Brookline Veterinary Center

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At Brookline Veterinary Center, located in Washington Square, our greatest concern is the health and wellbeing of your pet! Brookline Veterinary Center is a full-service small animal hospital that is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality veterinary care. Our entire healthcare team, led by veterinarians Dr. Kaitlin Bickford and Dr. Jon Callanan, strive to not only treat your pet when he or she is sick, but also to help guide you in keeping your fur baby happy and healthy during his or her lifetime.


Mon-Fri: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: 8am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

1663 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445


  • Pet Vaccinations
  • Spaying and Neutering
  • On-Site Lab Work and Diagnostics
  • On-Site X-Rays and Digital Radiology
  • Wellness Exams
  • Pet Dental Care
  • Surgery


Our facility is equipped with exam and treatment rooms, surgery and dental suites, and advanced imaging (x-ray and ultrasound) that optimizes the care our healthcare team can provide. Our pharmacy makes it convenient to provide any medication or prescription diet food your pet may need. Located in Washington Square, we are easily accessible to all of Brookline, as well as Newton, Brighton, Kenmore and Fenway. 

Brookline Veterinary Center, Washington Square


Wellness Visits

The wellness visit is a very important part of your pet’s health. During this time, your pet’s doctor will discuss the best preventative care needs for extending the health and wellbeing of your pet. Through communication between you and your pet’s doctor, yearly or bi-yearly exams will be recommended due to the gradual onset of health problems that can occur as your pet ages.


Laboratory testing plays an integral role in the early detection of changes in your pet’s health.
Laboratory tests provide essential information by which your pet’s doctor can identify infections, blood disorders, kidney, liver, endocrine, and many other diseases that, early on, your pet would not show signs of. This allows your pet’s doctor to treat your pet in a more effective manner.

At Brookline Veterinary Center we have a laboratory that provides fast and accurate information so that your pet can receive appropriate treatment immediately after arriving at the hospital. When more sophisticated testing is required, we utilize a certified veterinary laboratory offering the expertise of board-certified specialists in pathology, hematology, internal medicine and radiology.

For your convenience we can also schedule in-house veterinary specialists in several different fields including surgery, internal medicine, and cardiology.


Dental disease, specifically periodontal disease, is the most common ailment affecting pet dogs and cats. At Brookline Veterinary Center, we feel it is very important that our clients realize the impact dental care can have on their pet’s overall health.

An infection in your pet’s mouth is just like one in his or her kidney, heart, liver or lung. His body becomes stressed as it tries to chronically fight that infection. The infection can easily spread from the gums throughout the body via the bloodstream. Dental infections are responsible for about 80% of heart valve disease which result in heart murmurs.

We offer ultrasonic teeth cleaning and digital dental radiographs that provides your pet with good oral health. As an adjunct to teeth cleaning, we recommend an at home dental plan that your pet’s doctor will specifically design to your pet’s needs.


Our team of doctors along with our boarded surgeons at Brookline Veterinary Center, are able to perform most surgical procedures. Examples include spays, neuters, abdominal surgeries, mass removals and orthopedic (bone and joint). We provide an individualized anesthetic and pain management protocol for each pet undergoing surgery. For your pet’s safety, our surgical suite is equipped with the latest in veterinary monitoring equipment including EKG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, temperature, heart rate and respiration rate.


Your pet’s health and comfort are our top priorty. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced animal care professionals work together to ensure a safe yet efficient experience each time you visit.

Dr. Jon Callanan

Caring for patients at Massachusetts Animal Medical Center.

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Surgery
  • Client Education

About Dr. Callanan

Dr. Callanan grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts and attended the college of the Holy Cross. He received his B.A. from Holy Cross in 1998 majoring in history. He was also the captain of the men’s ice hockey team.   After graduating, Dr. Callanan spent two years abroad playing professional hockey.

Dr. Callanan would hang up his skates and work at the family practice until his acceptance to veterinary school. Like his father before him, he would receive his degree in veterinary medicine from the University College Dublin. After graduation in 2008, he would join the family practice.   He currently lives in Waltham with his wife, two children and their dog, Bruschi.

Dr. Kaitlin Bickford

Caring for patients at:

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Internal Medicine

About Dr. Bickford

Dr. Bickford grew up in Winslow, Maine. She went to college at the University of New Hampshire where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences. She went to veterinary school right afterwards at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2012. Since then she practiced in New York for 3 years before moving to Boston and joining the Callanan Veterinary Group.

Dr. Bickford is passionate about client communication and preventative medicine for her patients. Along with that, she has special interests in dentistry and surgery.