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


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.


Office Manager

She joined the All Creatures staff in 2005.  Sherrie resides in Rockport with her husband, Lee and two bichons, Miel and Miles, a cat Baron Von Hellcat, and many quail.  She received her certification as an executive secretary from Burdett in Boston in 1981, and returned to get her associates degree in computer information systems at UMA in 2002.  On her free time she loves to garden and do home improvements.


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.



She joined the All Creatures Staff in 2012.  Stephanie resides in Rockport with her father and one cat, Sammy.  She is currently attending the University of Maine.  In her spare time she enjoys drawing, camping, collecting sea glass, and painting her finger nails very creative designs.


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.   


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.


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.  


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.