Brookline Veterinary Center

Brookline Veterinary Clinic (BVC) offers full-service veterinary with a team of professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of dogs, cats, and other small animals. Your pet will receive the highest quality medical care with state-of-the-art equipment and efficient administrative tools that make visits to BVC pleasant, convenient, and affordable.


1663 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445


  • Wellness Care
  • Diagnostics
  • Digital Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Prescription Diets


Our newly renovated facility offers comprehensive care for dogs, cats, and other small animals, with a caring and dedicated staff, comfortable accommodations for your pet, plenty of off-street parking, and a pleasant waiting room.

Located in the heart of Washington Square, our location is easily accessible to all areas of Brookline, including Coolidge Corner, Cleveland Circle, and South Brookline, as well as surrounding communities, including:

  • Brighton
  • Allston
  • Longwood
  • Fenway
  • Kenmore Square
  • Jamaica Plain
  • West Roxbury
  • Mission Hill
  • Back Bay
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Newton Center
  • Newton Corner
  • Newtonville
  • West Newton
  • Auburndale
  • Waban

At Brookline Veterinary Center we offer comprehensive veterinary services that cover all aspects of routine wellness care, as well as surgery and specialized medical care. To make caring for your pet even more affordable and efficient, we offer Wellness Programs for cats and dogs that covers essential preventative care that you pet needs. In addition, you will receive discounts on services, products and medications.

We use the latest tools and technology in diagnostics, radiology and surgery to quickly diagnose, treat and monitor all common and many serious medical conditions. Our pharmacy makes it convenient to provide any medication and/or prescription diet food your pet may need.

Services in Detail

Wellness Visits

As your pet matures from a puppy/kitten to an adult onto a senior, we offer comprehensive wellness strategies that will enable you and your furry friend to plan for each life stage and the unique health needs associated with each stage. A vital part of the exam is the discussion between the client and the professional care giver at Brookline Veterinary Center.

The gradual onset of health problems in an apparently healthy pet often go unnoticed. Depending on the communication between you and your doctor an informed decision of a yearly or bi-yearly exam can be determined. Remember, your pet’s lifespan is shorter than ours. A lot can happen in 12 months.


Laboratory testing plays an integral role in the early detection of changes in your pet’s health. Diagnostic tests provide essential information by which our veterinarians can identify blood disorders, kidney and liver disease, diabetes, infection, cancer, thyroid disease and other hormonal problems.

Brookline Veterinary Center laboratory 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 internal medicine and cardiology.


No procedure is routine when it comes to surgery at Brookline Veterinary Center. Our team of doctors and surgical technicians provide an individualized anesthetic and pain management protocols for each pet undergoing surgery. For your pet’s safety, our operating suite is equipped with the latest in veterinary monitoring equipment including EKG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, temperature, heart rate and respiration rate.

Brookline Veterinary Center is able to perform most surgical procedures from spays and neuters to more complicated abdominal surgeries, mass removals and some orthopedic (bone and joint) procedures. We take pride in our equipment and our modern anesthesia and patient monitoring systems.


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 pets 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 a dental home care plan that is specifically designed to your pet’s needs.


Brookline Veterinary Center carries an extensive inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical items, supplies, and medications. For the convenience of our clients we have the ability to treat your sick companions right away. We do honor requests for scripts but do not deal directly with any online pharmacies.

Prescription Diets

The treatment of many conditions often requires the feeding of specialized veterinary diets. We carry a variety of Hills Science Diet, Royal Canin, and Purina prescription foods. If you need a special item please let our staff know and we maybe able to accommodate. 


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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