Welcome to Norwell Veterinary Hospital!

Norwell Veterinary Hospital provides quality veterinary care for dogs and cats in Norwell, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities. Our modern and inviting hospital boasts superb veterinarians and caring support staff that are dedicated to our patients, clients, and community.

As a full-service animal hospital, we offer the following:

We'd love to meet your cat or dog and work with you to keep them healthy — now and for years to come.

Call 781-659-4911 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

 

Established in 1980, Norwell Veterinary Hospital has been committed to providing compassionate and quality care for cats and dogs of all ages and breeds for more than 30 years. As pet owners ourselves, our entire team of veterinary professionals understands the special role your pet plays in your family - which is why your cat or dog's health and happiness is our top priority.

To us, providing the best care for your pet means getting to know him or her and recommending medical care that is customized for his or her specific age, breed, lifestyle, and medical history. It also means keeping up with the ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine - from adopting new techniques to purchasing new equipment. Whether you're bringing your pet in for a comprehensive physical exam, routine vaccinations, advanced diagnostics, or complex surgical procedures, you can feel confident that he or she will receive the highest quality veterinary care available.  

Call (781) 659-4911 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

We serve communities in the Norwell, Massachusetts area, including: Hanover, Hingham, Scituate, Marshfield, and Weymouth. Please call (781) 659-4911 today to make an appointment for your pet dog or cat!

 

At Norwell Veterinary Hospital, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. For inquiries regarding employment at Norwell Veterinary Hospital, please contact:

Lindsay Webster
lwebster@vetcor.com
Hospital Manager

Norwell Veterinary Hospital is looking for part-time Pet Care Attendant to join our team. This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule however, rotating evening, Saturday and Sunday shifts are required. Duties will include walking dogs (both hospitalized and boarding), cleaning dog runs/cages and cat cages (in both the kennel and hospital areas), feeding pets in the kennel, and maintaining the overall cleanliness of the kennel area. Candidates must also possess excellent customer service and communication skills.

This position requires a responsible individual who is capable of working independently and candidates must have experience in a customer service environment. A caring and compassionate attitude is required of all members of our team.

Part-time benefits include a great hourly rate, career growth potential, vacation, training and more.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email our Hospital Manager, Jess Campisi, jcampisi@vetcor.com.

Currently, Norwell Veterinary Hospital has following promotional offers available.

Veterinary & Pet Discount OffersMilitary Service Members & Senior Citizens

We offer a $20 discount on pet exams to active members of the U.S. Military as well as to Senior Citizens. (Proper identification required. Restrictions may apply.)

Police Officers & Firefighters

We offer a $20 discount on pet exams to active members of state and local police and fire departments. (Proper identification required. Restrictions may apply.)

Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) Members

We offer a $20 discount on pet exams for MTA members. (Proper identification required. Restrictions may apply.)

Monday:   8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday:   8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday:   8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday:   8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday:   8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday:   8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday:   Closed
Mailing address:   Norwell Veterinary Hospital   For GPS:   295 Washington Street
    295R Washington Street       Norwell, MA 02061
    Norwell, MA 02061        

 

 

We are located across from the Norwell Fire Station.

 
 

Prolong Your Dog's Life

Norwell Veterinary Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association. We then customize our recommendations based on your dog’s hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Annual preventive care for dogs typically includes:

  • Dog Exam at Norwell Veterinary HospitalAt least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccines based on your dog’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies and Distemper. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme, Leptospirosis, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Influenza.

  • Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.

  • Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworms or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care, microchipping, canine training or puppy classes that will benefit your dog’s overall health and wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog’s health.

 

Prolong Your Cat's Life

Norwell Veterinary Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Cat Exam at Norwell Veterinary HospitalOur veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association and take into consideration your cat’s hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Our recommendations for feline annual preventive care include:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccination recommendations include core vaccines Rabies and Feline Distemper. Your veterinarian may also suggest the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats.

  • Parasite Control Products to prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Round worms can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family.

  • Diagnostic Testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (Felv/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.

 

Give Your Puppy or Kitten the Right Start in Life

At Norwell Veterinary Hospital each pet’s first year of care is customized based on its specific needs to help your puppy or kitten get the right start in life. Just like human children, puppies and kittens require additional physical exams and vaccine boosters to ensure that they get the very best start in life.

Puppy and kitten in the grassBelow are our recommendations, in addition to ones noted above, for your puppy's or kitten’s first year.

  • Physical Exams: Your puppy's or kitten’s lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.

  • Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.

  • Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that puppies are tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age if not done previously and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.

  • Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering or microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat. We also offer puppy classes.

 

Spayed and Neutered Pets live a healthier and longer life!

At Norwell Veterinary Hospital we believe in the importance of spaying/neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life.

Puppy and kittenSpaying or neutering your dog or cat will reduce common problems such as:

  • A pyometra, or uterine infection, is a potentially life-threatening condition which can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Occurrence is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.

  • Over one half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.

  • There are more puppies and kittens overpopulating shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized.

  • Testicular cancer can be eliminated and prostatitis, an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate, can be greatly reduced with early neutering.

  • Unwanted behavioral problems such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with early spaying/neutering.

 

Why we are the best choice for your pet’s surgical needs

Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Norwell Veterinary Hospital your pet’s safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

  • Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet’s pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet’s comfort.

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.


Veterinary Surgical Services

Norwell Veterinary Hospital provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

In addition to spaying and neutering, we also offer the following soft tissue surgeries:

Soft Tissue Surgery
Bladder Stone Removal (Cystotomy)
Cesarean Section
Exploratory Surgery
Mass / Tumor Removal (Lumpectomy)
Stomach Surgery (Gastrotomy)
And other general surgeries as needed

 

At Norwell Veterinary Hospital, we focus on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Unfortunately, some pets occasionally experience illnesses or injuries that require a veterinarian's care and attention.

