Dr. Rachel Flaherty opens solo practice

r f vetDr. Rachel Flaherty, for years a popular vet with Maine Equine Associates, has moved on to a solo practice.

Flaherty, a 37-year old graduate of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, has opened Back Cove Equine Veterinary Care.

At MEA, Flaherty worked alongside Dr. David Jefferson, who inspired her to pursue veterinary studies decades ago.

“He was my veterinarian growing up. He’s probably the reason I became a large animal vet. I watched him, how he interacted with people and what his lifestyle was like,” said Flaherty.

That lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. Each day brings challenges with weather, travel, and, of course, thousand-pound animals and vtheir humans.

But, said Flaherty: “Building amazing relationships with people and their animals, seeing beautiful places every day, seeing parts of Maine that nobody ever gets to see… It’s kind of an amazing thing.”

Flaherty excels at internal medicine, dentistry, and enjoys her work with camelids (llamas and alpacas). With future coursework at the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in Reddick, Florida, she looks forward to adding acupuncture to her repertoire soon.

Best wishes, Dr. Flaherty!

Find Back Cove Equine on facebook or at the new website for Back Cove Equine Veterinary Care. She may also be reached at (207) 232-4316.

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One Comment

  1. That is awesome! Good luck Rachael!!! I remember when she was a recent addition to Dr. Jefferson’s practice and she had to come out to the farm and remove a very large piece of splintered wood from my horse’s shoulder. You could even see the wood pushing the skin out at the elbow, but it hadn’t broken through. My very first, very gross horse accident that I ended up assisting with. All the best to you Dr. Flaherty!

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