Dr. Matthews opened Village Veterinary in 1996. She is a 1989 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After obtaining her veterinary degree, Dr. Matthews was awarded a fellowship to Harvard University, where she studied retroviruses at the School of Public Health for one year. Since then, she has devoted her energy to private practice, with special interests in internal medicine and alternative therapies.
Dr. Matthews is a certified veterinary acupuncturist, having successfully completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society's certification course in 1995. Dr. Matthews is also trained in VOM (veterinary orthopedic manipulation), a specialized form of chiropractic treatment for animals. Dr. Matthews recently completed the Animal Homeopathic certification course taught by Richard Pitcairn, DVM. In addition, she is enrolled in a four year program at the Baylight School of Homeopathy, a human oriented course. Other alternative therapies utilized by Dr. Matthews include Chinese herbs and Bach flower remedies.
Dr. Matthews enjoys spending free time with husband Neal and sons Jesse and Tyson, boating, mountain biking, and skiing.
Dr. Parlin is our newest associate veterinarian, joining Village Veterainry in June 2012. A recent Tufts graduate, Dr. Parlin lives in Kittery with husband Cole and dog Kevin.
A native of Farmington, Maine, Dr. Parlin is
excited to be back in her home state of Maine
Jill is a licensed veterinary technician who has been with Village Veterinary since September 2001. Originally from Connecticut, Jill has been living in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area for over 10 years. Jill attended the New Hampshire Community Technical College Veterinary Technician program in Stratham, New Hampshire, obtaining her degree in 2002. In addition to her technical duties, Jill is in charge of inventory at Village Veterinary, ensuring medications and foods are always available when needed.
Christie is a licensed veterinary technician who has been with Village Veterinary since October 2004. Christie grew up in Blue Hill, Maine, and attended Union College in Schenectady, New York, where she graduated with a BS in Biology and a minor in Classical Civilization. She then attended Michigan State University?s Veterinary Technology program, graduating in 2003. After graduation, Christie was employed at a small animal hospital in Gardiner, Maine. Christie lives in Sanford, Maine with Heather, Angie, and her dog Zoey. She enjoys reading, movies, the ocean, and spending time with Zoey.
Janelle has been a veterinary technician with Village Veteirnary since 2007. A native of Maine, Janelle lives in Biddeford with husband Jay and son Aiden, and her Cocker spaniel Pumpkin. In her spare time, Janelle loves to hike, read, stargaze, and spend time with friends and family.
Janis joined Village Veterinary in May 2008, with prior experience at York Animal Hospital, Methuen SPCA, and Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. Janis has an Associates Degree in Canine Science. Janis has lived for the past 16 years in York with her sons Daniel and Germain. In her spare time, Janis likes to relax with her family, pets, and friends.
Lily joined Village Veterinary in October 2012. She attended Mount Holyoke College, where she earned BAs in Biology and Art History. Lily lives in Portsmouth with her boyfriend, cat Diesel and Cardigan Corgi Inky. Prior to coming to Village Vet, Lily was a veterinary technician for an equine vet for 7 years. She hopes to go to vet school one day. In her spare time Lily runs and bikes. She recently completed the Philadelphia marathon.