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
  • Sun: 9:00-11:00AM
  • 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 spening time with her husband and their two cats, Simba and Zahara, and their dog Cooper.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Royal Veterinary College
    Interests:
    Baking and Gardening
  • 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 four dogs, rabbit, guinea pig and cat. Her favorite aspect of her job is assisting in surgery and helping teach 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 four cats of her own - Lyla, Willow, Charlie and Bruin as well as two dogs - Tytus and 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."

    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. Her little family is now complete with her little fuzzy friend!               
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Interests:
    Cooking
  • Sarah Colando

    Veterinary Assistant

    Sarah has been with us since June of 2013.  She recently earned her bachelors degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont.  In her free time she enjoys horseback riding and being outdoors.  She has two dogs "Teddy Bear" and "Georgia Belle" as well as a cat "Orange Juice."

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    University of Vermont & Tufts University
  • Paul Rodrigues

    Veterinary Assistant

    Paul has recently 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, a guinea pig  and enjoys video games, painting and drawing in his down time. Paul is excited to be the newest member of our team!


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