Our Staff

Keith D. Schoen, BVMS

Dr. Schoen was raised in Staten Island, NY. He majored in Animal Sciences at Cornell University and then attended the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland where he graduated in 2007. Dr. Schoen furthered his training with a general internship in medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey, followed by a specialized surgical internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. He then worked as a general practitioner in Rhode Island before leaving to start Hill Harbour Veterinary Center. In 2011, Dr. Schoen became part of a handful of veterinarians in the world to be certified to use stem cells in the clinical setting. Dr. Schoen currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association and was voted onto Rhode Island Monthly’s list of "topVets" two years in a row. While Dr. Schoen enjoys all aspects of general practice, his main interest is in dentistry and orthopedic soft-tissue surgery.

While not working, Dr. Schoen enjoys hiking, biking, sailing, and spending time with his wife, Adriane, and three sons, Benjamin, Jonathan, and Andrew.

 

Publications:

Schoen K, Block G, Newell SM, Coronado G. Hypercalcemia of malignancy in a cat with bronchogenic adenocarcinoma. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 46:265-267, 2010

Schoen K, Sweet DC. Canine and feline tail amputation. Lab Anim 38:232-233, 2009

 
 


Andrea Packard, DVM

Dr. Packard received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Rhode Island.  She then graduated with her doctorate from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  While studying at Tufts, Dr. Packard devoted summers to working in the Oncology and Neurology departments of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals.  Since graduation, Dr. Packard has worked in private practice in Rhode Island.  She has continued to develop her professional skills by completing additional training in abdominal ultrasonography.  Dr. Packard currently resides in Barrington with her husband William as well as their cats Wendall, Maizey, and Kitten and their ill-behaved puppy Butters.
 

Heather Olson, Veterinary Technician

Heather is a veterinary technician, originally from Coventry who has been caring for people’s most prized companions for the past fifteen years! While the majority of this time has been focused on preventative care in the general practice setting, she is extremely well versed in emergency and intensive care having worked for the past ten years at an emergency and referral practice.

Heather’s motivation to constantly learn and enhance her knowledge exemplifies our core value of Education. In fact, she is currently studying for her certification examination in veterinary technology. Heather has a firm understanding that a pet is an integral part of one’s family, and her goal is to provide health and happiness to her patients while creating a wonderfully positive veterinary experience for their owners.

Heather’s family is jam-packed with her husband, Jim, daugher, Aria, and her cats: Coco, Snaggle Tooth, Mr. Fuzz, Road Kill, and Campbell as well as her pups: Bruin, Phoenix, and Sookie.

 

Jenna Allen, Veterinary Technician

Jenna is a veterinary technician who grew up in Warwick. She earned a degree in Animal Science from the University of Rhode Island but spent her final semester abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia where she lived for almost a decade.

Jenna is a dedicated learner and loves to teach herself new things. After graduating, she spent three years at a veterinary hospital in northern Sydney, where she became the head technician and developed a passion for surgery. She went on to become the surgical tech for a mobile orthopaedic specialist surgeon, performing surgeries all over the city, sometimes even on native Australian wildlife! A lot of this time was spent working closely with an emergency hospital where she also picked up intensive care skills and developed lasting relationships with the emergency team.

Recently, Jenna has left the city life and relocated back to Rhode Island with her husband Matt and their cat Atlas.

 

Tara Hutchins, Veterinary Technician

Tara joined Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center in 2017. She has been working in veterinary and client care for the past 7 years. Prior to that, she was involved in a variety of animal care settings which included caring for marine mammals, reptiles, parrots, and penguins. She believes pets are family, and customer care is of the utmost importance. She enjoys building lasting relationships with our patients and their human companions.

Tara lives in Charlestown with her husband, son, and two beautiful kitties Denali and Ridge.

 

Sarah Deliberis, Certified Veterinary Technician

Sarah is a veterinary technician who is originally from Coventry. In 2010, she moved to New Brunswick, Canada, where she attended Oulton College for veterinary technology. She has a passion for patient care and is interested in studying animal behavior more in depth in the future. Sarah is also a certified veterinary technician (CVT) through the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association.

Sarah has two cats and a dog, all of whom are rescue animals. She is also a part of Little Falls Farm in Greene, where she helps raise and show sheep.

 

Kali Perkins, Veterinary Technician

Kali started with Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center in August 2017.  She originates from Coventry, RI and has been working as a small animal veterinary technician for over 10 years with a focus on Surgery.  Kali has three cats of her own named Ricky, Obie, and Julienne and two dogs named Trina and Rex.  She enjoys the outdoors and many summer activities.

 

Shante Pagan

Shantè joined Hill and Harbour Veterinary Center in 2017. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2004, as both a client service representative and as a technician.

Shante is originally from Boston, but now resides in Coventry with her husband, son, and 2 pugs, Gunther and Vanessa Huxtable.