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.

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    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

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    Did you know rats make surprisingly affectionate pets? If you're thinking of bringing home a pet rat, here's what you need to know. Health Rats that are bred especially as pets are safe to keep and should be free of disease. But common conditions may affect your rats from time to time. Your veterinarian ...

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    Chinchillas are playful, loveable, and amusing pets. If you want yours to remain in your family for long, you should ensure that it has a good diet. Chinchillas require a lot of attention due to their playful nature; therefore, it is best to have supervised playtime with yours if you want to create a ...

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    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

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    Curious and inquisitive by nature, guinea pigs make great pets. These little bundles of fur are quite social and enjoy spending time with the people who handle, feed, and groom them. As a pet, guinea pigs are relatively low maintenance, rarely aggressive, and fun to own. How to Care Guinea pigs are playful, ...

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    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

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  • Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

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    Shy animals that roll into a ball when scared, hedgehogs are covered with spiky quills. They're small, clean, and fun to watch so they're quite popular as pets. Even so, these little guys need lots of activity to stay healthy. Health Hedgehogs can have health problems, including dental diseases, skin ...

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