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 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, as well as building his new 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 cats and dog. He enjoys spending time with his family traveling, skiing and golfing.

Dr. Allison Stewart


Dr. Allison Stewart grew up on a small farm with horses, dogs, and cats in northern Maine. She attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Following that she did an internship in Equine Surgery and Medicine at Kansas State University. In 1999 she completed a residency in Large Animal Surgery at Cornell University. In 2000, she received her Master’s Degree in research involving bone marrow-derived stem cells and became a Diplomate in Large Animal Surgery. Since that time Dr. Stewart has worked as a private practitioner, a surgeon, a teacher, and a researcher. Dr. Stewart moved back to Maine to be close to her family. She enjoys horseback riding, skiing, running, spending time with the three family dogs.

Dr. Thomas Ahlers


Dr. Tom Ahlers was born and raised in Ohio and received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1984. After graduation he and his wife and young family moved to Maine to enjoy what has now become known as the “way life should be”.
He joined Dr. Jeff Smith at Forest Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Portland and had a successful partnership for 24 years. In addition to 35 years of experience as a veterinarian and practice owner, Dr. Ahlers was past president of the Downeast Veterinary Society and served as Treasurer of the Maine Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). He was also past president of the Animal Emergency Clinic in Portland where he worked very closely with Dr Giroux in the management of that business.
Dr Ahlers’ three adult children are all doing great things in their own lives, so now he has more time for the three grandchildren, pets, traveling, and several hobbies including golf, fishing, hiking and anything else that allows him to enjoy the Maine outdoors!
His favorite veterinary challenges are complicated medical cases and anything that involves surgery or dentistry, and has developed a true appreciation for what we call the “human-animal bond”.

Dr. Kimberly Tippie


Dr. Kimberly Tippie has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in southern Maine since 1999.  She grew up in western Pennyslvaina, south of Pittsburgh.  After  graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA  in 1994, she studied veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with her VMD degree in 1998.
Soon after graduation, she and her husband moved to Maine.  She has worked as a small veterinarian since with a special interest in ultrasound and soft tissue surgery.  She and her husband currently reside in Yarmouth with their three children, dog, and two cats.
Her family enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling together.



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