2477 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871

Our Team

Dr. Kristin Braga, DVM

Dr. Braga

A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Braga is the proud owner of Island Veterinary Services, Inc. Dr. Braga graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1994, then earned her Veterinary Degree from Tufts University in 1998. Since graduation, she has been providing medical care for small animals. From 1998-2001, she worked as an Associate and Relief Veterinarian in various hospitals throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. In 2001, Island Veterinary Services became incorporated and was originally an exclusive small animal mobile practice until November 2004 when it found a permanent location on East Main Road in Portsmouth. Dr. Braga enjoys being a solo practitioner as she feels she can provide more personalized care to her clients and patients in a warm, friendly environment. Dr. Braga is a member of AVMA, RIVMA, MVMA, and was named as one of the topVets in Rhode Island Monthly in 2012 and 2013. She is also certified to treat animals with the Class IV Therapeutic K-Laser. In her spare time, Dr. Braga enjoys pilates, going to the beach and spending time with her husband and her Golden Retriever, Cameron.

John L., Veterinary Technician

John L

John has been a veterinary technician for over 25 years, and helped start Island Veterinary Services in 2001 as a mobile practice. John is very adept as a surgical technician, monitoring anesthetized patients, and assisting with the treatment of small animals including exotics. John also has extensive knowledge of inventory and pharmaceutical management. He is also certified to use the Class IV Therapeutic K Laser. In his spare time, John enjoys attending classic car shows and New England Patriots games as well as spending time with his cats, his dog Cameron and his wife Dr. Braga.

Maureen B., Hospital Manager

Maureen B., Hospital Manager

Maureen has been with Island Veterinary Services since 2001. In addition to being Dr. Braga’s proud mother, she oversees the financial operations at the hospital. Maureen works closely with the accountant, handles the bookkeeping, and does the essential behind the scenes work to ensure that the hospital runs efficiently. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband John, taking scenic rides through Little Compton, RI, cooking and walking. She also lives with her two beloved Golden Retrievers, Chewy and MacKenzie.

John B., Hospital Handyman

John B., Hospital Manager

A retired laborer and Dr. Braga’s father, John enjoys volunteering at Island Veterinary Services. You can find him painting, repairing and doing routine maintenance work at the hospital when needed. He has also been called in occasionally to assist Dr. Braga and the technicians when a very large patient needs to be moved from surgery to recovery. In his spare time he loves talking politics, watching old western movies and the New England Patriots and of course spending time with Maureen.

Mary R., Receptionist

Mary R, Reception

Mary came to Island Veterinary Services in November 2007. She is the head of reception where her duties include processing all the daily office procedure. She is the computer system’s manager and facilitates the processing of all prescription food diets at the clinic. She lives in Portsmouth, RI with her husband Rick, and their three dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys walks with the dogs, music and photography.

Vicki C., Veterinary Technician

Vicki C, Veterinary Technician

Vicki has been a veterinary technician for 12 years and came to Island Veterinary Services in September 2010. In addition to her technical duties, she is the purchasing and inventory manager. She is certified in K-Laser therapy. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband Toby, and their dog Dani, and two cats, Guinness and Murphy. Vicki is an avid reader and enjoys spending time on the beaches of Massachusetts.

Affiliate Specialists

Dr. Mark Stamoulis

Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist and Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Mark Stamoulis Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist and Internal Medicine Specialist. We are pleased to have Dr. Stamoulis at Island Veterinary Services weekly to perform cardiac and abdominal ultrasounds on our patients in need. Dr. Stamoulis works with Dr. Braga to create a treatment plan tailored to your pet’s condition.