We know your pets are special.
We think th
eir healthcare should be, too.

Our Veterinarians

Newport Animal Hospital has seven 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 and his family share their lives with a sweet little canine fluff-ball named "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

Dr.Wood attended The University of Rhode Island's Wildlife Biology and Managementprogram.  He then moved to Montana andattended Montana State University, where he completed the Pre-Veterinarycurriculum. He then attended Colorado State University, where he received his Doctorate ofVeterinary Medicine in 2006.  Hespent the next year practicing general veterinary medicine in Connecticut, and thenrelocated 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, generaland soft tissue surgery, and pain management.




 Nhianh Pasierb, DVM

Originally from the Boston Area, Dr Nhianh (Annie) Pasierbattended Boston University, where she received her bachelor's degree in bothBiology and Mathematics in 2000.  Aftergraduation, she attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine andreceived her Doctorate in 2006.  Shecontinued her education with a rotating internship at Angell Animal MedicalCenter in Boston.  She spent thefollowing three years on active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Army VeterinaryCorps.  After another year in a specialtysurgical internship at Sonora Veterinary Specialist in Phoenix, AZ, she decidedto move back to the New England area and joined the Newport Animal HospitalTeam in December 2012.  Her occupationalinterests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and pain management.  She currently resides in Jamestown with herhusband, Mark, and their three Himalayan cats, Norma Jean, Janie and Kabuki.





Kim Phan, DVM

Dr. Kim Phan is originally from the San Francisco BayArea.  She attended the University of California, San Diego where shegraduated with a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She decided torelocate to the northeast and attended Cornell University for her DVM. Charmed by the beautiful New England coast, she decided to move to RI and joinedthe Newport Animal Hospital team in June of 2013. Dr. Phan's occupationalinterest include Dentistry and Surgery.  She currently resides inMiddletown with her Bull Terrier, Rufus and pet rat, Ham.