Neponset Animal Hospital

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Established in 1991, the Neponset Animal Hospital has been caring for all types of small animals, including dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and birds. We’re located in the heart of Boston, and also serve Milton, Quincy, South Boston and other suburbs. As a full-service veterinary center with a team of friendly and knowledgeable veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and support staff we offer the highest quality care.  Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment and administrative tools to help make each visit efficient, affordable, and pleasant.


PHONE: 617-288-2333
FAX: 617-288-9282


Mon-Wed and Fri:  7 am to 6:30 pm
Thursday: 7 am to 8 pm

Saturday:  7:30 am to 5 pm
Sunday:  9 am to 5 pm


961 William T. Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02122


  • Diagnostics
  • Digital Radiology
  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Grooming
  • Boarding
  • Doggy Daycare
  • Retail Shopping


Our facility is ten thousand square feet, with a pet supply store, and a 2,500 square foot outside play yard in the heart of the city. We also service Milton, Quincy, South Boston and many other surrounding boroughs. We’re open 7 days a week and have plenty of off-street parking.

Located at the southeast end of Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood, we are easily accessible to many neighborhoods, towns and communities on the South Shore.

  • Lower Mills
  • Cedar Grove
  • Codman Square
  • Savin Hill
  • Harbor Point
  • Port Norfolk
  • Ashmont
  • Dorchester Heights
  • Mattapan
  • Adam’s Village
  • Peabody Square
  • South Boston
  • North Quincy
  • Norfolk Downs
  • Marina Bay
  • Wollaston
  • Squantum
  • Roxbury
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Forest Hills
  • Roslindale
  • Milton
  • East Milton Square
  • Blue Hills
  • Weymouth
  • Hingham

Welcome to Neponset Animal Hospital

Comfortable waiting areas

Convenient retail shopping while you wait

With everything your pal needs or wants

Multiple exam rooms

For efficient patient visits

State-of-the-art surgical suites

Pet-friendly boarding services

Plenty of room for outdoor play

Fully trained and caring staff

Plenty of off-street parking

Since 1991 our team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, groomers, kennel and daycare attendants and support staff provide a positive experience for you and your pet.

We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to examine, diagnose, treat and monitor the health and well-being of virtually all small animals, including exotic animals.

Neponset Animal Hospital is a one-stop facility, combining the highest level of care with convenience, in a friendly and welcoming environment. Comprehensive veterinary services include all aspects of routine wellness care, diagnostics, spaying and neutering, and specialized medical care for dogs, cats, and other small animals. Professional grooming services keep your pet fresh and clean and help head-off health problems that often go undetected until your pet is showing serious signs of discomfort.

Doggy daycare and boarding services give your pal safety, security and plenty of TLC, as well as provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet is being well cared for in your absence. Our services are rounded out with retail shopping for all of your pet’s needs and wants, including premium pet food and treats, leashes, collars, pet beds, carriers and more; you can also order by phone and arrange for pick-up or home delivery.


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.

Our in-house laboratory provides fast and accurate information so that your pet can receive appropriate treatment immediately after arriving at the hospital. We also send diagnostic samples to Idexx Laboratories for routine blood and urine testing, microbiology, cytology, pathology, serology and other specialized tests. Our veterinarians are able to consult with Idexx veterinary specialists in several different fields including pathology, internal medicine, cardiology and radiology.

Dental disease, specifically periodontal disease, is the most common ailment affecting pet dogs and cats. It is very important you understand 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.

Our state-of-the-art radiology equipment produces excellent radiographs that are extremely helpful for diagnosing medical and surgical problems as well as pre-breeding evaluations for inherited bone and joint diseases.

There are no routine procedures at Neponset Animal Hospital. 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.

We are able to perform most surgical procedures from spays and neuters to more complicated abdominal surgeries, mass removals and some orthopedic (bone and joint) procedures.

Grooming is more than coat-deep – it’s a very important part of your pet’s health, protecting the eyes, ears, skin and claws from infection and parasites.

Our modern grooming facility accomodates dogs and cats, and our well-trained and experienced staff are accustomed to handling difficult or high anxiety pets. If your pet is particularly stressed or has a serious medical problem, anethesia grooming can be performed under the direction of one of our veterinarians.

Proof of the following vaccinations, performed within the last year, must be provided prior to grooming (missing vaccinations can be performed onsite with prior scheduling):



  • Distemper/Parvo combo
  • Rabies/Bordatella
  • Heartworm test within last year
  • On heartworm preventative
  • Fecal exam within last 6 months


  • Distemper
  • Rabies
  • Feline Leukemia

If you have a puppy, high-energy breed or if you just don’t like to leave your pet home alone all day, daycare offers many benefits:

  • Exercise (most dogs don’t get enough exercise which can lead to health and behavioral problems)
  • Attention (many dogs get lonely and can engage in destructive behavior, such as chewing on furniture, etc.)
  • Less stress (no rushing home to let your dog out or worries about working late)
  • Reliability (our clean, safe and secure is open 7 days a week)
  • Stay fit, have fun, and get clean – add grooming and save $5

You can depend on our well-trained staff to give your pal plenty of TLC, as well as the opportunity to socialize with other dogs in a safe and secure environment. Individual playtime, treats and group play are offered each day. Dogs are supervised all day in our 2,500 square foot dog park

Drop-off and pick-up times are as follows, but you can drop-off any time after start times and pick-up any time before end times:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

All dogs must be fully vaccinated and checked for proper disposition and like size. Please call (617) 288-2333 to schedule an appointment.
We welcome personal visits so you can see the way in which we provide a happy and healthy stay for each guest.

