Auburn Veterinarians

auburn vetsAmy Bright, DVM, Owner

Growing up in rural Maine surrounded by animals, Dr. Amy Bright became fondly acquainted with animals early in life. Despite her initial desire to be a ballerina, she realized at age 7 that "a lot of the other girls were going to dance class and I wasn't. I suspected then that there was something wrong with my plan!"

Opportunities presented themselves in her high school years that allowed Dr. Bright to farm sit for local alpaca farms. During veterinary school, she worked with wildlife rehabilitation and completed medical rotations at the local raptor center. These experiences helped solidify her love for veterinary medicine and honed her early case management and surgery skills. Dr. Bright earned her bachelor's degree in animal science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and later graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2001. She opened Tower Hill Animal Hospital in September, 2012.

During her years in practice, Dr. Bright has had many memoriable experiences that not only make her career choice rewarding but also inspiring. She fondly speaks of a friendly alpaca named Nimbus who was tragically burned in a barn fire. After eight months of therapy and the administration of daily treatments from a very dedicated owner, Nimbus was healed and surrounded by members of the alpaca community who helped rebuild his barn.

Then there was "Missy the Maltese" who also boasts loving and dedicated owners. When Missy developed sores all over her body, her owners were mystified. Dr. Bright was able to diagnose the condition as panniculitis, a rare inflammatory condition, and after intensive therapy, Missy healed and has been enjoying life ever since. Stories of animals' will to survive combined with pet owners' clear commitment brings Dr. Bright great satisfaction. "Getting to know my neighbors and their pets and guiding them to the healthiest, happiest life possible is the most rewarding part of my job," she says.

With professional interests in pet preventive care and camelid medicine, Dr. Bright is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Small Ruminants Practitioners.

At home, she shares the company of her husband, two dogs and three llamas. In her spare time, Dr. Bright enjoys walking and running with her dogs and gardening.

veterinarian in auburn, nhMegan Thibodeau, DVM

Dr. Megan Thibodeau joined the veterinary team at Tower Hill Animal Hospital in January 2015. She began her career in the animal care field cleaning kennels over nine years ago. At Tower Hill Animal Clinic, Megan brings experience working in geriatric care and complementary alternative medicine. Her favorite part of her job is helping pets feel even better than even their owners thought possible.

Dr. Thibodeau earned her bachelor's degree from Saint Anslem College. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She also holds an acupuncture certification from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Dr. Thibodeau says she likes working at Tower Hill Animal Clinic because "everyone genuinely cares about the pets, their owners, and each other and will go to great lengths to help in any way they can."

At home, Dr. Thibodeau has five shelties. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, sarcasm and experimental baking.