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 two cats, Bella and 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. Lindsay Church
Caring since 2014
Dr. Lindsay Church is a graduate of Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She practices integrative veterinary medicine, with a special interest in acupuncture and nutrition.


A lover of animals of all kinds, Dr. Church's graduate degree in marine mammal biology led her to work rehabilitating seals and sea turtles along the Maine coast. 


She lives in Camden with her partner and their ornery cat named Otis and a rescue dog named Zulu. In her free time she loves playing outside – paddling, skiing, hiking – eating good food, traveling and scuba diving in the tropics. 

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 two dogs Taffy and Shmutz and a cat name Adelade. 

Meredith Williams - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Caring since 2012

Meredith joined our team in 2012 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She has special interests in animal behavior and nutrition.  Meredith lives in Warren with her husband and her 3 dogs, Ryka, Teva and Emmett, and two cats Dirt and Riven.

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 lives in Lincolnville with her husband and two children. She has two dogs named Gunner and Emma, 3 cats, and a flock of chickens.

Kathy Hensel -- Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jillian Kanzler, Veterinary Assistant

Caring since 2014

Jillian joined our team in 2014.   She has a dog named Mindy  Jillian loves horseback riding and spending time outdoors.

Gordon Guist - Volunteer

Caring since 2005

Gordon has been a volunteer at PenBay Vets nearly since we opened.  He helps us keep our facility in working order, updates our Pets of the Month gallery and is an all around great guy!  Thank you Gordon for all you do.


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