Our full-service boarding facility is conveniently open 7 days a week. Creating a safe and comfortable stay for your pet is our highest priority. Our highly trained and experienced staff, and our clean, secure, and climate controlled facility produce a stable environment that you can depend on, regardless of the length of your pet’s stay. We offer a variety of accomodation and budget options, with clean bedding provided on-site.

Proof of the following vaccinations, performed within the last year, must be provided prior to boarding (missing vaccinations can be performed onsite with prior scheduling):


  • Distemper/Parvo combo
  • Rabies/Bordatella
  • Heartworm test within last year
  • On heartworm preventative
  • Fecal exam within last 6 months


  • Distemper
  • Rabies
  • Feline Leukemia

We welcome personal visits so you can see the way in which we provide a happy and healthy stay for each guest.

Retail Shop
Our on-site retail shop has hundreds of products that your pets needs or wants, including:

  • Food and treats
  • Prescription medications
  • Dietary supplements
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Pet carriers
  • Shampoos
  • Collars, leashes and harnesses
  • Feeding stations
  • Designer bowls
  • Flea and tick control
  • Toys of every kind

Our shop is open during normal business hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm


Your pet’s health and comfort are our top priorty. Our veterianarians are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as well as state level groups, such as the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). Our technicians receive comprehensive training to ensure the highest levels of safety for all of our patients. Continuing education in medicine and technology keeps both our veterinarians and our technicians up to date in the latest tools and methods to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor routine and specialized medical conditions.

Our vets, techs, and support staff form a team of professionals that are dedicated to your pet’s health. We strive to improve the quality of your pet’s life with open and frequent communication so you understand the situation at any given time as well as what to expect through the various stages your companion’s life.

Dr. Joanne Keith

Caring for patients at Neponset Animal Hospital since 1999.

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Internal Medicine

About Dr. Keith

Dr. Joanne Keith is a 1994 graduate of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Keith can often be found walking in the area with her dogs, Chloe and Gina. Gina is the newest addition to the Keith family after the recent passing of Pudgie, her beloved dog.

Outside of work, Dr. Keith enjoys many outdoor activities including swimming, kayaking and rollerblading.

Dr. Laetitia M. Henry

Caring for patients at Neponset Animal Hospital.

Professional Membership

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Internal Medicine
  • Opthalmology

About Dr. Henry

A 1998 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Henry has been practicing at Neponset Animal Hospital since 2001.

She enjoys spending time with her growing family and her five pets. She also likes snowshoeing, reading and cooking.

Dr. Chris Kennedy

Caring for patients at:

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Internal medicine

About Dr. Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy was raised in Arlington with two cats, Fonzy and Mimi. After college, he completed an externship at Mote Marine Labs in Sarasota, FL and then worked in a research lab studying biomechanics and exercise physiology for several years.

Dr. Kennedy enjoys biking, movies, international travel and international volunteer projects. He presently has fish for roommates, but enjoys sitting for friends' dogs.

Dr. Dave Clark

Caring for patients at:

Professional Designation/Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Surgery

About Dr. Clark

Dr. Clark is a 1981 graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine where he also completed his residency. Dr. Clark is a board certified surgeon who provides services to veterinary hospitals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Before becoming a traveling surgeon, Dr. Clark was an associate professor and chief of Small Animal Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University.

When not busy traveling, Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with his 3 cats at his home.


Dr. Thomas Hamilton

Caring for patients at:

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Dentistry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Surgery

About Dr. Hamilton

Dr. Thomas Hamilton grew up in Fort Salonga, New York, and moved up to Medfield, Massachusetts in 2001. He attended UMass Amherst for undergrad where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Animal Science.

After graduating from undergrad, Dr. Hamilton worked as technician for 6 years before going abroad to St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Indies. He graduated from St. George’s University with honors in 2017 and received his clinical year education at Cornell University.

When not working, Dr. Hamilton enjoys time spent with his family and friends. His German Shepherd mixed breed, Blade, loves long car rides and trips to the beach; and his cat, Rocky, loves to sleep… and eat. Dr. Hamilton’s interests include motorcycles, the outdoors, sports, and fitness.

Dr. Anne Domit

Caring for patients at:

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Surgery
  • Emergency/Critical Care

About Dr. Domit

A 1996 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Domit completed an internship in Theriogenology in 1998. She then worked as a consultant in small animal theriogenology at Tufts for an additional two years. She also holds a Master's degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont, with a concentration in microbiology.

Dr. Lisa Jablonski

Caring for patients at:

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Surgery
  • Client education

About Dr. Jablonski

Lisa Jablonski, D.V.M. is a native of Massachusetts and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine.

Prior to her position in the Callanan Veterinary Group, she completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital.

When not at work, she will frequently be found with her recent rescue, a black cat named Sluggo.


Dr. Jennifer Hart

Caring for patients at:

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Preventative Medicine

About Dr. Hart

Originally from Arizona and attended UMASS as an undergraduate, Dr. Hart earned her DVM from St. Georges University.

Dr. Hart lives with her son and dog in North Attleboro. Her hobbies are horseback riding, hiking and traveling with her son.

Dr. Josh Gidlewski

Caring for patients at:

Professional Designation/Memberships

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

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

About Dr. Gidlewski 

Dr. Gidlewski attended Pennsylvania State for his undergraduate degree. In 2001, Dr. Gidlewski graduated from the University of Georgia with honors, from there he went to the university of Illinois for a rotating internship in small animal surgery and medicine. From 2001-2004, Dr. Gidlewski did a residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Gidlewski became board certified in 2004 and has been a part of N.E.V.S since 2007.

In his free time, he enjoys running triathlons and marathons and spending time with his wife and three children.