Gansett Animal Hospital

Gansett Animal Hospital, opened in 1965, is a full service Veterinary facility, caring for animals of South Eastern Massachusetts and the Greater Providence, Rhode Island Area. We are staffed with four highly experienced Veterinarians and many compassionate, skilled Veterinary Assistants. In addition to providing services to the public, we partner with local shelters to promote adoption and affordable spay/neuter programs. We are able to provide both routine and specialty services. Please call to learn more about our family focused  community practice.

Our Mission is to provide high quality affordable veterinary medical and surgical services in a compassionate, informed environment. We strive to deliver exceptional patient care and superior client satisfaction. 

  • Mon. - Fri. 7:30AM-7:30PM
  • Sat: 7:30AM-4:30PM
  • DOCTORS BY APPOINTMENT
  • Dr. Peter Cournoyer (Owner)

    Dr. Cournoyer graduated from  Boston College in 1984 and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine  in 1989. He acquired the practice in 2001 and especially enjoys primary care and surgery. He is married with three children and enjoys the family pets; two dogs, one rabbit ,three sheep and two chickens!
    Years in Practice:
    May 04, 1989
    Education:
    Boston College, Tufts University
  • Dr. Amy Munson

    Dr. Munson graduated in 2008 from the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada and has been practicing in RI ever since. She and her husband Chris share their home with 2 "special needs" animals: a three-legged Chihuahua and a one-eyed cat. She also has two large fuzzy dogs and  one other "rescue" cat. She recently added two humans to her extensive family as well as a gecko and two beta fish.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Education:
    Atlantic Veterinary College
    Interests:
    Yoga and Spending Time With her Children
  • Dr. Jessica Rizzo BVetMed MRCVS

    Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Rizzo earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Roger Williams University. She has worked for a number of years in the veterinary field before studying Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London, England. She graduated with her veterinary degree in 2015. Her areas of interest are surgery, small mammals, and exotics. Outside of work, Dr. Rizzo enjoys spending time with her family and their numerous pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Royal Veterinary College
  • Rebecca Sylvestre

    Office Manager & Veterinary Assistant


    Rebecca graduated from Becker College in 2011 with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. In her down time she enjoys hanging out with her dog, rabbits, guinea pig and cat. Her favorite aspect of her job is assisting in surgery and teaching others how to assist in surgery.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Becker College
  • Jennifer Petraitis

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jennifer has been with us since March of 2014.  She graduated from New England Institute of Technology with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and has become one of our primary surgical technicians. She currently has three cats of her own - Lyla, Charlie and Bruin as well as a dog named Elroy. She enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and spending time with her four legged family in her down time.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    New England Institute of Technology
    Interests:
    Fitness and Kickboxing
  • Alyssa Fugere

    Veterinary Assistant

    Alyssa has been with us since July of 2014.  She recently graduated from New England Institute of Technology with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology.  She enjoys spending time with her two dogs "Rookie" and "Tuka" and her two bunnies Daryl and Elphie.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    New England Institue of Technology
  • Karen Kaiser

    Veterinary Assistant

    Karen grew up and still lives in Pawtucket. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2004 and enjoys working with the pets and their owners. She was hoping to find the perfect Maine Coon to add to her family, but instead she adopted a cute long haired kitten named Mila and also a shorthair kitten name Milo. Her little family is now complete with her little fuzzy friends!               
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Interests:
    Cooking
  • Paul Rodrigues

    Veterinary Assistant

    Paul joined our team in the summer of 2016. He started his career at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists then decided to settle into general practice. Paul has also earned a Certification in Graphic Arts at RISD and is still pursuing his education. He has 2 cats, 1 dog, and a guinea pig. He enjoys video games, painting and drawing in his down time. Paul is excited to be a part of our team!


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Education:
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Interests:
    Painting and Video games
  • Shannon Francis

    Veterinary Assistant

    Shannon joined our team in June 2017. She went to school for Veterinary technology at the New England Institute of technology. On her down time she enjoys spending quality time with her cat "Peanut". Her favorite part of the job is taking radiographs.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Education:
    New England Institute of Technology
  • Tyler Valerio

    Veterinary Assistant

    Tyler has been with us since July 2017. He worked in day cares (for dogs!) for several years before returning to school to receive his certification as a veterinary assistant. He has long term plans to become a veterinarian, but for now he's just enjoying being in the field. When not working he can be found with his tiny mutts "Charlie" & "Penny" who are just as crazy as he is! He claims his love for small dogs is the passion that drives him!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Education:
    CCRI