Nellie Savage, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. 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!
When not in the clinic, Dr. Savage enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, biking, vacationing to family retreats, and pretty much anything that involves spending time with her family. Dr. Savage's love for animals led her to this profession, but it is her commitment to both the animals and their owners to offer the best medicine, surgery, advice, and emotional support that makes her the veterinarian that she is today. She understands that there are both good and bad moments in our pets' lives and she wants to be there for all of them.
Antoinette O'Hara, BVSc, MRCVS
Dr. O'Hara and her husband Laurence enjoy living in the Portland area with their two sons, Geoffrey age 5 and Oscar age 3. They also have two loving rescue mutts, a terrier cross named Baxter and Chewy, a Brittany Spaniel. Dr. O'Hara's favorite hobbies are spending time with her family and trail running with her dogs.
Kate Ferrell, BVetMed, MRCVS
Dr. Kate Ferrell joined the team at Brackett Street 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 her 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, ACVS
Dr. Mark House is a board-certified surgeon available to Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic clients for complex surgeries such as orthopedic and soft tissue. He earned his DVM degree at 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 2004-2005, Dr. House attended the Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital to complete a one-year general internship program. Then he moved to Long Island, NY where he completed a one-year surgery internship program at Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS). LIVS is a very busy private 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.
Asha Rozario, DVM
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.
Dr. Nicole King, DVM
Dr. Nicole King grew up in Muskegon, Michigan and currently resides in Portland, Maine. She received an undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and received her DVM degree from Michigan State University. Prior to joining the Bracket Street Veterinary Hospital team, Dr. King practiced at Shaver Road Animal Hospital in Portage, Michigan and Midcoast Animal Emergency Hospital in Warren, Maine. Her special interests include radiology, ultrasound, emergency and critical care, sports medicine, and ophthalmology.