Meet Our Team

Christine

Christine

Hospital Manager

Christine joined Oaklawn Animal Hospital in 2015. A Rhode Island resident since 1992, she attended the University of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Oaklawn team, Christine worked in the hospitality industry for 25 years with a focus on hotel management. She shares her life with her two children, a beagle named Dusty and Chihuahua sisters, Daisy and Dakota.

Candace

Candace

Lead Client Care Representative

Fear Free and TickSmart Certified

Candace joined the team at Oaklawn Animal Hospital in May 2016. She has almost two decades of customer service experience and has worked with animals since 2010. Candace is TickSmart Certified through the University of Rhode Island. When she isn’t busy doing TNR and rescuing cats, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée, hiking and enjoying nature. She shares her home with four cats, two bully-mix dogs and assorted small critters.

Samantha

Samantha

Client Care Representative

Samantha joined our reception team in March 2013. She is the sunshine of the front desk with her welcoming smile every day! Sam shares her home with two adopted cats, Gracie and Luna. Her interests outside of Oaklawn include watching Netflix, baking and reading. Samantha is going to school for Occupational Therapy.

Sonja

Sonja

Client Care Representative

Fear Free Certified, TickSmart Certified

Sonja has worked at Oaklawn since 1984. She loves ferrets and shares her home with two of them as well as with one dog. Sonja is our problem solver and implements our recycling and composting program.

Amanda

Amanda

Client Care Representative

Amanda joined the Oaklawn team in October 2020, when she moved here from Texas. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s online veterinary technician program and enjoys spending her free time with her pets.

Alexis

Alexis

Client Care Representative

Alexis has been with Oaklawn Animal Hospital since November 2020. She received a BS in Animal Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2018. She enjoys outdoor activities with her two German shepherds, Zyra and Xena, and spending time with her family, traveling and shopping.

Maria

Maria

Lead Technician, Certified Veterinary Technician

Fear Free Certified

Maria has been with us since 1996 and is our lead veterinary technician.  She received a BS in Animal Science from URI in 1999 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2006. She is married and has two daughters. She shares her home with two cats and two dogs. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, hiking and cycling. She is also proficient at handicrafts, including knitting and sewing.

Sarah B.

Sarah B.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Sarah joined our team in March 2019 after graduating from New England Tech. In July 2019, Sarah became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Sarah shares her contagious smile and positive energy in everything she does. Her goals include completing her bachelor’s degree and teaching future veterinary technicians. In her free time, Sarah enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her dog, Rosie, and cats, Sissy and Princess.

Christine

Christine

Practice Manager

Fear Free Certified

Christine has worked in the veterinary field for 25 years and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2005. Outside of work, Christine’s a weightlifter and triathlete. She lives with her husband and three felines.

Amanda F

Amanda F

Client Care Representative

Amanda joined the Oaklawn team in June of 2021. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Arts. She is mostly seen with funky hair colors, and hopes to become a Vet Tech someday. In her spare time she loves to play video games, spending time with her fiancé, and volunteering at a haunted house from June to November. 

Ashley

Ashley

Technician

PennHip Certified

Ashley began her career as a veterinary technician in 2003 and has been a technician at Oaklawn Animal Hospital since 2006.  Ashley shares her home in Cranston with three dogs, Mexi, Mila and Mango and a cat, Bing. Her hobbies include going out with her friends, shopping and spending time with her family.

Courtney

Courtney

Technician

Fear Free Certified, PennHip Certified

Courtney started with Oaklawn Animal Hospital in 2013 as a veterinary assistant and in January 2016, she was promoted to technician. Courtney works closely with Dr. Mahaney providing canine rehabilitation treatment and services. With her positive attitude and work ethic we are pleased to have her on our team. She is drawn to misunderstood animals and highly believes in behavioral training. She lives with her rescued dog, Leroy.

Fran

Fran

Certified Veterinary Technician

Fear Free Certified

Fran worked as a CVT for many years before joining Oaklawn in 2006. Her calm demeanor and ability to quiet even the most upset cats has earned her the nickname of Cat Whisperer. She has an associate degree in veterinary technology from Newbury Junior College. She and her husband Tom share their home with many animals. Fran also spends time writing and is interested in photography.

Kristina

Kristina

Technician

Kristina has been part of our team since 2004. She started as an intern while she was in the ninth grade at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center in Providence. The internship turned into a part-time summer job, then became a full-time job as a veterinary assistant. In 2008 she graduated from a CNA program but realized animals are her true passion. In 2014 she was promoted to technician. Kristina has a black and white cat named Hydrox and two dogs, Buddy and Pixie. Kristina enjoys spending her free time with her daughter, Rosalie, and her family.

Jaclyn

Jaclyn

Technician

Fear Free Certified

Jaclyn completed the Veterinary Technology Program at New England Tech in May 2014 and joined our team in December 2020. She began as a kennel assistant, was promoted to veterinary technician in 2012, and she is Fear Free Certified. She loves her job and feels it is her purpose to help her patients and educate her clients. Jackie lives with two cats, Frankie and Pumpkin. Her hobbies include going out with friends, hiking, and spending time with family.

Jordan

Jordan

Technician

Fear Free Certified

Jordan joined the Oaklawn team in August 2017. She is a veterinary technician, and as a new mom, she spends her free time with her beautiful daughter. She also lives with her two cats, Lilly and Jax and her rescue pup, Halani.

Marlena

Marlena

Technician

Marlena joined the Oaklawn team in January 2022. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2015.  Marlena began her career as an assistant to a holistic veterinarian working with cats, dogs and horses; eventually becoming a full time technician at a general veterinary practice for companion animals. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program, seeking to become a certified technician. Marlena had two  feisty fur babies, a chihuahua named Maggie and a Tibetan Spaniel mix called Harvey. Providing education to clients and giving their furry family members the best care possible is of the utmost importance to Marlena and she is thrilled to be at a hospital that implements Fear Free practices.

Karla

Karla

Assistant

Fear Free Certified

Hablo Espanol
Karla has been at Oaklawn since 2016. She loves animals, enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling. She is fear free certified since 2019. Her passion aside from caring for your fur babies is investing in Real Estate.Karla always has a smile on her face and enjoys making people laugh.

Jessica

Jessica

Assistant

Jessica joined the Oaklawn and Cranston Animal Hospital family in June 2020. She is looking forward to learning more about Fear Free methods when working with our patients. She enjoys spending her free time with her son, Zayden, and Chihuahua, Princess. Jessica also enjoys hiking, discovering new places and trying new foods.

Cassidy

Cassidy

Assistant

Cassidy joined Oaklawn Animal Hospital in January 2021 as kennel assistant. She currently attends the University of Rhode Island with a major in animal science on the pre-veterinary track, and she hopes to become a veterinarian. In her free time, Cassidy enjoys painting, knitting, writing, and spending time with her family. She lives with her guinea pig, Finnegan/Finny.

Ashley

Ashley

Assistant

Ashley joined our kennel assistant team in August 2020. Her positive energy is contagious! In her free time, Ashley enjoys shopping and spending time with her daughter.

Nalisha

Nalisha

Bio coming soon.

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