Welcome to Pownal Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Pownal Maine
Call us at (207) 688-4843

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We are a small animal hospital that takes pride in practicing compassionate and expert veterinary medicine. Our pets are loving members of our own families, so we treat your pets like family too! Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff provide exceptional care for our clients and patients alike.

If you live in Pownal or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Karen Richter-Hall is a licensed Maine veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Pownal Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Karen Richter-Hall has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Pownal veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (207) 688-4843 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Pownal veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Pownal pet owners.

At Pownal Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Karen Richter-Hall
Pownal Veterinarian | Pownal Veterinary Hospital | (207) 688-4843

191 Hallowell Rd Pownal, ME 04069
Pownal, Maine 04069

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Karen Richter-Hall

    Karen Richter-Hall graduated from Deering High School in Portland, Maine in 1977 and then earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Simmons College, Boston in 1981.  While applying to Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, she worked as a laboratory technician at The Children’s Hospital in Boston, as a veterinary technician at The Commonwealth Veterinary Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, and as an assistant herdsman at a dairy farm in Hardwick, Massachusetts. 

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  • Ann Soule
    Practice Manager, Veterinary Assistant

    Ann Soule joined Pownal Veterinary Hospital in September 2011.  Ann grew up in Freeport in a family that includes both farmers and fishermen!  Ann lives in Pownal with her husband Wally and daughters Elizabeth and Nora. The Soule family also includes 2 dogs  'Trixie' and 'Lily', a cat named 'Kitty', as well as cows, sheep, chickens on their family farm, known as 'Remember When Farm'.  Ann enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and gardening in her 'free' time.

  • Christy Fait
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Christy Fait joined Pownal Veterinary Hospital in March 2015.  Christy grew up and currently lives in Bath with her husband Tyson and their dogs & cats 'Reggie', 'Ike', 'Chunks', and 'Bob'. Christy comes to Pownal Veterinary with 7 years of experience in personalized pet care.  In her spare time Christy enjoys oil painting, the beach, and spending time with her husband & dogs.

  • Melissa Murphy
    Veterinary Assistant

    Melissa Murphy joined Pownal Vet in 2017.  Melissa lives in Freeport with her  2 children, Alison & Connor. Their family has 2 dogs 'Rex' & 'Ramona' and 2 cats 'Rosie' & 'Shadow'. When Melissa isn't working she can be found at hockey games for her son or hiking the woods of Southern Maine.

  • Sue Adams
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Sue is happy to be back in the veterinary field. After taking a well-deserved rest from working in Windham, Sue has joined the Pownal Veterinary staff.  She brings many years experience in the veterinary industry.  Sue has one cat, one dog, two horses, and three alpaca, and four chickens.



Read What Our Clients Say

    They take amazing care of all of my animals. Like a family there!

    Kelly H.

    Very attentive and thorough. Clean, safe, environment for the animals.

    Lisa S.

    We love Pownal Vet!! Dr. Richter-Hall and her amazing team have been taking care of my two pups for 4 years now!

    Heather K.

    Very nice staff. Great communication. Reached out to previous (out of area) vet for records. Overall it was a comforting experience.

    Bill P.

    Dr. Karen and her staff are all so caring and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable leaving my cat there the very same day I met them. He had a minor operation and is so improved!

    Laurie G.

Featured Articles

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  • Donkeys, Horses & Mules

    There are many benefits to owning a donkey, horse, or mule. However, it is important to know that these animals (all belonging to the sub-family called equus) require special housing, feeding, and care for a healthy life. Here are a few important considerations to make before bringing a new animal home. Housing ...

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  • Goats

    Maybe, you've heard that goats will basically eat anything they can put in their mouth. This might give you the impression that they're simple animals to take care of, but this isn't the case. Goats need proper nutrition and enough space, among other things, to grow strong and healthy. Therefore, before ...

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  • Cows

    Are you thinking about getting a cow? Before you do, there are a few considerations you need to make. These large and gentle animals need a considerable amount of space, have special dietary needs, and have certain health needs you’ll have to pay attention to. Plus, they can live for up to twenty-five ...

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  • Sheep

    Sheep are adorable with their naturally wooly coats. With all that wool comes responsibility, though. If you're considering raising sheep, you should know what it entails to take care of them. That way, you're prepared for their arrival and aren't overwhelmed after you adopt them. Housing What type ...

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  • Pigs

    Did you know that pigs are a lot cleaner than the reputation they have? While they do roll around in the mud, this keeps them cool. They're actually one of the cleanest animals. They, however, require care, just like any animal. Before you take on more than you can handle, you should educate yourself ...

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  • Chickens

    Choosing a Pet Chicken Maybe, you want the luxury of freshly laid eggs. Maybe, you think chickens are interesting animals and would make good pets. Before you rush out and purchase a coop and chicken feed, you should understand what's entailed in keeping them healthy and safe. General Information Make ...

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  • Turkeys

    While all animals have unique personalities, turkeys are usually docile animals. They can be interesting pets to have. However, like any pet, they require a certain level of care to remain healthy and content. Before you decide to purchase turkeys, you should understand what the care entails. Housing Keep ...

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  • Ducks

    You might enjoy feeding the ducks at the pond. When you see them interact with their environment, it may make you smile. Ultimately, this could provoke you to want to go out and buy one, so you have that feeling all the time. While you might not think that a duck takes a great deal of work, there's more ...

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Snakes

    If you’re looking for a low-maintenance pet, then you might be interested in owning a snake. However, there are a few aspects of owning a snake that you need to be aware of before you make this type of commitment. Here’s what you need to know. What to Know Before Choosing a Pet Snake Before you purchase ...

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Pownal Office


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