin, MA, where she passed her veterinary technician licensing test. After which, Janelle relocated to Maine where she worked for 10 more years. She then decided to take a sabbatical from veterinary medicine but came back after missing this incredible line of work.
“I am so thankful to have found a clinic where all the staff truly cares about the patients and their owners,” Janelle says. “Everyone works together to make sure that the patients and their owners are as comfortable and confident with the care their pet is receiving.”
Away from the hospital, Janelle loves to spend her free time with her husband and their two kids. Their family loves to spend their days off at the beach, going hiking, or checking out all the wonderful state parks in this beautiful state. They share their home with a lovable Cocker Spaniel named Pumpkin Ginger Spice Latte Hayman.
Pam Wiley is one of our lovely Customer Service Representatives here at Stoneledge Animal Hospital. She is responsible for greeting our clients and their pets when they come in for a visit, answering phones, scheduling, and seeing clients off following their appointments. Pam always offers our clients a welcoming smile and kind word when they bring their pets in for a visit. We are so grateful for Pam’s warmth and kindness and appreciate how much joy she adds to our office!
Pam joined our team in June of 2019 and she brings us her 20+ years of experience working in the veterinary care field. Before working at Stoneledge Animal Hospital, Pam worked for an animal neurologist for 8 years and at a 24-hour animal emergency clinic for 12 years.
Pam has two dogs: a Wheaten Scottish Terrier named Wallace and a Mix Rescue named Freya. She also has two Domestic Shorthairs named Kitten Boy and Smokey, as well as a Domestic Longhair named Gold Kitty. During her free time, Pam enjoys gardening, cooking, painting, doing home improvement projects, and resourcing thrift store finds.
While she was born in Alabama, this self-described “Army brat” lived in over 8 different states growing up and always had cats, so she definitely considers herself a cat person. Her animal care career has included jobs at the animal shelter, ERS and PVESC—and she also fostered kittens on the side.
After many years as the owner of a local diner, Angie found herself drawn back into the veterinary world not only for the animals, but because of the great caring people in it. She says she loves the opportunity to learn and the fact that this field is never boring—it’s always different every day.
Angie shares her home with her spouse, three kids, three cats and two dogs. When she’s not working, she enjoys a float in the lake, doing crafts, enjoying a good cup of coffee, and napping!
Growing up in Saco, ME, Tanya had a cat named Jasmine and always wanted to be a teacher—until she got older and discovered she enjoyed animals more than kids! She has been a veterinary assistant for more than 13 years and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially diagnostics—she says she’s continually amazed by the range of conditions animals can contract and the treatments available for them.
Tanya considers herself a dog person and currently has a Boxer named Bentley—but she also holds a special place in her heart for her pit bull Nevada, who passed recently. When she’s not working, Tanya enjoys hanging out with her husband Nick and daughter Olivia, as well as playing Candy Crush and watching TV. Want to get on her good side? Offer her ice cream or a cheeseburger!
Growing up in Portland and Windham, Kearra’s family had dogs, cats, and birds and she always knew she wanted to be either a veterinarian or a teacher. After attending college as an education major, she took a break and got a job at a doggy daycare and realized her true passion was working with animals and studying animal behavior.
Kearra has years of real world, on-the-job training and says she loves being able to help families and their pets navigate the various stages of life, from the joy of new puppies and kittens through adulthood and the senior years. While she loves both canines and felines, Kearra does admit to bonding the most with dogs.
She shares her home with three cats and two Siberian huskies and when she’s not working, Kearra enjoys hiking, kayaking, all things creative, and indulging in chocolate,
Licensed Veterinary Technician Bri joined the staff at Stoneledge Animal Hospital in May 2016. Bri graduated from York County Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. 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.
Bri 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.”
Bri has one dog of her own at home names Kinley. Kinley is a 1 year old lab mix and is a loveable goofball. Outside of the office, Bri enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, baking and cooking, shopping, and cuddling with Kinley.
Licensed Veterinary Technician Dani joined the medical team in June 2015 as a kennel assistant and in May of 2020, graduated from York Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Her many responsibilities include assisting veterinarians during exams and surgery, taking radiographs, performing lab work, and assisting our front office staff. With a continued eagerness to learn, she most enjoys working with and learning from our doctors and senior 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.”
Dani has two dogs: a Whippet mix named Milly and a pitbull mix named Niko. When she’s not at work, Dani enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, shopping, walking, swimming, and organizing.
Shantel is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Stoneledge Animal Hospital. Some of her job responsibilities include gathering patient history, surgery preparation, monitoring patients while under anesthesia, and patient blood work. Shantel is a graduate of York County Community College with a major in Veterinary Technology. She enjoys doing dental cleanings, drawing blood, running lab work and assisting her co-workers. She also appreciates the opportunities to continually learn and gain experience while working at the hospital.
In her free time, Shantel enjoys reading, writing, painting, and going on day trips with her family. Shantel and her family have four pets. Two cats, Ebony and Saoirse, and two holland lop rabbits, Penny and Jasper.
Veterinary Technician Abigail is responsible for assisting the veterinarians and technicians with appointments and surgeries. She also performs lab work and helps to educate clients on proper pet care. Abigail loves being able to talk to clients about their pets and ensuring that every animal gets the care they need. She is so eager to learn as she continues her education in the veterinary field. Abigail graduated from York Community College’s Veterinary Technician program in May 2021. She is a soon-to-be Licensed Veterinary Technician. Before joining our team full-time in August 2020, Abigail gained six years of experience working in the veterinary care field.
While in college, Abigail worked at an equestrian center owned by the university. During the four years she spent there, Abigail helped to take care of the horses. She gained experience feeding them, taking them out, and cleaning stalls. She then worked for 2 years at Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital in Scarborough before coming to work at Stoneledge.
“I enjoy coming to work every day,” says Abigail. “The team is an amazing group of people that are warm and welcoming. They are always willing to teach and answer any questions I have.”
At home, Abigail has three cats of her very own. Bandit is a 7 year old domestic medium hair, Momma is a 4 year old domestic long hair, and Alice is an 8 year old domestic short hair. For the past 9 years, Abigail has been riding horses in both Western and English styles. In her free time, Abigail enjoys baking, cooking, and bringing treats in for the whole office. She also enjoys reading whenever she has a break from studying, specifically fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction. In the spring and summer, Abigail likes to help her mom in the garden, and in the fall and winter she likes to organize events for the Girl Scouts service unit.