Dr. Hurd is no longer practicing due to personal reasons. The entire staff at Bristol County Veterinary Hospital is committed to continuing her legacy of high-quality and compassionate care for your pet. We’re dedicated to practicing with the same ethics that Dr. Hurd founded the practice on.

Meet Our Team

 
APPOINTMENT

Veterinarians

Dr. Shara Ripp, DVM

Dr. Shara Ripp, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Shara Ripp has been a full-time practitioner at BCVH since 2006. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2004 from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, after graduating magna cum laude from Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a B.S. in Biology in 2000. Dr. Ripp grew up in Westchester County, NY after moving from Hungary where she was born. In addition to practicing general medicine, Dr. Ripp has particular interests in surgery and behavior and training.

Dr. Ripp has one cat, Zserbo (named after a Hungarian pastry!) two dogs, Monty and Pemi, and two kids. Oh, and a husband, too. She spends her spare time with her family, outdoors whenever possible, and is an active volunteer Ski Patroller in the wintertime.

Dr. Cassandra Sheehan, DVM

Dr. Cassandra Sheehan, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Cassie grew up knowing she wanted to be a veterinarian and to her, there was never another option. Originally from the mid-Atlantic region, she attended Sweet Briar College for undergrad where she competed on their varsity equestrian team and studied Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She attended the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis in equine medicine.

Once in the workforce, Dr. Cassie soon found out she had many other passions including small animal surgery. She has worked as a small animal veterinarian in multiple states and has a broad range of experience. Her interests include ultrasound, surgery, nutrition, dermatology, and pain management. Dr. Cassie also has a strong interest in integrative medicine. She is certified in acupuncture, veterinary medical manipulation (chiropractic), and has experience in herbal medicine and food therapy. She works to bring the best of both western medicine and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine into her cases.

Dr. Cassie has three cats and a ball python. When she is not working, she enjoys wildlife photography, equestrian activities, and reading.

Technicians

 
Abby, CVT

Abby, CVT

Technician Supervisor

Abby graduated from New England Tech in 2015 as a certified veterinary technician. During an internship at Bristol County Veterinary Hospital her technical skills and winning personality did not go unnoticed, and she quickly became a valued member of our team. Patients and clients alike receive only the best care from Abby, a wonderfully dedicated care professional.

Abby enjoys spending quality time with her dog Patch, a blue merle Mini-Australian Shepard, and her cat Luna, a black domestic short hair. She enjoys binge watching tv shows, reading thrilling novels, and spending time with her friends and family.

Michelle, CVT

Michelle, CVT

Assistant Technician Manager/Inventory Manager

Michelle started with Bristol County in April of 2013, and almost immediately became the go-to technician on how things should be done. She earned her Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology in December of 2009, and her Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Science in May of 2011. In July of 2013 Michelle become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Michelle enjoys baking, though it’s arguable that the staff enjoys Michelle’s baking even more. She delights in creating amazing cakes and other delicious treats, and spends the rest of her time gardening and relaxing with her family and friends. Three cats run her life, going by the names Lovey, Whiney, and Bubba.

Linda, CVT

Linda, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Linda is a CVT and has her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Mount Ida College. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 17 years. She enjoys working with animals, especially pocket pets and wildlife. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, going to New Hampshire and listening to music. She has multiple pets including 3 axolotls, a blue-tongue skink named Aires, a bearded dragon named Chubbs, 2 guinea pigs named Oreo and Britt, a cat named Ernie, and a dog named Daisey Kate.

Alison

Alison

Veterinary Technician

Alison grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from The University of New Hamshire with a degree in Animal Sciences: Bioscience and Technology. She started in the Veterinary field in 2002. In 2006 Alison attended the Canine Rehabilitation Institue and started working with cats and dogs in a physical therapy hospital. She joined the staff at the Bristol County Veterinary Hospital in March of 2019.

Alison lives in East Providence, Rhode Island with her dog Snoop, three cats Jezebel, Peg and Pia, and a turtle Eziekel.

Megan

Megan

Veterinary Technician

I am currently a pre-vet major at Rhode Island College and conducting research on biomechanics and locomotion on Narragansett Bay fish species. I enjoy hiking with my dogs Lola and Bear, both lab mixes, cuddling up on the couch to watch horror movies with my cat Loki, or playing with my chinchillas Poko and Lei.
Cynthia

Cynthia

Veterinary Technician

Cynthia began her journey at BCVH as an intern in late 2020 before becoming an official part of the team in the spring of 2021. She trained through the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program, graduating in the summer of 2021. Cynthia enjoys the warm weather, any outdoor activity, cross-stitching and is an avid reader and writer with her first novel in progress. She shares her home with her two kitties Rose Marie and Olive Oyl, Leopard Gecko Freddie Joe, and her rat Peu D’amour.
Theresa

