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First Choice Animal Care and Surgery Center: ElleVet’s May Clinic of the Month 

First Choice Animal Care and Surgery Center 
Windham, ME 

First Choice Animal Care and Surgery Center is a one doctor practice led by Dr. Kern, DVM, MS. Their goal is to provide clients and their pets with the best veterinary experience possible, and they have a wonderful team in place to deliver on that promise!

We caught up with First Choice’s Office Coordinator, Courtney, to learn more about day-to-day life at First Choice.  

How long has your clinic been in business?

11 years. Dr. Kern started his practice as a surgery center and eventually added primary care a few years later.  

 First Choice Veterinary Clinic

“We love building relationships with our patients, so they feel comfortable when they come into the office.” On top of that, “We love to create a fun work environment and work as a team always.” — Courtney Brown, Office Coordinator

What is one interesting aspect about life at First Choice?

Dr. Kern is a board-certified surgeon, which means we get to see very cool surgeries. Our team loves seeing all of the different cases that get to go into our operating room.  

If your clinic had a theme song, what would it be? 

“Let’s Go Girls” by Shania Twain 

If you had to choose three words to describe your clinic, what would they be? 

Professional, Fun, Exciting 

Why do you use ElleVet for your patients? 

Our patients are using Ellevet for pretty much everything. This includes mobility, stress, palliative care, skin support, etc. 

What is your clinic’s favorite ElleVet product? 

The CBD + CBDA Chews

Do you have a memorable story regarding a patient using ElleVet that you would like to share?

We have a patient who had joint discomfort and bowed front legs. She was struggling getting up and moving around. After going on Ellevet she now walks into our clinic and gets around much better. It has changed her life and activity. 

Congratulations to the team at First Choice Animal Care and Surgery Center on being named ElleVet’s Clinic of the Month! We love having you right down the road and working with you to support the health of local pets!  


At ElleVet, we’re honored to work with many incredible veterinarians and their passionate teams. We value their commitment to the health and happiness of pets and are grateful for the patience, compassion, and dedication they bring to their work. We look forward to featuring a new clinic each month!  

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