Staff

Caroline Bowater, DVM
Veterinarian / Owner

Dr.Bowater is originally from England “across the pond”. As a young girl growing up in London she always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her family always had pets and she loved the bond she shared with them. She and her family moved to Connecticut in 1976. On arrival at Kennedy Airport they had 21 pieces of luggage, including 2 dogs and 2 cats. Customs took one look and told them to keep on going! Dr. Bowater graduated from University of Rhode Island in 1988. She went on to attend Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1995. Prior to owning South Bay Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Bowater practiced veterinary medicine throughout southern RI. Having worked in a variety of clinical settings and gaining valuable experience she made the move to be an owner. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and her passion for animals with her clients. Other personal interests include travel, gardening, reading, and Muay Thai kickboxing. She owns two wonderful labradoodles, Inspector Gadgett and Clover, lovingly named by her 3 children!

Sharon Tedesco
Head Veterinary Technician /  Practice Manager

Graduated from University of Rhode Island in 1994 with a degree in pre–veterinary science. She has been with SBVC since 1997 …yes, you heard that correctly! She is definitely considered to be the old timer on the block! She lives with her husband Dave and their 4 yr old  son, Eli. In her free time Sharon is an avid runner and will go for miles. Their menagerie of animals includes 2 dogs – Gracie and Georgia, along with 1 cat – Grommet. They also have 2 tortoises, both affectionately named Speedy!

Talia Verrecchia
Veterinary Technician

Talia is a licensed veterinary technician.She earned her degree from New England Institute of Technology in March 2014. She started in September 2013 as an intern and we are fortunate enough that she decided to stay with us. Talia is the proud owner of Linus the cat and Huck…her lab mix!                                                          

Michaela Doubrava
Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant

Michaela joined us part time in September 2015. She and her husband Ed have 3 children and an adorable long haired chihuahua called Ozzy. Over the years Michaela has worked in a variety of fields including early childhood teaching. She has spent the past  years as a stay at home mom – certainly many of us consider that to be the toughest job around! She is a lover of animals and brings with it a warm and friendly presence.

Jared Smith
College Intern / Veterinary Assistant

Jared is a senior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in pre veterinary science. His interests include music and reading. He is an avid guitar player especially loving jazz and blues. His family dog is named Eddy – a chocolate lab rescue from MS.                                                                                                                                                         

Chilly
Our very own Dennis the Menace!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sophie
The princess of South Bay!