Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital

It's that time of year again! Please consider making a donation for your favorite jumper as the FVH Team takes the icy plunge into Highland Lake on Saturday February 16th 2019.  All proceeds go to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Call the office or stop by and see one of our wonderful Receptionist for more information!
  • Mon, Wed, Fri: 7:30AM-6PM (closed 12-2 Thur)
  • Tues, Thurs: 7:30AM- 5PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-4PM
  • Emergency (207)935-2297
  • Steven Caffrey, DVM, Practice Owner

    Dr. Caffrey graduated from the University of Illinois in 1985.  He moved to Fryeburg with his wife Lois and opened the Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital in 1987.  His mission was to create a warm and caring hospital with a high standard of care and personal service.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, especially in the outdoors.  He has 3 children, Jennie, Peter, and Ben.  The Caffrey family also includes 3 cats, one goat, one horse and chickens.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1985
    Education:
    University of Illinois
  • Scott Johnson, VMD, Practice Owner

    Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Maine in 1987 and from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He is licensed in Maine and New Hampshire and enjoys being a general practitioner of small animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry.  He resides with his family in Fryeburg.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1991
    Education:
    University of Maine, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Susan Simkins, DVM, Practice Owner

    Dr. Susan (Gilliland) Simkins has been practicing at Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital since shortly after her graduation from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.  She enjoys living here in Western Maine with her husband, 2 children, 5 cats, and 1 spoiled dog.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1995
    Education:
    Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Edward Simkins, DVM

    Ted is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, and has practiced in the area since 1995.  He joined the Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital in March, 2009.  His professional interests include ultrasound and cardiology.  With family roots in Maine, he finds comfort with local people and natural surroundings.  He enjoys his leisure time with his wife, Susan, and their two children. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1995
    Education:
    Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Taylor Goldberg, DVM

    Taylor is a graduate of Tufts University and has been with the Fryeburg Veterinary Team since graduating in June of 2013.  She loves all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, especially preventative medicine,  dermatology, and dentistry. Taylor lives in Fryeburg with her motley crew of creatures and her chosen family. In her spare time she likes to spend time enjoying the outdoors!
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 08, 2013
    Education:
    Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    yoga, hiking, and good food
  • Caitlin Murphy, DVM

    Dr. Caitlin Murphy has been part of the FVH family since June 2016 following graduation at Iowa Sate University. Caitlin grew up in Bar Harbor Maine and graduated from the University of Maine Orono in 2012.  After her time in the Midwest she knew the Northeast was where she wanted to hang her stethoscope.  Dr.  Murphy loves animals of all shapes and sizes, but she has a strong interest in exotic animals such as rodents, avian species, and reptiles.  Outside of work, Dr. Murphy can be found conquering the 4000 footers and exploring new places in the valley as well as spending time with family and friends.  She is very excited to see a variety of cases and increase her passion of veterinary medicine.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 01, 2016
    Education:
    Iowa State University : Degree in Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    exotic animals, hiking, and exploring
  • Jenn MacDonald, Management Staff

    Jenn worked closely with management for several years before stepping into the role of Practice Manager. She juggles numerous work roles every day of the week.  In her free time Jenn can be found near any body of water or doing many outdoor activities with her family and friends.  She is an avid skier and snowboarder and enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting and so much more.  Jenn lives with her family in Cornish, Maine.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 01, 2009
    Interests:
    outdoor adventure, family and friends
  • Jennifer, Head Technician

    Jennifer lives in Fryeburg with her four English Springer Spaniels and one wonderful character of a cat , Oscar. She is very proud to have been a part of the Fryeburg Veterinary Team since 2004. Jennifer enjoys surgery, dentistry ,dental radiography and has a special interest in canine reproduction.  In her spare time Jennifer can be found training with her dogs, gardening , or reading a great book.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Interests:
    Field Bred English Springer Spaniels, hiking, and enjoying a Stephen King or Robin Hobb novel
  • Kelly, Technician Staff

