Dr. Marc Ouellette, Veterinarian and Co-Owner
A native of northern Maine, Dr. Ouellette graduated from Madawaska High School in 1986 and went on to complete his undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, earning a degree in Microbiology and Immunology. In 1996, he earned his veterinary degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada and followed with a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Dr. Ouellette has practiced in southern Maine since moving back in early 1998 and became owner of Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital in March of 2005. He lives in sunny Saco with his wonderful family and assortment of furry friends and is a passionate amateur photographer in his spare time. When not at work or spending time with his friends and family, you can usually find Dr. Ouellette fishing in the local waters of Saco and Casco Bay.
Dr. Sara Leven, Veterinarian and Co-Owner
Dr. Leven received an undergraduate degree in microbiology and then attended veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1995. She then completed further training in medicine and surgery at the veterinary schools on Prince Edward Island and in Saskatchewan, Canada. She is originally from Sweden and moved to Maine in 1998. Prior to joining the crew at Casco Bay, she worked for 11 years at a local emergency and critical care hospital. She enjoys skiing, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Robbins received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 1977. After graduating, he completed an internship in large animal medicine at Cornell in Ithaca, NY. He completed his residency in large animal medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and then at a large animal practice in San Diego, CA. For ten years Dr. Robbins worked in small animal emergency and critical care in San Diego. He owned a private practice for small animals in California for 15 years. After moving to Maine in 2005, he began working at Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital in Portland, and in addition at Standish Veterinary Hospital in 2006. His main areas of interest are internal medicine and ultrasonography.
Dr. Jessica van Binsbergen, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Jessica van Binsbergen grew up in East Hampton, NY. She received her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester in 2006 and her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010. Initially, after graduating she volunteered as a veterinary surgeon for a spay and neuter program in Costa Rica for a few weeks. She then worked as an associate veterinarian in Hoboken, NJ for a little over 3 years. Following that, she did relief work at a large animal shelter in Brooklyn, NY and worked as an associate at an AAHA-accredited hospital in Wainscot, NY near her hometown. Right before joining CBVH, she worked for 5 months as the sole veterinarian at a small animal practice in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has one spoiled orange tabby cat named Nacho. In her spare time, she loves hiking, running, camping, cooking, and exploring Maine.
Dr. Lee Gregory, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Lee Gregory graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 with a certificate in International Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gregory pursued post-graduate training in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary rehabilitation, obtaining certifications in acupuncture by the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture, and by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Gregory worked primarily in emergency medicine from 2008-2018 and joined a family veterinary practice in South Portland in 2018. Having recently moved from South Portland to Portland, Dr. Gregory is excited to join Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital, and to be a part of the vibrant Portland community.
Dr. Gregory lives in the Stroudwater neighborhood with her husband and a gaggle of rescue dogs. When not at work, you can find her herding her dogs on the Portland trails, sometimes even successfully, or practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with enthusiasm, but with even less success.
Heather, Licensed Veterinary Technician
A native Mainer, Heather has worked in veterinary care all of her life. She has a love of all creatures great and small, and when not running the technical operations at Casco Bay she can often be found wandering the wilds of southern Maine photographing and enjoying nature. Heather has a special fondness for birds and her pet chickens. She has rescued countless creatures over the years, often rehabilitating and providing shelter for those in need. She has a bit of "animal whisperer" in her as she deals with pets and wildlife alike.
Kim, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kim grew up in Downeast Maine before receiving her degree in Veterinary Technology. Her special interests are in surgery and dentistry. She has extended training in dentistry and considers this her passion. In Kim's leisure time, she enjoys an occasional round of golf, cruising Casco Bay with her husband in their 1964 Old Town Runabout wooden boat, spending time with family/friends, and discovering the next great Irish pub.
Elissa, Head Veterinary Technician
Elissa is a Maine native who grew up in Bucksport and always had pets, including many rescued cats over the years which made her desire to help animals grow strong at a young age. Previous to Casco Bay, Elissa spent six years at a small animal clinic in South Portland upon graduation from the Veterinary Technology program at UMA-Bangor. While Elissa enjoys the science and medicine aspect that being a veterinary nurse involves, her passion lies in providing the best care for her patients, knowing that they are an important member of the family. She is always looking to expand her knowledge by attending local CE and applying that knowledge to her daily life as a veterinary nurse. Outside of CBVH, Elissa enjoys being a part of the SoPo community, walking her pups at Kettle Cove, cruising around the city on her moped, traveling, camping, reading, and spending time with friends and family, especially her nephew Louie. She and husband Ryan enjoy spending their free time working on their camper van conversion and updating their home. They share their lives with four cats and two Georgia rescue dogs: Lulu, a chihuahua/pit bull mix & Poe, a tripod chihuahua mix.
Meghan, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Meghan grew up in Central Maine and made her way down to the Portland area when she graduated with a veterinary technology degree in 2009. She spent five years in a veterinary specialty practice and then joined the Casco Bay team in June 2020. Meghan is excited to be in a general practice now where she can get to know the clients and their furry family members. Some of her special interests are client education and Labradors! That includes her own very special boy, a black lab named Cash.
Mandi, Technician Assistant
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Dolly, Technician Assistant
Dolly has been with us for over 20 years. She was a receptionist for a majority of that time and has recently become a technician assistant. In her spare time, Dolly enjoys playing bingo, roller skating, horseback riding, and spending time with her dog and family.
Karen, Customer Service Representative
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Courtney, Customer Service Representative
Courtney is from Nashville, TN, and grew up a military brat, finally settling in Maine in her teens. She lives in Portland with her husband and their young daughter. After a few years of working as a pharmacy technician, she shifted gears and CBVH welcomed her aboard the team in late 2018.
She is passionate about creating an inviting environment for pets and owners alike, educating clients (especially new pet owners!), and loves having the opportunity to be a great first impression for the hospital.
With all due respect and adoration to dogs, Courtney is most definitely a cat person. Her family currently has two feline friends - Cleopatra and Tito. At any given time during her childhood, there were at least three family cats. Courtney’s love for animals truly stems from her mother. She helped transport dozens of rescue dogs in Tennessee and they had several foster pups in their home.
Libby, Customer Service Representative
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Stephanie, Customer Service Representative
Stephanie was born and raised in Maine. She earned a degree in Biology from Suffolk University in Boston. After graduating she pursued a career in medical research. After moving back to Maine, she quickly realized her passion for working with and caring for animals and has not looked back since! In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, hiking, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with her cats, Mose and Axle, and her dog, Elliot.
Cara, Customer Service Representative
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Kim, Client Service Representative
Kim was born in Newport, RI, and traveled a lot as a Navy brat when she was younger. When her father retired, they settled in Windsor, CT, where they had dogs, hamsters and two rabbits. She wanted to be a marine biologist when she grew up and has worked in the veterinary field as a dog and cat groomer and kennel manager.
Kim, who shares her home with two dogs and a cat, loves both dogs and cats and enjoys interacting with pets and their owners at CBVH. She is married, and one of her two grown daughters is a vet tech for another clinic. In her free time, she enjoys working on renovation projects like refinishing or repurposing old furniture.