Meet our Veterinary Doctors
Dr. Jonathan Spelke, DVM
Dr. Jon Spelke has been practicing Veterinary Medicine in the Mid-Coast Maine area since 2000 and joined the Androscoggin Animal Hospital staff in 2002. In 2006, he became a partner in the practice with Dr. Chadima, and has owned the practice since 2015. He received his B.A. from Amherst College in 1992 and his D.V.M. from the Virginia Maryland Veterinary School (Virginia Tech) in 1999. Following graduation from Virginia Tech, he did an internal medicine and surgery internship at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Spelke has a special interest in internal medicine and is particularly interested in diagnostic ultrasound. He has practiced ultrasound extensively and performs them for the practice weekly. He lives in Topsham with his wife Amy, his son Max, his daughter Cora, his three cats and his two dogs.
Dr. Karen Freedman, DVM
Dr. Karen Freedman has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Mid-Coast Maine area since 1987 and at the Androscoggin Animal Hospital since 1994. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.
Her interests are equally divided between small animal medicine and surgery, with a special interest in exotic small mammals such as ferrets and guinea pigs, and a particular focus on rabbits. She is a member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. She is an active volunteer at the Bath Area Family YMCA, the Morse Music Association at Morse High School, the RSU 1 LOCAL garden, and Habitat for Humanity.
Dr. Katie McGee, DVM
Dr. Katie McGee grew up on a farm that raised beef cattle and sheep in Gardiner, Maine. She attended middle school and high school in the Damariscotta area. She was able to show animals in 4H throughout her childhood.
After completing her BS in biological science (animal physiology) at Cornell University, Dr. McGee attended Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island and received her DVM in 2014. She has a particular interest in dentistry, dermatology, feline medicine, internal medicine, and small mammal exotics.
For the first 5 years of practice, Dr. McGee worked at a 24-hour emergency and general practice in Salt Lake City, UT, where she gained a wealth of experience. Dr. McGee and her husband, Tyler, moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2018. There, they had their daughter, Willow, in January 2019. In Michigan, Dr. McGee worked at another 24-hour practice and did emergency, general practice, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.
In 2021, Dr. McGee’s family decided to make a big move to be closer to family in Maine. Their four pets came with them: Charlotte (a long-haired Chihuahua), Lincoln (a mini lop rabbit), Simon (a ragdoll mix cat), and Forrest (a white Persian cat). She was looking for general practice with excellent quality medicine and a positive team of co-workers. She is so happy to have found that in Androscoggin Animal Hospital.
Dr. Lauren Skillin, DVM
Dr. Lauren Skillin grew up in Topsham (2008 Graduate of Mt. Ararat HS) and is happy to return to her home town to work in the community. She joined Androscoggin Animal Hospital in November 2021.
Dr. Skillin obtained her BS in Marine Biology from Maine Maritime Academy in 2012, and went on to attend St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. She travelled to Prince Edward Island to attend Atlantic Veterinary College for her clinical year, and graduated with her DVM in 2018. Prior to joining AAH, she has spent 3 years practicing small animal medicine in the Midcoast area. Dr. Skillin is interested in many areas of veterinary medicine, but is particularly interested in diagnostic imaging, pathology and as a professional hobby, loves to dabble in aquatic medicine and aquaculture.
When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Skillin enjoys all water-related activities, including swimming, kayaking, SCUBA, and occasionally acting as sternman for her lobstering husband. Her family consists of her husband, daughter, and their goofy German Shepherd, Rez.
Dr. Molly Berberich, DVM
Dr. Molly Berberich realized that she wanted to be a veterinarian after her second-grade teacher asked her what she wanted to do when she grew up. She moved to Brunswick when she was 11, and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1992. She then attended the University of Minnesota, receiving her B.S. in animal science in 1998. After graduating from college, Dr. Berberich worked as a veterinary assistant and then a veterinary technician for two years before her opportunity to attend veterinary school finally presented itself. She earned her D.V.M. from Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine, in St. Kitts, W.I., in 2002.
Dr. Berberich began practicing in New York State in 2003, but decided to move back to Maine in 2006. She has been practicing here ever since, starting in Portland, then working her way up to Boothbay, and finally joined Androscoggin Animal Hospital in April 2012.
Dr. Molly Seaward, DVM
Dr. Molly Seaward is delighted to return to her home state and to join Androscoggin Animal Hospital in June 2020.
She grew up in York, Maine, and attended Bowdoin College, graduating in 2009. She then went on to Oregon State University to earn her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2015. After completing a 1-year rotating internship at the BluePearl Hospitals in New York City, she developed her small animal internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine skills. She stayed in New York for another 4 years working as a general practitioner in the historic West Village of Manhattan. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in surgery, sports medicine, and feline medicine.
Dr. Tyler Cote, DVM
Dr. Tyler Cote has been practicing veterinary medicine in Southern Maine since 2009. He received his B.S. in Biology & Animal Science at University of Maine Orono in 2005 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee in 2009. Tyler joined our team in 2013.
Dr. Cote has a special interest in Dermatology.
Tyler enjoys time at home with his son Tobin and his daughter Aelin. When he’s not home, he’s often found in the woods of Maine fishing and camping.