Dr. Maxon G Balmforth
Dr. Max graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Max opened the North Kingstown Animal Hospital in 1974. His interests include surgery, emergency care, chemotherapy, and care of the critically ill. Dr. Balmforth is now part time and enjoying time on his farm and traveling.
Dr. David Mandarini
Dr. Dave graduated from the University of Torine, Italy in 1989. He has been a veterinarian at the North Kingstown Animal Hospital for over 19 years and his interests include general veterinary care of cats and dogs.
Dr. Amanda Holmes
Dr. Holmes, a New England native received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. She relocated to Newport, RI in 2011 and has spent the last 5 years practicing general medicine in RI and providing relief work in CT.
Dr. Holmes finds general practice rewarding and enjoys taking the time to get to know her patients and their pet parents. She practices low stress handling and wants each visit to be a positive experience for patients that builds on the human animal bond. Her goal is to partner with pet parents to provide the best possible care for patients during all life stages. She is a member of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. Her current veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, dermatology, pain management and ways that nutrition and holistic options can complement traditional treatments for chronic disease management.
In her free time Mandy enjoys hiking with her dogs, traveling, cooking, yoga, reading and watching movies. She shares her home with her husband Joe (architect), rescue dog Chief (epileptic lone wolf) and foster failure Luna (demolitions expert).
Dr. David Clark, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Clark is a board-certified traveling surgeon who provides orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. By working with Dr. Clark, our hospital is able to offer our clients a board-certified surgeon without the need of making a trip to a referral hospital. Dr. Clark completed his undergraduate studies in 1977 and his DVM degree in 1981, both from Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York. He completed his internship through Angel Memorial Hospital 1981–1982, then returned to Cornell University in 1982 then completed his residency 1985. Dr. Clark served as an Associate Professor and Chief of Small Animal Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University from 1987–1993. He became a board-certified surgeon in 1987 as a Diplomat of the ACVS. In 1993.
Dr. Clark has been serving our hospital for over 23 years.
Susan M. Newell, DVM, MS, DACVR-Board Certified—Radiology
We are very pleased to have a relationship with Ocean State Veterinary Specialist and Dr. Newell. She will work with us, according to her availability, for abdominal ultrasound and xray interpretation.
Nancy Field, VMD
Dr. Nancy Field grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in Saunderstown. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Field completed an intensive one-year internship at a specialty hospital located outside of Philadelphia. After her internship, she spent the next 5 years practicing outside of Boston until moving to Rhode Island.
Dr. Field is excited to join the North Kingstown Animal Hospital team and provide medical and surgical services to all of the clients. In her free time, she likes to plan adventures exploring her new state with her husband, children (Eloise and William), 2 dogs (a vizsla and a shorkie), and 2 cats.
Dr. Oni Springer
We are excited to welcome Dr. Oni Springer to our team!
Dr. Oni Springer-Slepkow attended veterinary school at University of Georgia and subsequently completed a thirteen month Internship at Ocean State. Since that time, she has worked throughout Rhode Island and is happy to call North Kingstown Animal Hospital her home. She thoroughly enjoys her job and also happens to love people! Her veterinary interests include Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Ultrasound, Dentistry, and Surgery. During her leisure time, Oni likes to hang out with her son, husband, and her animals (a scaredy cat named “Bette Spaghetti”, a gentle giant Bullmastiff named “Pavlov”, and a Betta fish named “Mr. Moby”). She is involved in multiple philanthropies and during her spare time enjoys painting, rehabbing furniture, and chasing her toddler around. She looks forward to meeting both you and your pet!
Meet the North Kingstown Animal Hospital Staff
Practice Manager. Member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA)
Kristin Rosa C.V.T.
Certified Veterinary Technician