About Dehler Animal Clinic
Full Service Veterinary Clinic in Westbrook, ME
Since 1991, Dehler Animal Clinic has provided a full range of veterinary services in Westbrook, ME. Our owner and veterinarian, Dr. Bob Dehler has practiced here in Westbrook since 1983. Together with our staff, Dr. Dehler is committed to providing animals and their families with the highest quality of care and services. We are dedicated to building strong relationships with our clients, and we truly care about your pet’s health and wellbeing. It is our goal to help your animals live happy and healthy lives.
We provide care to dogs and cats, as well as farm animals and equine. You can count on our practice for a variety of primary veterinary services including preventive medicine, vaccinations, spay and neutering, surgery, home visits, backyard farm visits, pet dentistry, radiography, and more. As a locally owned and operated practice, we are able to provide individualized attention and care. We take a personal interest in each patient and their healthcare needs.
To ensure your pets always receive the highest level of care, we work with a network of trusted specialists to provide diagnostics, surgeries and care to patients who exceed the the proper limitations of primary care.
Meet Dr. Dehler
Dr. Dehler has been providing veterinary care throughout southern Maine since 1983.
“Whether it’s a family pet, horses, or farm animals, each patient is unique,” says Dr. Dehler. “That’s why I like to work closely with both the owners and their animals. We all want to make sure our patients receive the care that is right for their particular situation.”
High quality, personalized veterinary care is the foundation of Dr. Dehler’s practice. From routine visits to emergency calls, Dr. Dehler considers himself to be a partner in his patients’ well being. “Our clients form very close bonds with their animals,” he notes. “Understanding that relationship is an important step in providing the most appropriate care.”
Robert Dehler received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. His undergraduate work in Zoology was also at OSU, where he received his B.S. in 1979. He began his studies in animal medicine after a four year stint in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the U.S.S. Damato (DD871) and the U.S.S. Truckee (AO147).
Upon graduation, Dr. Dehler started his practice in Westbrook, Maine and has been caring for animals in the area since 1983.
Today, Dr. Dehler’s care for animals extends beyond the clinic to his own home, where he enjoys the company of many dogs, cats, chickens, goats, sheep and horses. His wife, Leanne (Risbara), is a popular dog breeder and manages many business aspects of the clinic. Together, the Dehlers and their five children make a large family of animal lovers.
Derek joined our team after relocating to Portland from the Rockies of Colorado where he spent the last 3 years and was trained as a veterinary technician. Before moving to Colorado, Derek earned a BA degree in Anthropology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of New Hampshire. Derek shares his home with his girlfriend Amber, their terrier mix Chewbacca, and their two cats Jabba and Princess Leia. In his spare time Derek enjoys any and all outdoor physical activities, socializing with friends, and expanding his knowledge of animals and medical practices.
Sarah grew up in southern California. Her love for animals began at an early age when she started volunteering at many pet adoption clinics throughout her time in school. After high school, Sarah spent her time traveling the country, eventually ending up in Tennessee where she met her husband, Zach. They have a one year old son named Elias, two cats, Midnight and Nuts, and two dogs, Luca and Thumper. In her free time Sarah enjoys ballroom dance, spending time outside with her family, archery, going to the movies, and using her ham radio operators’ license to take part in emergency communication teams.
Randy is originally from Texas where he graduated at University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science. Growing up on a small family ranch, Randy always had a strong interest in animal husbandry. He is currently enrolled at York County Community College in the Veterinary Technology program. Randy shares his home with his fiancée, Heather and their two cats, Percy and Seia. His interests also include reading, marine ecology, entomology, wood-working, hiking and various other outdoor activities.
Kendra has an associates degree in Business Administration from Southern Maine Community College and recently returned to school where she is studying Marine Biology and Environmental Science at the University of New England. Her love for animals started at an early age when her family rescued a stray puppy. She resides in Scarborough with her two dogs, Augustus and Paisley, and her ferret, Bean. In her spare time, Kendra loves to travel the world and explore different cultures through her camera lens.
Deb grew up in Massachusetts where her love of animals, especially horses, began at a young age. She lived in Arizona for 15 years where she attended Pima Medical Institute in the Veterinary Technician program, received her certification in 2004 and worked as a specialty technician in Internal Medicine. Deb relocated back home in 2015 to be with family and lives with her dog, Keeva and 2 cats Coal and Sneakers – all Arizona rescues. In her free time, she enjoys travel, all things outdoorsy, crafts and participating in cooking competitions.
Leanne has been part of the Dehler Animal Clinic team since 1995! She is also well known as a lifelong local dog fancier/hobbyist, but has shared her life with all types and sizes of animals over time. Leanne divides her time between the practice, her dogs and her family, which keeps her busy – but she wouldn’t have it any other way!
Leanne started working with animals at a young age, she was a dog groomer for 15 years, and continues working with animals with both her position as Office Manager here at Dehler Animal Clinic, and as a breeder. Leanne’s family has many furry friends, including various breeds of dogs. Leanne loves photography, as well as traveling.
Brooke has been a member of the Dehler Animal Clinic Team since November 2006 working in many areas of the clinic. She graduated from PennFoster in the Veterinary Technician Program.
She is known in the clinic as avid cat lover!
Brooke’s passion for helping pets, and more broadly promoting preventative services and the benefits to our “Pet Parents” is something she enjoys in practice. Outside of work Brooke enjoys spending time with Stella, her French Bulldog, and 2 cats. During Maine summers you will find her spending a lot of time outside gardening.
Terri was raised with many animals, specifically dogs. There has never been a time in her life when she has not had a dog. Currently, Terri has two beautiful Golden Retrievers- Roxy and Monroe and at any given time you can find a few extra dogs at her house. Terri worked many years in retail, but always finds her way back to animals. She also is known for assisting in births and nurturing many Golden pups over the years. Terri loves summer weather, she can always be found lounging on the beach and in the fall she enjoys hiking with her dogs.
Lindsay, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, has been working at Dehler Animal Clinic for 10 years. Her passion has always been for animals and veterinary medicine, and the focus of her career since she was a teenager. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and Master’s Degree in Post-Secondary Adult Education have served her well in expanding her career; Lindsay loves the aspect of client communication and educating those around her on all things veterinary medicine. Lindsay shares her life with her husband Brandon, 3 golden retrievers: Bradi, Tyler, and Shelby, and 2 cats Little Bear and Mallory. If you ever want to talk about Golden Retrievers, Lindsay is extremely passionate about this breed and an active member in the Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.