Clinic Doctors


Dr. David P. Monnier, DVM

Dr. Monnier did his undergraduate studies at the University of Maine, Orono. After teaching high school biology (and moonlighting in the summer as a rafting guide), he continued his education at the University of Georgia and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009. 

Some of Dr. Monnier’s special interests include surgery, diagnostic medicine, cytology, and ultrasonography. 

Dr. Monnier took ownership of the Brewer Veterinary Clinic in 2013.  

He enjoys all outdoor activities, including white-water kayaking, camping, boating and fishing. He lives in Dedham with his wife, Casey, and four children, Luke, Reese, Jake and Maeve, and his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Leo.

Dr. Ian Hubbard, DVM

Dr. Ian Hubbard earned his doctorate at the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. His passion for animals and science developed at a very young age, and in high school, spent his time working as a veterinary assistant. 

During college, he worked in a large veterinary referral center, furthering his passion for a veterinary career and solidifying his belief that he would never be happy in any other career path. Dr. Hubbard took his passion for animals international when he spent time on a research trip to the Amazon rainforest.

Dr. Hubbard is interested in many areas of veterinary medicine, especially ultrasonography and echocardiography, as well as dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and neurology.

When he’s not working, Dr. Hubbard enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, and camping. He likes exploring everything that Maine has to offer with his fiancé, Tom. He has three dogs - Hamilton, a collie mix, Renly, a Bernese mix, and Chomsky, a terrier mix, as well as a black cat named Dobbs.

Dr. Alia Houser, DVM

Dr. Alia Houser recently earned her doctorate at Oklahoma State University, after completing her undergraduate studies in Los Angeles, California. Having grown up on a cattle ranch, she has been drawn to working with animals since a young age. 

Before going to school for veterinary medicine, Dr. Houser spent ten years doing the camera and lighting for stop-motion animation productions, but her love for animals and medicine pulled her back to start a career as a veterinarian.

Dr. Houser enjoys many areas of veterinary medicine such as preventative medicine, cytology, and surgery. She enjoys seeing exotic and pocket pets as well.

She has many hobbies in her spare time - hiking, fishing and floating about at the lake, and wintertime fun such as skiing and snowshoeing. 

Dr. Houser has two dogs, Lupin and Sarabi, and three cats, Joe Grey, Spats, and Boo Radley.


Dr. Abigail Hadsall, DVM

Dr. Hadsall is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia, completing both her undergraduate and doctorate studies there. Dr. Hadsall comes to us from St. Charles, Missouri, and says she was drawn to Maine to experience a new location with tons of outdoor possibilities.

Dr. Hadsall has wanted to be a vet since she was young, having been drawn to medicine and the power of the human-animal bond. She has a special interest in surgery, exotic animal medicine, and behavior work. Dr. Hadsall says one of her greatest joys is helping repair and strengthen the human-animal bond through positive based training.

When Dr. Hadsall is not practicing veterinary medicine, she likes to spend her time hiking, camping, running, being at the beach, and binge-watching her favorite TV shows with her husband, Tim. She is a proud pet mama of three dogs, Cleo, Ellie, and Revan, two cats, named Kitty and Mr. Meeseeks, Ernie the leopard gecko, and an Eclectus parrot named Finn.

Dr. Caryn Brainard, DVM

Dr. Brainard completed her undergraduate studies at UMass Amherst and earned her doctorate from Colorado State University. She's always had an interested in being a veterinarian, working as a vet assistant and technician before earning her degree.

Prior to joining Brewer Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Brainard practiced veterinary medicine in Massachusetts. She has a special interest in preventative medicine and dentistry.

Dr. Brainard decided to move to Maine to have more room for her family which consists of her daughter, Morgyn, and all her animals - three horses, three cats, one Lab mix, and a turtle. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horses, camping, hiking, and gardening.