Anna Portnoy, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Portnoy is Chief of Staff at Riverside Animal Hospital. She earned her undergraduate degree from UMass Boston in 1985 and her DVM degree from UPEI Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada in 2007. A Massachusetts native, Dr. Portnoy grew up in Newton and now lives in Swansea. She worked in several mixed practice clinics in New Hampshire and Maine, then in Fall River, prior to coming to RAH in 2012.
Dr. Portnoy's special interests include small animal and ruminant medicine and surgery. She began her study at the Chi Institute of Traditional Veterinary Chinese Medicine (TCVM) in 2015 and is now certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Portnoy enjoys golf, playing music, and theatre. She has a small farm and enjoys spending time with her animals (dogs, donkeys, sheep and goats). She is also an avid Red Sox fan.
Courtleigh R. Watson, DVM
Dr. Courtleigh R. Watson completed her undergraduate studies at Clemson University in 2012, majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences before attending Tuskegee University in Alabama to earn her DVM degree in 2016. Her motto is, "Large or small, I love them all!"
After graduating Dr. Watson did a specialty equine internship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida. She then moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she worked at the Meadows racetrack and at a small animal practice. Dr. Watson is looking forward to incorporating farm calls into her schedule again. She particularly enjoys general medicine, ophthalmology, and surgery.