Meet The Staff
At Cats on Call in Scarborough, Maine, we understand that you and your cat are likely feeling some apprehension at the idea of visiting a clinic. You can count on our cat veterinarians to help your furry friend feel better. We care about your comfort, and we take steps to ensure your pet feels completely at ease in our comfortable facility, no matter the reason for your visit.
Dr. Kristine Hoyt
Dr. Hoyt grew up in Cumberland, Maine. After graduating from Bowdoin College, she conducted cancer research at the Medical School of Bern, Switzerland. She did Masters work in clinical nutrition at University of Illinois before receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1990.
She initially trained to work with zoo animals at both the San Diego Zoo and Marine World, before completing an internship in small animal surgery and medicine. She has been specializing in cats since 1991.
In the summer of 2010, she traveled to Botswana, where she worked in the bush, tracking leopards for the purpose of placing radio collars. She lives at Higgins Beach with her husband, daughter, three cats, and one dog who thinks she is a cat.
On November 10, 2008, our four-footed staff member joined us by getting underneath Dr. Hoyt's car at a parking lot near the library. He heard that there was an opening at Cats on Call. It was quickly apparent to us that his skills were great, not only in donating blood, but also in grief counseling.
Kahmeer's daily duties as official greeter are very entertaining, not only to our clients, but also to those who deliver mail or live in the neighborhood. His secret desire is to someday be on David Letterman. We invite you all to come meet Kahmeer, see his newest trick, and get one of his famous nose kisses.
Dana Rowe, LVT
Dana Rowe has been with Cats On Call from its inception in 1999. She graduated from Mount Ida College in 1996 with a B.S as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She lives in her house in Southern Maine with her husband, four dogs, two ball pythons, tortoise, and foster Capuchin from Helping Hands.
Dana has become more involved in the administrative aspect of Cats On Call as of recently. She is your go to person when you need to order food or medications for your furry family member. She enjoys working one on one to educate clients on veterinary care and medical needs. She also can be found part time working at the local Animal Emergency Clinic in Portland.
Meredith Banker, LVT
Meredith's veterinary career began in 1989 while volunteering at the Merced Zoo in California. She changed her major to Veterinary Technology from graphic design, and took a job as a kennel worker and veterinary receptionist.
After moving back to her hometown of Cincinnati, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. Working as a receptionist, technician, and manager at various hospitals in Cincinnati eventually resulted in her ending up with us in Scarborough in May 2007.
Teri Williams, Veterinary Assistant & Groomer
Teri has been in the veterinary field since 1988. She started from the ground up as a high school student with the Co-Op program at Kennebunk High School. Although Teri does not have a formal degree, she makes up for it with her hands on training and firsthand experience. She lives in Southern Maine with her husband, three children, four dogs, eight cats, and a chinchilla.
Teri has been with Cats On Call since 2011. We are fortunate to have her as part of our team. Teri is the jack of all trades; she can be found assisting the veterinarian, helping in surgery, going on house calls, helping clients, and grooming our kitty patients.
James Scott, Veterinary Assistant
James Scott has always loved animals; his entire life there’s been a part of his heart which was soft for our furry friends. It was because of this love that he began volunteering at Foxcroft Veterinary Services in the summer of 2005 before beginning his education at the University of Maine, Orono in the fall of 2006. While working on a farm in the summer of 2008, James found a job with Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Brewer, Maine as a Veterinary assistant. James stayed until December 2012, at which point he started his work at Animal Emergency Clinic in Portland. James currently is working towards his Veterinary doctorate of medicine degree, and has joined the staff here at Cats On Call.
Outside of work, James likes to spend his time with his partner, friends and his slightly over-weight (but healthy!) and very happy adopted cat, Tom-Tom. James is an avid reader and chai latte addict. (Starbucks preferred).
Wendy Part Time Veterinary Assistant
Wendy is our Saturday Assistant who fills in when our regular staff is on vacation. She has many years of work in shelter medicine and raising kitten orphans. She hopes to return to a regular schedule once her two young children are in school. For now, she keeps busy teaching Salsa as well.