Dr. Matt Townsend is the founder of Hometown Veterinary Care. HVC is the fruition of a long-time dream to own his own practice and he finds it rewarding to provide care for the pets and farm animals of central Maine, and especially his home town of Fairfield.
Matt grew up on a small dairy farm in Waldoboro, Maine. It was there, along with his twin brother, that he got the itch to become a veterinarian. He went to the University of Maine for his undergraduate studies, and completed his DVM studies at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama in 1995.
Matt worked close to home in Rockport, Maine for 2 years before coming to central Maine in 1998, where he got the chance to be a real James Herriot and work in a mixed animal practice. During those years, he has been the President of the Maine Veterinary Medical Association and the New England Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Townsend lives in Fairfield Center with his wife Diane and their four daughters. They have an alpaca farm to keep them out of trouble. When there is time to spare, Matt can be found involved with his daughters’ activities, or playing the occasional round of golf.
Education: Graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine