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Best Veterinarians in Boston, MA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Boston Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Natick, MA 01760

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (6)

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At Home Veterinary has been serving pets and pet owners throughout Boston since 2005. It is a full-service veterinary practice specializing in house calls and providing a range of pet care services, including wellness examinations, vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm testing, and flea and tick prevention. The team of veterinarians and assistants also visits sick or injured animal companions, performs diagnostic tests, and prescribes medications. Its founder, Jeremy Gransky, had worked in multi-doctor clinics for eight years before transitioning into in-house veterinary care.

Boston, MA 02115

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4.5 (96)

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Back Bay Veterinary Clinic provides preventative medicine, emergency medicine, senior care, and behavior training for pets in the Boston area. The pet clinic also provides diagnostic imaging, surgery, dentistry, home care, and euthanasia. The practice has a selection of collars and toys for pet owners to take home with them, and stocks its pet pharmacy with prescription and maintenance diets. The clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Peabody, MA 01960

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4.5 (13)

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Animal House Calls of North Shore provides in-home veterinary care in the Boston area. Based in Peabody, the practice travels to patients' homes to provide anxiety-free care in the pet's environment. The clinic's care services include vaccinations, diagnostic testing, nutritional management, and euthanasia. The founders of Animal House Calls of North Shore each have more than 30 years of veterinary experience.

Charlestown, MA 02129

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4.0 (38)
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4.0 (8)

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Charlestown Veterinary Hospital provides wellness exams, illness exams, allergy relief, anesthesia, dentistry, ear checks, geriatric care, and pain management in the Boston area. The pet clinic has an in-house laboratory and in-house pharmacy for fast diagnostics and care. The owner of the practice has more than 15 years of veterinary experience.

Quincy, MA 02169

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4.6 (262)
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3.0 (33)
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4.5 (32)

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Willard Veterinary Clinic serves pets in Quincy, South Shore, and Milton. The veterinary clinic's lead veterinarian has practiced animal care for more than 25 years. The practice's services include geriatric pet care, diabetes care, cancer treatment, pain management, nutritional consultation, and allergy care. The clinic also microchips pets. Willard Veterinary Clinic is certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a Cat-Friendly Practice and uses the American Animal Hospital Association standards for pain management.

Dedham, MA 02026

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4.0 (24)
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4.6 (14)

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Since 1996, Dedham Veterinary Associates has cared for Boston-area cats and dogs. The pet clinic provides anesthesia, dental care, hospice care, nutritional counseling, pain management, microchipping, and general wellness exams. The practice performs specialty care for senior pets, puppies, and kittens. The clinic has a fully stocked pharmacy with flea, tick, and heartworm prevention products.

Belmont, MA 02478

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3.5 (82)
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4.6 (15)

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Fresh Pond Animal Hospital cares for dogs and cats in the Belmont area. The veterinary clinic is a full-service hospital that provides preventative care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and sick or injured pet care. The practice has Sunday hours for busy clients. The clinic, founded in 1975, exclusively cares for dogs and cats. Pet owners attest to Fresh Pond Animal Hospital's caring, conscientious staff.

Salem, MA 01970

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3.5 (57)
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4.5 (26)

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New England Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort has served the Salem area since 1963. The pet clinic cares for dogs, cats, and pocket pets and provides preventative care, spaying and neutering, sick and injured pet care, surgical care, dental cleanings, and grooming. The practice also has pet boarding available where pets get playtime and grooming during their stay.

Winthrop, MA 02152

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5.0 (38)

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Harbor Veterinary House Calls, based in Winthrop, travels to homes in and around the Boston area to care for pets in their home environments. The practice provides general wellness care, annual exams and vaccines, sick patient exams, diagnostic tests, and senior pet care. The clinic also provides end-of-life services, including cremation. Clients have praised Harbor Veterinary House Calls for its caring doctors and reasonable prices.

Sutton, MA 01590

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4.9 (14)
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4.5 (11)

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Boston Road Animal Clinic has served the Boston area for more than six years. The veterinary practice, based in Sutton, provides acupuncture, anesthesia, dental care, euthanasia, microchipping, nutritional counseling, and orthopedic surgery. The clinic has received praise for its caring, talented staff and their optimistic attitudes.

78 Winchester Street, Newton, MA 02461

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4.7 (279)
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4.9 (60)
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4.0 (16)

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VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital has been serving Boston residents for over 30 years. It offers primary and advanced animal care, from wellness exams, vaccinations, and dental care to surgeries, geriatric medicine, and radioactive iodine therapy. VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital has an in-house surgical suite, laboratory, and pharmacy equipped with current veterinary technology and medications, including prescription animal food. Its veterinary staff strives to know each client and pet by name and make them feel like family.

  • Canine/Feline Practice

274 Southhampton St., Boston, MA 02118

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5.0 (41)
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4.8 (1)

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Boston Animal Hospital caters to pet owners in the metro. The full-service practice offers a range of services, from preventative care and diagnostics to surgery, dentistry, and end-of-life care. Its staff utilizes laser therapy to deal with arthritis, post-surgery pain, and skin issues, as well as integrative medicine techniques. Boston Animal Hospital is registered as a Cat-Friendly Practice with the American Association of Feline Practitioners. It partners with local rescues like Gifford Cat Shelter in line with its goal of giving pets a better life.

  • Canine/Feline Practice
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  • Equine Practice

Lynn, MA 01902

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3.5 (44)

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North Shore Animal Hospital has cared for pets since 1982. The clinic, based in Lynn, provides therapeutic laser treatment, surgery, vaccinations, general wellness care, and parasite prevention. The practice has a veterinarian on call six days a week for emergency situations. Clients have praised North Shore Animal Hospital for its friendly staff and superior customer service.

West Roxbury, MA 02132

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4.5 (78)
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4.8 (14)

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Parkway Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital based in West Roxbury. The pet clinic specializes preventative wellness care, vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention, surgery such as spaying and neutering, routine labwork, and dietary consultation. The practice has a full pet pharmacy, which includes prescription and specialty diets, as well as in-house x-ray machines and a full surgery suite. The founder of the clinic is accredited by the USDA and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.

347 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

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4.9 (314)
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5.0 (43)
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5.0 (1)

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PetMedic Urgent Care Vet Clinic offers urgent veterinary care to cats and dogs near Boston. Nir Ben-Ari founded the veterinary clinic to focus on providing urgent care treatment to pets suffering from conditions that need immediate attention but do not qualify as life-threatening emergencies. He treats allergies, diarrhea, vomiting, discharge, and bite wounds. Ben-Ari also handles wellness visits and preventive care services. His clinic is available after hours and during weekends.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
At Home Veterinary
Back Bay Veterinary Clinic
Animal House Calls of North Shore
Charlestown Veterinary Hospital
Willard Veterinary Clinic
Dedham Veterinary Associates
Fresh Pond Animal Hospital
New England Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort
Harbor Veterinary House Calls
Boston Road Animal Clinic
VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital
78 Winchester Street, Newton, MA 02461
Boston Animal Hospital
274 Southhampton St., Boston, MA 02118
North Shore Animal Hospital
Parkway Veterinary Hospital
PetMedic Urgent Care Vet Clinic
347 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.