Sanford, ME

Meet Our Team!

Meet the Veterinarians and team of The Ridge Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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Get To Know Our Team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Veterinarians

Sylvie Epper-Scrivner, DVM
Dr. Sylvie Epper-Scrivner

Dr. Epper has decades of veterinary medical experience, including technician experience. She has held the position of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in several small animal practices over the years in both ME and NH including both day practice and emergency medicine. Dr. Epper is dedicated to the belief that the veterinarian plays a pivotal role in the way clientele care for their pets and she knows that she can instill high standards by nurturing prideful pet ownership through
education and example. Her family includes her husband Eric, daughter Grace Kobeigh and Jordyn, and a multitude of 4-legged family members.

Dr Kelly Matchett-Kohout
Dr. Kelly Matchett-Kohout
Dr. Matchett received her veterinary degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI, Canada. She was born in New Brunswick and lived there her entire life before moving to New England following graduation. Kelly joined The Ridge family in 2010. Her husband, Dr. Doug Kohout, their dog Brandy, and their cats, Meps and Flower, reside locally and spend their “free” time working on their new cabin. When not working in the cabin, they love to hike and boat together!
Kathryn Foertsch, DVM
Dr. Kathryn Foertsch
Dr. Foertsch grew up and went to vet school in Illinois but has been practicing veterinary medicine in Maine or NH for 30 years. She has been at the Ridge for 8+ years and has 3 cats. She has been very busy lately with a new endeavor, farming vegetables and raising pasture-fed chicken in Patten, ME, with her hubby.
Dr Doug Kohout
Dr. Doug Kohout
Dr Kohout is a graduate of Atlantic Veterinary College in Price Edward Island, Canada. He is a small animal practitioner with a special emphasis on surgery. In his spare time he likes to hike, travel, and volunteer his time to help animals in less fortunate environments. 

Staff

Theresa Sirois
Theresa Sirois

Practice Manager

Theresa started as a veterinary assistant in 1997 and has worked as a technician, receptionist, and office manager. She has experience in day practice, specialty practices, and emergency. She currently resides here in Sanford with her husband, 5 children, and 2 dogs.

Stephanie Jacques
Stephanie Jacques, LVT
Head Technician

Steph has been with us at The Ridge since our inception in 2007. She worked in the emergency veterinary field prior to joining our family here at The Ridge. Stephanie brings many years of experience, a consistent desire for learning, a compassionate ear, and a deep love for all of her furry patients every day she comes to work. She loves to bicycle and hike mountains whenever she can. She shares her home with her husband and their two cats, Max and Arvie.

Erin Taylor, LVT
Erin Taylor, LVT
Head Surgical Technician

Erin was born and raised in central Ohio and always knew she wanted to work with animals. Her husband and her fell in love with Maine while stationed here with the Navy, and have been Sanford residents since 2004. Her husband Nick and 2 teenage boys, Brycen and Corben, keep her on her toes and laughing daily! They also have 2 dogs, Ocho and Ruby, and a hedgehog named Snowball.

Erin attended school at NHCTC and received her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology in 2002. She has worked at multiple animal hospitals over the years and (in her words) was “blessed to find my work family at the Ridge Animal Hospital in 2009.” She says: “… my days are full of furry scrubs, wet kisses, and conversations from my heart. I wouldn’t have it any other way, and I am so thankful to be a part of your furry family members well being!”

Amanda Violette, LVT
Amanda Violette, LVT
LVT Ultrasound Liason

Amanda graduated from The Veterinary Technician program in 2018. Prior to graduating and working at the Ridge, she was a veterinary assistant at The Animal Medical Associates in Saco until Dr. Mitchell retired and closed. She spends most of her time with her husband and 2 Daughters Alexis (18) and Olivia(7) and her 3 dogs (Hank, Aspen, and Levi), 2 cats(Gypsy and Dean and Rat(Jack). In her free time, she likes to be creative and work on different kinds of Art projects. She loves to read and listen to all sorts of music.

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Danielle Evans

Head Laboratory Technician

Danielle was born and resides in Berwick ME. She graduated in 2022 from YCCC with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She lives with her kitty Scooter and Bunbun the rabbit. She strives to make each and every person feel important and heard. On most days she spends her lunch with Brandy, our Chief Food Inspecting Officer, taking her for rides to get food or a coffee. 

Kristen Moffit, LVT
Kristen Moffit, CVT

LVT

Kristen was raised in Southern NH and has been obsessed with animals since she could walk. She has worked with many different species and loves dogs, horses and hedgehogs the most! She moved to Maine in 2015 where she and her husband are raising their 2 beautiful children along with their bluetick coonhound, June and doberman,  Beau. She graduated from UNH and GBCC with degrees in Applied Animal Science and Veterinary Technology. She is licensed in both Maine and NH. When she’s not in hospital, she enjoys spending time with her kiddos, hiking with her dogs, archery and crafting! 

Molly Stimpson, LVT
Molly Stimpson, LVT
LVT

Molly lives in nearby Kennebunk with her husband on their small farm. Molly has worked in a variety of animal practices in her years as a licensed veterinary technician
including both day and emergency practice and has enjoyed learning new things in each environment. Her passions include working in her flower and vegetable gardens, taking care of her farm animals and pets, and quiet time in the barn with her horse and cats.

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Missy Bolobanic
Technician

Bio Coming Soon.

Deb Dixon
Deb Dixon
Veterinary Assistant

Ms Deb is a pillar of The Ridge, she is always taking care of the grounds, the gardens, and nightly cleaning. We’re not sure WHAT we would do without her willingness to dig in the dirt, decorate, clean, and change things at a moment’s notice 😉 Or play in the yard with the pups! Over the years she has housed and cared for SEVERAL animals that were surrendered to the Ridge and has given her latest addition, Chance, truly a NEW “chance” at life! We appreciate all Ms Deb does every
single day. She is always the power and drive “behind the scenes” here at The Ridge.

Molly Gile
Molly Gile
Head Receptionist

Molly has worked in veterinary medicine as a receptionist for several years and has an innate drive to work with animals and their people. She is the newest addition to the Ridge Family and we are absolutely enamored with her level of empathy, compassion, and care towards our clients and patients. In her spare time, Molly enjoys hiking, camping, going to the lake, and spending time with her family which includes her boyfriend, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and chickens!

Shelby Gile
Shelby Gile

Receptionist

Shelby has taken a fresh step into the veterinary field in 2023 after several years in customer service. She has a passion for helping people and their pets and strives to do so every day. In her free time she enjoys shopping, spending time at the lake and adventuring in this beautiful state. 

Shelby Gile
Brandy

CF(I)O

Chief Food Inspecting Officer 

Molly Gile
Bronco

Head of HR 

(habitual roamer) 

Shelby Gile
Wilbur

Head of Customer Relations