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Meet Our Staff

Dr. Dmitriy Kopytnik

Practice Owner


Dr. Dmitriy Kopytnik joined All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in August 2013.  Dmitriy, originally from Belarus, graduated from Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine.  He completed his Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Prior to coming to All Creatures Veterinary Hospital, Dmitriy practiced at Winnetka Animal Hospital on the North Shore of Chicago. He met his future wife, Dr. Heidi Sproul, while working at the Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove, IL.  Dmitriy and Heidi moved to Maine in the summer of 2013 with their daughter Veronika, and Labrador retriever, Emmit. They now reside on a small farm located in Newcastle. In his free time Dmitriy enjoys fishing, reading, cooking, and outdoor activities.

Dr. Laura Edelbaum

BvetMed MRCVS


Laura Edelbaum graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.S. in Animal Science in 1991.  She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, in 2000.  After graduating veterinary school, Dr. Edelbaum practiced in Colorado and Massachusetts before moving to the mid-coast of Maine.  She joined All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in June of 2017.  Dr. Edelbaum has been studying Traditional Veterinary Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and herbal medicine since 2005.  She feels that practicing integrative medicine allows a patient to have more options for palliative care and cancer support.  Diseases can also be identified at an earlier stage of imbalance before traditional laboratory testing may show abnormalities.  In her free time, Dr. Edelbaum enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her dogs and cats.

Stephanie

Office Manager


Stephanie joined the All Creatures staff in 2012. She lives in Rockland with her husband and their 3 cats, Kalo, Bee, and Hermione. She graduated from the University of Augusta in 2019 with a bachelors in Liberal Studies and a minor in Business. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, cooking, and art. 

Casey

Veterinary Assistant


Casey lives in Warren with her husband and children.  She has two dogs, a yellow Labrador Retriever and a Bullmastiff.  In her spare time she likes hunting, fishing, kayaking, and hiking.

Chelsea

Veterinary Assistant


Chelsea lives in Appleton with her boyfriend and daughter.  She has an Australian Shepherd named Odin and two cats Ollie and Chewy.  Chelsea attended college at the University of Maine in Presque Isle and Augusta.  She enjoys spending time outside exploring new places with her family.   

Crista

Veterinary Technician


Crista lives in St. George with her 2 shepherds, 3 cats, and a foster dog.  She enjoys fishing, gardening, and playing pool in her free time.

Kristine

Veterinary Assistant


Kristine is currently attending Penn Foster College to earn her associates degree in Veterinary Technology.  She plans to continue her education to earn her Bachelors degree in Veterinary Sciences and Technology.  She has always had a deep love for all animals, big and small, domestic and wild.  Her hobby farm consists of goats, chickens, ducks, and Angora rabbits, along with her two dogs, Max and Cricket and two cats, Simon and Stella.  Kristine also volunteers for Avian Haven in Freedom, Maine transporting injured birds, and volunteers at various animal shelters.

Kylie

Veterinary Technician


Kylie graduated from UMA's Bangor Veterinary Technology program in 2017 with her associates degree. She really enjoys surgery and making a difference in each pets lives. She has a dog, Bear, two cats, Juggie and Suzy, and a horse, CC. She enjoys riding her horse, hiking, traveling, and walking her dog. 

Libby

Veterinary Assistant


Libby grew up on Vinalhaven Island, but now resides in Warren with her boyfriend, daughter, a Pitbull mix named Ivy, and two cats, Dennis and Elvis.  She graduated culinary school in 2012.  She has worked on a farm milking goats, cows, and taking care of livestock.  In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, fishing, cooking, and gardening.