We Offer More For South Shore Pets and Owners!
Duxbury Animal Hospital views your dogs and cats as members of your family, recognizing the indelible bond that exists between you and your animal companions. We provide advanced pet care that meets or exceeds the standards of quality put forth by the veterinary profession.
We Offer More
For healthy pets, we focus strongly on wellness care and preventive medicine for happy, disease-free lives, from puppies and kittens to senior pets. When pets are sick and more involved care is required, our team provides veterinary services with the highest level of compassion and empathy. Our advanced veterinary services include the latest in surgical and therapeutic techniques for a safer, more comfortable patient experience.
A History of Family Pet Care
Duxbury Animal Hospital was established in 1967 by Ben Dow, DVM. This first hospital was simply a small basement office in his home. Dr. Dow spent the next 10 years providing care to the family pets of Duxbury, as well as the horses and livestock of the surrounding communities.
In 1977, with Dr. Dow’s relocation back to the Midwest, Dr. Bruce Berridge purchased the practice. He began a 36-year career as a Duxbury fixture, known for his compassionate care and strong community support.
The hospital saw many expansions and improvements, as veterinary medicine progressed beyond the bucolic “country doc” image through the latter half of the 20th century. During this time, the hospital’s focus was on preventive and urgent care. If more sophisticated diagnostics were required, owners had to drive several towns away to larger referral hospitals.
Autumn 2013: Dr. Berridge Passes The Torch To Dr. Daniel Hebert
Dr. Hebert brings 12 years of advanced training and experience in veterinary medicine to the practice. He is a respected lecturer in allergy and microbial treatments and parasitology, with a focus on heartworm prevention. The protocol he developed for Lyme prevention has become the standard for vaccination protocols in Lyme endemic areas.
In response to the need for more comprehensive services under one roof, he invested in new technologies and equipment: digital imaging, ultrasound, laser surgery, cryosurgery, laser therapy, and more.
Managing a veterinary clinic is not a new experience for Dr. Hebert. Since 2005, he had been the Chief of Staff at West Shore Animal Clinic in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he also created an advanced veterinary facility while continuing to focus on client and patient care. This was evident from his many community recognition awards, including being named one of Rhode Island Monthly magazine’s Top Vets for 2012 and 2013.
Today, Duxbury Animal Hospital provides your pets with the advanced medicine they deserve, while maintaining Dr. Berridge’s tradition of family-focused care. Take a virtual tour of our hospital and see how we’ve grown!
We feel privileged to belong to an elite group of animal hospitals that are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Only 15% of all animal hospitals in the United States are recognized and endorsed by the AAHA, and voluntarily meet or exceed exceptional standards for facilities, equipment, and procedures. Member practices are regularly evaluated by AAHA Practice Consultants to ensure they meet the highest measure of veterinary excellence that you and your pet deserve.
Welcoming Canine & Feline Patients From The South Shore
Welcome to Duxbury Animal Hospital, conveniently located on Massachusetts’ beautiful south shore. Our veterinary practice focuses exclusively on the needs of dogs and cats.
The foundation of our practice is in treating our clients and their pets with the utmost courtesy and respect. Our talented and compassionate veterinarians are dedicated to providing high-quality, modern veterinary services and advanced options in veterinary medicine for the life of your pet.
Convenient Payment Options
We are pleased to offer a variety of payment options for veterinary care. While we do require payment at the time of service, for your convenience we accept the following methods of payment: cash, debit, and personal check with appropriate identification.
In addition, we accept these credit cards:
- Discover Card
- American Express
- Contactless (Apple, Google, and Samsung Pay)
For questions about your veterinary fees or to discuss payment options, contact our hospital.
We are pleased to offer our clients CareCredit® No Interest Payment Plans. With CareCredit, obtain the best treatment for your pet immediately, and pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into your budget.
Learn about CareCredit.
New Client Forms
We have provided our new clients with a convenient way to complete their new client information online.
Many owners purchase pet insurance to help them afford health care for their dogs and cats. Our staff is pleased to provide you with copies of your pet medical records for submission to your insurance company.
Visit the Pet Insurance University for help in choosing the best plan for you.
The following is a list of pet insurance companies:
Please research each company to be sure it offers the right plan for you and your pet.
Exceptional Standards of Care
We feel privileged to belong to an elite group of animal hospitals that are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Only 15% of all animal hospitals in the United States are recognized and endorsed by the AAHA, and voluntarily meet or exceed exceptional standards for facilities, equipment, and procedures.