Our Family Caring for Your Pet Family since 1975

We are a knowledgeable veterinary team who believe in compassion and excellent communication with our clients. You can expect personalized and professional attention combined with the latest techniques and technology to provide high quality medicine, surgery, and preventative veterinary services for your pet.

Our Family Caring for Your Pet Family since 1975

We are a knowledgeable veterinary team who believe in compassion and excellent communication with our clients. You can expect personalized and professional attention combined with the latest techniques and technology to provide high quality medicine, surgery, and preventative veterinary services for your pet.

Our Family Caring for Your Pet Family since 1975

We are a knowledgeable veterinary team who believe in compassion and excellent communication with our clients. You can expect personalized and professional attention combined with the latest techniques and technology to provide high quality medicine, surgery, and preventative veterinary services for your pet.

Welcome to Anchor Animal Hospital


In this time of uncertainty, we are here for you and your pet(s). We will keep you up to date with what is going on and how we can best help your pets.


Currently Governor Baker has ordered a shutdown of all non-essential businesses, as you know veterinary care is essential care and we will continue to be open. We have made some modifications to protect our team, you and your pet. We have reduced our hours to 8-6 Monday-Friday and 8-5 on Saturday.



We will be open for urgent and sick care appointments, all wellness appointment will be rescheduled to a later date. We will have cancelled all surgeries and will not be scheduling surgeries until we can resume full operations. We will be able to perform limited emergency surgeries on a case by case basis.  Going forward all appointments will be seen through our telemedicine platform TeleTails prior to having an in-hospital exam. This will allow our veterinarians to have a video conference with you, review any photos or videos your have of your pet's concern and get a complete history. In some case the veterinarian will be able to recommend treatment and prescribe necessary medication without your pet having to come in to the hospital. If your pet does need to come into the hospital for further care the TeleTails appointment will still provide the veterinarian information to be able to better treat your pet in hospital.

Please note: Due to veterinary practice guidelines a telemedicine consultation can only be offered to patients who have been seen in the hospital in the past 12 months. For existing clients with a patient not seen in the past 12 months we will offer teletriage prior to an in-hospital exam. Teletriage allows the veterinarian to get a medical history but we will not be able to give out medical advice until your pet has been see in the hospital.

To get started on TeleTails please go to: teletails.com/anchor


Day Case Admissions

Until further notice no clients will be allowed into the hospital, if your pet needs to come in to be seen we will do a Day Case Admission, so your can leave your pet with us for a few hours while we do an exam, diagnostic testing and/or treatment.


Prescriptions and Pet Food

We have express pick up for prescriptions from a locked box outside of the hospital and car side delivery for food. We will be taking payments online, over the phone or car side.


We are here for you and your pet! Please reach out to us with questions or concerns. 

Quality Veterinary Care

We provide high quality veterinary care for the Southcoast of Massachusetts and the east bay of Rhode Island. Our dedicated and caring staff provide service for cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, ferrets, and pocket pets.

Anchor Animal Hospital prides itself on providing high level medicine and surgery as well as routine preventative care. We enjoy developing long term relationships with clients and their pets.

We have been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1980. Our Doctors attend national conferences on a routine basis to bring the latest knowledge, techniques, and technology to the SouthCoast

This hospital is phenomenal. They were friendly, fast, and affordable. They cared for my dog like he was the only one there, and genuinely cared. It was our first time there and from now on we'll definitely be going here for everything. We appreciated their knowledge, respect, and compassion they showed for not only our baby boy but us as well. He was 100% better after our visit and we are so relieved and thankful!

Anchor brings the feeling of family to veterinary care. The staff are courteous and kind. They refer to previous visits in a way that shows the personal touch

The friendliness, professionalism and cleanliness of  Anchor Animal Hospital are unparalleled. The medical care and concern towards my pet is what makes Anchor Animal Hospital unique, the concern and love for animals is genuine. You can just feel it

Simply a fantastic group of people, top to bottom. My dog absolutely loves her visits there and I love taking her. Every visit has been lovely and I leave with confidence that they're looking out for us, and that I can call with any questions I have.

We are extremely satisfied with the level of care and service we received at Anchor during such a scary time with our furry family member. Thank you to the entire Anchor team, especially Briana, Dr. Gonzalez and Jessica!!

Dr. Lavin was very personable and patient.  She answered all of my questions to the best of her ability without running any tests.  Offered multiple options in order for us to resolve my dogs issues.  Very happy first Anchor experience! Will come back.

What can I say, Doctor Kate and the rest of the vets and staff are simply the best. I have been coming here for almost as long as Anchor has been in business and will continue to do so.

Dr. Kate is always amazing. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and has an amazing bed side manner. She makes us feel like we're the only family she's seeing that day. I would highly recommend her and Anchor Animal Hospital!

