Providing Comprehensive and Compassionate Veterinary Care Since 1988
For Appointment Call: (508) 336-3381

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Welcome to Bristol County Veterinary Hospital!

Your initial visit to Bristol County Veterinary Hospital is an important first step in establishing our relationship with you and your pet. During your pet’s first visit we want to ensure we have your pet’s important background information, such as their medical history, and that we give you time to get to know the doctor. To understand what to expect on your first visit to our veterinary practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. You can also find veterinarian and staff biographies on our ‘About Us’ menu, and learn more about our experienced and caring team during our first visit procedure. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms below in advance of your appointment.

Mission Statement

We, the staff of the Bristol County Veterinary Hospital health care team, will establish and maintain fair, honest, and respectful relationships with our clients and each other. We will treat our patients like our own pets, and we will treat our clients the same way we would want to be treated. We will maintain the highest standards of service and care. We will exceed our client’s expectations. We will continuously pursue education and learning to remain at the forefront of our profession.  We will work together in a professional and caring environment as a TEAM. We will provide exceptional value at a fair price thereby achieving a fair and equitable balance for our clients and health care team. A healthy pride in the care we deliver as a health care team is what distinguishes us as a practice. It is why Bristol County Veterinary Hospital is entering its 28th year in providing outstanding veterinary care to the community of pet owners who place their trust in our medical professionals.

Patient and Client Forms

You may submit the form(s) in one of three ways:

  1. Save the completed form(s) shown below to your computer, complete and attach it to an e-mail, and send to email@bristolcountyvet.com.  **You MUST use a PDF reader such as Adobe (available below).  While web browsers like Google Chrome can open PDF documents, they likely will not save your entered data, and the form will be sent completely blank.**
  2. Print out the completed form and bring it with you at the time of the appointment.
  3. Online submission (recommended):

Downloadable New Client / New Patient Forms

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What to Expect:

Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that our Veterinarians have all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for your pet. It may benefit you to come approximately 5 minutes early for your pet’s appointment. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with our Veterinarians, Technicians, and Receptionists. We look forward to seeing you and your pet on your first visit!

1. Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients’ needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill.

2. We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover), checks and cash.

3. When unexpected illness strikes a pet, unexpected expense strikes as well.  The Bristol County Veterinary Hospital understands this and is able to make some special arrangements through the CareCredit program. It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application and will allow you to break down your payment into 6 or 12 monthly installments based on the dollar amount. You can either apply at our hospital, where we’ll call in your application over the phone for immediate approval, or apply yourself online at: www.CareCredit.com.

Highlights of the CareCredit program

  • Interest Free For 6 or 12 Months
  • Determine Approval in a Few Minutes
  • No Annual Fee

Insurance For Your Pets

Another popular option for your family and pet is insurance coverage. To learn more, please visit our insurance information page below . . .

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Hours and Location

Hours of operation:

M, W, F   – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tu, Th    – 8:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday   – Closed

We are closed on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for staff meetings.

We are located at:

288 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771

We are AAHA accredited! Click the logo below to learn more!

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Products and Offers

Vectra 3D for Flea, Tick, and Mosquito Protection! For a healthy and happy dog, it's not enough to just kill parasites. It's important to repel them as well—so the dangerous vectors never get a chance to bite and transmit diseases.

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Offer: Buy 6 doses, get 3 more mailed to you for free!

Heartgard Plus is the most recommended heartworm disease preventative for dogs, and it helps to control hookworms and roundworms too.

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Offer: Buy 12 doses for a $12 rebate, buy 6 to 12 doses of Heartgard with 6 to 12 doses of Nexgard for a $15 to $50 rebate!

Nexgard is a chewable flea and tick preventative ideal for dogs with sensitive skin or other topical application concerns.

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Offer: Buy 6 to 12 doses of NexGard with 6 to 12 doses of Heartgard for a $15 to $50 rebate!

Seresto Collars for additional flea and tick protection up to 8 months!

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Client Reviews

If you’d like to leave us a review please click the stars below. We appreciate your feedback!


I have just moved my pug and other family members. Millie needed her nails clipped. She gets very stressed out during this routine procedure. The old vet had three people restraining her and they always drew blood. At Bristol the staff became concerned and they held her for few hours while carefully clipping her nails and ensuring her well being. In a follow up visit she seemed happy to be there.

I have been going to Bristol County for almost eleven years. Dr. Ripp and Dr. Richards and the entire team have always been caring, professional, and provide exceptional care to our dogs. I always appreciate the quick return phone calls if I have asked a question and the personal care of speaking to either Dr. Ripp or Dr. Richards when bloodwork comes back (even on a Saturday!). Maddie & Jeter are not afraid of the vet because of the wonderful care and love they receive from everyone here. I wouldn’t take my dogs anyplace else!


I have used this vet as far back as I can remember. The staff is extremely kind. They know their job inside and out! I highly recommend anyone seeking a vet should call and try them out for yourself. GREAT!


Everyone who works at Bristol County is so nice. You can tell they hire people who enjoy and love animals. I always appreciate the care that both my dogs receive from the vets at Bristol County. Dr. Ripp and Dr. Richards and their assistants are wonderful. I always feel they listen to me and provide excellent feedback. Thank you to the entire staff at Bristol County!


Great care for your pets from a caring staff and top notch management! Any issues taken to management are taken seriously and quickly resolved, all in addition to skilled doctors and techs.


Dr. Richards puts my furry friend at ease. She understands Sunshine and works with her temperament instead of resorting to restraining her in a towel. It makes the visit much less stressful for both of us!


One can find only the highest level of care and professionalism at BCVH!


All of the folks at this facility have and continue to provide the best care for our much loved feline family members. I never feel rushed when I bring Katie in for her visit. Treatment plans are explained thoroughly as well as the costs. I ALWAYS feel that WE have made the best choice for our pet.


Always a pleasant experience even when my cat is costing me money. That speaks volumes about the care they provide for our furry little family member.