At Upper Charles Animal Hospital, we are delighted to be growing rapidly and welcoming new clients!

Support Your Local Vet-Get Your Prescriptions From Us!

Do you find yourself buying prescriptions for your pet online? While it is certainly convenient, did you know that doing this drives money away from our local business, and into the hands of large corporations? We see absolutely no profit from orders placed on online pharmacies such as and 1800PetMeds. In fact, filling these prescriptions actually loses us money because of the time it takes to not only fill the prescription, but review the patient records to make sure that the prescription is appropriate. In addition, we do not know where these medications were sourced from, so cannot vouch for their effectiveness since we don’t know how they were stored and handled.

We try to keep our prescription prices comparable to those online. We do understand that in some cases, such as those where we don’t carry a certain medication or it’s not convenient to pick the medication up at our office, it is preferable to our clients to fill medications online. We would never want to withhold medication from a patient for this reason. Our clinic does have an online pharmacy which you are welcome to explore. It can be found at

Please continue to support us, your privately-owned veterinarian, and shop local

We Are Growing!

If you’ve been in recently you may have noticed that there are some changes happening at Upper Charles! In early May we acquired the lease space next door, and have been hard at work with expansion. Our new space will offer an additional 800 square feet which includes an ADA-approved bathroom (no more going into the back of the clinic!), a fourth exam room, a larger treatment/pharmacy area, and additional kennels and runs to accommodate our larger patients. We are so excited for these changes! Please be aware that it can be a little loud at times, but we are doing our best to limit disruption to our patients. We are on the homestretch, as it looks like work will be wrapping up by early June. Keep an eye out for more updates, as we will be hosting another open house this summer to celebrate our expansion, and our wonderful patients and clients who made it possible!

Upper Charles Animal Hospital

Your pet’s health and well-being are a top priority. We provide exceptional veterinary care and compassionate services for all your beloved pets.

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Complete Veterinary Care in Bellingham, MA

At Upper Charles Animal Hospital, we offer various veterinary services to meet the diverse needs of our client’s beloved pets. Our services range from routine preventative medical care to advanced specialty services, including surgery, diagnostic imaging, and pet wellness care.

Pet Appointment

Pet Surgery

Pet Dentistry

Pet ultrasound

About Upper Charles Animal Hospital

Upper Charles Animal Hospital was founded by long-time friends and associate veterinarians Brooke Crosier and Lyra Read. They took the reins from Dr. Karen Wilson, who retired from ownership of Homeward Bound Veterinary Service in 2023. It is Dr. Crosier and Dr. Read’s wish to take Dr. Wilson’s excellent reputation and dedicated client base and expand on the services offered while still maintaining the feeling of being a hometown vet there to serve the community.

Dr. Crosier and Dr. Read are proud to deliver high-quality medicine at an affordable price in a family-focused atmosphere. They enjoy interacting with their clients and their pets and promote preventative medicine and the human-animal bond as a means to keep their patients healthy and happy.

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Our skilled veterinary team at Upper Charles Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and quality care in a relaxed and friendly environment.  With a deep love for animals and years of experience, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care for your beloved pets.

Thank you for your kind words

Eric F.

“I’m so impressed by the staff at this hospital; everyone is friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, and they make clients feel instantly welcomed. The space is newly renovated and it looks great; it’s evident that the new ownership is doing a terrific job.”

Joan M.

Drs. Read and Crosier are amazing. I am now driving a half hour just to see them at their new practice because they are superstars. I have 5 animals and quite honestly, I don’t really want anyone else to handle my pets. And believe me, with 5 pets, I am there frequently!”

Colleen C.

We took our kitty there when our regular vet was booked and they were great! Quick but thorough visit. Clean office. Our kitty is on the mend!”


“I’ve been to a few veterinary hospitals, but this one is arguably the best run. Staff is excellent and goes above and beyond! There’s really no way to mess up here. You don’t even know how many more stars I wish I could give them.”