Our Team

We are a close-knit team of talented veterinarians, technicians, and administrative staff with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we love our furry friends. We look forward to developing a lifelong relationship with you and your pet.

Keith D. Schoen, BVMS

Owner/Veterinarian

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 worked as a general practitioner in Rhode Island before leaving to start Hill Harbour Veterinary Center in 2012. Dr. Schoen currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association, and enjoys all aspects of general practice, 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.

Andrea Packard, DVM

Associate Veterinarian, Fear Free Certified, “Cat Advocate”

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.

Since working at Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center, Dr. Packard has spearheaded the practice’s initiative to be formally certified as a Cat Friendly Practice TM. She is one of our “Cat Advocates” and is well-versed in calm handling techniques for our feline patients.

Dr. Packard currently resides in East Greenwich with her husband William as well as their cats Wendall, Maizey, and Kitten and their ill-behaved canine Butters.

Seth Snow, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Snow was born, and has lived most of his life, in Rhode Island. He received his undergraduate degree in animal science from the University of Rhode Island.  He graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed his clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.  Since graduating, Dr. Snow has been working in private practice and the non-profit sector, working with both companion animals and wildlife species.  He has a special interest in pet nutrition, and enjoys working with exotic species.  Dr. Snow lives in Providence with his dogs Maddie and Remy, and his cats Luna and Winnie.  In his free time, he enjoys hiking, skiing and scuba diving.

Heather Salisbury

Veterinary Technician, “Cat Advocate”

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.

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

Tara Hutchins

Veterinary Technician, “Cat Advocate”

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 is one of Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center’s “Cat Advocates” as she has undergone extensive training working with feline patients to ensure their comfort levels remain high during their visits to the veterinarian. Tara is also in the process of becoming Fear Fear (R) certified.

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

Emily Buterbaugh

Veterinary Technician

Emily joined Hill and Harbour in February of 2020. She has a bachelor’s of science from the University of Rhode Island where she studied Animal Science and Technology until she graduated in 2019. Emily has always had a passion for working with animals, and has experience working in a variety of settings, from volunteering with wildlife, to working as a farm hand at a local alpaca farm.

Emily lives with her boyfriend Jason, their cat, Rexxar, and their sulcata tortoise, Ralph. When she isn’t working, Emily can usually be found doing some form of craft, be it knitting, crocheting, or even spinning yarn from wool!

Kelsey Tierney

Veterinary Technician

Kelsey is a Veterinary Technician who grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts. She has always had a passion for animals. She started her experience in veterinary medicine with an internship at Stoneham Animal Hospital in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

Spending her summers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Kelsey worked at Nauset Pet Services as a Kennel Attendant where she practiced her hands on skills often. Kelsey came to Rhode Island to attend the University of Rhode Island and received her Bachelors Degree in Animal Science and Technology. Kelsey plans to continue her career with us here at Hill and Harbour Veterinary Center.

Mary Mahoney-Pacheco, CVT

Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

Mary joined Hill and Harbour in September of 2020. A graduate of The New England Institute of Technology, Mary holds an Associate’s of Science in Veterinary Technology and works as a veterinary technician in the center. In July of 2020, she passed her board exams to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Mary has accomplished a lot in her few months as a technician. She became certified in Fear Free, Advanced CPR and Life support for Canines and Felines, and Laser therapy. Her favorite things to do in the profession are nursing care, surgery, and radiology, with the hopes of specializing in
one of them down the road. She loves to learn from her fellow technicians and doctors, always eager to learn more.

Mary lives in Fall River, MA with her parents and siblings. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her boyfriend, Isaac. Mary loves to travel, play soccer, and above all loves all things Disney.

Katie Umbenhauer

Front Office and Social Media Manager

Katie began her career in the veterinary industry in 2005, and joined the Hill & Harbour family in 2019 as a Customer Service Representative.  Shortly after, she accepted the position of Front Office and Social Media Manager.  Katie loves creating educational and engaging content as well as a sense of community within the practice and on social media.  When she is not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, reading, crocheting and gardening.  She also practices IET and Reiki and love bringing these modalities to others.

Katie Sackett

Client Service Representative

Katie joined Hill and Harbour in July of 2020 as a client services representative. She has an extensive background in client care and a passion for animals. Katie spent several years working at an equestrian facility and has previous experience working in an emergency setting for small animals. Katie lives in Warwick with her boyfriend Dave and their dog Bear. When she isn’t working Katie can be found riding her horse, taking care of her chickens or hiking in the woods.

Adriane Schoen

Practice Manager

Adriane has been working at Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center since it opened in 2013.  Adriane oversees the day-to-day operations of the practice and enjoys working with such a wonderful group of people who make her job easy!  A graduate of Cornell University, Adriane began her career planning civic events for the city of Glasgow, Scotland.  After moving back to the United States, she continued to organize events and worked in development for several years at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).

Originally from New Jersey, Adriane moved to Rhode Island in 2008 and loves all the opportunities the State has to offer.  While not working, Adriane enjoys spending time with her husband and three energetic boys and volunteering at her children’s school and other community organizations dear to her heart.  Her hobbies include swimming, boating, yoga, hiking, gardening, DIY projects, and reading.


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