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

Pet Emergency? Call us right away 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

  • Dr.
    Katie Erswell

    Dr. Katie Erswell graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  She loves seeing all the dogs and cats that need care. In addition she is well-known for her love of ferrets.  She owned ferrets for 22 years and has now practiced caring for them as a doctor for another 20 years. She also enjoys rabbits, rats and guinea pigs as well.  She is a Mainer who moved around as she grew up and then returned to Maine for undergrad in Business at USM.  After working in advertising, she returned to school to get her veterinary degree and then moved back to Maine and started a family.

  • 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 'Ernie, '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.

  • Denise Hodgkins
    Veterinary Technician

    Denise joined Pownal Veterinary Hospital in May 2021 with many years of experience in the veterinary industry. She has 2 Belgian Malinois, 2 tarantulas, 20 thousand bees. Denise enjoys hiking with her dogs, playing paintball, and spending time at her camp in Jackman.

  • Emily Randall
    Veterinary Technician

    Emily joined Pownal Veterinary in September 2023. Emily grew up in Freeport on her family farm, Kelsey Brook Farm.  In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking with her dogs (3 Australian Shepards, 1 Labrador Retriever, and 1 Rottweiler).  Emily is always busy taking care of her farm animals which include cows, goats, chickens, and a pig named 'Poppy'



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.

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