Where's a Great Pet Veterinarian on Martha's Vineyard?

Choosing a veterinarian for a beloved pet is one of the tasks that face a relocating family. Can you help with any suggestions for good vets on the Island?

I think Frankie has finally forgiven me for the eight days of driving and the seven motels he endured as we traveled from California to Martha's Vineyard.

And now that I've moved a loveseat directly in front of the kerosene heater, he's adjusting to life in a chillier climate.

But there's something worrying me about my 10-year-old housecat: He doesn't have a veterinarian yet.

Dr. Katie Wilson in Napa gave Frankie a clean bill of health a few weeks ago, but I still want to get him signed up with an Island veterinarian who can take care of him when he's sick and help me keep him as healthy as possible.

Simply picking the one closest to home is not always a winning strategy, as we learned in a fightening and expensive episode a few years ago when a neighborhood vet misdiagnosed a minor ailment and almost killed Frankie with the wrong medicine.

So this decision is weighing on my mind now that we've made it to our new abode.

Do you have a good veterinarian to recommend? Please tell me in the comments. Frankie won't be grateful — hey, he's a cat! — but I will.

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Lorna Welch February 28, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Check out web site animalhealthcaremv.com located at the airport. Wonderful vets and staff!!!!
Dorothy Whiting February 28, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Dr Dave.........Caring for Animals...... is the best and even comes to your home..........
Priscilla Sylvia February 28, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Animal Health Care is great. But if you want a great vet to come to your house because Frankie refuses to get in the car one more time, call Dr. Dave at Caring for Animals.
Dave Brennan March 01, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Dr Dave, Caring for Animals cares for our two Shelties and he has been terrific.
Amber Gill March 01, 2013 at 01:32 PM
I'd heartily recommend Dr. Dave and Mary with Caring for Animals. They're great people, do a great job, and come right to your house. If there's something they can't do, they will have you call Animal Health Care, who are also very good.
Dionis Montrowl March 01, 2013 at 02:02 PM
I agree with all the comments above. Dr. Dave is wonderful. Steve Atwood at Animal Health Care is a wizard with cats. (He has seven of his own.)
Kristin Zern March 01, 2013 at 06:27 PM
My favorite Vet on MV is Dave Tuminaro, VmD. He works out of hisbfully equipped truck and comes to you and your animal at home. He is wonderful ! We had elderly cats that he treated their last 5 yrs of life. They both lived to be twenty! It was great not to have to take them in a car, screaming all the way.
Kristin Zern March 01, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Animal Health Care is good too.
Martha March 03, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Animal Health Care - Dr Steve Atwood - The critical and deciding features that I looked for in choosing the best health care for my animals for over 24 years were his many years of experience - invaluable - his pride in continuing education to always remain on the cutting edge of healing. His association and ability to reach out to specialists all over the country if needed. His on-site medical hospital facility - professional and compasionate staff ready to assist and make you and your pet as comfortable as possible. For all of this and more reasons too numerous to mention - I am thankful and highly regard Dr Atwood and staff as the best on or off island!


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