Meet Our Vet

Dr. Carolyn Thorne looks forward to meeting your pet

Dr. Carrie Thorne is the owner of Veterinary Services of Westwood and has worked as a veterinarian for 18 years.  She strongly believes in the benefits of personalized care and is looking forward to helping your pet stay healthy and happy.

 Dr. Carolyn Thorne, owner of Veterinary Services of Westwood, and her guinea pig Cocoa.

Dr. Carolyn Thorne, owner of Veterinary Services of Westwood, and her guinea pig Cocoa.

Dr. Thorne grew up in Norwood and has worked at animal hospitals locally in Norwood and Westwood. 

Since 2014, she has also served as the animal inspector for the Town of Westwood, supporting the work of animal control and local law enforcement to ensure the health and safety of animals in the community.

A proud pet parent to rescue cats, dogs, and even a guinea pig named Cocoa, Dr. Thorne has provided veterinary care to shelter animals at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach, Florida; the Washington Animal Rescue League in Washington, D.C.; and at the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Dedham shelter.  Before starting her own clinic, she most recently worked at Westwood Animal Clinic and Norwood Animal Hospital.

Outside of the clinic, you will find Dr. Thorne spending time with her husband Joe Ziska, daughter Katherine (see video embedded here of Katherine in 2013 with her dog Rikki), and their animals.  She and her daughter share a love for small pets like guinea pigs, rats, birds and mice.  

Come check us out! Learn more about our state-of-the-art clinic at Veterinary Services of Westwood!