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Welcome to Falmouth Animal Hospital

Falmouth Animal Hospital provides quality veterinary care for dogs, cats and pocket pets in Falmouth, Massachusetts and the surrounding Cape Cod communities. We are a modern and inviting hospital boasting superb veterinarians, and numerous caring support staff dedicated to our patients, clients, and community.

We are a full-service animal hospital emphasizing preventive care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and care for sick and injured animals. Our veterinarians tailor their recommendations to each pet’s age, breed, lifestyle and medical history.

Falmouth Animal Hospital will help your pet enjoy a long and healthy life with you and your family.

We serve Falmouth, Massachusetts, as well as Mashpee, Bourne, Cotuit, Pocasset, Hatchville, New Seabury, and the surrounding Cape Cod communities. Please call (508) 563-7147 today to make an appointment for your dog, cat or pocket pet!

 

Falmouth Animal Hospital was established in 1967 and has undergone changes and improvements throughout the years in keeping with the many ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine. We now focus on providing the highest quality medical and surgical services for your companion animals.

The veterinarians and staff at Falmouth Animal Hospital are committed to providing quality veterinary care throughout the life of your dog, cat or pocket pet. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care.

We serve Falmouth, Massachusetts as well as Mashpee, Bourne, Cotuit, Pocasset, Hatchville, New Seabury, and the surrounding Cape Cod communities. Please call (508) 563-7147 today to make an appointment for your dog, cat or pocket pet!

 

At Falmouth Animal Hospital, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. For inquiries regarding employment at Falmouth Animal Hospital, please contact:

Evan Franklin
Head Veterinary Technician
falmouthleads@vetcor.com

Falmouth Animal Hospital, seeks to add a Veterinary Technician to our friendly team. Our hospital boasts an enjoyable working environment with great leadership and excellent support staff. We are dedicated to active learning and advanced medical procedures and our Technicians play an integral role in providing excellent medical care to our patients and customer service to our clients.
 
This is a full-time position with a flexible schedule however rotating evening and Saturday shifts will be required. Candidates must have experience in the following areas: surgical assistance, pharmacy duties, lab work, radiology, monitoring of patients, maintaining anesthetized patients and handling medical records.  Top priority will be given to LVT or CVT candidates. A caring and compassionate attitude is required of all team members.
 
Benefits include a great hourly rate, career growth potential, health insurance, 401(k), vacation, training and more.
 
If you are interested in joining our team please contact
 

Evan Franklin
Head Veterinary Technician
falmouthleads@vetcor.com

We accept a variety of payment options, including cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and CareCredit.

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CareCredit

CareCredit for Veterinary ExpensesCareCredit is a personal line of credit for healthcare, both human and veterinary. It works like a credit card that is used for your pet's healthcare services. If your pet is ill and needs extensive medical treatment (immediate or long-term, medical or surgery), CareCredit can finance 100% of your pet's needs with no up front costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. Your pet's treatment can begin immediately upon approval.

To apply for instant credit approval, click here for CareCredit Online Credit Application. If accessing the Internet is not an option, you can also call their 24/7 phone number at 1-800-365-8295.

We are located on Rte. 151, just east of Rte. 28 near Bally Mead Golf Course and next to the Cape Cod Pet Resort.

Directions from the South (at Falmouth Hospital)

  • At the Falmouth Hospital traffic lights, continue driving on MA-28 North (going toward the Bourne Bridge) for 6.6 miles until you reach the MA-151 East exit toward Mashpee.
  • Turn left onto MA-151 East / Nathan Ellis Highway. Falmouth Animal Hospital will be your first left.

Directions from Mashpee Commons

  • At the rotary in Mashpee, take a left at the exit marked MA-151 West / Nathan Ellis Highway.
  • Travel 6.2 miles and go straight through three sets of lights.
  • After the third set of lights you will pass a housing development, Ballymeade, on your left and we will be the second right after that.

Directions from the Bourne Bridge

  • Follow Route 25 East over the Bourne Bridge onto Cape Cod. After crossing over the bridge, there will be a rotary.
  • On the rotary, take your second right, the exit marked MA-28 South / General MacArthur Blvd.
  • Travel Route 28 South for 4 miles until you reach another rotary, and take the second exit marked MA-28 South.
  • In about a half mile, take the first exit on the right marked MA-151 East / Nathan Ellis Highway.
  • Take a right going East on 151 and Falmouth Animal Hospital will be your first left.

