Meet our dedicated veterinary technicians, assistants, client care specialists, and pet care attendants. We are devoted to you and your pets. Please let us know what we can do to improve our services and to make your experience at Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital the best!

Head Vet Tech Krystal with DogKrystal started in the year 2000 as a Night Attendant. From there, she worked as a Veterinary Assistant, a Technician, and is now the Hospital Manager and Head Veterinary Technician. Krystal is very knowledgeable, and is very involved with dental procedures at the hospital. She also knows all the tricks important to capturing the perfect x-ray, and knows just about all there is to know about our in-house lab equipment.

Krystal has several rescue pets at home, enjoys activities with her two children, and in her spare time, likes crafting.

Vet Tech Debbie Medeiros-MonteiroDebbie began working at Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital in 1997, with experience at other hospitals near and far, and has held many different positions. She is a now a veterinary technician who knows the answers to most of your questions, and she is excellent at handling pets who don't want to be handled! At home, Debbie has two cats and a Labrador. She also enjoys photography and a good laugh.

Karen and dogKaren Paiva started working with us in July of 2014. She previously worked in retail, and spent 15 years playing clarinet in a Portuguese marching band. Karen has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and has 3 dogs - a Lab named CJ, a Maltese named Riley, and a Staffordshire terrier named Roxie. In her spare time, Karen enjoys traveling with her husband, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Greene, Pet Care Attendant (Night)Lisa began working at our practice in 1999 and is one of our many Veterinary Assistants! Lisa has three children that keep her busy, as well as two dogs and two cats (all rescues). In her spare time, Lisa enjoys writing and painting.


Bestsey Clinkscales, Bookkeeper & Receptionist at Sakonnet Veterinary HospitalBetsey started working with us in 1985 as a Veterinary Assistant and then moved over to the reception desk in 1990. She and her husband have three children and two grandchildren and enjoy camping and anytime the whole family can be together. Riley and Toby are her two beautiful cats.


Amy Roeske, Front Desk Supervisor at Sakonnet Veterinary HospitalAmy has been with us since 1988. Sis currently a member of our Reception team. Amy is always thoughtful, courteous, compassionate, and friendly. Amy is a mom to two boys, and enjoys hiking with her three dogs — Rookie, Levi and Stoeger.

Melissa Pavao, Receptionist at Sakonnet Veterinary HospitalMelissa came to us in September of 2004, and her timing could not have been more perfect. Her genuine happiness and friendliness has been vital to the helpful client support that we strive for at Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital. She'll offer a smile and probably some kisses for your pet when you come into the office! Melissa spends her extra time hiking with her dog, Gabby, and family.

Lezlie Souza, Receptionist at Sakonnet Veterinary HospitalLezlie first got to know us as a client, then began working with us during July of 2011. She has had a successful career in the service industry, so it is no surprise that she is always cheerful and ready to help. She either has the answers to your questions or she will make it her business to get the answer for you! Lezlie has three daughters, all involved in different athletic activities, and has four cats (several adopted from Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital) as well as a dog.