ElleVet Sciences, a South Portland-based manufacturer of CBD products for pets, is a growing addition to Maine’s active veterinary-tech cluster that includes IDEXX, ImmuCell, Covetrus (formerly Vets First Choice) and Dechra (formerly Putney).

The company was founded in 2016 by Christian Kjaer, a former senior executive at IDEXX Laboratories, and Amanda Howland, who has over 20 years experience in public health.

The company is growing fast. It now has 38 employees and anticipates it will have 50 by year’s end. Howland noted that the company has benefited from Portland’s burgeoning vet-tech cluster, particularly with respect to finding and attracting experienced employees. Read more