20 Sep Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team



Hospital Manager

Christine joined Cranston Animal Hospital in 2015. A Rhode Island resident since 1992, she attended the University of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Cranston 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 - Reception Cranston Animal Hospital


Client Care Representative, Fear Free and TickSmart Certified

Candace joined the team at Oaklawn Animal Hospital in May 2016. She has almost 2 decades of customer service experience and has been hands on working with animals since 2010 in a variety of environments. 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 fiancee hiking and enjoying nature. Her home is shared with her 4 cats, 2 bully mix dogs and assorted small critters.

Crystal W.


Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

Crystal joined the Cranston team in April of 2018, but has been an animal lover her entire life.  She has been grooming, training, showing, handling and breeding dogs since 2003, specializing in Rottweilers and American Bulldogs. Crystal shares her home with two rescue cats, 3 American Bullies, 2 Rottweilers and 2 French Bulldogs.

Myrna Client Care Representative


Client Care Representative, Fear Free Certified

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Myrna joined our team July 2018 . She is married with 3 kids. Myrna is an ordained minister and certified as a Reiki practitioner. Myrna enjoys Yoga, Zumba and Martial Arts. She enjoys nature, camping, music and food. Her family has 2 cats, Dawn Eclipse, an iguana, Crash and a leopard gecko, Muffin.

Michelle T - Reception Cranston Animal Hospital

Michelle T.

Client Care Representative

Michelle’s love for animals began at an early age, growing up with horses and chickens. She joined our team in 2019. Michelle is passionate about working with rescue groups in helping to find homes for pups in need. In addition, to spending time with her 2 dogs, Brogan and Huckleberry, Michelle loves to travel out west.

Leanne, Reception - Cranston Animal Hospital


Client Care Representative

Leanne is one of our newest members to the Oaklawn Animal Hospital family. She is a life long animal lover and avid equestrian, Leanne joins our team with over 15 years of experience with small and large animal veterinary care.

Leanne’s hobbies include horseback riding, baking, and cooking. She shares her home with her husband Al, there daughter Ella, Orion the bull mastiff and 3 cats Lilly, Damon, and Nija.

Maria, Technician - Cranston Animal Hospital


Lead Technician, CVT, Fear Free Certified

Maria is our Lead Technician and is Fear Free Certified, and has been with us since 1996. She received her B.S. 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 2 cats and 2 dogs. Her interests include spending time with her family, hiking, and cycling. She is also proficient at various handicrafts like knitting and sewing.

Sarah CVT - Cranston Animal Hopistal

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 future goals include completing her bachelors 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.




Kristina is a wonderful technician at Cranston Animal Hospital who has been part of our team since 2004. She started here as an intern while she was in the ninth grade at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center in Providence, RI. The internship turned into a part-time summer job then a full time career as an Assistant. In 2008 she graduated from a CNA class at Berkshire Place in Providence, but realized that animals are her true passion. In 2014 she was promoted to Technician who has proved her eagerness to keep learning. She now is attending CCRI to further her education. Kristina has a black and white cat named Hydrox and a tiger cat named Wink. They both share there home with 3 dogs: Bella, Buddy and Pixie.

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Technician, Fear Free Certified

Jess graduated from NE Tech in 2013 with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and is currently working toward her Certification. She has been a Technician for over 5 years and loves every minute of it – especially giving patients extra cuddles and treats to make their visit less stressful.

Courtney, Fear Free Certified Technician


Technician, Fear Free Certified

Courtney, a Fear Free Certified technician, started with Oaklawn and Cranston Animal Hospital in early 2013 as an assistant. In January 2016 she was promoted to Technician. Courtney works closely with Dr. Mahaney to provide 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.

Jose, Veterinary Technician - Cranston Animal Hospital

Jose C.

Technician, Fear Free Certified

Jose joined the team at Oaklawn and Cranston Animal Hospital in June 2018. Jose has over 2 decade’s worth of experience as a veterinary technician. When he’s not tending to patients or pet sitting, Jose enjoys outdoor hobbies and spending time with his son, Jaiden and their pack of dogs at home.

Sarah Martin, Kennel Assistant - Cranston Animal Hospital



Sarah recently joined the team at Oaklawn Animal Hospital. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2016 with a bachelors in Biology and Marine Sciences. Sarah enjoys working with and caring for exotic and small animals. She has a yellow-bellied slider, Kenny, and two rescue kittens, Ollie and Bailey. Sarah is also currently attending Veterinarian Technician school for certification.

Jordan - Kennel Assistant Cranston Animal Hospital


Assistant, Fear Free Certified

Jordan joined the Cranston team in August 2017. Although, she dreams of one day becoming a technician, as a new mom, Jordan spends her free time with her beautiful daughter.  She also lives with her two cats, Lilly and Jax and her rescue pup Halani.