Pet First Aid iconNorwell Veterinary Hospital offers high-quality diagnostic and medical treatments for sick and injured pets. We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to diagnose and treat your pet.

A successful recuperation is our goal and our experienced and caring team of veterinarians is supported by our on-site laboratory and the following advanced diagnostics:

We perform the following in-house tests:

  • Biopsy
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Chemistry Panel
  • Ear & Skin Cytology
  • Fecal Testing (for intestinal parasites)
  • Heartworm Testing
  • Urinalysis

If your pet is experiencing an illness including, but not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, loss of appetite or lower energy level, our team and facility are here to diagnose and treat your pet. We are also equipped to help your pet recover if it has sustained an injury such as a bite wound, lameness or trauma from an accident (including if your pet is hit by a car).

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

Digital Pet X-ray

Norwell Veterinary Hospital offers both dental and full body digital x-rays to better diagnose and treat sick or injured pets.

Digital radiography provides x-ray images without the use of conventional film. This allows for the highest-quality images, while providing the lowest possible exposure of radiation to your pet.

Digital images can be computer enhanced to increase detail allowing our veterinarians to see fine detail and subtle changes.

Benefits of Digital X-ray over Traditional Film X-ray

  • Images are obtained much more quickly and with greater accuracy.
  • Fewer retakes are required, resulting in less radiation exposure for both the patient as well as the staff.
  • Images can be easily and quickly sent to other veterinarians, including board-certified veterinary radiologists, allowing us to get results in a matter of hours rather than days.
  • Records can be stored electronically and are protected from damage or loss.
  • The chemical processing step required to develop traditional film x-rays is eliminated, creating a huge reduction in chemical usage and hazardous waste.
  • Digital x-ray allows us to provide superior care to our patients and supports our goal of progressive, high-quality medicine.

Digital Dental X-rays Help Us Assess Your Pet's Oral Health

Digital Pet Dental X-rayAt Norwell Veterinary Hospital, we always provide a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment plan for pets when their teeth are cleaned. Digital dental x-rays with periodontal probing helps with our assessments. In fact, two thirds of our pets' teeth are under the gingiva (gums) and are not visible.

Digital dental radiographs allow assessment of the teeth (fractures or internal disease), the surrounding soft tissues (periodontal disease, stomatitis, cysts, draining tracks, facial swellings, fistulas or tumors), the joints (TMJ or mandibular symphysis) and the bone (jaw fractures). Digital x-rays can also reveal subgingival (under the gums) foreign objects, cysts and tumors.

X-rays allow us to find problems that need attention. Studies have shown that without dental x-rays, significant problems are missed in up to 75% of pets.

We always diagnose first before creating a treatment plan for each patient. Digital dental x-rays will help us do that by replacing a guess with a diagnosis, and allowing for the correct treatment to be optimally performed.

Veterinary Dental Services

Dog teethOur veterinarians provide veterinary dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis), gingival flap surgery, and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.

When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. Norwell Veterinary Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology, such as digital dental radiography (x-rays), to provide your pet with a safe and advanced dental procedure.

Pet Dental Care

Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet’s long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Norwell Veterinary Hospital offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

• Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
• Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
• Brush your pet’s teeth daily, or if every other day give your pet a dental hygiene chew
• Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health

 

Norwell Veterinary Hospital offers the latest technology in health care for your pet — therapeutic laser therapy. Our therapy laser provides a deep-penetrating light that allows relief of pain by releasing endorphins and stimulating cells to heal faster. Your pet will relax and enjoy the pain-free treatments.

What Is Veterinary Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, non-invasive treatment to relieve pain. It accelerates the body's natural healing process. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post-surgical pain and inflammation in pets. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or simply aging, laser therapy has been shown to provide relief and speed healing.

What Conditions Can Veterinary Laser Therapy Treat?

Feline conditions that laser therapy treats. Canine conditions that laser therapy treats.
Chronic and acute conditions that respond to laser therapy treatments include:
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Burns
  • Cystitis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Feline Acne
  • Fractures
  • Gingivitis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Lacerations
  • Otitis (ear infections)
  • Post-surgical healing/pain relief
  • Skin conditions
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tooth extraction pain relief
  • Wound healing

If you think that your pet would benefit from laser therapy, please call us at 781-659-4911 to schedule a consultation.

Norwell Veterinary Hospital provides veterinary acupuncture. Acupuncture has many benefits for sick or injured pets, especially those with chronic conditions such as arthritis.

  • Canine AcupunctureAcupuncture can assist the body's efforts to heal itself. For example, acupuncture can stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasms, and cause the release of hormones, such as endorphins (one of the body's pain control chemicals) or cortisol (a natural steroid).

  • Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect. It is a means of helping the body heal itself. It is not a cure-all, but it works well to treat certain ailments. It can be used alone or in combination with traditional veterinary medicine.

  • Acupuncture is used to treat musculoskelatal, skin, respiratory, gastrointestinal and reproductive problems.

  • For small animals, the insertion of acupuncture needles is virtually painless and once the needles are in place, there should be no pain. Most pets relax and even fall asleep during the treatment.

  • Stimulation of an individual acupuncture point may take as little as 10 seconds or as much as 30 minutes. A simple acute problem, such as a sprain, may require only one treatment, where a more severe or chronic ailment may need several or several dozen treatments.

  • Acupuncture is one of the safest forms of medical treatment when it is administered by a properly trained veterinarian.

Call 781-659-4911 for more information or to make an appointment.