THE CAPE'S ONLY FEAR FREE CERTIFIED PRACTICE!

ATTN: BOARDING CLIENTS Starting 1/1/2019 we will be requiring that all dogs guests receive their Canine Influenza Vaccine PRIOR to boarding. For those dogs first starting CIV, a booster needs to be given 3 weeks after initial vaccine. For more information about CIV visit www.dogflu.com

The Animal Hospital of Orleans is the FIRST veterinary hospital in Massachusetts to become a Fear Free Certified Practice!  (And the 15th hospital in North Amerca to earn that title!) All of our team members are trained and certified in Fear Freesm protocols. We want to make sure that your pet’s visit, from veterinary services to boarding, is the best it can be for both you and your pet. The last thing we want is for your pet to fear the one place that is fully committed to ensuring they live a happy and healthy life!

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Welcome to the Animal Hospital of Orleans

Your Veterinarian in Orleans, MA

Call us at 508-255-1194

The Animal Hospital of Orleans is a friendly, caring, family-oriented veterinary hospital located on Cape Cod, MA and has been serving Orleans, Eastham, Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, and other surrounding Cape Cod towns since 1993. Whether it is the best in veterinary medical care, surgery, laser therapy, dental care, pet lodging (dog boarding and cat boarding), or bathing; you can rely on our team of veterinarians and support staff to offer everything your pet needs throughout his or her life.

We are the first veterinary hospital in Massachusetts to become a Fear Free sm Certified Practice! All of our staff are Fear Free sm Certified Professionals. We feel that pets are family and should be treated with love and respect.Our mission is to make coming to the vet a happy and stress-free experience for the whole family. The last thing we want is for your pet to fear the one place that is fully committed to ensuring they live a happy and healthy life. We are dedicated to caring for your pet's emotional and physical well-being by providing ways to alleviate fear, stress, and anxiety and providing our clients with the highest quality care and service, at affordable prices, and delivered with integrity, compassion, and professionalism. We value the importance of communicating clearly with our clients and questions are always welcomed. Client education is a priority in our practice and our clients should always feel informed about their pet's needs, treatment and care. We also continue to learn through continuing education to improve our services and to offer the most up-to-date and comprehensive care available.


Our facility is centrally located in Orleans, the hub of the Lower Cape. For directions visit our Contact Us page



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Our Services

We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Click below to learn more about the veterinary and boarding services we provide.


Testimonials and Reviews

"Took Buzzy for his first yearly check-up and was nervous about his interaction with the staff as he is a rescue and you can never be sure of their history. Discovered at the appointment, they have become a Fear Free Certified Animal Hospital. What a fabulous experience!!!! 20 STARS********** Rather than get through the appointment at any expense to Buzzy, they played with him in a soft music, pheromone infused room (he was already wearing a pheromone neckerchief, courtesy of the front desk) and enticed him with edible treats. The whole idea is to make it a pleasant experience for the pup or kitty. It was decided that we would come back next week for the "real appointment" to help Buzzy relax and see the office as a pleasant destination. It obviously worked. As my other half took Buzz out to the car, and I talked with the staff, the outside door reopened and Buzzy came back in. Did not want to go to the car! Usually our dogs can't get out of the vet's office fast enough. Well done all. You even had me relaxed by the end of the visit." Deborah Miller


Additional Kennel Pick-up & Drop off Hours Available By Appointment. 

Call the Kennel Cell Phone: (508) 240-4810

Saturday:  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday:  10:00 am - 11:00 am; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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