Meet the caring veterinarian and staff at Veterinary Services of Westwood.

At Veterinary Services of Westwood (VSW), our responsive and compassionate veterinarian and staff take keeping your pet healthy personally. 

Meet the VSW animal care team

Every member of our highly-trained and experienced staff shares a commitment to continuous professional development in order to stay on top of the latest treatment plans, procedures, and veterinary medicine.  

All of our staff have pets of their own and can truly appreciate the importance of providing loving care to the special animals in their lives—and in yours! Visit our family photos page to see some of our fuzzy and furry clients.

Learn more about our services and call 781.686.9337 for an appointment!

“We want your pets to receive the best preventive care to keep them healthy.  And we want you—the pet owner—to receive outstanding customer service with compassion and respect.” – Dr. Carolyn Thorne, practice owner and veterinarian

The VSW Animal Care Team

Dr. Carolyn Thorne

 Veterinarian Dr. Carolyn Thorne, hugging star patient and rescue pup Rikki.

Veterinarian Dr. Carolyn Thorne, hugging star patient and rescue pup Rikki.

Number of years practicing: 18+ years

Education:    
Dr. Thorne earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Biology at American University.

Pets:               
3 rescued dogs – Bianca, Rikki, and Calvin
3 adopted cats –  Whiskers, Hoppy, and Sparrow

Dr. Carolyn Thorne has focused on keeping animals with a wide range of personalities, ages, and medical issues healthy and happy for nearly 20 years.  She strongly believes in the benefits of personalized care and opened her state-of-the-art veterinary clinic with your pet’s comfort and providing excellent medical care in mind. Read more....
 

DR. lindsay sussman

 Dr. Sussman with Penny

Dr. Sussman with Penny

Number of years practicing: 8+ years

Education:    
Dr. Sussman earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Pets:               
1 dog – Penny
 2 cats –  Izzie and Zephyr

Dr. Lindsay Sussman grew up in Vermont and graduated with a degree in neuroscience from Colgate University. After working as a research assistant in immunology for two years, she decided to follow her dream of becoming a veterinarian. After graduating from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Dr. Sussman completed an internship in medicine and surgery at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists.  Read more. . .

 

lisa whiting, clinic manager

 Clinic Manager Lisa Whiting with best dog pal Boston.

Clinic Manager Lisa Whiting with best dog pal Boston.

Number of years working with animals: 16 years

Education: Lisa earned a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she also minored in Psychology.

Pets:               
1 dog – Boston
2 cats – Harold and Maude

Lisa's commitment to animal health, providing top-notch customer service, and caring for patients as if they were her own helps VSW keep your pet happy and healthy.   Read more. . .
 

Megan, Veterinary Technician

 Vet Tech Megan with frequent cuddler, Hoppy -- a frequent visitor to VSW.

Vet Tech Megan with frequent cuddler, Hoppy -- a frequent visitor to VSW.

Number of years working with animals: 9+ years

Pets:               
1 dog – a Yorkie named Leroy

Megan’s friendly personality, love for animals, and her caring nature make her a great fit for VSW and your pet.  Although Megan has only been working in veterinary clinics for six years, she has experience working in a kennel and grew up around animals and riding horses. 

Nothing gives Megan more satisfaction than seeing healthy patients stay well and helping sick patients get better.   

 

APRIL, PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST

 April upon graduation with two of her biggest (not in size) fans

April upon graduation with two of her biggest (not in size) fans

Number of years working with animals: 2+ years

Education: April is currently enrolled in Massasoit Community College's Veterinary Technician program.

Pets:
2 dogs – miniature dachshunds Bill and Buddy

Although April’s career didn’t start off in the veterinary world, she has acquired two state board certifications in Dental Assisting for Radiology and Infection Control. Her love for animals encouraged her to set up fundraisers for local animal shelters. She also has previously worked at a doggy daycare facility working as a dog handler.

After graduating high school, she began attending Massasoit Community College in Canton for their newly developed Veterinary Technician program. 

Animals have always been a passion of April’s. “Working with animals brings a happiness to my life like no other and I know that it is what I’m meant to do. Growing up I was said to be the dog whisperer for my kind and caring relationships with dogs and cats."


Take a look at our "family photos" to see some of our furry and fuzzy clients!