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256 Main St

Townsend, MA 01469


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Welcome to Best Friends Vet Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Townsend, MA
Call us at 978-300-5790

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Best Friends Veterinary Hospital is a Townsend veterinary clinic located on the common serving Townsend, Leominster, Lunenburg, and surrounding areas. Dr. Sallie Thurber is a licensed MA veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Best Friends Vet Hospital is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Sallie Thurber has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Townsend veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 978-300-5790 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Townsend veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Townsend pet owners.

At Best Friends Vet Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Sallie Thurber
Townsend Veterinarian | Best Friends Vet Hospital | 978-300-5790

256 Main St
Townsend, MA 01469

Meet The Team

  • 'I love coming to work everyday! Ever since I started working here at Best Friends Vet Hospital I have been reading and learning as much as I can about pet health and well being. Now my pets and I are living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to other families so they too can discover wellness!'

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  • "Dr. Sallie Thurber is a fantastic veterinarian. I have had her as my vet for more than ten years. She knows the importance of treating the owners as well as the pets. Her expertise in all areas of pet care are phenomenal. Her knowledge and ability to do all kinds of surgery, preventative protocol, and the importance of proper nutrition for animals is outstanding. She has performed many unique surgeries for me that most vets would not attempt. Eyeballs - lacerated, ulcers, cherry eye repair, lens repairs - eyeballs returned to perfect health every time, never a removal. Prolapsed Rectum, Huge Inguinal Hernia repair, Umbilical hernia repair, C-section, with the ability to deliver naturally after section. Spay/Neuters and the list goes on. Having been a professional dog breeder for 2 2 years and doing rescue work for both dogs and cats, have given me the opportunity to see and experience all of her great work as a Vet."
    Karin Odonnell

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