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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
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • Physical Exam

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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Jennifer Schwartz, DVM, CVA- Chief of Staff
Jennifer Schwartz, DVM, CVA- Chief of Staff

Dr. Schwartz, our Chief of Staff, is from south central Pennsylvania and now resides in Burlington, Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University and received a DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with highest honors. Following graduation, she completed a small animal emergency/critical care internship in Waltham and fell in love with New England.

Dr. Schwartz's professional interests include emergency medicine, integrative medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture and can provide integrative modalities when needed to achieve a better quality of life for your pets for various medical conditions � including musculoskeletal pain and arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disfunction, and many other chronic or terminal diseases. But above all, she looks forward to building a trustworthy relationship with her clients and patients and wishes to continue to offer the best wellness and preventative care for a long lasting, fulfilling human-animal bond.

Dr. Schwartz has two dogs, �Mush� (Boston Terrier) and �Mica� (Coconut Retriever) and a cat named �Sir Griffey.� In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities that usually include her dogs, boating/water sports, and horseback riding.

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Amanda Fogaren, DVM
Amanda Fogaren, DVM

Dr. Fogaren grew up in Tewksbury and still lives there today. She received an undergraduate degree from Becker College and a DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Before joining the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team in May 2016, she practiced at Banfield Pet Hospitals in Woburn and Salem, MA. Her special interests include surgery, dentistry, neurology, physical rehabilitation and acupuncture.

Outside of work, Dr. Fogaren enjoys traveling, vacationing on Cape Cod, spending time with family and friends, playing softball, and snowboarding. She is also an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. At home, she has a 10-year-old Beagle named DJ that was adopted during her undergraduate studies.

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Elizabeth Knight, DVM
Elizabeth Knight, DVM

Dr. Elizabeth Knight grew up in Belmont and currently lives in Watertown. She attended Wesleyan University for her undergraduate degree, and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for her DVM degree. Growing up, her family took their pets to Fresh Pond Animal Hospital!

Dr Knight's special interests include canine and feline internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and dermatology. When she isn't spending time with animals, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, being with her friends and family. She has two fluffy rescue cats, Murray and Oscar.

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Kristina Nolin, DVM
Kristina Nolin, DVM

Dr. Kristina Nolin joined the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team in June 2016. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in Gardner and lives in Tekwsbury now. Dr. Nolin attended the University of Vermont for her undergraduate degree, and the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for her veterinary degree, with high honors. She has experience practicing at Banfield Pet Hospitals in Woburn and Danvers.

Dr. Nolin's special interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, and canine and feline internal medicine. She has a one-year-old lab mix named Finn, three cats named Bella, Nikko and Zoey, and a chinchilla. When she is not at work, Dr. Nolin enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities (especially ones that include Finn), traveling, spending time with friends and family, cooking, and watching football. Go Pats!

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Aaron T. McDonald, DVM
Aaron T. McDonald, DVM

Dr. McDonald joined the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team in October 2016. He grew up in Charlton, MA and attended the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, where he received an undergraduate degree. Dr. McDonald then went on to earn a DVM degree from Tufts University - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Previously, he practiced in California at Hermosa Animal Hospital in Hermosa Beach, Crossroads Emergency and Referral Hospital in Norwalk, and VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles.

Dr. McDonald's professional interests include preventive medicine, surgery, dermatology and nutrition. Outside of work, he enjoys basketball, hiking, photography and travel. His family consists of a beautiful, loving wife; two intelligent and beautiful daughters; and a 10-year-old Boxer named Apollo.

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