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Meet our veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of River Road Veterinary Hospital in Orrington! Ask any one of us what kinds of pets we might be surprised by the answer! Through and through, we are dedicated, animal-loving, experienced pet owners and caretakers. We'd love to meet you and your pets! Give us a call at (207) 825-2105 to schedule an appointment.

  • Dr.
    Katherine Carter - Veterinarian / Owner
    From the moment I could spell it, I have always, only ever wanted to be a veterinarian. After graduating from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, I worked for a mixed animal practice in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. In 2002 my family moved back to our home state of Maine, where I took a job with the Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic. When being an emergency vet became incompatible with life, I bought River Road Veterinary Hospital, where I have practiced now for over a decade. My special interests are dentistry (for dogs, cats, and rodents) and exotic companion small mammals (like guinea pigs and chinchillas). My husband, Matthew, is an architect and the founding principal of Carter Architectural Design in Bangor. We have two sons and make our home in Bangor. We share our busy life with three dogs, four cats, two hamsters, two guinea pigs, and freshwater aquarium fish. My favorite way to exercise and relax is gardening, and I am a Master Gardener Volunteer through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
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  • Dr.
    Karen Murphy - Veterinarian
    Dr. Karen Murphy joined the River Road Veterinary Hospital team in January 2017. She is a seasoned veterinarian with over 20 years of working with dogs, cats, and farm animals! Dr. Murphy still sees the occasional pet sheep or goat right in the office, and she is our pet pig veterinarian. In addition, she is a beekeeper, and will assist other beekeepers with their apiary veterinary needs. In her spare time, Karen gardens and bakes delicious bread, and works on her family's farm.
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  • Emily - Receptionist
    I have been a receptionist at RRVH since 2009. In addition, I also work at the Old Town Animal Orphanage. I graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. I currently have 3 Shar Peis, a plethora of cats and ferrets, and a veritable zoo of exotic pets. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and reading.
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  • Addie - Licensed Veterinary Technician
    I’ve been a Licensed Veterinary Technician at RRVH since 2009. I received my Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology from the University College of Bangor. I currently share my home with my husband, a Pomeranian named Tiberius and 5 cats. In my spare time I like to volunteer at the Animal Orphanage in Old Town.
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  • Emily S. - Licensed Veterinary Technician
    I joined the veterinary team here at RRVH in the fall of 2014. I graduated from UMA-Bangor’s Veterinary Technician program in May 2015. I have a wonderful Jack Russell/Beagle mix named Noah, with which most of my free time is spent, however I do try to sneak in a movie whenever possible. I am very excited for the opportunity to care for your furry family members!
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  • Kerrie - Licensed Veterinary Technician
    HI! I joined the team here at River Road Vet in the spring of 2015. I graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from University of Maine @ Augusta, Bangor Campus. I have been married since 2012 and we bought a house in March. We have two dogs named Snickers and Moxie, four guinea fowl, and two cats that started out as foster kittens, but became part of the family. All of us all enjoy living in the country.
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  • Annie - Animal Health Assistant
    Hello! I have been with RRVH since October 2013 as an animal health assistant. I graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology, and have always enjoyed learning about and caring for animals. I hope to someday become a wildlife rehabilitator, but for now I’m absorbing all that RRVH has to teach me about veterinary medical practices!
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  • Samantha - Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Sam is a 2017 graduate of the UMA-Bangor Veterinary Technology program. She did her pre-graduation externship here, and we liked her so much, we kept her! Bio and photo coming soon...
  • Gail - Office Coordinator
    Gail has been with River Road Veterinary Hospital since June 2017. She helps keep the office running, and is often seen at the front desk working with clients. Gail and her family live in Orrington, and they have two sweet Shelties and a cat.

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  • ""Caring and knowledgeable staff, excellent facilities, kindness, concern along with scientific testing and treatment. I wouldn't take my cats anywhere else. Dr. Carter exemplifies professionalism at its highest.""

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