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Veterinarians

Rachael Emerson, DVM

Rachael Emerson began working at Ridge Runner Veterinary Services after graduating from Colorado State University’s veterinary program in 2008.  She purchased the practice in 2012. 

Rachael spends most of her time working with our dog and cat patients, but she also occasionally gets the opportunity to see some of our large animal patients.  Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, oncology, and small animal dentistry. 

Outside of Ridge Runner, Rachael shares her home with two rambunctious Labradors, a sweet kitten, and two of the best kids on the planet.  You can usually find her running, hiking, or skiing depending on the season.


Ai Takeuchi, VMD

Ai Takeuchi started working at Ridge Runner in fall of 2015. Dr. Ai obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and completed a small animal surgery and medicine rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls from 2006 to 2007. Since then she has worked in emergency and specialty care hospitals in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Memphis. She moved to Maine in 2013 and started practicing general small animal medicine. Dr. Ai enjoys surgery and emergency critical care in cats and dogs.

On her days off enjoys exploring Maine with her three children and husband, going for walks with her two dogs, and reading while snuggling with her 3 cats. Her other interests include gardening, horseback riding, travelling and cooking.