Monday:   8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday:   8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday:   8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday:   8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday:   8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday:   8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday:   Closed


We are OPEN on all bank holidays except the ones noted below
.

Memorial Day Last Monday of May Closed
Independence Day July 4 Closed
Labor Day First Monday of September Closed
Day Before Thanksgiving Fourth Wednesday of November 8am – 1pm
Thanksgiving Fourth Thursday of November
Closed
Christmas Eve Day* December 24 8am – 1pm*
Christmas December 25
Closed
New Year's Eve Day* December 31
8am – 2pm*
New Year's Day January 1
Closed


*If this day falls on a Sunday, we will be CLOSED.

Please give us a call at (508) 563-7147 with any questions!

 

Prolong Your Dog's Life

Falmouth Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Our veterinarians make tailored annual preventive care recommendations based on your dog's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Vet Tech Caitlyn with Puppies Bee and BumbleAnnual preventive care for dogs typically includes:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions.

    During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccines based on your dog's lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper and Leptospirosis. Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Canine Influenza.

  • Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.

  • Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of tick borne disease, heartworms or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as Dental Care or Microchipping that will benefit your dog's overall health and wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog's health.

Prolong Your Cat's Life

Falmouth Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.

Our veterinarians make tailored annual preventive care recommendations based on your cat's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.

Cat on FenceAnnual preventive care for cats typically includes:

  • At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions.

    During the exam our doctors will perform a:
    • Ear and Eye Examination
    • Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
    • Temperature Reading
    • Abdominal Palpation
    • Dental Exam
    • Dermatological Exam
    • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Vaccination recommendations include core vaccines Rabies and Feline Distemper. Your veterinarian may also suggest the Feline Leukemia vaccine for outdoor cats.

  • Parasite Control Products to prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Round worms can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family.

  • Diagnostic Testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (FeLV/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.

  • Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as Dental Care or Microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.

Give Your Puppy or Kitten the Right Start in Life

At Falmouth Animal Hospital, each pet's first year of care is customized based on its specific needs to help your puppy or kitten get the right start in life. Just like human children, puppies and kittens require additional physical exams and vaccine boosters to ensure that they stay healthy.

Kitten and Puppy in GrassBelow are our recommendations for your puppy or kitten's first year.

  • Physical Exams: Your puppy or kitten's lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.

  • Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.

  • Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that puppies are tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age, if not done previously, and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit, if not done previously.

  • Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as Spaying and Neutering or Microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.

Puppy and KittenSpayed and Neutered Pets live a healthier and longer life!

At Falmouth Animal Hospital, we believe in the importance of spaying/neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life.

Learn more about how spaying or neutering your pet can reduce common and costly problems here.

Care for Sick and Injured Pets

At Falmouth Animal Hospital, we focus on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Unfortunately, some pets occasionally experience illnesses or injuries that require a veterinarian's care and attention.

Pet First Aid iconFalmouth Animal Hospital offers high quality diagnostic and medical treatments for sick and injured cats and dogs. We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to diagnose and treat your pet.

A successful recuperation is our goal and our experienced and caring team of veterinarians is supported by our:

If your dog or cat is experiencing an illness including, but not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, loss of appetite or lower energy level, our team and facility are here to diagnose and treat your pet. We are also equipped to help your pet recover if it has sustained an injury such as a bite wound, lameness or trauma from an accident (including if your pet is hit by a car).

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet’s referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

Digital Pet X-rayFalmouth Animal Hospital offers both dental and full body digital x-rays to better diagnose and treat sick or injured pets.

Digital radiography provides x-ray images without the use of conventional film. This allows for the highest-quality images, while providing the lowest possible exposure of radiation to your pet.

Digital images can be computer enhanced to increase detail allowing our veterinarians to see fine detail and subtle changes.

Benefits of Digital X-ray over Traditional Film X-ray

  • Images are obtained much more quickly and with greater accuracy.
  • Fewer retakes are required, resulting in less radiation exposure for both the patient as well as the staff.
  • Images can be easily and quickly sent to other veterinarians, including board-certified veterinary radiologists, allowing us to get results in a matter of hours rather than days.
  • Records can be stored electronically and are protected from damage or loss.
  • The chemical processing step required to develop traditional film x-rays is eliminated, creating a huge reduction in chemical usage and hazardous waste.
  • Digital x-ray allows us to provide superior care to our patients and supports our goal of progressive, high-quality medicine.

