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Welcome to Driftway Animal Hospital!

Call us at 781-545-0952

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Compassionate Care

Driftway Animal Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital serving the people of Scituate, MA and surrounding areas. We are a recognized provider of high quality veterinary care that is designed to enhance the life of your pet.

We provide preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during your pet's lifetime.

We understand the important role your pet plays in your life and in your family. We are dedicated to becoming a trusted partner in your pet's health care. We will treat your pet as we would our own (we are pet owners ourselves).

Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

Our veterinarians and staff are efficient and cost-conscious. Many of the tests, procedures and counseling services we provide can be done during scheduled wellness exams. By being pro-active, and working in partnership with you, we'll strive to keep your pet at the peak of health and wellbeing.

Please take a few moments to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer and then call us at (781) 545-0952 for an appointment today.


Dr. Siobhan Burke, VMD
Owner | Driftway Animal Hospital | 781-545-0952

53 New Driftway
Scituate, MA 02066

Featured Articles

  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering to the following tips. Never leave pets in cars on warm days. Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day. Look out for rapid breathing, loud panting or staggering; these can be signs of dehydration, ...

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  • Recognizing Illnesses

    Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: * Abnormal ...

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  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, ...

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  • Ticks

    Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in the intestine and carry it ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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  • Dr.
    Siobhan Burke
    VMD

    Dr. Siobhan Burke has been with Driftway since July of 2011 and her specific areas of expertise are in acupuncture, chiropractic and holistic medicine. She had her first taste of helping animals when she was just a child and helped care for her dog Rose. In college, Dr. Burke worked in the clinic and internal medicine departments at the Angell Animal Center (and for a year afterwards).

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  • Dr.
    Victoria Salvatoriello
    DVM

    Dr. Victoria Morgan Salvatoriello joined the Driftway Animal Hospital team in April of 2013. She is a 2011 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Dental Association. Dentistry, and weight management are her areas of professional interest.

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  • Dr.
    Lisa Kimball
    DVM

    Dr. Lisa Kimball is an Associate Veterinarian at Driftway Animal Hospital. Dr. Kimball’s father ran a veterinary hospital in Cornwall, NY, and observing his work inspired Dr. Kimball from the time she was very young. At just five years old, Dr. Kimball witnessed her father save a dog’s life by surgically removing a bruised spleen; she still fondly remembers the wonder she felt that day.

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  • Dr
    Naomi Oliver
    DVM

    Associate Veterinarian Naomi Oliver joined the team at Driftway Animal Hospital in January of 2016. Originally from Albany, NY, she attended Smith College for her undergraduate degree in Biological Science where she graduated Cum Laude. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, where she received the Mary Louise Moore Prize in Immunology. She is a member of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association, and her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, endocrinology and geriatric medicine.

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Our Location

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "Driftway has both immaculate facilities and a welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Throughout my eighteen year experience with the hospital, my pets and I have always been treated with respect, compassion, and professionalism. The staff has a genuine concern for the well-being of each pet as well as for the satisfaction of the pet owner... Their camaraderie is endearing and their personal, sincere, and skillful approach makes the "going to the vet" experience more like being with "family"."
    Pattie MacDowell- Scituate, MA
  • "I love the Doctors and staff at Driftway Animal Hospital! They're awesome!! They always make my dog Bo and I feel welcomed. I like their flexibility, it works with my schedule. I wouldn't go anywhere else!"
    Ann Scott, Sandy Paws