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.

 

Rebecca Coleman, DVM

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Dr. Coleman graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2010. She worked in private practice in Massachusetts for 3 years following graduation, before moving to Virginia with her husband where he pursued an education in medicine at Georgetown University. She recently relocated to Rhode Island and joined the PRAH family in June of 2017. Dr. Coleman loves running, hiking, gardening, and hanging out at home on the East Side of Providence with her dog and five cats.

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 two dogs, a snake, and many fish. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. 

Ellen Rawlings, DVM

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Ellen grew up near Chicago with a houseful of pets. After studying Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she 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. Ellen 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 she lives in Providence with her 2 cats – Herbert and Pickles – and enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, and board games.

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.

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!) and 5 senior kitties.

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.

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.