Veterinary Acupuncture Service Coming Soon

veterinary acupunctureWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Ortiz will now be practicing veterinary acupuncture. As a result, Fresh Pond Animal Hospital will begin offering veterinary acupuncture services to clients beginning in August 2015.

Our goal is to work together to help manage patients where acupuncture and/or herbal medicine will be of benefit. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect. It is a means of helping the body heal itself. It is not a cure-all, but it works well to treat certain ailments. It can be used alone or in combination with traditional veterinary medicine.

Veterinary acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating many diseases including but not limited to:


Thank You for Visiting Us at Boston Pride Fest 2015

Sooki Brault the LeonbergerSending a big thank you to all of the people who came to visit Fresh Pond Animal Hospital's booth at Boston Pride Fest 2015 on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

The day was packed with lots of fun, new and familiar faces, lots of Fresh Pond swag, and even some special treats for our furry friends!  

Our booth was manned by Dr. Brault, his family and his dog, Sooki (a 4 year old Leonberger that lost her left rear leg due to cancer at the age of 2), Dr. Gerber with his husband, Eric, and our Assistant HM Gerald with his husband Chris. We are so thankful for all the dedication and hard work you put in to making our booth fantastic. 

Take a look at some of our favorite pictures from the day. We look forward to seeing you next year!


Protect Your Canine from the Dog Flu

What Dog Owners Need To Know About Canine Influenza

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  • Canine Influenza (or "Dog Flu") is similar to other flu viruses, but Only Dogs can get it
  • Clinical signs typically show up 2-5 days after exposure
  • Since we are a veterinary hospital, we do see sick patients who could potentially be carrying the flu or other illnesses

Who Can Get Canine Influenza?

  • Puppies and dogs in daycare, boarding kennels, play groups, in group training class, or going to the dog park or dog shows (especially recently in Essex County) can come down with the flu


Fresh Pond Animal Hospital Joins National Golden Retriever Study

Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime StudyDrs. Brault, Surgan, and Ortiz are participating in Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Lifetime Health Project, a nationwide online community of dog owners willing to participate in studies to learn how to better prevent and treat major diseases affecting dogs. The first study conducted under the Canine Lifetime Health Project is the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken for dogs. Fresh Pond Animal Hospital (FPAH) is seeking owners of Golden Retrievers eager to participate in this landmark study.


Fresh Pond Animal Hospital Focuses on Feline Health!

Did you know that cats are naturally adept at hiding signs of illness?

Routine veterinary visits are especially important for the early diagnosis and treatment of feline health problems before they become severe and costly. That's why we are participating in the "Have We Seen Your Cat Lately?" national campaign by taking steps to raise awareness about the importance of routine preventative care for all cats, regardless of age or lifestyle. 


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Tues:  7am - 8pm
Wed:  7am - 8pm
Thurs:  7am - 8pm
Fri:   7am - 8pm
Sat:  8am - 4pm
Sun:  9am - 3pm
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New Patients Always Welcome!