Our Team


Dr. Pierre Giroux


Dr. Pierre Giroux grew up on a large dairy farm in Northern New Hampshire. His interest in both medicine and animals naturally led him to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. He received a Bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire in 1988 and then attended The Ohio State University receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

Upon graduation, he began practicing small animal veterinary medicine in the Southern Maine area. Within a short period of time, purchased The Gray New Gloucester Veterinary Clinic, where he was owner and operator for thirteen years.

He then relocated to Saco, the hometown of his wife Cynthia, and established the Saco Veterinary Clinic in 2012, where he continues treating small animals, with a special interest in soft tissue surgery and dermatology. Pierre continues to build his practice into a well-known reputable small business in his community.

He and his wife Cynthia currently reside in Saco with their three children, three dogs, and two cats. He enjoys spending time with his family traveling, skiing, and golfing.

Dr. Alden Chadbourne

Dr. Alden Chadbourne grew up in Norway, Maine. She received her undergraduate degree from Carleton College in Minnesota then traveled to London to complete her veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College. Upon graduation in 2009 she worked for two years in England before returning home to Maine in 2011. Dr. Chadbourne particularly enjoys dentistry and internal medicine but finds the most fulfillment in veterinary medicine cultivating strong relationships with patients and clients that allow her to offer the most compassionate and appropriate care for each individual case.

Dr. Chadbourne and her husband Francisco live in Falmouth with their two young children, two naughty rescue dogs, three cats and a handful of other assorted creatures. She loves skiing, walking, reading and spending time with her family particularly at their camp in Western Maine.

Dr. Antoinette (Toni) O’Hara


Dr. Antoinette (Toni) O’Hara is originally from Millinocket, Maine. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, and then moved to London, England in 2002 to undertake her veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College. After graduation in 2007, she gained invaluable experience throughout the English countryside with all creatures great and small. In 2013, she returned home to Maine to start a family and practice in the Portland area. Her main interests are in small animal medicine and surgery with an emphasis on pain management and palliative care. Dr. O’Hara also has training in veterinary acupuncture and is happy to offer this service to patients that may need alternative care.

Dr. O’Hara and her husband Laurence enjoy living in Maine with their two sons, Geoffrey age 6 and Oscar age 4. They also have two loving rescue mutts, a terrier mix named Baxter and Chewy, a Brittany Spaniel. Dr. O’Hara’s favorite hobbies are spending time with her family and trail running with her dogs.

Dr. Elizabeth McGarvey

Dr. Elizabeth McGarvey is from Portland, Maine. She went to Roger Williams University for her undergraduate degree. She worked in the veterinary field for several years before going back to school and moving to Grenada, West Indies to attend St. George’s University, where she completed her degree in veterinary medicine. Dr. McGarvey has a strong interest in surgery and shelter medicine, as well as pain management and geriatric patient care. During her time in Grenada, she was very passionate about helping to educate the local communities about patient care and enhancing quality of life, including being the President of a local canine rescue.

Dr. McGarvey enjoys living in Maine with her potthound Hunter and beagle Daisy, as well as her three rescue cats, Emma, Stevie and Sampson. In her free time, Dr. McGarvey enjoys spending her time with her animals and exploring Maine. She also enjoys art, traveling and learning about new cultures and cuisines.

Dr. Meredith Peyser

Dr. Meredith Peyser is originally from coastal CT but discovered her love for Maine when studying Marine Biology at University of New England. After spending a few years volunteering with marine mammal rehabilitation and working as a veterinary technician, she moved out to the mid-west and attended veterinary school at Michigan State University. Dr. Peyser graduated in 2014 and started her medical career at a small animal/ exotics clinic outside of Boston. She also helped with a feline rescue group until she was given the opportunity to move back to Maine in 2017.

Dr. Peyser’s professional interests include exotic animal medicine, feline medicine and surgery. When not at work, Dr. Peyser is usually with her husband and their 5-year-old twin boys. She enjoys boating, camping, hiking, and traveling.



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