I ALWAYS recommend Anchor and have done so for many years. Everyone is great. Dr. Kate, Dr. G. Pietsch, and Jackie are  phenomenal. I couldn't ask for  for more for my pooch.  

The staff and doctors at Anchor Animal Hospital are some of the most compassionate and kind people I have ever met. They have been taking care of our pets for years and I am grateful to have them for my pets' medical needs and as friends.

Payment Options

Anchor Animal Hospital prides itself in offering financial options to assist with the costs associated with veterinary care. We will work with you with the many payment options available to determine the best fit for the situation. Payment is due at the time of services; however, we do have a variety of payment options. We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) as well as Care Credit, and personal checks*.

Click a button below (or scroll down) to learn more.

Patient Services

Acupuncture & Laser Therapy

Anchor Animal Hospital believes our pets deserve to live a happy, healthy, and pain free lives. Many pets recovering from an injury or dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis can benefit from acupuncture or laser therapy, which can promote healing and reduce inflammation.

Canine Care

The first few months with your puppy sets the stage for a life time of joy and friendship. Puppy wellness visits aren’t just for vaccines: they are an important opportunity to ask questions of the doctors and staff about any health, training or behavioral concerns you have about your...


Dental or periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases affecting our companion animals, affecting 70-80% of cats and dogs by the time they are 3 years old. Dental disease can lead to bad breath, painful mouth, difficulty eating, lethargy, and can complicate kidney...

Digital Radiology / Ultrasound

To aid in diagnosing your pet we use a digital radiology machine (x-ray). High quality digital radiographs or x-rays can be an important tool in diagnosing your pet if they are sick or injured. We are able to image areas of your pet’s body and the x-rays are interpreted by one of our...

Feline Care

As any cat parent knows, a routine visit to the vet can be anything but routine. Regular examinations are the right thing to do, but try telling that to your cat. Stress levels run rampant and emotions can be on high. This can be especially true for senior cats that are showing...

Final Act of Caring

End of life care and decision making embody the critical final state in a pet’s life and are as important and meaningful as the sum of the clinical care provided for all prior life stages. Care should focus on maximizing patient comfort and minimizing suffering while providing a...

International Health Certificates

The following is from the USDA regarding International Health Certificates: We are encouraging people to seek USDA endorsement of international health certificates through mail or overnight courier rather than by presenting health certificates in-person at one of our offices.

Laboratory Services

Our hospital has a fully equipped laboratory to quickly meet most routine and emergency needs. We routinely perform the following in-house tests: Complete Blood Cell Counts (CBC): Our Lasercyte machine accurately measures your pets red and white blood cells, platelets...

Nutrition & Diets

We carry the Hill’s Diet line. Hill’s is committed to research and innovation; they firmly believe that the right pet nutrition is vital to pets living long, healthy lives, and we agree! While Hill's pet foods contain high-quality ingredients, our research proves that it's the proper balance...

On-Site Laboratory

Blood tests are an important part of diagnosing illnesses in pets when they are sick and for monitoring pets as they get older. The doctors at Anchor Animal Hospital frequently send blood samples to Idexx laboratories. Idexx laboratories is one of the best reference laboratories...

Parasite Prevention and Control

Our pet(s) are threatened daily through environmental exposure to internal and external parasites. They can threaten the health of our pet(s) and expose you and your family to health risks, as well. Being aware of what these threats are can protect everyone. The Companion Animal...

Small Animal Care

Anchor Animal Hospital is proud to provide full medical services for small mammals. While exotic animals have become more popular pets many veterinarians have not had the training necessary to properly treat these animals. Several doctors at Anchor Animal Hospital...

Surgery, Anesthesia, & Pain Management

A wide variety of surgeries are performed by the doctors of Anchor Animal Hospital, ranging from routine spays and neuters to more complicated procedures. If you have questions about a specific surgical procedure for your pet, please do not hesitate to ask one of our...

Come Join Our Team!

We are always searching for new talent to join our family owned practice!

Our facility embraces a team driven, positive and compassionate atmosphere with a focus on personal professional growth through training opportunities and development. We invest time in assisting our employees with success in the field of veterinary medicine. Talent and experience preferred and/or certification eligible a plus. Great communication skills a must! Flexibility is required, as we do work weekends and holidays.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume and application for consideration via email attention to: Diane L. Franklin; Hospital Administrator dianefranklin@anchoranimalhospital.com

Internship, Externship, and Job Shadow Opportunities

Interested candidates whom are currently attending veterinary technology schools or related programs will be considered. Must submit an application, have an interview, and provide proof of insurance coverage through the school. Opportunities are based on current available openings.

Great benefit package!

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Life
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Pet Care
  • 401K and Profit Share
  • Generous CE Allowance
  • Vacation and Sick Time
  • And more...