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Fresh Pond Animal Hospital

Fresh Pond Animal Hospital

15 Flanders Road | Belmont, MA 02478

Call 617-826-9988
Monday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Convenient Appointment Hours
  • State of the Art Medicine
  • Friendly, Experienced Drs & Staff
  • Multiple Doctors on Staff
  • New Patients Always Welcome!
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations

Welcome to Fresh Pond Animal Hospital, the premier provider of complete veterinary care for your pet.

Fresh Pond Animal Hospital has been serving Belmont, Cambridge and the surrounding communities since 1975. Our veterinarians have established a reputation for high quality medicine, compassionate care, and forming a lasting bond with our patients, clients, and the community.

As part of the VetCor family of hospitals, we benefit from the medical expertise, equipment and facility resources, and employee talent of a national network of veterinary hospitals. At the same time, our hospital retains the unique character and identity that it is known for in our community.

Fresh Pond Animal Hospital will deliver an outstanding experience for both you and your pet.

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Welcome to Fresh Pond Animal Hospital Welcome to Fresh Pond Animal Hospital
Technician Joanna and Dr. Perkins Speaking with Clients Technician Joanna and Dr. Perkins Speaking with Clients
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Elizabeth C. Perkins, DVM
Elizabeth C. Perkins, DVM

Dr. Perkins has been part of the Fresh Pond team since August, 2005. She grew up in Milton, and attended high school at Milton Academy. As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, Dr. Perkins earned the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in 1998. She received the same award at Tufts University where she earned her DVM degree in 2004. After veterinary school she joined a mixed animal veterinary practice in rural New Hampshire, where she treated a variety of species. In 2005, she moved to Boston to pursue small animal medicine exclusively here at Fresh Pond Animal Hospital.

Dr. Perkins' medical interests include internal medicine and surgery, pain management, senior care, and emergency/critical care. In her spare time Dr. Perkins enjoys spending time with friends and family on the Cape. An interesting fact: both her parents and her siblings are human doctors. Dr. Perkins never had an interest in human medicine, but knew from middle school on that she wanted to be a veterinarian.

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Bethany Surgan, DVM
Bethany Surgan, DVM

Dr. Surgan was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Although she always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, the path she took to vet school was an indirect one. She received a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University in 1995. She worked in both non-profit and education before moving out to northern California in 1999 to return to school to finish her veterinary school pre-requisites. She earned her DVM from the University of California, Davis in 2006. She then completed a year-long internship at a small animal specialty and emergency practice in San Francisco before finally moving back to the northeast to Boston to join Fresh Pond Animal Hospital.

Dr. Surgan's veterinary interests include cardiology, ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery and diagnostic ultrasound. In her free time, Dr. Surgan enjoys travel, music, yoga and dance, spending time with friends, eating good food, and exploring Boston and the surrounding area. She shares her home with her dog Chase, a Lab/hound mix, and 2 cats, Simon and Zoey.

As a side note, her last name really is pronounced "surgeon", which often leads to some confusion and much amusement!

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Benjamin Brault, DVM
Benjamin Brault, DVM

Dr. Brault has been practicing at Fresh Pond Animal Hospital since late August 2010. He grew up in both northern and southern Connecticut, where he attended Wilton High School. He earned his Bachelor?s degree in Animal Science at Cornell University and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2003. Dr. Brault then moved to Sacramento, California and completed a one-year rotating internship in general practice, internal medicine, surgery, and critical care and spent the next 6 years practicing general medicine in Elk Grove, California.

In August 2010 he and his family made the big move back to the East Coast where he has joined the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team. He has a strong interest in radiology and continues to expand his knowledge in this area through continuing education. He lives in Framingham with his wife, daughter and son, and their 1 cat (although the number of pets will soon be changing).

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Dr. Sarah McCormack
Dr. Sarah McCormack

Dr. Sarah McCormack joined our practice part time in April 2013 and has since become a full time associate. Prior to joining Fresh Pond Animal Hospital, she worked at one of our sister hospitals, a feline-only practice, so she has a lot of good tips for those with mischievous kitties. Because Dr. McCormack moved all around the world growing up, she has had a lot of interesting experiences such as riding an elephant in Thailand and a camel in Lanzaroti, vaccinating a giraffe and helping with gorilla anesthesia at the zoo, feeding penguins at the aquarium and more.
Dr. McCormack has a special interest in exotic and wildlife medicine, as well as feline medicine, but she loves all pets, big or small. She can't wait to meet you and your pets � stop by and say hi!

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Dr. Amanda Ortiz
Dr. Amanda Ortiz

Dr. Ortiz joined the team at Fresh Pond Animal Hospital in November 2012. She grew up near Cleveland, Ohio. In 2006, she graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences. She then continued on to veterinary school at Ohio State University. Upon graduation in 2010, she moved to northwest Ohio and worked in a small animal practice for the next two years. After their wedding in October 2012, Dr. Ortiz and her husband moved to Massachusetts.
Although Dr. Ortiz enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she has a special interest in internal medicine, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and emergency medicine. In her spare time, she likes to travel, run, dance, and scuba dive with her husband, Matthew. The Ortiz four-legged family consists of a lab named Scout, two cats named Rob and Calici, and two Florida red-bellied turtles � Donatello and Leonardo.

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