Veterinary Team

Dr. John Andrew Benson, DVM & Owner

Dr. John Benson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in 1973 and went on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 1979. Since then, he has lived his life doing what he loves; helping pets to have healthy and happy lives.

Fresh out of veterinary school, Dr. Benson worked at a mixed-animal practice in New London, Pennsylvania for one year. In 1980, he purchased Elliot Animal Hospital and renamed the practice Broadway Veterinary Clinic, and has been the Owner ever since. Dr. Benson is certified in Animal Chiropractic Care, and also has areas of professional interest in endoscopy and surgical procedures.

Dr. Benson has a rich history of serving the local community. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Bangor Humane Society and the State Board of Veterinary Medicine, along with serving on the Board of the Maine Veterinary Association and one year as president. He was also the president of Bangor Youth Hockey for one year.

Outside of the hospital setting, Dr. Benson enjoys skiing and gardening, and he is an award-winning homebrewer. His first pets were two Beagles named Rawhide and Pal. He now shares a home with his wife and pet family of five dogs and one cat.

Dr. Joseph B. Sipe-Edelman, DVM & Medical Director

Dr. Joseph Sipe-Edelman completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri. He furthered his education at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Pathology. In 2006, he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

After his many years of experience as a veterinarian, Dr. Sipe-Edelman is continually fulfilled by the opportunity to help pets live long, happy, and healthy lives, while also enriching the lives of pet parents. Dr. Sipe-Edelman has areas of professional interest in internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, dermatology, behavior counseling, and oncology. He became the Medical Director at Broadway Veterinary Clinic in July 2019.

Dr. Sipe-Edelman grew up in Illinois and is now a resident of Orono, Maine. He shares a home with his husband, Philip, and their two hound dogs, Ziggy and Darrowby. Outside of the hospital setting, Dr. Sipe-Edelman enjoys running, cooking, reading, and biking. He is fluent in Spanish and Danish and is developing his fluency in French.

Dr. Jennifer Freese, DVM

Jennifer Freese obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Campbellsville University in 2002. She graduated from Auburn University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006.

Originally from Northern Kentucky, Dr. Freese moved to Maine after veterinary school where she has practiced outstanding clinical care ever since. Dr. Freese has professional interests in surgery and endocrinology.

A few of her favorite things include gluten and dairy-free desserts, the movie The Greatest Showman, and the Labrador breed. Her first pet was a dog named Pebbles, and she now has a Labrador as a forever friend named Koda. In her free time, Dr. Freese enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons more than anything else.

Dr. Lauren Landry, DVM

Originally from New Hampshire, Dr. Lauren Landry found her happy place in the state of Maine during her undergraduate studies at the University of Maine. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed clinical training at Purdue University.

Dr. Landry has areas of professional interest in general medicine, soft tissue surgery, and shelter medicine. But, most of all, Dr. Landry enjoys helping kittens grow to be healthy with a good quality of life.

Although Dr. Landry misses the beautiful island weather of St. Kitts, she is grateful for the change of seasons and to be a part of the wonderful hospital team at Broadway Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Landry lives with her partner in crime, Matt, and their two feline friends, Kingsly and Bravo.

Dr. Michael A. Albert, DVM

Dr. Michael Albert graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pathobiology. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Albert attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Sciences and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1989.

Dr. Albert is a generalist in canine and feline medicine with special interests in cardiology, surgery, and clinical pathology. He has worked in the veterinary field for over 30 years and still finds happiness and fulfillment in seeing pets and their caretakers at Broadway Veterinary Clinic each day. He also volunteers his time with the Bangor Humane Society.

Dr. Albert has roots in Northern Aroostook County. He is a lover of the wide-open spaces and outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, shooting, canoeing, and hunting. Dr. Albert also enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and their German Shepherd named Nyx and Labrador Retriever named Sam.

Kimberly Shortall, Hospital Manager

Kimberly Shortall joined the veterinary field in 1985 out of her love for animals and desire to make a difference by helping others. As Hospital Manager at Broadway Veterinary Clinic, she fosters a positive and supportive hospital environment for the wonderful doctors and staff, clients, and patients. Kimberly earned an Associate of Science degree in Business Management with professional interests in accounting and bookkeeping.

Originally from New York, Kimberly has found a happy home in Maine and enjoys writing poetry in her spare time. She has had cats as family pets since she was born, and Maine Coon and Siamese are her favorite feline breeds. Currently, Kimberly has seven amazing kitties of her own: Kyle, Victoria, Verona, Nala, Simon, Lucky, and Furman. Fun fact: Kyle has a constant determination to open the fridge and shrimp is his favorite prize!

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