Richard O. Whitaker (Whit) did his undergraduate work at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and was admitted to veterinary school prior to receiving an undergraduate degree. Whit attended University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1979 as a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine). Dr. Whitaker moved to Maine in 1987 and established New England Genetics to pursue his special interest in reproduction and embryo transfer in cattle.
Dr. Whitaker has also been practicing small animal medicine at Central Maine Veterinary Hospital since its inception in 1991. Presently Whit is the relief vet at CMVH, filling in when and where needed. Whit returned to school in 2000 and earned his MBA at University of Southern Maine in 2004.
Life at home is filled with his wife Johanna and daughter Adriana. The Whitaker’s have two labs, Abby and Lucy, and two cats, Itty Bitty Kitty and Snowbell. Whit enjoys cross country skiing, hiking, and perennial gardening. And his newest hobby is breeding and raising Holstein cattle at Juniper Farm in Gray, Maine.
Claire Morissette - VMD
Claire has been with us since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She grew up in this area and attended the University of Maine in Orono for her undergraduate degree in Animal Science. Claire enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery.
Outside of work, Claire's priority is spending time with her husband and their young children. Her family also includes 2 cats; Mabel and Soot, and 2 ferrets; Merlin and Cosmo. Claire's hobbies include a variety of outdoor activities, quilting and crafts.