    Kelly has been with the Fryeburg Veterinary Staff since 2007.  She started in our kennel and quickly showed interest and skill in the many facets of the technician world.  She lives in Fryeburg with her husband Carl and Menagerie of dogs. Kelly has a special interest in  anesthesia protocol and can be found most Mondays keeping up with the busy surgery days of Dr. Johnson!! She is fast, efficient, and a meticulous in her care of hospitalized animals.   If you see her out of the hospital it will likely be fishing on the lakes, snowboarding the mountains, or jumping into frozen ponds to raise money for shelter animals.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Interests:
    hiking, fishing, snowboarding , and family and friends
  • Lori, Technician Staff

    Lori has been with the Fryeburg Veterinary Staff since 2008.  Her special interests include dentistry and working in our laboratory.  Lori has a fondness for Great Danes and loves to see the giant breed when ever they are visiting the hospital.  Currently, there is a Great Dane and a St. Bernard mix taking over her house in Ossipee, along with 3 cats, 6 chickens, 2 horses and a variety of foster animals.  Her daughter enjoys helping out with the animal care and her husband would like to see less animals living at their house.  In her spare time she enjoys skiing, riding motorcycles and horses.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Interests:
    horses, skiing, and fostering shelter animals
  • Sarah, CVT, Technician Staff


    Sarah has been with the Fryeburg Veterinary Technician staff since 2010.  She has a Veterinary Assistant Degree from Apollo College. She obtained her license in 2009.  After living in Wisconsin and Oregon, Sarah has settled in Conway New Hampshire with her ten year old son. They currently have four cats and two dogs. Sarah's passions at FVH include dental cleanings and working closely with young kittens in need of intensive care. She is our go to girl for patients in need of a great grooming...especially the sassy old lady cats! In her free time she is out of doors on our mountains and in our lakes and rivers.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Interests:
    Boating, swimming, snowboarding, and assisting special needs animals
  • Mary, Techhnician Staff

    Mary started with Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital in 2004.  She began as a part time kennel tech. and then trained her way up to a full time technician position.   After taking a brief time off to acclimate to life with young school children she returned to our technician staff in 2016.    She lives in Brownfield with her husband Matthew and their two young boys.  Their home is currently filled with three cats, two dogs and several chickens.  Mary can be found in her flower gardens, walking in the woods or enjoying family time reading on the hammock.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science from UMBC
    Interests:
    Golden Retrievers and 3 legged cats
  • Erica, LVT, Technician Staff

    Erica has been with our veterinary technician staff since graduating from the University of Maine Bangor in the spring of 2013.  Erica really enjoys the areas of treatment rounds and surgery. She has become a great asset to our team. When she is not taking care of hospital patients Erika can be found on the lake with her boyfriend enjoying some serious boating or kicking up her heels at a good country music concert.  She lives in Naples Maine where she keeps busy with her great big love of a Bull Mastiff ,Caesar and her two wonderful kittens Hank and Grey. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from U. Maine Bangor
    Interests:
    Boating, snowmobiling and Country Music Concerts.
  • Joshlyne, LVT, Technician Staff

    Joshlyne joined the Fryeburg Veterinary Team in late 2015.  She moved to the valley after receiving her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Northwestern Connecticut Community College.   She lives in North Conway with her boyfriend and their cats Edward, Beau and Guinea pig Oliver.  Joshlyne is always spoiling the staff with her amazing baking treats.  She is enjoying discovering the valley through hiking and loves a good book.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Assoc. Degree in Veterinary Technology from NorthWestern Connecticut Community College
    Interests:
    reading , baking, and hiking
  • Julia, Technician Staff

    Julia joined the FVH team in September 2017. She is currently working her way up in the ranks and being trained as a full time technician. Julia takes a special interest in small animals, especially guinea pigs! She lives in Harrison, ME with her boyfriend, cat and two cavies. When not at work Julia can be found working on he art, exploring the woods or diving into a good audio book. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    sculpting, swimming, and gardening.
  • Natalie, Technician Staff

    Natalie has been with the Fryeburg team since mid 2018. She began her animal care career working in shelters within the Maine/New Hampshire communities. She has a passion for rescuing, rehabilitating and saving lives through animal adoption. And for that reason, Natalie has no pets of her own but fosters homeless dogs and cats on an almost permanent basis. Natalie’s drive for animal volunteer work led her to working at a rehabilitation center in Costa Rica for sloths and monkeys in 2015. This experience encouraged her to study for her veterinary assistance program which she completed in 2017. In her spare time, Natalie can be found hiking mountains with shelter dogs or traveling across the globe.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts, University of Wollongong, Australia. Graduate Diploma in Primary Education, University of Wollongong, Australia. Executive Diploma in Veterinary Assistance, International Career Institute, USA.
    Interests:
    canine enrichment, hiking , and traveling.
  • Rachael, Technician Staff

