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The staff at Barrydowne Animal Hospital in Sudbury know that your pets are important family members, and we believe that your family’s dogs and cats deserve and require veterinary care that will provide them with a healthy lifestyle, enabling them to lead longer, happier and more comfortable lives.  We work tirelessly to ensure that both pets and their parents are as happy and healthy as can be!

Do you love your pet like mad??  We know the feeling!! It is that very notion that inspires us everyday to ensure both pets and their parents receive a one of a kind positive experience. Just like our human loved ones, medical care is crucial to the health and happiness of your pet.  We meet that challenge through innovative medicine, a team who genuinely care for patients, and a philosophy that incorporates not only the medical but the pet’s comfort and well-being.

Barrydowne Animal Hospital was built and opened for practice in 1962 by Dr. Lou Ripa.  While medicine is the cornerstone of our practice, our other mission  is to deliver a one of a kind experience that will create a warm and lasting impression on pet and parent alike.

How do we deliver that one of a kind experience??   It starts the day of your pet’s first visit to our hospital.  Whether it is nutritional counseling, vaccine or deworming protocols, wellness testing, client education, pain management or dental care, our aim is to keep your pet healthy, happy and always as comfortable as possible.

From nose to tail, whatever the issue or concern may be, our care team will not only explain every detail in language you can understand, but will also include you as an informed  treatment partner to collaborate in decision making with our veterinarians.

And it doesn’t end there! We believe comprehensive care does not end when the appointment does, but is ongoing.  Our care team’s close follow-up will provide the answers to any of your questions and set your mind at ease.

To deliver on our promise of care we believe requires constant innovation. Whether this is through our commitment to continuing education where we send team members to facilities throughout North America to learn from specialists in their field, or in our use of our cutting edge laser surgery and therapeutic systems, Barrydowne Animal Hospital ensures high quality technology and expertise are standard in every pet and client experience.

For example, our surgical laser provides greater comfort and faster healing for surgical procedures, while our therapeutic laser is excellent for  alleviating the pain associated with arthritis, soft tissue injuries, and skin conditions and also promotes the healing of these issues. Our innovative laser therapy program has become very popular with our older, arthritic dogs.

Our digital radiographs and digital dental x-rays, allow us to have instant results and avoid toxic chemicals associated with traditional x-rays.  This technology  is beneficial to both pets and the environment.  These radiographs are accessible to our computer system including our exam room laptops, and can also be sent over the internet to specialists for immediate consultation if necessary.  We have an up to date in-house laboratory, which enables us to perform diagnostic blood work, same day pre anesthetic blood work, diagnose parasite problems, perform cytology on lumps and skin problems to achieve a diagnosis, as well as perform urine evaluations.  Our goal with all problems is to have a prompt diagnosis, so that we can start a proper treatment plan. Your pet’s comfort is of the utmost importance to us so we will use medications, laser surgery and laser therapy as part of our routine treatment plans to keep your pet as comfortable as possible.

We know things don’t always happen according to schedule and feel it is important that we are here just in case.  We are available for same day service, for both medical problems and emergencies, providing prompt care. To make things easier for our busy clients, you may book an appointment on-line at any time, as long as we have two business days notice prior to the appointment time you choose.

Our team is made up of three veterinarians, two registered veterinary technicians, one veterinary technician and two receptionists who work together to care for your dogs and cats.

If you are looking to connect with a veterinary team focused on delivering not only innovative medicine, but a warm and positive experience for every pet  as if they were a member of our own family, then we’re the team for you!

We are currently accepting new clients, although availability is limited. Pick up the phone and join the over 5,000 pet owners who call Barrydowne Animal Hospital “My Veterinarian”.

At Barrydowne Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members that they are.

Our Patients:

  • Dogs
  • Cats