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Kristina S. Mainella, DVM

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Professional Highlights

  • Diagnostic Support Veterinarian, Idexx Laboratories, Virtual Position – April, 2018 – Present
  • Veterinarian, Camden Hospital for Animals; Rockport, ME — 2014- March 1, 2018
  • Veterinarian, Woodbrook Animal Clinic; Wiscasset, ME — 2007-2014
  • Veterinarian, Medomak Veterinary Services; Waldoboro, ME — 2004-2007
  • Veterinarian, Coastal Veterinary Care, Wiscasset, ME — 2003-2004
  • Veterinarian, South Street Veterinary Services; Pittsfield, MA — 2001-2003

 

About Kristina

Kristina has been practicing as a small animal veterinarian for the past sixteen years. Over the course of this long and fruitful professional journey, she has gained considerable knowledge of and expertise in veterinary anatomy, animal science, infectious disease, pathology, microbiology, parasitology, epidemiology, toxicology, immunology and public health.

Kristina has served in the clinical as well as supervisory capacity at various animal clinics and veterinary services.  Her collaborative work with other experts in the veterinary field helped Kristina to further hone her skills and motivated her to expand her horizons. She is always on the lookout for new avenues to explore in order to engender a broader impact within the veterinary field.

Her strong communication and interpersonal skills are the cornerstone of her professional approach which allow her to assist in end of life care by counseling clients and providing kind and compassionate support.

Kristina identifies both as an adventurer as well as a homebody. She likes to spend her free time doing a bit of horseback riding, skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, or boating. When she is not taking to the outdoors, you might find Kristina unwinding at home with her two kids, her partner Michael, their two dogs, a cat and a Russian Redfoot tortoise. Kristina takes special pleasure in the simple pursuits of life, her favorite being cooking and reading.

 

License and Certification

  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Bangor, ME: Dairy Sanitation Course, Jason Bolton, PhD – Successfully completed April 20, 2017. Certificate received.
  • FSPCA Backentative Controls for Human Food Training, Jason Bolton, PhD – Successfully completed, June 8, 2017. Certificate of training received.
  • Seafood HACCP Alliance Training Course Cornell University, Internet Training Course with Practical Session taught at UMAINE Extension – Successfully completed, June 14, 2017. Certificate received.

 

Publications

  • “Helping Old Dogs with New Tricks: Vestibular Disease in Old Dogs”, Blog: Soothing Scents, March, 2017
  • “Pets, Stress and Travel”, Blog, Soothing Scents, July, 2016
  • “A Glimpse at the Veterinary Profession”, The Berkshire Medical Journal, Volume VII, Number 1, Spring, 1999

 

Presentations

  • Mastitis and Herd Health, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, January, 2001
  • Acute Renal Failure and Ethylene Glycol Toxicity, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Spring, 2000
  • Bison and Brucellosis in Yellowstone National Park, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, November, 1999
  • Avian Trichomoniasis, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, November, 1998
  • Wilson’s Disease/ Copper Toxicosis in West Highland Terriers, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, April, 1998

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

 

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, North Grafton, MA (May 2001)
  • Bachelor of Science in Speech, major: Theatre, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (August, 1990)