PenBay Veterinary Associates is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Since 2005, we have regularly undergone evaluations by AAHA to ensure that we comply with the association’s high quality standards of care. These standards cover nearly every aspect of our hospital, including surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, pet health records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental and nursing care, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. Approximately 15 percent of animal hospitals in North America are accredited by AAHA.

Dr. Bjorn Lee

Founder - Caring since 2005

Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Dr. Lee grew up in Rockport where he now lives with his wife Jayme, daughter Alice, and son Toren. Their family also includes Scupper, a Portugese Water Dog, and a cat, Captain Flint.

Dr. Lee's areas of interests include soft-tissue surgery, cardiology, and feline medicine. He enjoys sailing, skiing, and mountain biking with Scupper.

Dr. Kate Pierce

Caring since 2005

Dr. Kate Pierce received her DVM degree from Tufts University. She has been practicing in midcoast Maine since 1998. Dr. Pierce grew up in Maine and currently lives in Hope with her husband Mike and three children, Ella, Lincoln and Mac. She has a dog named Fern.  Dr. Pierce has interests in ophthalmology and exotic animal medicine.

Dr. Pierce and her family enjoy camping, spending time on Isle Au Haut, and chasing after their chickens.

Dr. Aliza Gentili-Lloyd
Caring since 2017

Dr. Gentili-Lloyd obtained her DVM from Tufts University and has spent the last two years working in private practice in Dartmouth, MA. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Zoology from The University of Washington in Seattle she spent many years working in HIV biomedical research in New York City. During this time she also became very interested in veterinary medicine and decided to change careers. Her areas of interests are evolving and currently include: feline medicine, nutrition, dermatology, preventive medicine and surgery.

Having originally grown up in Vermont she looks forward to settling in Maine where she can ski and hike again. In her free time she also enjoys gardening, sailing, cooking and spending time with her partner Carter, her dog Gigi, and her cats Goose and Queaky.

Jonathan Armbrecht, Practice Manager

Caring since 2006

Jonathan started with PenBay Vets in 2006 as a receptionist and has steadily advanced through the company, becoming an Assistant Technician, Full Veterinary Technician, then Head Technician and most recently being promoted to Practice Manager.

Darcey Barnard, Receptionist

Caring since 2008

Darcey has been a receptionist at PenBay Vets since August, 2008.  Darcey lives in Camden and enjoys spending time outdoors in the many terrains that the Midcoast has to offer.

Terry Wagner, Receptionist

Caring since 2011

Terry started at PenBay Vets in 2011 as a receptionist.  She was previously a receptionist for several years at an AAHA accredited practice in Seattle, WA.  Terry lives in Thomaston with her dog Taffy and a two cats Adelade and Rocket. 

Kathy Perrin, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Caring since 2012

Kathy joined PenBay Vets in 2012. Having received her associates degree in Animal Medical Technology in Orono, she works primarily as a surgical technician and especially enjoys dentistry. She lives in Washington with her husband, Bruno, and their cat Madison.  

Christine Dyer, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Caring since 2013

Christine joined PenBay Vets in 2013 after graduating from the Veterinary Technology program at the University of Maine at Augusta Bangor Campus.  She is married and has two children. She also has two dogs named Gunner and Emma, two cats, and a flock of chickens.

Jillian Kanzler, Veterinary Assistant

Caring since 2014

Jillian joined our team in 2014. She loves horseback riding and spending time outdoors. She has an Australian Cattle Dog, Mindy.

Sarah Mazzeo, Veterinary Assistant

Caring since 2016

Sarah joined our team in 2016. She lives in Appleton with her husband and cat Kenia. She loves being outside and spending time with family and friends.

Brooke Beck, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Caring since 2016

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