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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!

Educational Background

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.): Auburn University 1997 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Animal Science: The University of Connecticut 1991 Bangor High School Class of 1987

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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

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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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