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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 have...you 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 four dogs, four cats, and freshwater aquarium fish. When I'm away from the office I can usually be found in the garden, or on a cruise!

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  • Dr.
    Karen Murphy
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Karen Murphy joined the River Road Veterinary Hospital veterinary medical 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. Karen enjoys life on her homestead, with her garden, orchard, and bees. Her pets include Samson, a Mini American Shepherd that you will often see here at RRVH, a mixed breed dog named Chili, 2 crazy kittens, a flock of chickens, and one goose. In her spare time, Karen likes to spend time outside hiking, snowshoeing, and gardening. She also bakes bread and other goodies for a local 'farm to table' cafe and farm stand. 

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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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  • Kerrie
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kerrie joined the RRVH Veterinary Technician team in the spring of 2015. She lives with two dogs named Snickers (in her profile photo) and Moxie, three cats, two ducks, and a sneaky wild rat that lives with the ducks! In her free time Kerrie loves traveling and hanging out with her family.

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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 coming soon!

  • Farrah
    Animal Health Assistant

    Farrah joined the RRVH team in August 2018. Bio and photo coming soon! 

  • Stacey
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Stacey was hired on after she finished her externship here in June 2018. Her bio is coming soon!

  • Evan
    Animal Health Assistant

    Evan joined the RRVH team in March of 2019. Photo and bio coming soon!

  • Erin
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Erin joined our team in March of 2019. Photo and bio coming soon!

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Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

2nd and 4th: 8am-12pm

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Testimonial

  • ""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.""
    CAROL F. VIA YELP

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