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                     Please read the following updated information (3/25/20) in regards to 

                            the COVID-19 coronavirus and how it will affect our services.

We at Kennebec Veterinary Services realize these are unprecedented times in all of our lives. For generations, KVS has been there for your pets to keep them healthy. Given the current corona virus (COVID-19) situation we are changing the ways in which we interact with our clients. We want to do our part in helping slow the spread of the corona virus. This change is both for your safety as well as the safety of our staff.

As of 8A.M. this Thursday, March 26th, we will be shifting our normal routine to a model of “curb side” service, except in extenuating circumstances. What this means for you, our clients, is the following.

We will continue to offer appointment times for all veterinary visits, be they routine care, surgery or more urgent cases, but we will limit human access to the building. We respectfully ask that when you arrive in our parking lot that you stay in your vehicle and call the clinic at 465-8300. A receptionist or technician will “check you in” for your appointment by taking a history over the phone and confirm what services will be needed. A technician will then come out to get your pet from your vehicle and bring it inside for care while you remain in your vehicle. Once the services are completed, a receptionist will call you with the charges and you can pay over the phone with a credit card or Care Credit or prepare payment to be collected when the staff member returns your pet to your vehicle. During the course of the exam or treatment, the doctor may call you with any questions or concerns.

While this arrangement may seem unusual, these protocols are designed to ensure our mutual safety. In certain circumstances, a client will be allowed into the clinic but we respectfully ask that they abide by the guidelines established by the CDC, such as practicing ‘social distancing’ to help minimize the chances of viral spread. In general, we will limit the number of people within the office at any one time to only one client per pet and only one at a time.

KVS has instituted enhanced sanitation protocols to try and protect you, our clients, as well as our staff from exposure. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice, based on guidance of the CDC and the State of Maine.

All pets must be safely confined to a carrier or on a secure leash to be brought into the clinic. Animals that are “difficult”, aggressive or have a history of needing special precautions such as being muzzled for exams or treatments may need to be rescheduled until business resumes as normal.

We thank you in advance for your understanding, patience and cooperation in these efforts. We will do our best to make this transition run as smooth as possible, but some delays may occur. Stay safe and we will get through this together!

Kennebec Veterinary Services, Inc. in Oakland, Maine, has been Central Maine's trusted animal clinic for more than 80 years, providing the finest veterinary services for our four-legged friends. Our fully staffed, state-of-the-art clinic provides comprehensive wellness, surgical services, dental care and nutritional counseling for our patients. Plus, we're conveniently located right off the interstate. Come see why we've been providing the finest in veterinary services for more than 80 years!

If you have an emergency with your pet outside of our normal business hours, please contact one of the following emergency clinics.  (Clinics with a * next to the name are available for emergencies 24/7, while the others are generally available weeknights, weekends and holidays.)  We urge you to call them prior to transporting your pet.


Area Veterinary Emergency Service Providers:

Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic, 15 Dirigo Dr. Brewer,  207-989-6267

Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine, 37 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston,  207-777-1110

Mid-Coast Animal Emergency Clinic,  191 Camden Rd.  Warren       207-273-1100

*  Animal Emergency & Specialty Care, 739 Warren Ave. Portland,     207-878-3121

* Maine Veterinary Medical Center, 1500 Technology Way, Scarborough,  207-885-1290

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Trusted Animal Care

We are here to meet the needs of your pets. It is our pleasure to serve you and the furry members of your family. Appointment times are available five days a week, however we realize that pets do not plan illnesses or injuries, and emergencies arise. We will do our very best to accomodate you as quickly as possible! If you are unable to keep an appointment, a call is much appreciated. For your pet's safety, we require that animals be placed on a leash or in a carrier when coming into the clinic.

At Kennebec Veterinary Services, Inc., we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Paul Smith
Oakland Veterinarian | Kennebec Veterinary Services, Inc. | 207-465-8300

36 Highland Drive
Oakland, ME 04963

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Paul Smith

    Dr. Smith was born and raised on his family's dairy farm in New Hampshire.  He received his Associates and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of New Hampshire.  While at U.N.H. he was inducted into the Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honor Society.  He was also an active brother in Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.  

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  • Laurie Boulanger
    Office Manager/Bookkeeper

    Laurie began working for KVS in the Fall of  1978 as a licensed veterinary technician, but she quickly became a valued 'go to' person in all aspects of the business.  She soon assumed the role of Office Manager/Bookkeeper and has been a beloved and welcoming presence to all.  Her exuberant personality and great customer service philosophy has made generations of clients feel welcomed and appreciated as well as confident that their pets are receiving the best of care.  

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  • Heidi Wessels

    Before moving to Maine, Heidi had lived in Maryland where she worked for two small animal practices as well as two 24 hour emergency clinics. She has been in the veterinary field for about 33 years, working as a front office coordinator, non-licensed technician and manager.  Her volunteer work with a local animal shelter in the Baltimore area prompted her to create a rescue league for the numerous unwanted pets, research animals and castaways.

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  • Renee Blodgett
    Head Tech/Mgr.

    Renee became part of the KVS team in 2005, after completing a technician externship with us.  After spending 12 years as an elementary school teacher, she decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in the veterinary field, her true passion.

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  • Tara Berube
    Animal Care Technician

    Tara joined the practice in 2010 as a Hospital Assistant and with hard work and dedication to doing everything well, has been promoted to Animal Care Technician.  She grew up on a small farm in Solon and now resides in Mercer.  She is the proud parent of three children.  He eldest son, recently married, is currently stationed in Okinawa, serving our country as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corp.  With her younger children, she shares her home with four cats - Sassy, Malibu, Calamity and Mocha, and her two dogs- Bella and Bronx.

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  • Ashley Carver
    Veterinary Technician

    Ashley has always had a passion for animals. She grew up in the Oakland/Sidney area and graduated from Becker College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2018

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  • Stasha Baldwin
    Client Care Coordinator

    Stasha joined the KVS team in April 2018 after graduating from the University of Maine in 2017 with B.S. in Animal Scienece.  Currently, she and her boyfriend are raising beef cattle on their farm in Sidney and produce maple syrup during the Spring.  If free time becomes available, she enjoys horseback riding, helping on her family's alpaca farm and enjoying quality time with her family.  Their household also consists of a 6 year old Great Dane, Zeus, who loves running on the farm and attempting to play with the cows.

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  • "Amazing staff, amazing service! With 5 cats and two dogs I need the best veterinary service in town! We had a sick pig years ago that brought us to Kennebec Veterinary service and I'm thankful we found them!!!! Dr. Matulis saved one of my cats from a severe blood infection. So very grateful for the 24 hour emergency service! This Vet deserves 10 stars"
    - Heather M. / Oakland, ME

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