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Amesbury Animal Hospital was established in 1967 by Dr. Robert A. Marston. Dr. Thomas C. Candee joined the practice in 1970. Originally, the practice serviced over twenty local dairies and provided veterinary care for other livestock, horses and companion animals as well. Over the years, the number of dairy farms in the area has slowly diminished, but our practice continues to provide the highest quality veterinary care for both our large and small animal patients. In 1991, Dr. Kirk T. Smith joined us. Dr. Jacqueline L. Bastien joined the practice in 1994, but had been a veterinary technician here for seven years prior to graduating from veterinary school. Both share large and small animal duties with our two associates: Dr. Sarah C. Grossman and Dr. Beth A. Pelletier. Dr. Marston retired from active practice in 2002, but he still stops by from time to time to visit.
The past forty years has brought a lot of changes to our practice, but our compassion and dedication to our patients has remained constant. For our small animal patients, we offer comprehensive wellness exams, preventative medicine including vaccinations, parasite control and senior screening, surgical services, dentistry and emergency services. Our facility includes in-house laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, ultrasound and endoscopy capabilities.
For our large animal patients, we provide ambulatory routine healthcare including vaccinations and parasite control, herd health services, lameness examinations, pre-purchase exams, equine dentistry and emergency services. We have portable radiology and ultrasound equipment available as well as our in-house laboratory and pharmacy services.
Our doctors and staff are experienced and caring, and several of our staff members have been with us over twenty years. We currently employ three certified veterinary technicians, 10-12 other employees as technicians, receptionists, laboratory staff and animal care assistants.