Tiogue Veterinary Clinic's Dedicated Team
Please meet our team of devoted veterinary professionals. Let us know what we can do for you and your pet to make your experience at Tiogue Veterinary Clinic the best!
Michelle Fallon, CVT — Hospital Manager
Michelle started as a vtechnician at Tiogue Veterinary Clinic in 1987. In 2004, she was given the opportunity to manage a team of technicians at a four-doctor equine practice. Two years later (2006), Michelle earned her veterinary technician certification. After 7 years of ambulatory equine work she decided to return to small animal medicine at Tiogue Veterinary Clinic. After many years of hard work and dedication, Michelle took on the exciting role of Hospital Manager in 2012.
Michelle resides in Exeter with her husband Michael, dog Brady and cat Buzz. She also has a horse named Shen who is now retired from competition. When not tending to the hospital, Michelle enjoys spending time at the barn. She rides Hunter/Jumpers competitively and has had numerous wins at the state and regional levels.
Kandi Boulay — Veterinary (Surgical) Technician
Kandi grew up in Warwick and currently resides in West Warwick. She began working as a part time receptionist in 1992 while pursuing a career in nursing. One evening after hours she was asked to assist with an emergency. That experience caused her to change her career path to veterinary medicine. Kandi is our surgical technician and takes wonderful care of each and every patient. Besides surgery she also has a special interest in emergency care and dentistry.
When not at the hospital, Kandi enjoys spending time with her twins. Their activities and sports keep her very busy. She also loves to bake.
Mikhail Spitserev — Veterinary Technician
Mikhail came to the United States in 1991 from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). He grew up there and was a veterinarian at a large poultry farm. Mikhail began working as a veterinary technician in the United States in 1992. He has been a valuable team member at Tiogue Veterinary Clinic since 2000. He enjoys radiology and dentistry.
Mikhail is a huge New England sports fan and loves watching the Patriots, Bruins and Celtics. He also enjoys traveling on his time off.
Kate Green —Veterinary Technician
Kate grew up and currently resides in East Greenwich, Rhode Island with her parents, grandmother, and twin brother. She began working in the veterinary field in August 2016 after shadowing here at Tiogue Veterinary Clinic while she was a senior in high school. After Kate graduated, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and enrolled at the New England Institute of Technology. She will graduate in March of 2019 and take her board exam to become a certified veterinary technician (CVT). Kate has a special interest in exotics and dentistry.
When Kate is not at the hospital, she enjoys playing with her Papillon "Crunchie" and playing video games with friends. She also spends a lot of time studying and learning as much as she can for her career in veterinary medicine.
Jessica Barcome — Veterinary Technician
Jessica began her career in veterinary medicine in the fall of 2014. She started working at Tiogue Veterinary Clinic in November 2017 and she loves working in surgery. Jessica grew up in western Massachusetts and currently resides in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys going to the beach, quilting, canoeing and kayaking with her fiancé Bill. She also enjoys spending time with her pets Chloe, an American Staffordshire Terrier, Riley, an American Pitbull Terrier, and Bandit, a Maine Coon mix.
Karen Alexander — Veterinary Technician
Karen was born in New York and moved to Rhode Island in 1976. She grew up in Warwick and still resides there with her husband and two sons. Karen started working as a veterinary technician in June 2000 at our sister hospital in Warwick. She took some time away from the veterinary field for 8 years to pursue an education and career as a certified occupational therapy assistant. Karen missed working in the veterinary field and joined our team in January 2018.
While not working she enjoys camping, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Debbie Brown — Vet Tech & Client Care Specialist
Debbie lives in Coventry with her four Shih Tzus and two English Cocker Spaniels. She began her veterinary career in 1982 at Tiogue Veterinary Clinic. Debbie has filled several key positions here. She works as a veterinary technician, client care specialist, and grooms patients that need a medical setting to be clipped. Debbie was also the office manager for 32 years under the founder of the practice.
Besides her huge dedication to the hospital and patients, Debbie is also dedicated to breeding and showing Shih Tzus, English Springer Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels. She has also raised Wire Hair Fox Terriers. Debbie has handled more than eight dogs to their championships.
Kayla Verdecchia — Vet Tech & Client Care Specialist
Kayla joined team Tiogue in early 2016. She began working in the veterinary field in 2011. Kayla grew up and still resides in Coventry, R.I. She has a Golden Retriever named Fiona and a cat named Callie.
When Kayla is not working at the hospital she enjoys running especially obstacle runs, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Donna Erickson — Client Care Specialist
Donna grew up in Warwick and currently lives in Coventry. She worked as a receptionist for 30 years at various physicians' offices. Donna is a wonderful addition to Tiogue Veterinary Clinic, joining our team in 2010. She has a cheerful way of greeting each and every client.
Donna has one dog, a great Pit Bull named Sasha. When not helping our clients, Donna enjoys spending time with family, grandchildren and friends. She also loves crocheting in her spare time.