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East Boston Animal Hospital

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

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Dr. James R. Sawyers, Owner, President, Primary Doctor

Education: Purdue University Undergraduate degree - BS with distinction, May 1976

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, May 1979

Pets: Odin – Great Dane
Freyja – Dogue de Bordeaux
Ishtar – Siamese
Countess - Domestic Short Hair
Jack – Cockatoo

Calypso - Bengal

Hobbies/ Interests: Gardening, reading, computers

Robyn Kaan-Sawyers, Media Consultant, Client Relations

Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, exercise, animals, retail enthusiast

Maria Menga BS, CVT, Practice Manager, Senior Veterinary Technician

Start date: December 1999

Marianapolis Preparatory High School, Thompson CT 1991 – 1995
Eastern Connecticut State University, BS Biology; 1995 - 1999
CVT earned in 2012

Hobbies/Interests: Teen fiction novels, Action/comedy movies, Healthy living, cooking, Angry Bird Pro

Annie – Black domestic short hair
Tux -- Black/Wt domestic short hair

Mark Taber, Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Receptionist

Start Date: 2005

Education: Ponaganaset High School, Chepachet, RI
1984 - 1987

Hobbies / interests: Teen Fiction novels, Fine wine enthusiast

Pets: Lady Gouldian finches
Fish tank (virtual and real)

Amme DellaPorta CVT, Veterinary Technician

Start Date: August 2005

Education: North Shore Community College, CVT earned in 2014

Hobbies / interests: Reading, Watching movies, Going for walks

Pets: Booger – Domestic short hair
Dolly – Boxer mix
Harold – Domestic short hair
Mr. Cuddles - Domestic short hair

Christine Puopolo-Pesiri, Veterinary Receptionist

Start Date: 2009

Hobbies / interests: Fine Wine enthusiast, reading, leading a vegetarian lifestyle

Family: Kids: Zoe and Alex, husband Al

Pets: Ginnie – Mixed breed dog
Maya – Guinea Pig

Melody Koo - Veterinary Assistant

Start date: 06/2016




         Christye Azurdia- Veterinary              receptionist     


        Start Date: 10/2016




About East Boston Animal Hospital

Dr. James R. Sawyers began managing the East Boston, South Boston and Revere Pet Clinics in 1980. In 1987, he purchased all three pet clinics and started the Boston Veterinary Associates, Inc. and transformed them from out-patient clinics to full service in-patient animal hospitals.

In 2004, Dr. Sawyers incorporated both the Revere and East Boston Animal Clinics into one full service hospital and created The East Boston Animal Hospital, complete with a surgical suite, X-Ray facility and on site diagnostic laboratory.

In 2006, with the closing of the Chelsea Animal Clinic, Dr. Turner Lewis entrusted his patients to the care of Dr. Sawyers adding the Chelsea Animal Clinic patients to the East Boston Animal Hospital family.

Dr. Sawyers has raised the general practice veterinary clinic to a family practice with modern technology while still keeping the same neighborhood feel that we have prided ourselves on since 1984.

Our Services

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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East Boston Animal Hospital
1007 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128
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