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.