Meet Our Technicians!
Newport Animal Hospital has a dedicated staff of technicians
that care about you and your pets.
Outi became a member of the Newport Animal Hospital team in 1999. She is originally from Finland and prior to moving to Newport she worked with top-level show jumpers in
Southampton, NY and Wellington, FL. As the Clinic Manager she makes customer service her top priority in addition to helping our clients feel at home while receiving the best medical care
for their pets. Outi also enjoys horseback riding and yoga.
Senior Outpatient Staff Supervisor
Jackie has been a member of the NAH team since 2005. After receiving a B.A. in Psychology from Roger Williams University, Jackie decided to explore a career which focused on her love for animals. The compassion, dedication and amazing care she gives to every pet and every client lead her to the position of outpatient supervisor. In addition to her duties as a supervisor, Jackie's interests include surgical procedures, dentistry, client education, and her favorite breed, the Golden Retriever! Jackie currently lives in Tiverton with her cats "Frankenstien", "Goliath" and "Kattashtrophe", and her Puggle "Laney".
Outpatient Staff Supervisor & CVT
Melissa began working as a technician at NAH in the summer of 2000. After receiving a B.S in Biology from Hood College, Melissa decided to further her career as a tech and chose to pursue an education in veterinary technology. She received her certification from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Colorado. Upon receiving her certification, she returned to RI. Her interests include emergency medicine and orthopedic surgery. Melissa has been dreaming of working in this field since she was 5yrs old. Her friendly home a French Bulldog named "Ramona".
Tony has been a member of the NAH team since 2005. Tony attended the University of Rhode Island, where he received a bachelor's degree in Psychology. His interests in animal health led him to a position here at NAH. Tony's occupational interests include preventative medicine, client education and, (of course) inpatient care. Tony shows a passion for learning new skills and is excellent with animal care and restraint. He has excelled at every aspect of his job at NAH, and his efforts have made him a valued member of our surgical team!
Andrew began work as a technician at NAH in the spring of 2010.
After receiving a degree in Biology from the University of Rhode Island
in 2006, he accepted a position with the Department of Environmental
Management collecting and monitoring mosquito populations for disease.
However, Andrew could not resist working with the furrier side of the
animal kingdom and pursued a career in the veterinary field. He enjoys educating our clients and loves the extra time he is able to spend with each one working at our clinics. Andrew currently lives in Middletown with his
wife and their Daschund, "Yoshi".
Sarah has been a member of Newport Animal Hospital since May 2008. She attended the University of Rhode Island and concentrated in pre-veterinary medicine, graduating with a BS in Animal Science. While Sarah started her career at NAH as an outpatient technician, her education, skill and enthusiasm earned her a place with our inpatient staff. Over the past few years, Sarah has become an indispensable member of the surgical team! She currently resides in North Kingstown with her black Lab "Jake".