Theresa

Veterinary Technician

Theresa was born and raised in Wellsville, NY. She received her associate’s degree in data processing from Alfred State College in 1981. She has 40 years of experience in the information technology industry working for several different companies. After she retired from IBM in 2019 after nearly 36 years, Theresa completed her veterinary assistant program at Penn Foster in 2021. Her free time is mostly spent with her four dogs.
Riley

Riley

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Jayde

Jayde

Customer Service Representative/Veterinary Assistant

Jayde joined our team back in October of 2018. Before she joined us here at BCVH she volunteered for Paws Watch and Save a Lab, taking care of cats and dogs before going to their forever homes. Today, Jayde is currently enrolled at New England Institute of Technology working towards achieving her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician.

On her free time, Jayde enjoys going to the beach, shopping, painting, and traveling. Jayde also loves to stay home and relax with her Family, her dog Mason, and her cat Sabrina.

Office Staff

 
Stacey

Stacey

Office Manager

Photo and bio coming soon!

Kimberly

Kimberly

Customer Service Representative

Kimberly started working at BCVH in 2008. Before working at BCVH, she worked in the chiropractic field for 16 years. It may seem like two different worlds, but they are very much the same. Helping people is what she enjoys, it’s her passion.

Kimberly shares her home with her husband, daughter, and 2 crazy, fun-loving labs named Abbey & Grace. When not at work she enjoys relaxing at home, spending time with family and friends, going to concerts and plays, and gardening. And we can’t forget her obsession with QVC & Sephora!

Kimberly is proud to work at BCVH, “It is a top-notch hospital, and the care is exceptional. We strive to do our best and more.”

Dawn

Dawn

Customer Service Representative

Dawn started working at Bristol County Veterinary Hospital in 2013. Prior to that, she worked in retail for 19 years. Dawn is able to take her prior experience and use it to her advantage, diligently attending to all of our client’s needs and requests with a smile. Dawn lives in Somerset, MA with her husband and 10-year-old lab mix, named Dallas. When not at work, Dawn loves to read, watch movies, bake, and focus on crafts.
Shelley

Shelley

Customer Service Representative

Shelley started in July 2020 as a CSR at BCVH which has been crazy because of Covid. Working here during this crisis has made her realize how much everyone needs each other. We are all in this together. Prior to this, she worked at an animal hospital in Rhode Island. Adding to the love of the field she has over 20 years of customer service as a Hair Stylist. She strives to do her best and be as helpful as she can on a daily basis.

When she is not working, she is enjoying time with her grandkids and family, cuddling with her 10 year old Boston Terrier named Bettis and her husband of 28 years. Her hobbies include going on walks and shopping on Amazon.

Kathy

Kathy

Computer Inventory Management

Kathy has been with our practice for over 20 years! Starting as a vet tech, she now focuses on inventory management, keeping careful track of the supplies and products our furry patients need. Intuitive and detail oriented, Kathy keeps us running on a smooth track, and is always there to lend a hand.

In her free time, Kathy greatly enjoys scrapbooking, crafting, photography, and traveling. She also enjoys relaxing with her husband and three cats, Sabian, Pretty Girl, and Big Boy.

Jack

Jack

Clinic Cat/Accounting Assistant

Jack was originally an orphan fund kitten that was in bad shape. He was nursed to health and didn’t seem to ever want to leave the comfort of his clinic home. He does not like to explore and stays mainly in the basement assisting Maria with accounting by laying on her adding machine and purring next to her in her desk drawer. He is also the greater at breaktime making sure all our employees get some loving when they come down to the basement kitchen area to eat their meals. He is an essential employee and raises all of our spirits on a daily basis.
Johnny (aka Johnny Cash)

Johnny (aka Johnny Cash)

Assistant to our Practicing Veterinarians/Guard Dog of the Clinic

Johnny joined us a couple of years back. He was brought to us by Dr. Hurd’s sister who works in upstate New York as an Animal Control Officer. He is a beautiful Australian Shepherd that unfortunately is a bit on the anxious side due to his history. Prior to finding his forever home with Dr. Hurd, he was abused to the point that his rear leg was broken and had to be pinned. So, he is and will always be skeptical of newcomers, primarily men. However, he has come a long way as an employee of BCVH and if one is willing to give him a cookie, tell him he’s beautiful and that he’s ok, he can be won over easily. Before you know it, he will be giving you hugs and kisses and letting you know no matter how hard your day may be, that you are loved.
Providing compassion, care, and kindness to pets and their people.

ADDRESS

288 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771
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TEMPORARY HOURS

Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Monday - Friday our phones will be turned off from 2:00 - 2:30 pm for staff lunches.

CONTACT

Phone: 508-336-3381
Fax: 508-336-4528
Email: email@bristolcountyvet.com

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