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.