PRAH Team

Jane Linden, DVM

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Jane Linden, DVM

Dr. Linden graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  She completed an additional year of intensive training in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts and worked in a private practice for five years.  In 2004, she fulfilled her dream of opening her own veterinary hospital in Providence.  In addition to her veterinary education, Dr. Linden holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University.  She lives in Providence with her family, including two dogs and a cat.

Erin Dahill, DVM

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Dr. Dahill grew up in Rhode Island. After studying Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2003. She began her veterinary career in equine practice with an equine internship in Ocala, Florida and then joined an equine ambulatory practice in southern New Jersey. Dr. Dahill began transitioning to canine/feline practice in 2006 by joining a mixed animal practice in southern Maine. In 2011, her sense of adventure then took her to the beaches of Grenada where she worked as a clinical professor at St. George’s University veterinary teaching hospital. In 2014, after several years of exploration, it was time to return home and she happily joined the PRAH family. Her main areas of interest are preventative care and internal medicine. When not in the clinic, she enjoys running, hiking, and taking in all that the city and state have to offer.

 

Ellen Rawlings, DVM

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Dr. Rawlings grew up near Chicago with a houseful of pets. After studying Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she moved to Ithaca, NY to work at a veterinary clinic and took classes at Cornel University. She went on to veterinary school at Ross University of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. She followed that with clinical training at University of Wisconsin-Madison and an internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. She loved veterinary school and enjoyed her time in the Caribbean- when she wasn’t in the library, she could be found at the beach, scuba diving, or hiking the volcano. Today Dr. Rawlings lives in Providence with her 2 cats – Herbert and Pickles – and enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, and board games.

Jonalyn Gagliardi, DVM

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Dr. Gagliardi is originally from New Jersey. She obtained her Bachelor in Science degree from the University of Delaware and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri. After graduation, she worked in Las Vegas for 3.5 years. Her veterinary interests include dentistry, internal medicine, and dermatology. Outside of work, Dr. Gagliardi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors, and finding new recipes to cook. She has an energetic boxer named Moose and the most purrfect persian cat named Petunia.

Michelle Sylvester

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Michelle Sylvester

Michelle is PRAH’s head technician and has been working at the hospital since the doors opened in 2004. She attends many Continuing Education (CE) courses each year to stay on top of current information and trends in a variety of interest areas, including veterinary dental care, surgical case management, radiology, and staff management. Michelle loves outdoor activities that can be shared with her two boys, Brett and Nate.

Audrey Perkins

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Audrey joined the PRAH team as a veterinary technician in 2014 after receiving an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from NE Tech. Audrey has a dog and many fish. She enjoys hiking with her dog, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. 

Lori Horton

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Lori began working in the veterinary field after high school. Taking a break to raise her two daughters, Shannon and Chelsea, she returned to the field in 1999, and has been working in veterinary medicine ever since. Lori joined the PRAH team in 2014 as our reception manager. Lori has been married to husband Doug for 39 years, and is now mom to Cricket (cutest Pom in the world!).

Amy Hervieux

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Amy has been with PRAH since April of 2016, and earned her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from NE Tech in May 2016. Amy loves spending time with Milly, her four year old cat, and with family, especially her two nephews. She also enjoys watching hockey, singing, and all things musical.

Kelly McMahon

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Kelly is a graduate of Mount Ida College and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She was employed at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts for ten years, prior to joining Providence River Animal Hospital in 2019. At Tufts Kelly was a technician in both large animal surgery and equine sports medicine. Kelly loves spending time with her husband and two boys, and her dog and cat. She also enjoys camping and hiking with her family.

Se

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Se was born and raised on Cape Cod and moved to Rhode Island in her 30’s and worked to earn two degrees in Fine Art and English. Today she lives in Providence with her dog Roxanna and her cat Bee. She joined the PRAH team in 2019 as a receptionist.

