Topsham Veterinary Wellness Center

6 1st St
Topsham, ME 04086


Our Doctors


Amy Ruksznis, DVM

Amy Ruksznis, DVM:


Dr. Ruksznis (pronounced "Ruck-shin-knees") grew up in Kittery, ME knowing from a young age that some day she'd be a veterinarian.  She attended the University of Maine - Orono for a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and minored in Equine Studies.  She worked as a veterinary assistant for one year before being accepted to the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada.  It was there that she was able to fulfill her childhood dream.  She worked for 6 years in Portland, ME at North Deering Veterinary Hospital.  There she was responsible for the majority of the surgery and dental procedures, and also enjoyed creating lasting relationships with clients and their pets that were seen for both wellness and sick visits.  

It has always been important to Dr. Ruksznis to teach pet owners what it takes to keep their pets healthy when possible.  In the event that the pet is on the other side of things, and comes to see her when they are sick, she does everything she can to solve the problem and provide comfort to both the pet and the owner.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Ruksznis enjoys the outdoors as much as possible. She shares her home in Bowdoinham with her wife Denise, her trusty dogs Olive and Bernie, a wildman Maine Coon named Charlie, a 23 year old bird name Buddy, a hand-me-down turtle named Tim, and some lovely chickens.



Alex Munroe, DVM

Alex Munroe, DVM


Dr. Alex grew up in the land of the New England Patriots, the state where the locals cringe when you call the city "Wor-chester" and as a kid drank from a "bubblah" when he was thirsty.  He served a brief sentence for Biology at Franklin Pierce University before moving to Maine in 2002, where he worked as a technician in emergency medicine, day practice and specialty care alike.  It was during this time that he got the itch to work with all things feathered, scaled and tiny.  He had the privilege of attending veterinary school at the Atlantic Veterinary College and living life amongst our frozen, friendly socialist neighbors to the north in Prince Edward Island.  Even though he left in 2008 he looks for pretty much any excuse to motor back up to see his Canadian compadres, typically on his favorite mode of transportation, his motorcycle! 

When he's not helping all creatures great, small and smaller, he's usually chasing his son around, or chasing his goats around because they've escaped the barn for the 9 millionth time.  He suffers from a constant "random mental jukebox," and is usually best found in the hospital by listening for whistling, singing or humming.  

With his help, we will now be able to extend services to our exotics/pocket pet friends.  Dr. Alex treats the whole Ark (minus hedgehogs!)  Come visit with your birds, reptiles and furry critters.  He is also amazing, of course, with dogs and cats.



Jan Oliver, DVM

Jan Oliver, DVM


Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Dr. Oliver graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2008. She spent two years working in Ottawa, Canada before meeting her husband and moving to New Jersey. In 2019, her love of the snow called her back northward and brought her to the lovely State of Maine.

Though Dr. Oliver has worked with a wide variety of pets from hamsters to hedgehogs, she now focuses mainly on treating dogs and cats. She has been nicknamed the "cat whisperer" which is likely why she currently has 4 cats of her own! She enjoys teaching people how to care for their furry family members, and believes in the importance of a friendly and trustworthy veterinary team to help pets and their owners when they need it.

Dr. Oliver lives on her budding homestead with her husband and young son. When she isn't tending to her pets, garden, goats or chickens, she likes to plan fundraisers in her community, help with renovation projects in her home, bake, ski, bike, kayak, hike...basically, she rarely sits still!