    Rachael joined the team at Fryeburg Vet in November of 2018. She comes to Fryeburg Vet from the world of human medicine and has been an RN since 2010. Rachael has and still does practice as a pediatric RN since 2011 working both at Boston Children's Hospital and locally in primary pediatrics at Saco River Medical Group in Conway, NH. She lives in Fryeburg with her significant other Chris, their 3 Golden Retrievers, two cats, one bunny, 15 chickens, and 5 goats. Rachael believes that your pets are members of the family and she treats them just as she would any of the children she cares for in the pediatric nursing world. She is excited to use her medical knowledge and nursing skills to care for all of your fur babies large and small.

      
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Education:
    BSN in nursing from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN
    Interests:
    gardening, anything outdoors, and caring for all my own fur babies
  • Daniela, Administrative Assistant

    Daniela is a graduate of Plymouth State University and joined the Fryeburg Vet staff in the fall of 2016. Though she is a newer member of the Fryeburg Vet family, she has immersed herself in the culture and community and she loves helping people with their animals. She and her husband live in Bridgton with their two cats, and dog. She likes to go for walks with their dog, take road-trips with her husband, and discuss anything related to Angela Lansbury with anybody. When she’s not at the front desk, welcoming and assisting clients, or out back placing food orders, she’s hanging out at home with her fur family, searching for the perfect Antique or rocking out at a live music venue.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts from Plymouth State University
    Interests:
    antiques, concerts, road trips, and True Crime podcasts
  • Donna, Reception Staff

    Donna has been a part of the Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital reception team since 2005.  She lives in North Conway with her husband Steve.  Donna has two grown children and now has recently become a Grandmother to a Granddaughter, two beautiful grandsons, and another Grandchild due in  June. Her knowledge behind the desk at the Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital is exceptional.  She is always eager to meet new patients as well as extend a warm hello to our long time clients.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Interests:
    family and friends
  • Emberly, Reception Staff

    Emberly has been with the Fryeburg Veterinary Reception staff since 2008.  She lives in Center Conway with a Pounce of cats ..at last count it was 6!  Emberly has a varied background that includes many years working to educate children about the great outdoors through her work at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center.   She is very active in the dance community, is an avid photographer and an exceptional artist.   She has an eye for detail and is always available to help lend a hand in the hospital.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Interests:
    Dancing, Photography, Cats, and art
  • Arlene, Reception Staff

    Arlene has been with our Reception Staff since 2004.  After taking a brief hiatus for a few years,  Arlene is back as a full time member of our staff.  She lives in Fryeburg with her 3 cats and 1 horse. Arlene is an avid horseman and can be found working with her horse or taking photographs of her furry friends most any time. Arlene loves any outdoor activity and is an advocate for all animals. Arlene always brings the fun to our work environment and can usually be found making her rounds to ensure the cats in the hospital have the coziest of beds!!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Interests:
    Horses, friends, and photography
  • Jess, Reception Staff

    Jess joined the Fryeburg family in the summer of 2018. Born and raised in Maine, Jess currently lives in Fryeburg with her husband, their two sons, 4 cats, and dog. When not busy at work can be found at home gardening, out in the woods camping or hiking.  In the winter she’ll be on the slopes skiing! If forced to be inside she can be found with her nose in a book or planning her next outdoor adventure.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    hiking, camping, skiing, and reading
  • Abby, Kennel Technician

    Abby joined the Fryeburg Vet staff in August of 2018. She previously worked at two dog boarding facilities, and decided it was time to move forward in her career. She loves all animals, and truly has a passion for the dog behavior side of things. Originally from the city, she found her way to the mountains, and never wants to leave. When not at work she enjoys being outside, and hiking with with her partner Morganne, and their three dogs, Mako, Chowder and Nellie!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    hiking, dog training, and road trips