257 Bath Road, Brunswick, Maine 04011 • 207-729-4164 • petvet@bbvet.com

Professional care
with a personal touch

Professional care
with a personal touch

Professional care
with a personal touch

Professional care
with a personal touch

Professional care
with a personal touch

Veterinarians

Charles C. Ellithorpe, DVM

General Medicine & Surgery
Dr. Charles C. Ellithorpe attended Texas A&M University for his undergraduate studies and received his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1991. Prior to arriving at Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates in November 2004, Dr. Ellithorpe had practiced in both Montana and Washington State. His veterinary interests include cardiology, surgery and dentistry. He also has advanced training in diagnostic ultrasound and orthopedic surgery. Additionally, he teaches first-aid to many of Maine’s police dog handlers to help ensure their canine partner’s safety in the event of an emergency. Dr. Ellithorpe’s enjoyment of animals extends into his personal interests through bird-dog training, wildlife rehabilitation and conservation efforts. He is also a wildlife artist and bronze sculptor. Dr. Ellithorpe shares his home with his wife Linda, their son Augustus, a dog, a cat and many chickens.

Miranda Smith, DVM

General Medicine & Surgery
Dr. Miranda Smith received her veterinary degree from Cornell University and served her internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Smith has been taking care of BBVA clients and their pets for over 20 years. Along with caring for our canine and feline patients, Dr. Smith also sees exotic pets such as rats, guinea pigs, snakes and turtles. Other special medical interests include geriatric medicine and behavior. In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys working in her garden, running, sea kayaking and cooking. Dr. Smith has committed many years of volunteer work for the Coastal Humane Society as well as The Chewonki Foundation. She currently shares her home with several dogs and cats that she has rescued throughout her career.

Kristen Berdan, DVM, DABVP

General Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Kristen Berdan graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Biomedical Science and attended The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine to earn her veterinary degree. Following graduation, she completed an internship at Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates and Portland Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Berdan is board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and has advanced training in ultrasonography. Dr. Berdan currently splits her time between Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates and our sister hospital, Portland Veterinary Specialists. Her special medical interests include internal medicine, oncology and emergency/critical care. Outside of work, Dr. Berdan enjoys spending time with her husband, two little girls and their pug, Michael.

 

Sarah Magenis, DVM

General Medicine & Surgery
Dr. Magenis received her Bachelor of Science in animal science from Cornell University in 1999, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Prior to joining our team in May of 2010, she was an associate veterinarian in both Brewer and West Gardiner. In addition to general medicine and surgery, she has special interests in exotic animal medicine including small mammals and birds as well as dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys adventures with her family. Dr. Magenis lives in Brunswick with her husband, two daughters and cats Ferdingus and Ling.

Kevin Chretien, BVMS

General Medicine & Surgery
Dr. Kevin Chretien, originally from Lewiston, Maine, received two Bachelor degrees from the University of Maine; a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology. He went on to earn his veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow, in Scotland. Following graduation, Dr. Chretien lived in France and worked in the Frank Duncombe Lab with the University of Caen in France and University of Liege in Belgium researching equine respiratory diseases. Upon returning to Maine, Dr. Chretien practiced in Monmouth prior to joining Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates in 2015. He has special interests in internal medicine, preventative and emergency medicine as well as client relations and education. In his spare time, Dr. Chretien enjoys travel, hiking and rock climbing.

Gail D. Mason, DVM, MA, DACVIM

Internal Medicine/Oncology
Dr. Gail Mason is co-owner of Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates and Portland Veterinary Specialists. After earning her science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, she received a Master of Arts degree in Pharmacology from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University where she also completed a residency program. Dr. Mason is board certified in internal medicine with her veterinary interests including diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, immune diseases and especially, cancer treatment in companion animals. In her spare time Dr. Mason participates in clinical research including new product medication trials and testifies as a malpractice expert in veterinary cases. She is also an avid equine enthusiast and enjoys being in the show arena whenever she can.

Mark Mason, DVM, MS

Ultrasonography
Dr. Mark Mason graduated from Bowdoin College and received his Master of Science from the University of Connecticut. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University and completed his Internship in small animal medicine and surgery at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. He is co-owner of Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates and Portland Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Mason’s veterinary interests include diagnostic ultrasonography and reproduction. He also enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing, golf and hiking.