Daryl Burmeister, DVM
Dr. Burmeister grew up on a dairy farm in rural Lakefield, Minnesota. He attended the college of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University and graduated in 1995. He began his career in small animal medicine in Bloomington, Illinois, and has been practicing in Ellsworth since 1999. Dr. Burmeister is married, and has four children, Aaron, Mimi, Rory and Noe, and two rescued rat terriers, Oatmeal and Farina, and an abandoned kitten named Mustache . He enjoys gardening, travel and spending time with his family. Dr. Burmeister is a member of the MaineVMA and the AVMA.
Christine Soper is our receptionist. A native of Oregon, Christine is married to Retired-Coast Guard husband, Steve Soper. They have four children, Levi, Cordell, Nick and Lorrie-Beth and one grandson, Austin. Over the past 20 years as a Coast Guard wife, Christine has lived in places like Louisiana, Guam, Oregon and Maine. She has a black lab names Lucas and a cat named Beezley. She has chickens as well!
Laurie Pierce is our Vet Tech. Many years ago, Laurie and her husband Bob relocated to the Ellsworth area from upstate NY. She has two children-Jessica and Frank. and two grandchildren, Bella and Greyson. Laurie has worked in the animal care field for over 22 years, including the SPCA and being a vet tech at other animal hospitals. She has 3 dogs and 7 cats (several of which are special needs), enjoys family outings, reading, writing, painting and drawing.
Pilar Burmeister is the clinic manager. She is married to Dr. Burmeister. Pilar is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, who is currently the Chair of the School of Nursing at Eastern Maine Community College. She grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and attended the University of Texas Medical Branch for her undergraduate degree in Nursing. In 1999 she graduated from Mennonite School of Nursing with her Master's degree in Nursing as an FNP, and in 2015 graduated from Husson University with a Master's Degree in Nursing Education. In her spare time, she enjoys cake decorating, scrapbooking, travel and spending time with her family.
One of our clinic cats
This is Sugar Plum, she came to us from the SPCA. She has one blue eye and one brown/yellow eye. She purrs constantly!
The second of our clinic cats
This is Puddin' Pop. She is Sugar Plum's sister. She also came from the SPCA. She loves to play with kitty toys!