Providing Comprehensive and Compassionate Veterinary Care Since 1988
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Community Outreach


As members of our local community, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Veterinary Medical profession at BCVH we feel a great responsibility to be actively engaged in helping pets and people. We believe it is important to ‘give back’ to our profession and our community in a number of ways.


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What the BCVH Team is currently doing in the community…

2016 Trailblaze Challenge – Mahican-Mohawk Trail

Our own Dr. Amy Hurd and Dr. Aurora Richards will be hiking a 30 mile stretch of the Mahican-Mohawk Trail as part of the 2016 Trailblaze Challenge. This hike will help to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Foundation and their goal of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. 
Please support Drs. Amy Hurd and Aurora Richards as they attempt to hike 30 miles in one day on October 1st to raise funds for “Make-A-Wish Mass & RI”. They have appropriately named their team after the popular television show “The Walking Dead” as that’s what they are anticipating they will resemble towards the end of their 30 mile journey.

As some of you know, Dr. Richards’ children have a genetic disease, and her oldest has had other life threatening complications as well. At the age of 16, her daughter Karen Richards has had 20 surgeries, half of which have involved the brain, spine, or vasculature in her brain. When Dr. Richards is absent from work, it is not for vacation or to relax, it is usually to travel with her daughter to surgeons in the Washington DC and Virginia area who specialize in these conditions.  To keep Dr. Richards’ spirits up she relies on the staff at BCVH, her furry patients, and you, our clients.
Three years ago her daughter applied to “Make-A-Wish” for a wish. She was granted one, and chose to travel to London for a shopping spree along with her whole family. For one week she was a kid, and Dr. Richards was a “normal” mom on a fabulous vacation, not worrying about surgeries, medicine, hospitalizations, etc. This one small wish has lasted a lifetime for them, and “Make a Wish” does this for 380 children in the Massachusetts/Rhode Island area every year.
Therefore, when Dr. Hurd and Dr. Richards were both told by their physicians to do something active for their own health, and Dr. Richards received an email about a hike to benefit “Make-A-Wish,”, a plan was formed.  The two decided to not only do something active, but to strive to do something crazy like walking 30 miles in one day AND to benefit other families by supporting “Make A Wish.” We hope as clients of BCVH you’ll consider supporting “Make-A-Wish” as well by donating to their individual fundraising pages or their team fundraising page. 
Please remember that anything helps. We thank you very much your consideration.
To Donate to Dr. Amy Hurd’s Page:
To Donate to Dr. Aurora Richards’ Page:
To Donate to the “Walking Dead” Team Page:
Drs. Amy Hurd & Aurora Richards


   “Karen Richards (Dr. Richards’ daughter) Still Smiling”

Tufts Medical Center & Tufts Floating Hospital for Children



The BCVH team gives a great deal of support to the Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children because it is a hospital that is very near and dear to our hearts. Tufts has been a great resource for one of our associate veterinarians, Dr. Aurora Richards and her daughter, Karen Richards. Collectively, the hospital team takes part in yearly events and fundraisers to support Tufts and its affiliated hospitals.
If you are interested in pledging a donation to Team BCVH, please call our hospital at (508)336.3381. Check is preferred (written out to Tufts Medical Center with the memo section written Team BCVH or you can write a particular BCVH employee’s name).
September 28th, 2014
This year, the BCVH team took part in Tufts 5-mile walk and run called Country Heals that was located in scenic Wompatuck State Park. Since the event’s inception 12 years ago, it has raised nearly $2 million to benefit the Medical Center’s mission to heal, comfort, teach, learn, promote health and prevent disease. 
This year the event successfully raised $250,000, with BCVH raising over $2,000.

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
f. 508-336-4528

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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.


Offer: Buy 6 doses, get 3 more mailed to you for free! Or buy 3 doses and receive 1 in the mail 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, or buy 12 doses of Heartgard & 12 doses of Nexgard for a $50 rebate!

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


Offer: Buy 6 doses of NexGard and receive 1 free dose! Buy 12 doses of Nexgard and 12 doses of Heartgard for a $50 rebate!

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


Offer: A $15 rebate for in hospital purchase!

Revolution is an excellent flea prevention for cats, effective also against ear mites.


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Client Reviews

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I highly recommend Bristol County Veterinary Hospital.  I trust them with my two dogs, and I have referred others that have been equally satisfied with the care that they provide.

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.

Foxy was treated like “gold” by the staff and Dr. Richards. Information concerning vaccinations and treatments were informative and helpful. As always, it was a great experience for Foxy, who loves all the attention she gets every time she goes to Bristol County Vet. Thanks for everything.

Each and every time I visit Bristol County Vet Hosp. myself and my dogs are treated with excellent care. Besides the excellent care we receive they make my dogs feel so very special. Each and every time we arrive they get very excited and want to run right in.
Also, anytime I call for advise or information everyone in the front is very helpful no matter how busy they are and answer all my questions or forward them to the doctor who in turn always returns my call the same day.