ShannonHospital Practice Manager
Shannon likes to travel and has found her home here in Maine. Shannon grew up in New Mexico then moved to Texas, where she started working in a veterinary clinic when she was 19 years old. After deciding to move closer to her husband's family, Shannon came to Maine and joined the Biddeford Animal Hospital Family. With her in Maine are her husband, her daughter (the light of her life) and four dogs named Sandy, Riley, Tumbleweed, and Razzy. (Shannon has not been brave enough to take a pic with all her dogs yet.) In her free time, Shannon is most likely found in the woods of Maine camping and fishing, pretending she knows how to use power tools or at a dog foster event.
Lynn grew up in Massachusetts but came to love Maine by working many summers here at a summer camp teaching horseback riding. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in English, but after spending many years as a stay-at-home mom, she decided to nurture her love of animals by joining our team in December 2010. She loves to learn and is excited to be learning so much here. She shares a home with her husband, their three children, and a cat named Babette, whom they adopted in 2009. When not at work, Lynn enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening, sewing, singing, and photography.
My most important job as Biddeford Animal Hospital is to make sure the baskets on the reception counter don’t run away on us. I can often be found holding these baskets in place. Sometimes it takes so long that I accidentally fall asleep! Between these exhausting basket-holding sessions, I have taken it upon myself to follow dogs around the clinic so that they don’t forget that I am the King here, and they should conduct themselves accordingly. During downtime, I enjoy sitting in boxes, eating cookies (Shh! Don’t tell the human staff, they keep trying to put me on this thing called a “diet.” It’s awful) and walking very close to the human staff’s feet when they don’t know I’m there. That’s always a good laugh! During the weekend, I can be found at my vacation home, teaching my weekend family about all of the glorious wonders of living with the Sushi.
My self-given mission in life is to defeat my arch nemesis - the grooming clippers- and collect as many small plastic toys as possible. My never-ending search for toys and treats sometimes leads me into the dangers of the waiting room, but I prefer to spend most of my time helping the technicians in the treatment area. My achievements include hide-and-seek champion of the hospital; sometimes, if you're lucky, you can see whole teams of technicians searching me out! At closing time the technicians have to put me and Sushi in our apartments (or we will set the alarm off), so I wait until about 10 minutes to close and poof I’m gone! The techs get so frustrated with me. It's hilarious! My record is I kept them here 30 minutes after close looking for me. The next day I received a lecture from Shannon, but pffft I wasn’t fazed by it! Another favorite hobby I have is stealing catnip pillows off of the reception counter. I steal them then run to the back and hide them in my basket. It took a whole month before the Receptionist realized I was doing it. Now they always seem to have one eye on me when I come up front.