Boarding Staff

Kelly – Boarding Manager

Kelly started her career at NAH as a boarding assistant in 2012. While she excelled in her position, Kelly wanted the opportunity to expand her skills. She became a Veterinary Technician in 2014, and ultimately took her medical knowledge and expertise back to our boarding facility, accepting the position of Boarding Manager in 2016. Kelly truly enjoys working with animals every day– caring for our patients during their boarding stays like they are her very own. Kelly also loves horses, and spent her childhood taking lessons at a local stable, furthering her passion for animals. She grew up in Portsmouth, RI with many pets over the years, and is now a proud mom to two cats, Smokey and Nina.

Lauren – Lead Boarding Assistant

Lauren, an Aquidneck Island native, began her career at NAH in July of 2017 as a boarding assistant. With hard work and dedication, Lauren has accepted the position as lead boarding assistant. Lauren truly loves working with all animals but has a special place in her heart for small dogs. Lauren hopes to one day be able to adopt senior dogs to offer them a loving home in their final years. She is currently the proud mom of a feisty Daschund/Chihuahua named, Charlie. In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors and painting/drawing.


Milla started her career at NAH in October 2018 as a boarding assistant. Her love for animals started when she began riding horses at the age of 6. Milla grew up always having pets in the house and began caring for them from a young age. She currently attends URI as a Pre-Veterinary Major and hopes to attend vet school one day in the future. In her free time, she works as a licensed wildlife rehabber to bring Rhode Island’s wildlife back to health and return them to their homes. She also loves spending time at home with her two rats, three guinea pigs, leopard gecko, and her amazing cat, Harley.


Cassandra joined our boarding team in September of 2018. Before starting her career here at NAH, Cassandra received a Veterinary Assistant certificate in from CCRI in 2017. In the near future, Cassandra plans to continue her education in animal health care at URI as a Pre-Veterinary Medicine student. Even as a little girl, Cassandra has dreamt of owning and running her own animal hospital. She takes any opportunity she has to learn more in order to expand her knowledge with animals. Cassandra is currently a mom of two cute Dobermans named Queenie and Blue.


Mattea began her position at the boarding facility in 2018 and has been loving it ever since! Mattea has been surrounded by animals almost her entire life, from volunteering at shelters to owning and caring for many different pets of her own. Her love for animals inspired her to study Animal Science at URI and will be graduating in May 2019. She plans to continue at NAH after graduation and looks forward to learning more about animal care. When she is not working, Mattea enjoys traveling, painting, and spending time with her friends and family. She lives in Newport with her cat, Rory, and two guinea pigs, Hodor and Benji.

Peyton Newport Animal Hospital


Peyton started her career as a boarding assistant in May 2018. Peyton is the biggest animal lover you’ll ever meet- especially when it comes to cats! She has two very sweet cats of her own named Edgar Allan and Poe. She hopes to one day run her very own cat sanctuary/foster to adopt program to help cats in need of a loving, forever home. Peyton has already saved quite a few cats and fostered them until they’ve been adopted out and she never wants to stop. Cats are her passion and she truly believes she can save them all. Working at NAH has taught her so much and with this knowledge, she believes she will be able to give better care and save lives. When Peyton is not working she spends her time with friends, roller skating and hanging out with her cats of course!

Peyton Newport Animal Hospital


Hannah has been working at NAH since May of 2018 as a boarding assistant. She is currently a student at the University of Rhode Island and plans to graduate in 2021. Hannah is studying animal science with a concentration in pre- veterinary medicine. She hopes to go to vet school in the years following her graduation. She loves to learn especially when it comes to animals. Hannah has a dog named Luna and two cats named Oreo and Shawdow who she adores.