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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Simple Steps you can take to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Cancer Free


DON’T:
1. spray or apply pesticides on your pet and in your house
(flea bombs, flea sprays, flea collars)
2. apply herbicides and pesticides to your lawn and garden, including aerial lawn sprays against fleas, mosquitoes and flies
3. smoke in your house or use perfumed or synthetic air fresheners
4. using cleaning products that may be irritating or contain carcinogenic chemicals
5. allowing your dog to become obese
6. feeding a diet with synthetic preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, chemicals to inhance pallatability such as MSG
7. exposing your pet to indoor kerosene or coal combustion
8. using fabric softener dryer sheets

DO:
1. use alternative, non chemical means of protecting your pet from parasites.
    a. flea control in the environment using borax laundry detergent, frequent vacuuming and minimizing the places where fleas hide.
    b. use of once monthly flea and tick prevention (Frontline or Advantix) is usually necessary in this area, and is less carcinogenic than the topical flea and tick products that are available as powders, sprays or shampoos.
2. use organic lawn fertilizer (such as compost tea applications and home made nutrient rich compost, pelletized organic fertilizers are also available) to encourage lawn and flower growth, and natural non chemical mulches to control weeds. Use garlic sprays as an effective mosquito control (available from alternative lawn care companies such as Summit Landscaping.)
3. stop friends or family from smoking in your house! To keep the house fresh smelling, use natural incense or naturally scented candles.
4. use all natural cleaning products that are available in most grocery stores (cleaning supplies and soaps do not have to be germicidal in order to keep our environment clean.)
5. exercise your animals (daily walks and off leash play) and ration their diet appropriately to avoid obesity
6. feed an all natural, well balanced diet containing meat, vegetables and whole grains
7. provide fresh, clean air for your pet to breathe (good ventilation, free of smoke or fumes)


Would you give up the “perfect” lawn in order to save your pet’s life? Although this may sound absurd, it is one of the questions we must ask ourselves if we want our pets and our children to live long and healthy. A diverse and natural environment, a well balanced chemical free diet and an active life style are all essential to good health.

During the last 10-20 years there has been an increase in cancer in dogs and cats. Various forms of cancer in humans and in animals have been linked through studies to the increase in chemicals in our environment. Unfortunately, these chemicals become widespread (contaminating the air and ground water) so that even if we stop using them, we are still subject to exposure. It is therefore important to encourage our friends, neighbors and communities to follow suit, and “go natural” for the health of all!

Please see our other article re organic lawn care. Remember, our pets and our children live “down there”, closer to the ground and hence to lawn chemicals than adult humans do.

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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.