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. His pets include two rescued Rat Terriers, Oatmeal and Farina, an abandoned kitten named Mustache and many goldfish . He enjoys gardening, travel and spending time with his family. Dr. Burmeister is a member of the MaineVMA and the AVMA.
Laurie Pierce is our Vet Tech. Many years ago, Laurie 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 24 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.
Tracy Young is our receptionist. She hails from Pennsylvania, originally, but has been in Maine since 1982. She is a graduate of Ellsworth High School. Tracy has 3 children, Ryan, Alexis and Landon and a Border Collie rescue. She enjoys spending time with her children, going to the beach and reading.
Pilar Burmeister is the clinic manager. She is married to Dr. Burmeister. Pilar is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and is currently the Director 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!