Islah Arends

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Islah got her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Rhode Island and is now working on a degree specifically in Veterinary Technology. Her long-term goal is to work as a traveling wildlife veterinary care nurse. Islah is from London, England, and has volunteered in South Africa on a rhino reserve where she helped care for rhinos, hippos, lions, and antelope. She joined Providence River Animal Hospital in 2019 and, simultaneously is a volunteer at the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island. Her hobbies are skiing and scuba diving.

Kerri (Sully) Sullivan

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Sully is a lifelong animal lover and advocate. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and has been working with animals for many years in shelters, in grooming and in an animal hospital in Washington. She returned to her native Rhode Island in 2019 and joined the Providence River Animal Hospital team. In her free time, she loves to be on the beach, hiking, or playing sports.

Jessica Gaudet

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Jessica grew up in Western Massachusetts and moved to Rhode Island in 2014. In 2019 she got married. She lives with her husband and two pitbulls: Kloe & Riley, as well as her cats: Bandit & Olive. Driven by a love of animals, Jessica began working in veterinary medicine in 2014. She joined Providence River Animal Hospital in 2019. When she is not busy with veterinary medicine, she loves spending time with family, going to concerts and the beach, and quilting and baking.

Arielle St. Pierre

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Arielle is a certified veterinary technician graduated from New England institute of Technology in 2016.

Everything in the veterinary field is rewarding to her but, her favorite part is anesthesia and performing dental procedures.
When not at work Arielle enjoys hanging with at home with her 2 dogs Gansett and Ellie, being down by the beach or on the mountains skiing in the winter.

Lauren Falabella

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Lauren has her Bachelor's in Fine Art Sculpture and has been a lifelong animal lover. She grew up with several pets and preciously worked as a professional dog walker/pet sitter. She is excited to transtion to animal healthcare as a Veterinary Assistant here at PRAH. Lauren currently shares her home with 2 rsecue cats, Cider and Cecil. She has also had several foster cats and has a passion for animal rehabilitation.She enjoys comedy shows, concerts, dancing, watching moves and bar trivia, in addition to outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, and spending time at the beach.

Karen Alexander

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Karen earned her Bachelor’s in Zoology degree from the University of New Hampshire. She began her veterinary technician career in 2000 at Warwick Animal Hospital. I’m 2009, Karen had a mid-life career change and returned to school to study occupational therapy at New England Institute if Technology. She practiced as a certified occupational therapy assistant for 7 years, specializing primarily in hand therapy. Karen returned to veterinary medicine in 2018 starting first at Tiogue Veterinary Clinic, then moving to Healing Paws where she was able to combine her veterinary and rehabilitation skills. She has been with PRAH since July 2020. Karen shares her home with her husband, two sons, and her cat Amber. When Karen isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, going to the beach, and reading.

Dan Sergeant

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Daniel has been a pet lover all his life, and a devoted cat person ever since being adopted and raised by a family of 15 feral cats at age fourteen. A New Jersey native, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from Ursinus College in PA in 2008. He has worked the front desk at animal hospitals in Portland, OR, and Shoreline, WA, prior to joining the reception team at Providence River Animal Hospital in August 2020.

When not at work, Daniel can be found tending to his tomatoes, succulents, and his various grand strategy video games. He shares a home in Coventry with Eli and Muggsy, an adorable-yet-rambunctious bonded pair of tabby cats, as well as Sarah, his partner of 11 years.

Elizabeth (Liz) Joubert

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Liz is our newest veterinary technician. She was born and raised in Rhode Island. Liz previously spent time in Washington state doing volunteer work at an animal shelter, while also volunteering at a wildlife rehab center and a spay and neuter clinic.
This work sparked her interest in companion animal behavior. She then got her professional grooming certification in 2015. Liz fell in love with vet teching at the end of 2019, and has been working as a technician ever since.
Liz enjoys riding horses, spending time with her animals- Husky Tuukka and Shih Tzu Ember-and having campfires in her back yard.

Kerrie Ascoli

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Kerrie joined the PRAH team as office manager in October 2015. Kerrie has 1 dog (Sammie the tripawd) and 6 cats at home. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and her work as an artist specializing in pet portraits.