944 East Main Rd. Portsmouth, RI 02871

(401) 683-0803


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Karen, Vet Technician
Karen has worked in the veterinary field as a technician since 1987, beginning with her late husband, Dr. Jerry Cates. Karen joined PVC in 2008. Her furry family includes her dogs, Ozzy, Missy & Jack, and 2 cats, Peggy & “The Bud Weezer”.
(Human and Pet CPR Certified)


Meredith, Vet Technician
Meredith came to our practice in 2010 with extensive veterinary experience. She has been involved in our profession for 10 years as a technician and has advanced training in dog obedience, particularly with temperament testing for adopted dogs. She is also certified in CPR and First Aid. Baby Blue is her pet fish.
(Fear Free Certified)


Amanda, Vet Technician
Amanda joined Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary technician in 2003. She has a B.S. in Animal Science and Zoology from the University of Vermont and is certified as a small animal massage therapist from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. She is a member of the Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association and the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association. She shares her home with her fuzzy felines Samantha and Megatron the Maine Coon.
(Fear Free Certified)

Nicky, Receptionist
Nicky is a member of our reception team. She has been a team member since 2010, although she came to us with several years of experience in veterinary clinics. She has also volunteered extensively at multiple animal shelters. Nicky is a mom who is busy at home with her two young children and three cats (Sabby, Gizmo, and Cookie). She graduated from Bristol County Agricultural High School with an emphasis in Animal Science.
(Fear Free Certified)


Lisa, Receptionist/Technician
Lisa had a wonderful Christmas riding on Santa’s sleigh…be sure to ask her about being one of Santa’s elves!
(Human and Pet CPR Certified, Fear Free Certified)


Jessie, Receptionist/Technician
Jessie began working with Portsmouth Vet as kennel support, and realized veterinary medicine is where she wanted to continue her career. She worked in emergency medicine in 2013, until she came back to Portsmouth Vet in 2016 full time. Jessie is also a full time French bulldog mom to her adorable Frenchie named Benny!
(Fear Free Certified)


Kelle, Receptionist
Kelle loves animals of all kinds and regularly volunteers at animal shelters and at dog adoption events. She attended Rhode Island College and currently enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and their two dogs, Ben and Bowie. She is fairly new to the veterinary field but she cannot imagine working anywhere else.
(Fear Free Certified)

Erik, Vet Technician
Erik has been with our team since, 2019. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University. He shares his home with his pup Piper. When he’s not at work, Erik likes to travel, scuba dive, hike and kayak.
(Fear Free Certified)


Clinic Cleaner Extraordinaire and Kennel Support



Potter League Pets

We are pleased to volunteer with the Potter League rescue shelter for homeless pets. If you are looking for a new pet...


Charitable Volunteering

Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic is proud to donate services and raise funds for The Potter League to support animal...


Alice Brightman Memorial Fund

The Fund offers financial help to our patients to pay for medical care their families could not or cannot afford...


Donate to Help Pets

Every day veterinarians across Rhode Island see pet owners who are elderly, disabled, or on a fixed income.


MON – FRI: 8am – 5pm

SATURDAY: 8am – 12pm