Dr. Colette Bonte was born and raised in Moline, IL. After working in the veterinary field for a few years, she earned her B.A. in Speech Communications and French from Augustana College. Upon graduation, she relocated to Maine and worked first at the Maine Forest Products Council, then several years as the Associate Director of Admissions and Records at the University Maine at Augusta, all the while working part-time in veterinary medicine.

She returned to school in 1997 to pursue her lifelong interest in veterinary medicine. In 2006 she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University and promptly returned to her adopted home state. She joined the staff of WVH shortly after graduation and has been a great asset to the team. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Maine Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Bonte’s veterinary interests include animal behavior and geriatric medicine. She currently lives in Litchfield with her 4 cats Mickey Mouth, Pixie, Bear and Lucy.