Our Technicians

Melissa – Outpatient Technician 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 in Newport includes two Boston / French Bulldogs (Brunchies!) named Ramona and Lulu.

Lindsay – Outpatient Technician Supervisor

Lindsay started working at the Newport Animal Hospital in 2010 starting her career in the boarding facility! In 2013 Lindsay earned a position as a Veterinary Technician. Her dedication and skill earned her a promotion to Outpatient Technician Supervisor in 2016. Lindsay grew up with many pets including dogs, birds, bunnies and her pet mouse. She has always loved animals and enjoys working with them on a daily basis. Lindsay currently resides in Middletown with her two cats, Ghost & Daenerys!

Kelsey – Senior Outpatient Technician

Kelsey began working at Newport Animal Hospital in the Summer of 2014 as a Veterinary Technician after working in the restaurants of Newport. She loves working with and caring for animals, and constantly strives to learn new skills. Kelsey’s interests include inpatient care and emergency medicine. Born and raised in Newport, Kelsey currently lives with her husband, son and goofy Coonhound named Reed. She is thrilled to be a part of the NAH team!

Outi – Clinic Manager

Outi became a member of the Newport Animal Hospital team in 1999. She is originally from Finland and enjoys horseback riding and yoga. 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 now lives in Portsmouth with her husband and her marvelous corgi Edward.

Andrew – Clinic Manager

Andrew joined the NAH team in April 2010 as a technician, but is now one of our Clinic Managers.  He primarily works at our Jamestown and Newport satellite clinics and enjoys educating clients along with providing top-level medical care to all of our patients.

Ashley P. – Senior Clinic Technician

Ashley joined our team as a Veterinary Technician in 2017. She began working as a volunteer at her local shelter and started working in the veterinary field in 2013. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, Charlie and Moonpie. Ashley takes particular interest in different modalities of therapy including acupuncture and laser therapy. When she’s not at work she enjoys going on adventures outdoors or curling up with a good book.

Sarah G

Sarah G. – Senior Clinic Technician

Sarah joined the Newport Animal Hospital Veterinary Technician team in 2019. She graduated from The University of Rhode Island in 2015 with a B.S in Animal Sciences and Technology, with a focus in Animal Management. Sarah has had various animals throughout her lifetime and continues to be dedicated to rescuing her animals. She currently has three rescued dogs; 12yr old beagle mix Gizmo, 8yr old miniature pinscher/dachshund mix Gadget, and 5yr old unknown mix Dakota. When she’s not at work you will often find her visiting zoos and aquariums with her husband and son.

Tony – Inpatient Supervisor

Tony has been a member of the NAH team since 2005. He 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. While he began his career as an outpatient technician, Tony’s skills and devotion to our clients and their pets ultimately earned him the position of Senior Inpatient Supervisor. Tony’s occupational interests include preventative medicine, client education and, (of course) inpatient care. Tony lives in Portsmouth wife his wife and two young children.

Michael – Inpatient Supervisor

Michael began his career with NAH in 2010. He previously attended The University of Rhode Island where he earned a B.A. in Animal Veterinary Science and Technology. Michael’s love for animals drew him to apply for a position at NAH. When he began his career at NAH, he was very interested in surgery and emergency animal medicine. His leadership skills and devotion to these areas ultimately earned him the position of inpatient supervisor in 2014. He currently lives in Tiverton, RI, with his wife, 2 children, and his shepherd/husky mix named Mickey.

Jessica – Senior Inpatient Technician

Jessica, who has always been an animal lover, graduated Providence College in 2008 and joined the NAH staff as a Veterinary Technician in 2015. Previously, Jess worked and volunteered in the animal care field for many years, doing everything from fostering kittens to working as a certified dog trainer. When she is not working, she is spending her free time with her pets Stella, Maddy, Loki, and Nymeria and instructing spin classes!

Michelle

Michelle joined the NAH team in April of 2017. Her previous animal experience includes marine mammal training, zoo keeping, and rehabilitation of the Florida manatee. She began working at the Newport Animal Hospital to learn more about the medical side of animal care. When she is not working, you can find her playing sports competitively, relaxing at the beach, or spending time with her four cats Bella, Bailey, Norah, and Poro.

Kat

Kat began working at NAH in 2011 as a boarding assistant. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 with her B.A. in Animal Science, Kat began working as a veterinary technician. Kat has had a lifelong love of animals starting out with horses when she was only 6 years old. In her spare time, she loves to horseback ride and hike with her rescue dog, Tanner.

Katey

After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2016, Katey moved to Middletown, Rhode Island and started her career at NAH as a boarding assistant in November of 2017. After a year of hard work in our boarding facility, Katey was promoted to a veterinary technician. She has a love for all animals especially for her cat, Loki who is the love of her life.

Cassandra

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. Cassandra has continued her education in animal health care, and has also taken a position as veterinary technician here at NAH! Even as a little girl, Cassandra dreamed 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.

Milla

Milla

Milla started her career at NAH in October 2018 as a boarding assistant. 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 the spring of 2020 Milla became a member of the technician team! In her free time, she works in wildlife rehabilitation to bring Rhode Island’s wildlife back to health and return them to their homes. She also enjoys going on hikes with her dog Oso, who she rescued in Costa Rica, and spending time with her cat, Harley.

Robin

Robin joined NAH the summer of 2020 after moving to the Newport area from Virginia. She is excited to be part of such an amazing team.  Robin started working as a veterinary technician in multiple duty locations, with the US Army, 9 years ago and in 2019 received her Veterinary Assistant Certificate from San Juan College.  She has been a military spouse for 27 years and has two adult “kids”.  Robin enjoys spending time with her family and her 11 year old rescue dog “Hoku”.

Margaret

Margaret

Margaret joined the NAH crew in the summer of 2020 after graduating from Smith College with majors in Biology and Spanish. From wildlife and horses, to cats and dogs, Margaret loves working with animals! When not working, Margaret particularly loves to birdwatch and spend time with family, including Winnie, the yellow lab!

Sophie

Sophie grew up in New York City with two cats, two dogs, a chinchilla, and five pufferfish. She graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.S. in Biology. While in school she studied abroad in Madagascar where she studied lemurs and various ecosystems. It was then that she realized working with animals was her calling. Since moving to Rhode Island she has taken up scuba diving in her free time, and is always looking for more dive buddies! Sophie’s 16-year-old Coton-de-Tulear, Angel, has been included in her picture!

Melanie

Melanie was born in Virginia and grew up in Narragansett, RI. She received a B.S. degree from the University of Rhode Island in Pre-Veterinary science. Melanie has been involved with animals since she was born and has been wanting to become a veterinarian from that point on. She has been in the veterinary field since 2016. She lives with her beautiful black cat named Rajah, whom is included in her picture. In her free time Melanie loves to travel, eat unique food, and of course receives cuddles from Rajah.

Sydney

Sydney grew up in Illinois with two dogs and two cats before going up to Maine for college. While studying there she was also a part of the university’s volleyball team for all 4 years. She graduated from the University of New England with two bachelor’s degrees in Marine Biology and Chemistry. After graduating she stayed on the East Coast and found a love for working one on one with animals after working with rescue centers. She currently has a dog named Bruno, and a cat named Goose. She enjoys doing any activities that involve the ocean and being outside.

Hunter

Hunter joined the Newport Animal Hospital technician team in 2022. She spent her early years growing up with 2 cats. She currently enjoys being in the rooms with clients and their animals, taking every opportunity she can to learn more. She resides in Warwick with her two fur kids; a cat named Binx and a dog named Beau. When not at the animal hospital you will often find her crocheting or looking for ways to help out at local animal shelters/rescues.