Dr. Elizabeth Stone, Veterinarian
Dr. Stone graduated from Princeton University in 1985 with a degree in Biology, and from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After graduation, she practiced small animal and emergency medicine at a 6-doctor private practice in Rhode Island, before moving to Minnesota for a Master's in Conservation Biology and a Veterinary Residency in Raptor Medicine at the University of Minnesota. There she also practiced small animal medicine for two years at a 4-doctor practice. For the following seven years, Dr. Stone split her time, living in Maine, among home with her growing family, and conducting environmental/wildlife research. In 2008 she started doing spay-neuter surgeries at Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick as a Relief Veterinarian. Community Spay-Neuter Clinic was borne of her interest in helping reduce pet overpopulation as well as protecting wildlife from unowned cats. She has eight chickens, two parrots, a dog and a cat, all rescued.
Dr. Beth Sperry, Veterinarian
Dr. Sperry graduated from Bowdoin College in 1993 with a combined degree in Art History and Environmental Studies. After completing a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Tufts University, she graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Dr. Sperry worked in New Hampshire in a busy private practice from 2001-2005. In 2005 Dr. Sperry moved to RI and joined a 4-doctor practice where she functioned as the main surgeon. Dr. Sperry moved to Maine in the summer of 2010 and is thrilled to combine her surgical skills with her desire to work towards the goal of decreasing pet overpopulation in our state. Dr. Sperry's family includes Sadie the pointer mix, Buoy the big grey cat, and nine chickens. In her free time Dr. Sperry enjoys jogging, hiking with her dog, gardening, family time, and reading.
Kim Flood, Office Manager
Kim graduated from UNH in 1988 with a degree in English. Since graduation she has been working in veterinary clinics, as a technician and practice manager. Kim worked at Acton Veterinary Services for 17 years and saw the growing need for low-cost spay/neuter services. After working at Coastal Humane Society as shelter manager, she understood that there are not enough homes for all the unwanted pets. She was thrilled to meet Dr. Stone in 2010 and get to share in her dream to help pets and their families. Kim truly enjoys talking to all the clients and seeing their devotion to their pets. She has three amazing, grown children, a sweet old dog and cat, and a cockatiel.
Jess Williams, Head Veterinary Technician
Jess decided she wanted to work in animal rescue as a child, after seeing the countless dogs and cats dumped off at her grandparents’ home in Mississippi simply because no one wanted them anymore. She worked as an animal care technician at the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk, Maine, while studying to become a veterinary technician. She graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology, and is completing her bachelor’s in Applied Science with a minor in business administration. She also holds a certificate in “How to Start an Animal Sanctuary” from the University of Utah and Best Friends Animal Society. She worked as a veterinary technician and assistant to the Executive Director at Maine Greyhound Placement Service, where she gained valuable insight on funding and managing an animal rescue. Since their opening in November 2010, she has worked as the Head Veterinary Technician at Community Spay-Neuter Clinic, where she enjoys fulfilling her passion for helping to end pet overpopulation through sterilization. She is also the co-founder and president of Buddy Up Animal Society (www.buddyupanimalsociety.org
), an animal rescue dedicated to helping animals that have run out of options in the shelter system.
Jess lives with a menagerie of rescues: Megaera, an American Bulldog mix; Tony, a rat terrier mix; two cats, Alexandria and Grendel; and four rats.
Linda graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BAFA in art history. She was an art gallery director and editor at the University's College of Fine Arts in Albuquerque and began working with animal protection groups there in 1986. While serving on the board of Sangre de Christo Animal Protection Agency, she helped to develop Albuquerque's first low-income spay/ neuter program.
She and her husband moved to Maine full-time after retiring from the university; they live in Portland and on Little Diamond Island with two wonderfully strange and elderly dogs.