Our Technicians

Melissa – Senior 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 grew up with 2 beagles, (Daisy & Lily) as family pets, which started her love of animals. As a girl, she was always pet sitting in town, so when she joined the NAH team in 2010 as a Boarding Assistant she was quick to excel! 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 loves her job…almost as much as she loves her two kittens, Ghost & Daenerys.

Outi – Clinic Manager

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.

Andrew – Clinic Manager

Andrew has been a member of the NAH team since April 2010. Originally leaning towards a position in the entomology field, Andrew decided to focus on the furry and fluffy instead of the creepy and crawly. As Assistant Clinic Manager, he enjoys the extra time he gets to educate clients especially when it comes to vector-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. Andrew currently lives in Middletown with his wife and dachshund, Yoshi.

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.


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


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 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 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.

Ashley P.

Ashley joined our team as a Veterinary Technician in 2017. She began working as a volunteer at her local shelter and she began working in the veterinary field in 2013. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her three rescue cats Jack, Summer and Leia. Ashley takes particular interest in different modalities of therapy including acupuncture and laser therapy.


After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2016, Katey moved to Tiverton, 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, and her silkie chickens!


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 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 the spring of 2020 Milla became a member of the technician team! 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.


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”.


Meg has been a technician at Newport Animal Hospital for a total of 3 years. Her love of animals led her to work in the veterinary science field in 2016. She has a degree in Art and spends her spare time painting and crafting. She also enjoys spending time with her family – her husband, two children, two dogs, and cat.