Meet the staff


Dr Kim Nelson

Dr Kim Nelson

Dr Kimberly Nelson moved to Rhode Island in 1972, having lived, with her 2 brothers, in varied places as part of a Navy pilot family. She is a 1981 graduate of The University of Rhode Island and received her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked as a veterinarian in Rhode Island since graduation and has lectured at URI. She opened Greenwich Valley Veterinary Clinic in 1997 and enjoys small animal practice as well as working with varied critters and their people. Interests include athletics (Kim is a Hall of Fame athlete at North Kingstown High School and the University of Rhode Island), being out on the water anywhere, and traveling. Dr. Nelson is married and shares time with the "plethora": a Norfolk Terrier (Simon Shoestring), 1 Vizslas ( Kefira),2 German Short Hairs (Sieben and Rylee), a cat adopted from Vieques (Rico), Goomba the parrot, 3 horses and a dozen chickens. (PHEW!!!)
Dr Sarah Sheckels

Dr Sarah McElroy

Dr Sarah McElroy has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was in elementary school. After graduating from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, she moved to Rhode Island for an internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. After working in emergency medicine and relief work for a few years, she decided that night shifts were not for her. Dr. McElroy has worked full time at Greenwich Valley Veterinary Clinic since 2010, treating mostly dogs and cats, and the occasional pocket pet and exotic animal. In her free time she enjoys gardening, fishing, and hiking. She lives with two dogs, both rescue pets!

Dr David Mandarini

David Mandarini, DVM, is Rhode Island born and bred. He is a graduate of the Veterinary School at the University of Parma in Italy. He has practiced exclusively in Rhode Island, specializing in feline and canine general medicine. Dr. Mandarini resides in East Greenwich with his wife and two daughters. David is an avid sports fan and enjoys cooking, traveling, and entertaining.
 Ted White, DVM

Dr Ted White

Ted White, DVM, is the newest member of the GVVC staff. Some clients may remember him from his time spent with us as a technician.  Dr. White graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1990 and Kansas State Veterinary School in 2003. He has worked as a small animal veterinarian since that time; his interests include general medicine and canine reproduction. He lives in South Kingstown with his wife, Lisa, his children, Sam, Sophie, and Ben, and his two dogs, Lizzie, and Lou. In his spare time, Ted chauffeurs his children to their various activities and coaches AAU baseball.

Judy Colan, Practice ManagerJudy Colan, Practice Manager

Judy has managed veterinary clinics for more than 40 years, supplementing her knowledge by taking courses in management, accounting, and computer science. Weimaraners are her life's passion. She started in obedience  and put CDX degrees on three Weimaraners. Breeding less than one litter a year, she has owned and bred the breed's all time top producer (148 champions) and the two all time top winners (33 Best In Shows & 27 Best In Shows) as well as multiple Group winners. She handled a dog out of her second litter to #1 status for two years as well as 5 Best in Shows. She has bred and owned five dogs who have been inducted into the Weimaraner Club of America (WCA) Hall of Fame. In 2008, the American Kennel Club honored her as Sporting Group Breeder of the Year. She has been the AKC delegate from the WCA for 21 years and has been active in her local Weimaraner club. In 2012, she was honored by the Weimaraner Club of America, receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award. Judy is Executive Director of CLONE RI, a state of the art service for breeders, which freezes and stores semen for future use. She also performs OFA x-rays without anesthesia.