Topsham Veterinary Wellness Center

6 First St
Topsham, ME 04086


Our Staff 



Layne: Receptionist

Layne was born and raised in Maine and has worked with animals her whole life. She grew up riding horses and helping around the barn. She has experience with her family in breeding dogs and has continued to work with both large and small animals through her life.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her three dogs. Layne can also be found chasing her young son around.

Olivia: Technician

Reagan: Technician Assistant

Reagan is from Fairfield, Maine where she lives with her 4 dogs and a cat. In her free time she enjoys to go hunting, fishing, and dirt biking.

She grew up raising beef cattle and chickens, which expanded her love to farm animals. She currently goes to school at UMA in Bangor where she is enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program.

Reagan is weeks away from graduation, has passed her VTNE exam and will be joining us full time in May!!!

Nikki: Technician Assistant


Junique Pagan A.K.A. Nikki was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She currently studies Veterinary Technology at York County Community College working towards becoming a licensed Veterinary Technician. 


Growing up, she has always had a passion for animals. She would get caught by her mother talking to dragonflies and critters at age 4 like they were her best friends. She loves all animals so don’t ask her which one is her favorite. 


Today, Nikki works as a dog bather at Petsmart part time. When Nikki isn’t working, she is home in Freeport with her 2 lovely cats: Rico & Kiki.  She enjoys the outdoors, art, music, movies, and being with friends & family. She can’t wait to meet all of your pets and give them all the love.

Dustin: Receptionist

Dustin grew up in a small town in Vermont.  She has always been around animals, whether it was her cats growing up, or the raccoon, wild rabbit or turtle that she rehabilitated.  Animals have always been a big part of her life and have provided a friend to rely on.

Dustin currently resides with her family and loving Pitbull, Duzo.  When she is not at work she can be found creating various craft projects or visiting with her parents and their two dogs and one cat.

Dustin is passionate about helping animals and has always worked as a caregiver in one form or another.  She looks forward to helping care for your pets and ease any concerns that you may have.

Kacie:  Licensed Veterinary Technician


Kacie grew up in Bath, Maine with her menagerie of pets and always knew she was meant to work with animals. She began her professional career at the age of 16, just happy to clean and observe in a vet hospital! From there, she went on to earn her B.S. in Biology from University of Maine in 2005 and passed her VTNE exam to become a licensed veterinary technician.

Today she lives with her husband and her family of furry and scaled friends, loves her job at TVWC, and volunteers with local rescues to educate and facilitate animal health.

Ann: Licensed Veterinary Technician


Written by Dr. Ruksznis: Ann is a great worker and a great friend.  Having worked alongside Dr. Ruksznis in the past, the two can often be seen working in tandem without even having to say things to each other.

Ann can handle any personality attached to a pet.  She is an asset to the team and the the animals we serve.