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East Boston Animal Hospital

Primary Location
1007 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: 617.567.0101
Fax: 617.567.0110

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Wellness Visits
Physical examinations give the doctor a general feel for the overall health of the pet. Examinations include looking at the eyes, ears, teeth and skin. During the exam, the doctor feels the abdomen for any abnormalities, and listens to the heart and lungs. As pets get older, annual or semi-annual blood-work may be recommended and can be done here in the clinic!

Vaccines are given at annual appointments.
Rabies vaccines are initially valid for 1 year. If the second vaccine is administered within 9 to 12 months from the first vaccine, the second vaccine will be valid for 3 years. Vaccine titers are available for clients who wish to minimize vaccines.

Canine vaccines available include:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper vaccine in combination with Leptosporosis, Parvovirus, Hepatitis and Parainfluenza
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Lyme vaccine
  • Canine Influenza

Feline vaccines include:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper vaccine including Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia
  • Leukemia vaccine
  • FIV and FIP (for high risk patients)

Full Dental
Dental health is a very important aspect of overall health. During an exam, the doctor examines the pet’s oral cavity and determines if a dental is necessary.  An appointment can then be made for one of our surgery days. The cleaning requires general anesthesia to allow the doctor full access to the mouth.  Once the teeth are ultrasonically cleaned, they are polished with a prophy paste.  If necessary, extractions may be performed (antibiotics may be sent home). Gum surgery can and may be performed if necessary.

Pet Boarding Services
Boarding for your pets are available on weekends and holidays! Vaccines must be updated prior to you pets’ stay with us.

Services are available on site!

General Surgery
Dr. Sawyers performs many soft tissue surgeries including but not limited to:

  • Spay (Ovariohysterectomy) -- canine, feline and rabbit
  • Neuter (Castration), including cryptorchid neuters -- canine, feline, and rabbit
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Tumor removal (evaluated on a case by case basis)
  • Laceration repairs
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Aural hematoma repair

On site laboratory services are available!

Tests include but are not limited to:

  • Chemistries
  • CBC (Complete blood count)
  • T4 (Thyroid function test)
  • 4DX (Canine test that screens for heartworm disease, Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichia)
  • FIV (Feline infectious virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia)

If your pet needs testing that we cannot do in house we offer a full range of send-out tests.

Rabies titers are available for pets traveling internationally.

National Health Certificates
All pets traveling within the United States need a current exam for health and vaccine status.
Regulations vary for different travel situations. Please check with the airline that you are traveling with to ensure all paperwork is complete.

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We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.

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~~The people are just excellent! Caring. More than competent. A pleasure to work with. I wouldn't trust our cat to anyone else!

Luke S. 

~~My dog Story and I had an excellent experience that started with an exploratory phone call to East Boston Animal Hospital during an urgent situation that set the overall tone for an exceptional and super efficient visit. We were able to get a very last minute rabies shot and exam. Dr. Sawyers was super accommodating, knowledgable, friendly and fit us in when we were in a jam!

-Louise C.

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1007 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128
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  • Phone: 617.567.0101
  • Fax: 617.567.0110
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