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 your four-legged friends. You can count on our practice for a variety of primary veterinary services including preventive medicine, vaccinations, spay and neutering, surgery, home 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 cat or dog, 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.
Dr. Ariana Bailey
Dr. Ariana Bailey grew up around the world as a child, living in places like Indonesia, Vietnam, and England. From a very young age she knew she wanted to be a vet. It all started on vacation with a strong desire to help street animals in Bangkok, Thailand at 10-years-old. Since then her love for animals has grown and went from a hobby to a career.
Dr. Bailey earned her veterinary degree at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She now lives with her husband Matt in Standish and has a St. Bernard named Archer, a standard poodle named Lana, and her cat Cyril. Her main hobbies are international traveling, cooking and hiking. She can often be found on her deck reading a good book as well as enjoying all the nooks and crannies that Maine has to offer.
Before joining Dehler Animal Clinic, Dr. Bailey practiced in both Brewer and Skowhegan, Maine. She has special interests in preventative medicine, international travel certificates for animals, and exotic medicine.
Jen was born and raised in the Portland Maine area and has been an animal lover her whole life. Active in 4-H growing up and showing horses all over Maine and New England, she knew at a very early age she wanted to pursue a career with animals. Jen went to The Kentucky Horseshoeing School after graduating and still has a small Horseshoeing business. Jen has spent the last 7 years working at an animal shelter and had a soft spot for the older dogs and those with extra medical needs. In her spare time, Jen can often be found at the barn or showing her horse Marlee.
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.
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.
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.
Caitlyn grew up in Southern Maine and from a young age had a passion for animals, big and small. She joined the Dehler team as a receptionist while also going to York County Community College to expand her technical knowledge and hopes to graduate and become a veterinary technician. In her free time if she isn’t at home hanging out with her canine pals (Jack, Colby, Mika and Hazel) you can find her out in the barn or at a show with her horse Sid. If you ever want to talk shop about horses or cars, Caitlyn is your girl!
Amber spent part of her youth in Massachusetts before moving to Maine and was always surrounded by animals her family took in ranging from cats and dogs to various pocket pets as well as chickens and ducks. She graduated from the University of Maine in 2014 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Zoology where she focused much of her studies on animal behavior and neuroscience. She has spent time shadowing a local dog trainer and worked for over three years as a canine animal care technician at a shelter finding a niche in working with shy and fearful dogs on gaining confidence and comfort in human interaction. In her free time Amber can be found either reading or playing video games with her dogs (Faye and Sophie) and cats (Frida, Binx and Kael’thas).
Kendra was born and raised in Maine, but has spent a few years living in other parts of the country. Kendra and her black lab, Augustus, moved back to Maine and she returned to her position as Veterinary Assistant at Dehler Animal Clinic in 2020. Kendra has an associate degree in Business Administration from Southern Maine Community College, and is continuing her education for a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In her spare time, Kendra loves to travel the world and explore different cultures through her camera lens.