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Dr. Paine examining an injured hunting dog on opening bird day.

Medical Services

The Russell Animal Hospital P.A. has a long history of providing outstanding diagnostic and medical care to our patients. Our doctors are well-prepared to assess, diagnose and treat your pet’s medical problems in all life stages from puppies and kittens through their senior years.

Medical services include but are not limited to the areas of:

  • Preventative Health Care (annual physical exams, senior health care)
  • Gastroenterology (stomach and bowel)
  • Dermatology (skin and ear diseases)
  • Endocrinology (diabetes, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease and hyper/hypo thyroid disease
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory disease
  • Urogenital disease
  • Ophthalmology
  • Musculoskeletal disease (arthritis)
  • Infectious diseases (tick born diseases)
  • Immune system disorders (hemolytic anemia)
  • Pancreas and liver diseases

For medical problems needing advanced treatment, we have a well-established referral network to the most highly regarded board certified veterinary specialists in New England.

Ultrasound Consultation

Ultrasound services and consultations are provided at the Russell Animal Hospital by Jennifer McClellan, DVM,DAVIM of Mobile Veterinary Services.  Dr. McClellan is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Resource for Behavior Training

Our staff is here to assist you with your questions about your pet’s behavior, house training, excessive barking, separation anxiety etc. Referrals to specially trained veterinary behaviorists are available as needed.

We offer all new puppy owners a complimentary puppy visit with Helen St Pierre, a certified dog trainer, which allows you to discuss questions and concerns you may have about raising and training a puppy. Helen's web site is nomonkeybusinessdogtraining.com

We also offer all new cat/kitten owners a complimentary visit with Danielle Snyder who has a training certificate from the Animal Behavior College. This visit is designed to help make you, as a new cat owner, informed and comfortable with basic cat husbandry and cat behavior.


Nutritional Products

We carry a large selection of high quality maintenance and prescription diets for dogs and cats including foods by Hills, Purina, Iams and Royal Canin plus a variety of nutritional supplements.