Boarding Staff

Kelly – Boarding Manager & Staff Supervisor

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. Since that time, Kelly has taken on a dual role, providing NAH with the benefit of her tireless efforts on both the medical and boarding side of care! Kelly truly enjoys working with animals every day– caring for our patients and boarders 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.
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!