We’re Hiring!!

Mar 29, 2024


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We are looking for a full or part-time technician to become part of our growing, newly renovated, privately owned, small animal practice right here in Portland, Maine! North Deering Veterinary Hospital is well established and has been providing comprehensive veterinary service to the cats and dogs of our phenomenal community since 1973. We are proud to be the only Buy Local veterinary hospital in our area as we strive to support other Buy Local businesses.

Enjoy up to a 4 day work week as part of an amazing, experienced team where everyone is an integral part of our patient care. Each team member is provided with and encouraged to take part in continual professional growth opportunities. During your work day, we also encourage everyone to take a well deserved break which can be spent heading out our door to explore any of the nearby trails! We offer fully compensated high quality health insurance, a retirement plan with employer match, paid vacation, veterinary care benefits, and a generous CE allowance. Our hospital utilizes AviMark PIMS and Idexx for all of our laboratory needs.

Come join our supportive team that works together to have fun, love animals, and get out on time! Please email questions or resume to Dr. Kristen Matzkin at kmatzkin@northdeeringvet.com or Dr. Kim Tippie at ktippie@northdeeringvet.com.

New Reminder System

Mar 19, 2024

The previous pet portal we used, Rapport, is no more! We now would like to introduce you to PetDesk!
PetDesk is a free, user friendly app that provides all you could need – You can schedule appointments directly into our calendar (without making a phone call!), request refills of your medications (easier than before!), and view your pet’s vaccine history, medications, lab work, and their vaccine and bloodwork reminders.

Download the app and use the email that we have on file for you, and your all of your pets information will automatically import into the app.

This all being said, we will not be sending out any more postcard reminders so please make sure we have your best email so we can get in contact with you. This is new to us too, so please be patient with us! We will do our best to answer any questions you may have!

We will be officially starting our renovation construction on MONDAY 3/25! That being said, this will come with some changes as to how we are handling appointments.

The main entrance that we all are used to using will be for CONSTRUCTION PERSONNEL ONLY! Please do not try to use the front door for your safety and theirs.

When you arrive for your appointment, stay in your car and call the office at (207)797-4855.

When we have a room available, a technician will come to you and escort you and your pet into the building through a back entrance into a temporary exam room.

Because we have limited space in our treatment area for exam rooms, we may have you return to your vehicle to wait if your pet needs any procedures, treatments, or if we are getting medications ready for them. This just helps us be able to move appointments along in a timely manner!

We will be reminding you of our new arrival protocol when you call to schedule an appointment, and when we are confirming your appointments.

If you are picking up medications or food, please call us when you come to pick it up and we will bring it out to your car for you – We won’t have a lobby for you to come into as the main entrance is for construction personnel ONLY!

As for other changes, we have updated our reminders system and are now using PetDesk! There is an app available on the App Store and it makes it extremely easy to communicate with us through the app, or texting and emailing. This being said, please make sure we have a correct email address on file as we will no longer be sending out postcard reminders. Reminders will all be coming by email, or you can view them on the PetDesk App. PetDesk is new to us too, so please let us know if you have any questions and we will do our best to answer them!

Please let us know if you have any questions, and be patient with us as we work through this big renovation. Take a peek at our Facebook page for updates on how the renovation is going!

Thank you,

All of us at North Deering Vet Hospital

Hello Clients!
We are shifting from Vetsource to Vet’s First Choice/Covetrus. Please click the below link to be brought to our new online pharmacy for any future orders.
If you have an autoship order already set up with us, please keep an eye out for a follow up email with instructions on how to seamlessly continue your autoship orders.
We appreciate you and your pet continuing to trust in our practice and our staff.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our new online pharmacy.
Thank you,
All of us at North Deering Veterinary Hospital

Exciting New Changes!

Mar 31, 2023

There are some exciting new happenings here at North Deering Veterinary Hospital!

First, we would like to introduce Dr. Kristen Matzkin. She previously practiced in Gray for over 12 years after relocating to Maine from Pennsylvania. She is a welcomed new member of the NDVH family and along with Dr. Kim Tippie, one of the new owners of the clinic. Dr.’s Matzkin and Tippie are proud to maintain a locally owned small business. They attended veterinary school together at the University of Pennsylvania over 25 years ago and have been practicing veterinary medicine and surgery since. Our team’s goal is to provide our amazing patients and clients with caring service and support to build a lasting relationship throughout their pet’s life.

Although Dr. Mark Mills is easing into retirement, he has graciously agreed to stay on board with us part time. We are grateful for Dr. Mills’ continued dedication ensuring the highest quality medicine for all of our NDVH patients.

We would also like to congratulate Dr. Pat Chase on her retirement after her many years providing excellent care to patients and wonderful service to her clients. You may still see her with us from time-to-time filling in!

And lastly, thank you again for everyone’s patience as we continue our facelift!

Best wishes,

All of us at North Deering Veterinary Hospital

Our proud new owners, Dr. Kristen Matzkin and Dr. Kim Tippie!