Meet Our Team

Dr. Julia Lucas


Dr. Lucas graduated from Veterinary College at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia in 1993. Her first love and passion is patient care. Dr. Lucas says, “My favorite part of any day is a wagging tail or contented purr heading out of the clinic door.” She loves all creatures, great and small, and welcomes your dogs, cats, as well as many exotic and non-traditional pets.

In her free time, Dr. Lucas loves to be outdoors in nature, whether taking care of her garden, hiking in New England’s mountains or scuba diving in the tropics, being surrounded by the natural world is her happy place.

Dr Lucas has lived throughout Australia and the United States, as well as traveled extensively. However, in 2010, with a growing family of 4 kids, cats, dogs, chickens, and an ever-changing assortment of exotic critters, she and her husband started looking for a place to settle down. They were lured by Maine’s natural beauty and laid-back lifestyle and have been thoroughly content to be ""new"" Mainers ever since.

Dr. Deanna Anderson


Dr. Deanna Anderson was born and raised in Maine. She completed her undergraduate degree in animal and veterinary sciences with a concentration in pre-veterinary studies in 2011. She then moved to Iowa and completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Dr. Anderson is passionate about her patients and clients and her professional interests include hospice/palliative/end-of-life care, preventative medicine, dentistry, pain management, alternative medicine and exotic/wildlife medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Anderson loves spending time with her family. She lives in Southern Maine with her husband Eric, her children Hazel and Leo, her mixed breed dog Hershel and her cat Cash. Together, they enjoy camping, traveling, going to the numerous beaches Maine has to offer and baking on rainy days.

Laura Martell

Hospital Manager

Laura has been with Gray Animal Center since its origin in August of 2019. She began working at the front desk, moved into a technician position and now juggles her time as the hospital manager. With a background in animal rescue, working for the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society for a handful of years, she continues to uphold her passion for animals by devoting lots of time to helping the many animal rescues that currently partner with Gray.

Laura lives in New Gloucester with her husband, two dogs, a Border Collie/Malamute named Milo and Sandy, a rescue dog from down south. She also has two very cuddly cats, twins named Fatty and Skinny. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, visiting their camp up north of Millinocket, hiking, boating, or hanging out with her beloved chickens. She also loves online word games.


Director of Operations

Thomas is our beloved clinic kitty. He came to us in 2022 through a client who found him as a stray and cared for him for a few months. When she realized he belonged to no one and she was not able to keep him she reached out to us for help. We all instantly fell in love with this handsome Maine Coon. Thomas spends most of the day adoringly following the staff around, offering support and head buts as needed. He keeps a close watch on everything they do just in case he needs to jump in and help out. He takes his job as Director of Operations very seriously and as you can see even sports a tie these days!

If you see him in the office, go slow, as he can be shy with new people.

Darcy Davison

Tech Assistant

Darcy has been working with Dr. Kinney for 13 years. She followed him to Gray Animal Center in August of 2019. She is one of our veterinary technicians but also runs the hospital's Facebook page and enjoys getting the adorable photos of all the client’s pets. She takes great pleasure in seeing everyone’s pets from day to day as her passion and love for animals runs extremely deep.

Darcy lives in Raymond with her husband and 5 dogs, Tommy, Desi, Bonnie, Basil and Bree. Though she has 2 adult children, her dogs are her kids as she considers them family and they bring her incredible joy and fulfillment.

When Darcy is not working she enjoys anything in nature with her dogs as well as enjoying time at her camp in the summer by the river.

Vicky Adler

Receptionist / Tech Assistant

Vicky began working at Gray Animal Center in 2021. Although she was hired as a receptionist, she will often be found assisting the doctors in any way she can. Vicky loves greeting clients and taking adorable photos of their pets in the lobby or exam rooms as they wait for their appointments.

Vicky lives in Auburn with her husband, two children and their four dogs, Charlie, a Boston Terrier, Lily, a Chihuahua, Oliver, another Boston Terrier and a rescue dog named Adam.

In her spare time, she cherishes just being at home with her family. She also loves swimming, doing puzzles and watching documentaries.

Keagan Rice

Intern / Tech Assistant

Keagan, a New Gloucester native, has been interning with us since the summer of 2022. In May of 2024 he received his undergraduate degree of Animal and Veterinary Science from the University of Maine Orono. He will begin his next 4 years of veterinary school at Cornell University this fall. He spends his school breaks and summers helping us here at Gray and we couldn't be more appreciative of all his hard work and dedication to our practice. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, hiking and fishing. He is pictured with his new kitten Alastor!

We hope all of you will get a chance to meet the future Dr. Rice.

Morgan Allen


Morgan became part of the Gray Animal Center family in 2021 and currently works at the front desk providing a constant source of kindness and compassion for the clients and their pets among many other tasks. She lives in Lewiston with her family and pets, an Australian Cattle Dog named Aurora, two cats Lewis and Bagheera and a Bearded Dragon named Drax. In her off time, she enjoys reading, traveling and horseback riding.

Catherine Crockett


Catherine joined Gray Animal Center in 2022 and is always the friendly smiling face you’ll see at the front desk.

She lives with her family in Raymond and shares the home with her many pets. She has 3 dogs, a Shepherd/Lab named Amara, a ShihTzu named Lola and her rescue dog Mazzy. She also has three cats, Ginger, Itty Bitty and Lucy, a Guinea Pig named Lilac, a Gecko named Kyoshi, a Parakeet named Jasmine and a couple ducks and chickens!

Animals are a true passion for Catherine and she even splits her time volunteering for multiple wildlife rehabilitation centers. She is currently pursuing a Veterinary Technician degree.

Michelle Mattheson


Michelle has been part of the Gray Animal Center team since 2022. She currently lives in Raymond with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, bargain shopping and watching K-dramas!

After Millie, the family dog of 12 years passed away, Michelle felt a calling to help and work with animals. She then landed the perfect job at the front desk at Gray. She even found the family a new rescue dog named Gloria! Michelle brings lots of cheer and positivity to all around her and has been a welcoming asset to all the clients and pets.

Tiffany Ladd


Tiffany has been with Gray Animal Center since the summer of 2021. Her lifelong passions are working with animals and helping people so she knew it would be a great fit to join the team as a receptionist.

Tiffany lives in New Gloucester on a small beef cow farm with her husband and two children along with an assortment of animals. In addition to the black angus cows, turkeys, chickens and pigs she also has a small pack of herding dogs and her beloved and very spoiled pugs. In her free time she enjoys exploring nature, baking and playing board games with her family. She also has a strong interest in homesteading, music and psychology.