Newport Animal Hospital has six full-time veterinarians dedicated to providing your pets the very best healthcare throughout every stage of their lives.
Jack Civic, DVM
Owner & Head Veterinarian
Dr. Jack Civic has been working in the Veterinary field since 1983. A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Civic earned a B.S. in Animal Science at the University of Rhode Island in 1977. He then attended Oklahoma State University where he studied Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in 1983, Dr. Civic relocated to R.I. Dr. Civic served as the President of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association for 2 years and was also a member of the Rhode Island State Board of Licensing and Examiners. He currently resides in Jamestown, with his wife Sarah and their two dogs: Anguillan adoptee "Kay Lee" and Colorado adoptee "Rio!"
Randal Wirth, DVM
Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Randy Wirth attended the University of Michigan where he received his B.S. in Biology. Upon graduation, he began studying Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He received his doctorate in 1989 and began to practice medicine in the state of Connecticut. He relocated to Rhode Island and became a member of the NAH team in 1991. His occupational interests include Canine Reproduction and Internal Medicine. Dr. Wirth currently resides on Aquidneck Island with his wife, two children, their cats, and their little dog "Dewey".
Lisa Walker, DVM
Originally from the Boston Area, Dr. Lisa Walker attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Conservation. Following graduation, she began studying Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. She received her doctorate in 2000, and relocated to Rhode Island. Her occupational interests include Soft Tissue Surgery and Internal Medicine. She currently resides in Newport with her husband, two children, and their sweet 'mutt' "Daisy" and new puppy "Maggie."
Joshua Hatch, DVM
A native of Northern MA, Dr. Joshua Hatch attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. Following graduation, he began studying Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. In 2004, he moved to Aquidneck Island with his cat "Chuck". Dr. Hatch is interested in all aspects of small animal practice including small mammals like ferrets and rabbits as well as more exotic species. He now resides in Tiverton with his wife, Jessica, "Chuck," (who is as adorable as ever) and their new kitten "Lucy," (pictured here with Dr. Hatch).
Eric Wood, DVM
Wood attended The University of Rhode Island's Wildlife Biology and Management
program. He then moved to Montana and
attended Montana State University, where he completed the Pre-Veterinary
curriculum. He then attended Colorado State University, where he received his Doctorate of
Veterinary Medicine in 2006. He
spent the next year practicing general veterinary medicine in Connecticut, and then
relocated to Montana, where he spent 5 years working, not only as a general practitioner, but as an emergency veterinarian as well. In 2010, Dr. Wood decided it was time to return to his native state, Rhode Island! He joined the Newport Animal Hospital Team in January of 2011, and is excited to be here! Dr. Wood's special interests include oncology and chemotherapy, general
and soft tissue surgery, and pain management.
Nhianh Pasierb, DVM
Originally from the Boston Area, Dr Nhianh (Annie) Pasierb
attended Boston University, where she received her bachelor's degree in both
Biology and Mathematics in 2000. After
graduation, she attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and
received her Doctorate in 2006. She
continued her education with a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical
Center in Boston. She spent the
following three years on active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary
Corps. After another year in a specialty
surgical internship at Sonora Veterinary Specialist in Phoenix, AZ, she decided
to move back to the New England area and joined the Newport Animal Hospital
Team in December 2012. Her occupational
interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and pain management. She currently resides in Jamestown with her
husband, Mark, and their three Himalayan cats, Norma Jean, Janie and Kabuki.