Falmouth Animal Hospital offers ultrasonography, a safe and non-invasive imaging technique for diagnosing and treating sick or injured pets.

Feline Pet's Ultrasound ImageAn ultrasound uses sound waves, rather than radiation, to penetrate internal organs. X-ray images use radioactive light and can only pick up dense body parts (such as bone and cartilage), but cannot show detail of tissues. Small, fine details that cannot be seen on x-rays may be easily seen on ultrasound.

Similar to sonar technology, an ultrasound transmits high-frequency sound waves into the body. Various tissues "bounce" the waves back toward the ultrasound. The ultrasound then measures the distance for each area that this happens, and uses algorithms to display the "echoes" as an image on the screen.

This diagnostic imaging method enables virtually anything internal to be visible, allowing veterinarians to detect:
  • bladder stones
  • kidney stones
  • obstructions
  • cysts
  • pregnancy
 
  • tumors
  • heart problems
  • abnormal growth
  • and more

Guided by the ultrasound images, biopsy and fluid samples can be safely and easily obtained from your pet without performing invasive and costly surgery.

Meet Our Traveling Ultrasonographer

ultrasonographer-pam-dogPamela Harrigan is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer at Pet Animal Ultrasound Service, available to Falmouth Animal Hospital clients. Experienced with both adult and pediatric patients, her clinical affiliations have included Mass General Hospital and Lahey Clinic, as their lab technical director, and as a consultant in special projects at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation cardiac ultrasound laboratory. She has served as an associate editor of the journal of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, and is a past member of the executive board of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers as well as the American Society of Echocardiography. Currently, Pam's work is focused in veterinary medicine, both clinical work and teaching/training ultrasound. 

If your pet is experiencing illness or injury, we are here to help. Please call us today at (508) 563-7147.

Since entering the field of echocardiography
 
when it was newly emerging, Pam has been
 
involved in all areas of cardiac ultrasound: clini-
cal practice, research, education and publica-
tion. Experienced with both adult and pedia-
tric patients, her clinical affiliations have
 
included Mass General Hospital and Lahey Clin-
ic, as their lab technical director, and as a con-
sultant in special projects at the Cleveland Clinic
 
Foundation cardiac ultrasound laboratory. In
 
addition to authoring and co-authoring echocar-
diographic scientific papers, manuscripts and
 
book chapters, she has published a textbook on
 
cardiac ultrasound, Principles of Interpretation
 
in Echocardiography. Her publications have
 
earned several awards from professional socie-
ties. She has served as an associate editor of
 
the journal of the Society of Diagnostic Medical
 
Sonographers, and is a past member of the
 
executive board of the American Registry of
 
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers as well as the
 
American Society of Echocardiography. She
 
directs a two-year school of echocardiography
 
and has lectured extensively both nationally and
 
internationally. Currently, her work is focused in
 
veterinary medicine, both clinical work and
 
teaching/training ultrasound. She has participat-
ed as a member of faculty at the ACVIM Forum
 
annual scientific meeting.

Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs

Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Falmouth Animal Hospital, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority, so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.

Our procedures include the following:

  • Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.

  • Safe Anesthesia—a very safe anesthetic gas which is also used in human pediatric medicine.

  • Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet's pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.

  • IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.

  • Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet's comfort.

Veterinary Surgical Services

Falmouth Animal Hospital provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries, including spaying and neutering. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring and lots of care and attention throughout the day.

Our veterinarians provide dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis), digital dental x-rays, and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.

Dog with Clean TeethFalmouth Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe and advanced dental procedure.

Learn more about how routine and preventive dental care contributes to your pet's long-term health.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

  • Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
  • Brush your pet's teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day
  • Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health

Pet Guinea PigFalmouth Animal Hospital is happy to provide care for pocket pets. We offer preventive care, nutritional advice, and general care recommendations for your small pets. Each species of pocket pet has its own specific needs for housing, diet, and care. We can help you take care of your small pet!

Pocket pets include gerbils, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs and other small mammals.

Sorry, we do not see other types of exotic animals.