South River Veterinary Service
1537 Ocean Street
Marshfield, Massachusetts
Phone: 781-837-5611
Monday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday
8:00AM - 7:00PM
Thursday
8:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
For after hours emergency care Call the VCA in Weymouth 781-337-6622 or CCVS in Buzzards Bay 508-759-5125

About Us



Located on the coast near the South River in Marshfield, Massachusetts, our veterinary hospital is housed in a yellow cape on Ocean Street. Surrounded by lovely gardens and accessible by a low ramp especially designed for easy access by older dogs, we strive to make the clinic seem as comfortable and hospitable as a home. We encourage you to drop by anytime and meet us, and, we always suggest that our clients stop by and visit with their pets so that our patients will feel comfortable and relaxed when they come for their visits. Combining an informal and welcoming environment with state of the art medical and surgical care, we pride ourselves on the close connection we make with each of our patients and their families, as well as on the high quality of medicine that we practice. In an age of ever bigger veterinary hospitals, we have made a decision to remain small so that we can provide consistency of care and retain personal knowledge of our patients and their particular needs. We have, therefore developed a friendly and family-oriented environment which we believe directly benefits the health and well-being of our patients.
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News
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We will be Closed Thanksgiving day (Thursday, Novermber 27th) and the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 28th). We will reopen Monday, December 1st at 8am. If you have a medical emergency please seek emergency care at the VCA South Shore (781-337-6622) or Cape Cod Vet Specialists (508-759-5125).
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
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FLEA CONTROL

First, prevention is always the best way of avoiding flea infestation. For dogs, we recommend a monthly application of a flea and tick prevention, the 2 products that we recommend are Frontline and Advantix. For cats that go outside, we recommend Frontline, for indoor cats, Advantage (only a flea prevention product, does not protect from ticks). Please remember that Advantix is toxic to cats and should only be used on dogs. These products should be applied drop by drop and should contact skin, starting between the ears and continuing down the neck, back and to the base of the tail. If you apply the entire product to one spot, it will pour over the fur and be useless. These products should be applied year around in animals that go outdoors (ticks are active through the winter), from March to November in indoor cats. All animals in the household should be treated.

If you see fleas on your animals and /or in the house:

We strongly discourage the use of flea bombs. We believe that you are exposing your family to unnecessary chemicals and that these products do not adequately rid the environment of flea eggs or larvae.

Instead, we recommend:

1)  Put a piece of a flea collar in your vacuum bag and that you vacuum at least every other day for 2 weeks.

2)  Sprinkle Borax Laundry Detergent into cracks and crevices, couches, chairs, rugs and other floor surfaces. Don't forget the basement even if the animals do not go there! Borax will dehydrate and kill the flea eggs before they hatch. Leave the borax on the floors and furniture for 24 hours then vacuum.

 3) Apply either advantix, advantage or Frontline every month 12 months a year (see 1st info. for application directions).

It can take several months to completely rid the house of eggs, pupae, larvae and adult fleas. Persistence is the key!

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South River Veterinary Service is pleased to announce that we are now offering Care Credit. Qualified clients now have access to a no interest payment plan if paid within three months. To apply for Care Credit, go online to www.carecredit.com or call 800-365-8295 for an automated phone application and an immediate decision. We hope that this service will help your pets be able to receive needed health care. Please call us with any questions.