Elyse Olechnowicz, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. O is the Chief of Staff at Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital in Tiverton, RI. She is a 2015 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. O completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals, and began a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Olechnowicz finds general practice rewarding and enjoys taking time to get to know her patients and pet parents. She has a special interest in neurology, ophthalmology, and soft tissue surgery as well as seeing small mammals and some exotics. With her gentle demeanor and practical approach, we know you will find her as endearing as we do.
Maria G. Reinhardt, VMD
Dr. Maria Reinhardt joined our staff in 1999 after running her own successful veterinary practice in New Jersey for fifteen years. She is known for her holistic approach, often supplementing traditional treatment with alternative modalities of care such as herbal and homeopathic remedies. Over the years, she has also developed a special interest in the medical and surgical treatment of ears.
Dr. Reinhardt was born in the Azores and speaks Portuguese fluently. Today, she is a resident of Bristol, Rhode Island, where she lives with two dogs, a Standard Poodle named Meme and a Bichon named Chloe, and two cats, Alice and Jack. Outside the hospital, Dr. Reinhardt enjoys yoga, gardening, reading, traveling, and being Mom for her two adult children.
William E. Condon, VMD — In Memorium
Dr. William Condon established Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital in 1972 with his classmate Dr. Kenneth Rix. He was a beloved veterinarian to many clients as well as a staple in his community of Portsmouth where he lived with his wife of over 40 years.
As a father of four children, Dr. Condon was active in many community organizations including the Portsmouth School Committee and Portsmouth Little League. He was also a past president of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA).