In 2014, I completed IVAS certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine as well. I am also on the staff of
Portland Veterinary Specialists where I practice Integrative Medicine with a team of Board Certified
Small Town Values.............
"My wife and I moved to Maine in 1994, because we knew that it would be a great place to raise our
son. We feel very fortunate to be in such a wonderful community where we can participate in many of
the unique activities that western Maine has to offer. Bethel is a community where neighbors still
help neighbors. We enjoy the friendly smiles and warm greetings we receive when we walk down Main
Street. In my spare time I enjoy hiking and snowshoeing with my wife and our Labrador retriever,
Miya. In the warmer weather, we enjoy being in our kayaks. Last year we decided to try out paddle
boarding. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Experience you can trust.........
Gary Stuer, D.V.M.... he treats all his patients like they
are part of his family...
"I chose veterinary medicine because I care about pets
and the people who love them. I share my home with one
dog (Miya) and two cats (YumYum and Kiki), so I
understand the special bond that forms when pets are
members of the family. After more than twenty five years,
I still love being a veterinarian. My clients appreciate
the individual attention I give their pets and the way I
treat each animal as if it were my own. Your pet deserves
that level of care."
I graduated from Tufts Veterinary School in 1987, but my
education hasn't stopped there. I regularly attend
seminars to stay current on new technologies and
improved treatments for pets. I have studied several
complementary methods of treating patients and have
integrated them into my practice. In 2004, I was certified
in Veterinary Acupuncture by the International Veterinary
Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and completed Reiki Master
Our Doctors .............
|*DVM & B.S. Michigan State University
School of Veterinary Medicine
*American Veterinary Medical Assoc.
*International Trumpet Guild
Robin Gorrell, D.V.M.
Sara has worked as a receptionist at the Bethel
Animal Hospital since July of 1999. She was born and
raised in Rumford, Maine. She makes her home with
husband Jeff and thei cat, Crinkle. Sara has two
grown children a beautiful granddaughter and several
In their free time Sara and Jeff enjoy motorcycle
riding, kayaking, camping and snowshoeing. Sara
also likes to bake and do handwork, particularly
Kathy-Jo has worked at the Bethel Animal Hospital for 20
years. Her favorite role is that of surgery assistant. Through
all the ups and downs she has maintained her passionate love
for all the animals she comes in contact with.
Kathy lives in West Bethel with her husband Dick , five dogs
and two cats. The love of her life is a ten year old Sheltie
named Fenway with whom she trains in Agility and Rally. She
has two grown children. Jody lives in Lebanon, Maine and
has two children, Autumn and Cameron.
Daughter Brandi lives in Barre, Vermont with her two
children, Jaeden, now eleven years old, and Jack, who is eight.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her
grandchildren and her dogs. She and Fenway have excelled in
both Agility and Rally, earning their Excellent titles in both.
She is now training puppy, Will in both Agility and Rally
"I grew up in Berlin, NH, with two older brothers, a wonderful
mother, and a very nurturing grandmother. I never had any animals
as a young child, but when my Dad died, I was 10 and a good friend
of the family gave me a dog. Her name was Misty, a mixed breed.
My love of animals grew from that moment on.
I married my high school love, and we have always had animals
throughout our married life. We have one daughter, Jessica, who
also loves animals.
As a family, we were actively involved in Greyhound rescue. We were
first introduced to greyhounds through Greyhound Placement Service
of Bridgton, Maine. We used to help out by doing foster care.
I remember when we adopted our first Greyhound, looking for the
right person to take care of him, and Dr. Stuer was it. I joined his
staff in 2001. This was a personal dream: to be part of a
compassionate and dedicated team. What a pleasure to work with
people who have the same priorities and goals in life. And who could
ask for anything more when you look into the eyes of the animals we
treat and get big dog kisses!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Pauline grew up on a working dairy farm in Lewiston,
Maine. In 1989 her parents sold the farm and purchased
a 217 acre working farm in Sumner. Her family opened
the Morrill Farm Bed and Breakfast, which also offers
fresh vegetables, meats, butter and fresh eggs. With an
understanding and love of farm animals, she decided to
pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Pauline attended Vermont Technical College, receiving
her associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She
has been working here since 1998 and brings her
experience in out-patient and emergent care, laboratory
testing, x-ray and pharmacy medications.
Pauline enjoys spending time with her family and
tending her goats, horse, dairy cows, farm dogs and cats.
Jeanne has been at the Animal Hospital since 2005. She
lives in Gilead with her husband, Andy and her beloved
Great Danes; Opal and Pearl. Jeanne and Andy also have a
son, Evan, and three daughters; Mariah in North Carolina,
and Katrina and Carey, who live in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Jeanne raised Great Danes for many years, and now
devotes her time to helping with Dane Rescue and
improving the lives of Danes in need.
Jeanne also works for Bethel Ambulance Service as a
Paramedic. Besides spending time with her Great Danes,
enjoys motorcycle riding, hiking, gardening, art and sewing.
