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Oncology Department

Oncology Department

Virginia Gill, DVM, DACVIM

Virginia Gill, DVM, DACVIM

Medical Director

Dr.  Gill grew up all over the United States and landed at the University of Wyoming for undergraduate studies. She earned her DVM from Colorado State University in 2004, where she graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Following her graduation, Dr. Gill completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City, where she received AMC’s Intern of the Year award. Dr. Gill remained at the Animal Medical Center for a three-year residency in oncology, which she finished in 2008. She is board certified in oncology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Gill has published articles in a variety of journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Journal of Veterinary Comparative Oncology, as well as authoring book chapters on several oncology topics. Dr. Gill is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society and the Veterinary Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Dr. Gill remains involved in collaborative research and clinical trials. Dr. Gill is interested in all aspects of oncology, most importantly striving for patients to live a normal life while being treated for cancer. She recently completed acupuncture training at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL, and she enjoys incorporating acupuncture as a mode of healing for her patients. 

Before moving to Portland, Dr. Gill practiced in Bedford Hills, NY, and New York City where she was named Top Westchester Veterinarian from 2012-2015. She was also recently named Rarebreed’s Director of Wellness and Sustainability following her passion to foster the well-being of those in veterinary medicine helping veterinarians and veterinary staff thrive in the profession. 

She adores living in Maine and despite being “from away,” she considers Maine her home. She loves exploring the state with her partner, Dr. Jason Kriskey, an ER clinician at MVMC and their daughter Cassidy. She shares her home with two rescue dogs, Fish & Reggie, a rescue kitty McCarren, a few guppies and a couple of backyard chickens, Red and Wanda. 

Jeffrey C. Philibert, DVM, DACVIM

Jeffrey C. Philibert, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Philibert earned his DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1995 graduating Cum Laude. After an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, NY, he completed a three-year residency in comparative oncology at Purdue University. He has been board certified in oncology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2001.

Dr. Philibert joined the staff at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Mass, in 1999, then became a founding partner and staff oncologist at the New England Veterinary Oncology Group in Waltham, Mass, until 2016. While there, Dr. Philibert was directly involved in training numerous oncology residents, assisting them in becoming board certified members.

Since 2012 Dr. Philibert has been practicing in the Greater Portland Maine area, establishing himself as a resource for the veterinary hospitals of the region, both in client oncology referrals as well as via continuing education to the veterinary professionals of the state of Maine.

When not working, Dr. Philibert enjoys exploring Maine with his family, as well as outdoor sports, such as hunting, fishing, boating and skiing.

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