Nellie Savage, DVMDr. Nellie Savage, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Southwest Harbor, Maine. It was here that she gained an appreciation for the life this amazing state has to offer. After attending Middlebury College in Vermont, Dr. Savage spent four years experiencing life in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She came back East to attend veterinary school at Tufts University and shortly thereafter moved back up to Maine. Dr. Savage is thrilled to be back home where she belongs. She is kept busy by her triplet daughters, as well as Gibby the lab, Stella the King Charles, and Wal-E, Junior, and Hugo the feline crew. Throw some chickens and a few fish in there and you can see why Dr. Savage is such a busy lady!

Antoinette O'Hara, BVSc, MRCVS with Kitten

Dr. Antoinette O'Hara joined the Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic team in May 2013. Originally from Millinocket, Maine, she earned an undergraduate degree from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, and then moved to London, England in 2002 to undertake veterinary studies at the Royal Veterinary College. After graduation in 2007, Dr. O'Hara gained invaluable experience in both equine and small animal practice in England.
 
Her special interest is in small animal medicine and surgery, with an emphasis on holistic medicine. Dr. O'Hara recently started her training in veterinary acupuncture in January and has begun offering this service to the patients of both Brackett Street and Bracket West Veterinary Clinics. She plans to complete her certificate in acupuncture next year.
 

dr-kate-ferrell-bvetmed-mrcvsDr. Kate Ferrell joined the team at Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic in June 2016. She was excited to return to the Portland area to practice veterinary medicine after growing up on an island in Casco Bay.

Following completion of undergraduate studies at New York University, Dr. Ferrell returned to Maine and worked as an assistant at a veterinary referral hospital where she gained invaluable experience. With the support and encouragement of family and friends, Dr. Ferrell moved to England with her husband and their beagle, Homer, to pursue training at the Royal Veterinary College. Five years later, she returned to the United States with her veterinary degree and family, which has expanded to include a son.

Mark House, DVM, ACVSDr. Mark House is a board-certified surgeon available to the clients of Brackett Street & Brackett West Veterinary Clinics for complex surgeries such as orthopedic and soft tissue. He earned a DVM degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2004. As he endeavored to become a veterinary surgeon at a young age, he sought further training to one day become a specialist.

From 2004 to 2005, Dr. House attended the Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital to complete a one-year general internship program. Then he moved to Long Island, New York, where he completed a one-year surgery internship program at Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS). LIVS is a very busy private animal hospital which offers further training including a residency program. Dr. House remained at LIVS for three more years where he focused solely on small animal surgery to gain valuable skills including knowledge of various soft tissue, orthopedic and neurologic procedures.

Dr. Asha Rozario grew up in Bangor and currently resides in Portland, Maine. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine in Orono and earned a DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Prior to joining the Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic team, Dr. Rozario interned at VCA South Shore in Weymouth, Massachusetts and practiced at both Intown Veterinary Group in Massachusetts and Cape Veterinary Clinic in South Portland. Her special interests include geriatrics, pain management, and critical care.

In her spare time, Dr. Rozario enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and spending timer with her family, including her adorable nephew, Sajiv. She also shares her home with one dog, a beagle mix named, Lucille.