Jeanne has one grandchild, Hudson, of North Carolina, as
well as several grandpuppies,fish, and a bunny.
Robin Gorrell, D.V.M..... "Since joining the Bethel Animal
Hospital staff in 2005, I have enjoyed meeting you and your pets! My
pets have always been important family members in my house, and it
makes me happy to provide quality veterinary care for your family
members as well.
I grew up riding and showing horses in Clarksburg, West Virginia,
and my family owned a series of wonderful cats and dogs. My brother
still lives in the Mountain State. Science and animals have always
been what interests me, and veterinary medicine allows me to combine
those two interests.
I moved to Bethel with my husband and two daughters in 2005. I first
fell in love with Maine during family vacations here, and during the
1980's I practiced for three years in Kennebunkport, where I met my
husband. We moved to Maryland for my husband's career, but we
always knew we would come back.
Our family spends free time cross-country skiing, hiking, biking,
canoeing and camping, so the mountains of western Maine are a
perfect fit. We love living in Bethel and the decision to move here was
the right one."
|D.V.M. Ohio State University
Undergrad: W. Virginia Weseleyn College
American Veterinary Medical Assoc.
Bethel Outing Club
Mahoosuc Land Trust
Growing up with hamsters, fish, rats and my dog, Sandy, by my side, I
have been an animal lover ever since I can remember. I graduated
from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Biochemistry and worked in that field for nine years. After
our son was born in 1992, Gary and I decided we wanted a small
wholesome community to raise our child and be able to enjoy more
family time together.
It was perfect timing that we found Bethel and we love this area very
much! We enjoy walking and snowshoeing through the woods and
spending warm summer days on the pond in our kayaks. Working as
the Business Manager in our practice keeps me involved with all our
animal patients as our caring staff treats each one. We currently have
three furry critters in our home - our Black Lab, Miya, and our cats,
Kiki and YumYum!
In Loving Memory
of Kay McMillin
|In memory of
"Gramie" Kay volunteered at the Animal Hospital
for many years. She came faithfully nearly every
day until well after her 91st birthday. She would
greet patients in the waiting room, cheer up sick
and injured animals in the hospital, and help with
hospital chores. She often brought "goodies" for
her "kids", as she called us, sometimes spoiling
our diets but always appreciated.
We miss her cheerful presence and loving
demeanor. RIP Gramie Kay. We love you!
|*B.S. 1983 University of New Hampshire
*D.V.M. 1987 Tufts Veterinary School
*Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and
Chinese Herbal Medicine
*Board of Directors American Holistic
Veterinary Medical Assoc.
|Kathy Jo FarrenVeterinary
Gary J. Stuer, D.V.M.- Julie Schubert, D.V.M. - Robin Gorrell, D.V.M. - Kate Connell V.M.D.
|Julie Schubert, D.V.M........ "I never considered another
career besides Veterinary medicine. I chose to work in a
mixed practice for 20 years because I loved the variety of
skills needed to deal with both large and small animals. It
was certainly a James Herriot type of life. Many great
stories and fine people. I narrowed my focus to small
animal practice in order to spend more time with patients
and clients. I like to delve deeper into their medical
problems and focus on the human-animal bond that is so
important in veterinary medicine.
My family and I moved to Bethel after enjoying 17 years of
mixed practice in Colebrook, NH, and one year in Three
Our daughter, son, and family dog join my husband and me
in hiking, skiing (both nordic and downhill), running, biking
and other outdoor activities.
A passion for playing the trumpet has led to performances
with orchestras, community bands and many other musical
Kate Connell, V.M.D......... "Originally from Massachusetts, I went
west to receive my bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College in Ohio.
Although I had been accepted to vet school immediately after
graduation, I deferred for a year to see the world. I spent a summer
working on a pig farm and then traveled the globe to work with
exotic animals in Guatemala, elephants in Thailand, and cattle in
the Australian Outback. I landed in Philadelphia for vet school at the
University of Pennsylvania, and made my way back to Bethel in the
summer of 2018.
Although I’m a Massachusetts native, I’ve been coming to Bethel for
my entire life to spend summers in my great-grandparents’ cabin on
the water. I’ve always had a great love of this quiet community where
drivers still stop for pedestrians and neighbors are always ready with
a helping hand. I was so fortunate to have stumbled across the
Bethel Animal Hospital for a summer job while in vet school, and to
have been invited back as an associate.
I joined the team at the Bethel Animal Hospital for the same reasons
that many of you have been coming here for years. This practice has
the most dedicated, compassionate staff that you will find in the
country, and I knew that it would be the perfect place to grow as a
veterinarian. Thank you to all who have given me such a warm
Outside of work you will find me hiking with my dog Dingo, playing
the French horn, and attempting to ski."
Kate Connell, V.M.D........
|V.M.D University of Pennsylvania
Undergrad; Kenyon College
American Veterinary Medical Assoc.