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

Diagnostic Services



In-House Laboratory

BCVH has a full service diagnostic lab that allows us to perform chemistry profiles, complete blood counts, electrolyte level measurements, urinalysis tests, and cytology evaluations. With our laboratory, we have the ability to analyze how well your pet’s internal organs and processes are functioning.

Laboratory testing provides information about your pet’s overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. This is why we maintain a complete in-house laboratory, and regularly test your pet during wellness exams or when we suspect your pet may have a health issue.  Our lab allows us to provide you and your pet with quick and – more importantly – accurate results, which is essential to our emergent and critical care cases. We can often have results within 15 minutes for many tests.
We have a strong association with outside labs for additional diagnostic testing with many results available the next day.


We offer our clients full digital radiographic services. We use the latest in advanced computerized radiology equipment as part of your pet’s diagnostic care. Digital radiographs can also easily be sent to a board certified radiologist for timely second opinions. In addition, our digital radiography system allows us to transfer your pet’s radiographs to a CD, making it easy for you to take them to a specialist if necessary.


Ultrasound is an invaluable diagnostic tool that can assist the veterinarians in making the best treatment decisions for various types of heart disease, assessing the function and health of internal organs, and identifying lesions, their origin, and whether they have spread to other areas of the body.
Routine abdominal ultrasounds are generally performed by one of our experienced veterinarians. Biopsy-guided ultrasounds, as well as cardiac ultrasounds, are generally performed by board certified specialists, one of whom travels to our hospital twice a month to perform cardiac ultrasounds or abdominal ultrasounds on our patients.

In-House Pharmacy

BCVH has a complete in-house veterinary pharmacy with medications, supplements, and other prescription animal products for your pet’s health and needs.

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!


Curious about Pet Insurance?  Click here!






nationwide logo

Click here to order Prescription Diets


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.


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.


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.


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!


RSS Pet Health 101

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.