Meet Our Veterinarian Team
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Woodland Animal Clinic. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Get to know our team!
Dr. Robert Breen
Dr. Robert Breen met his wife, Ann, in 1976 while working at Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital in Tiverton, RI. They were married in April of 1977, and a few months later, dreams of the Woodland Animal Clinic started. They purchased the current property in January of 1978, when it was three separate storefronts. Renovations of the clinic were delayed by the Blizzard of ’78. Still, the office officially opened on April 24, 1978, with just the two of them – Ann worked as a receptionist/technician/office manager while Dr. Breen was the sole veterinarian. They started the practice with a “bang” when their first patient ever, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Clarissa, bit them both! However, this did not dissuade the Breens from their dream, and the office began to grow and prosper with the help of Judy and Rolf Kristofferson and their son, Eric, who remains a close family friend. As staff joined the clinic family, Ann “retired” from office work to raise their three children – Robert, Michael, and Kate – but continued to act as the office manager and bookkeeper, just based out of their home in East Freetown. Dr. Breen continued to serve as the primary veterinarian of the office with various associates throughout the years. However, Ann and Dr. Breen remained the sole proprietors to maintain their vision of providing exceptional veterinary care. Some of Dr. Breen’s interests in veterinary medicine include ears (he performs several ear procedures, including ear crops and ear irrigations which few other practitioners attempt), orthopedic surgery, and clinical pathology. Outside work, he enjoys boating, fishing, and spending time with his family. Ann continues to work as the bookkeeper and office manager. When she is not busy with the clinic or family, she can be found quilting, walking her dog, or perusing Pinterest for craft ideas.
Kevin joined the “family” part-time as a high school sophomore in 1982. Like many of us who got into the field, Kevin started his career in the kennels. Upon graduating from Apponequet High School in 1985, he attended Southeastern Massachusetts University until 1987, when he decided to leave college and focus on working full-time. Through the years, Kevin has done numerous online studies in the field. He has the reputation of being a hard-working team player. Kevin gives credit to his parents for being role models of what it means to strive to be your best and to work hard for what you want. As a technician, Kevin works in all aspects of the clinic. During Kevin’s earlier days at Woodland, he was even Dr. Kate’s and her brothers’ babysitter. He, who once was the boss, is now the subordinate. Talk about karma! In 1988, Kevin met his future wife (2000) at work. Together they share their home with two cats – Jazzpurr and Squishie Face – and a Maltese-Poodle mix – Baby Blue. Kevin’s interests are baseball, trivia, reading, and day trips. In his off hours, Kevin likes to be with family and friends. Join Kevin at New Year’s Day Polar Plunge!
You can call Sandy the “Jack of All Trades.” She started working at the Clinic in 1999 as a receptionist and worked her way up to technician. She is a certified veterinary assistant with a dentistry certificate, but much of her training has been on the job. Sandy is also the primary groomer here, where she puts her artistic work into play, grooming and shaving cats (although we do the occasional dog as well). She has a very lovable kitty named Yellow Boy, whom she adopted a few years ago. Sandy’s favorite breed in the canine world is the English Bulldog, and she knows A LOT about them. Her bulldog (Daisy) passed away in August 2015 at 13. She had almost every health issue a bulldog could have, and Sandy cared for and treated them all. She says, “I love the field I am in; it is gratifying but can also be heartbreaking. You are always learning new things.”
Dawn started working at the Clinic in March 2006 as a full-time receptionist. She starts her day caring for your animals that had spent the night with us. You will mainly find her greeting you at the desk or answering your phone calls. You may find her assisting with appointments or surgery as needed. She handles our inventory and training for new staff. In 2008, Dawn attended Massasoit Community College, completing the pet grooming certificate program. She is always happy to learn something new, and you know something new every day in this field! Dawn loves to spend time with her family and their many dogs outside of work.
Donna initially came to us in 1994, where she worked in the kennels and as a technician. Over the years, she has taken time off intermittently to start a family with her husband, Jonathan. She currently works for us part-time as a receptionist/technician/animal caretaker as needed. She is a lifelong dog and cat owner and has been a client with us since 1981! Current pets include a 9-year-old Border Collie, Nessie, adopted from a rescue group in Texas, and two 8-year-old cats, Dusty & Cole, adopted from Lakeville Animal Shelter. They also have a big flock of chickens and ducks at their home. Her full-time job is on her family farm in Freetown, where they grow cranberries, raise honeybees, and work as a homeschool teacher for her sons, Wyatt & Henry. Donna’s oldest son, Wyatt, also works at the clinic daily, caring for animals in our boarding facility. He is being trained to help with appointments and other veterinary assistance. Outside of working at the clinic, Wyatt is learning (improving from what we hear) the family business and is working towards earning his certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. We feel truly fortunate to have them here at the clinic!
Wyatt works at the clinic daily, caring for animals in our boarding facility. He is being trained to help with appointments and other veterinary assistance. Outside of working at the clinic, Wyatt is learning (improving from what we hear) the family business and is working towards earning his certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. We feel truly fortunate to have him here at the clinic!
Tracy has been at the clinic since August 2009. She works mainly as a receptionist but can be found helping with appointments from time to time. She has two children, Isabelle and James, who occupy much of her time and are only in the office a few hours per week. However, she makes many of our clients feel at home with her warm and helpful demeanor.
Ted has been working at the clinic for a few years now. He is the big man that will greet you with a smile at the front desk. While his stature can be intimidating to some, Ted’s reputation speaks to his gentle and caring nature. He is always happy to help in whatever way is needed and has proven to be a competent and thoughtful employee. While he has no pets of his own, the clinic cat, Blackie, has taken quite a liking to him, and you will often find Blackie sitting on top of Ted at the front desk! It’s incredible how a nine-pound cat can “rule the roost.”
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