Mobile vet service makes Midcoast house calls

Mar 31, 2014
Dr. Julie Greenlaw has opened Midcoast Mobile Veterinary Service and services are available to Knox County farms.

West Bath — Midcoast Mobile Veterinary Service is a new mobile veterinary practice out of West Bath, that makes farm and house calls in the Midcoast.

Routine and emergency veterinary services for farm animals, including; horses, cows, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, pigs, and chickens, is available. The practice focuses on preventative care for herds and flocks as well as treatments for sick or injured individuals.

Midcoast Mobile Veterinary Service is run by a single owner/veterinarian. Dr Julie Greenlaw is originally from the Bath area and has lived in Woolwich most of her adult life. She grew up working on the Kennebec Morgan Horse Farm in Woolwich where she learned the importance of animal husbandry and preventative medicine. She was able to work with an on-staff veterinarian at the farm and became inspired.

After raising two children Greenlaw finally returned to school and followed her dream to become a veterinarian. She attended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. While in school she focused her energies on large animals knowing that someday she would return to the coast of Maine to serve the farm animals and hard working farmers. Upon her graduation in 2010, she returned to Maine where she has worked in two mixed practices prior to starting her new mobile practice.

Greenlaw’s philosophy is to always put the animals’ health and welfare first while being sensitive to the individual owner’s situation. She believes and research supports that “happy” farm animals raised with less stress and the capacity to display specie’s specific behaviors produces a better end product.

The mobile practice is committed to supporting horses and farm animals and their owners within a one hour drive of her hometown. This includes Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and parts of Cumberland, Kennebec, and Waldo counties.

Some examples of the services include; physical exams, vaccines, Coggins tests, deworming based on fecal testing, nutrition/animal husbandry advice, Health Certificates, and at-home support and euthanasia for family pets at end of life, as well as treatments for many production related diseases.

Emergency coverage for established clients is 24/7. Normal hours are Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Greenlaw can be reached at 522-5315 or email her at jpgreenlaw@yahoo.com to set up an appointment.

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