Leadership

Meghan Flanagan, DVM 

President

Dr. Flanagan grew up in Solon, Maine and graduated in 2006 from the University of Maine with a B.S., and went on to complete her DVM in 2010 at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She returned to Maine to practice mixed animal medicine in Turner for five years and is now primarily a food and fiber animal veterinarian at Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic in Monmouth, ME. In her free time she can be found at home in the garden, working with her flock of katahdin sheep, or hiking and Nordic skiing around New England with her husband, Brett. 

 

 

Kelsey Hilton, VMD

President-Elect

Dr. Hilton grew up on a small farm in Starks, Maine, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She currently works as a mixed animal and food animal veterinarian in western Maine. Her professional interests on the MVMA board include animal welfare and food safety, supporting Maine veterinary businesses, and promoting veterinary leadership involvement to young veterinarians. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, and riding her horse.

 

Douglas Andrews, DVM

Treasurer

Dr. Andrews graduated from the University of Maine undergraduate and the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. He continues to practice companion animal medicine at Falmouth Veterinary Hospital, and is one of four partners in a six doctor practice. Dr. Andrews has previously served as president of the Maine Veterinary Medical Association, president of the New England Veterinary Medical Association, and Maine Delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

 

 

 

Brian Graves, DVM

Immediate Past President

Dr. Graves is the immediate past president of the MVMA. A graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2004, he traveled to Southern California to complete a small animal internship in medicine and surgery. In 2005, he returned to his roots in New England. He is currently a partner at Falmouth Veterinary Hospital. He lives in Cumberland with his wife, son and naughty dog, Jack.

 

 

 

Janelle Tirrell, DVM

2nd Year Director

 

Beth Sperry, DVM 

1st Year Director

Dr. Sperry graduated from Bowdoin College in 1993 and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She has practiced in New England for 13 years, and is currently the staff veterinarian at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. Her professional interests include animal welfare and shelter medicine, particularly the importance of spay/neuter to combat the pet overpopulation problem. She lives in Falmouth with her husband, two children, two dogs, one cat, and 19 chickens. Dr. Sperry is very actively involved with veterinary volunteer trips at home and abroad to provide spay/neuter services and wellness care to underserved regions. 

 

Anne Del Borgo

AVMA Delegate

Dr. Del Borgo is a past president of the MVMA and the current chair of the State of Maine Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. A 1999 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Anne is the owner of Sunray Animal Clinic in Brunswick, Maine (although it is entirely possible that Sunray owns her). She lives on Orr's Island with her husband Bob and their pets.

 

 

 

 

Kristine L. Hoyt, DVM 

Continuing Education Chair

Dr. Hoyt grew up in Cumberland, Maine. After graduating from Bowdoin College, she conducted cancer research at the Medical School of Bern, Switzerland. She did Masters work in clinical nutrition at University of Illinois before receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1990. 

She initially trained to work with zoo animals at both the San Diego Zoo and Marine World, before completing an internship in small animal surgery and medicine. She has been a feline practitioner since 1991. She has owned her Scarborough feline-only practice (Cats on Call) since 1998. Her free time is spent traveling the world.

In the summer of 2010, she traveled to Botswana, where she worked in the bush, tracking leopards for the purpose of placing radio collars. She lives at Higgins Beach with her  daughter, three cats, and one dog who thinks she is a cat.

 

Amanda Bisol, VMD

Legislative Chair

Dr. Bisol is a small animal general practitioner in Skowhegan, ME where she lives with her husband and three young children. She has a strong belief in organized veterinary medicine and in promoting the value and importance of veterinarians to the public. She values her hobbies which include knitting, sewing and playing trumpet or baritone in the local community band. Dr. Bisol feels work life balance and emotional balance are vital subjects within the profession that need constant effort and thought to be successful.

 

Katherine Soverel

Executive Director

Prior to joining the MVMA, Katherine worked as a consultant with both nonprofit and for-profit clients. She holds a BA from Barnard College and an MBA from Boston University where she studied public and nonprofit administration. She grew up in Maine and now lives with her husband, Jesse, in Acton. Katherine can be reached at ksoverel@mainevetmed.org.