Dr. Lauren Flanagan DVM
Although Dr. Flanagan enjoys the variety of medicine and surgical cases she sees as a general practitioner, cardiology and neurology are of special interest. A Graduate of the University of Vermont, with Bachelor of Science in 1988 and Veterinary Degree from Tufts University of Veterinary Medicine, 1992.
Dr. Flanagan has now been at PVH since 1996. She can't image working anywhere else."The staff is great, hard working, conscientious and very personable. The clients and their pets are wonderful."
When not at work she enjoys spending time with her three children, Ian, Matthew and Alexandra, her three French Bulldogs and her horse.
Dr. Flanagan finds a little time for skiing, horseback riding and a good book at the beach.
She considers herself to be one of the lucky few, who truly loves their job.
Dr. Bradbury Smith DVM
Brad practiced emergency medicine early in his career and then continued in small animal medicine and surgery. "My first thoughts of becoming a veterinarian emerged when I was a young teenager trying to care for sick and injured wildlife. My love of the sciences and my desire to help animals led me down the path to Veterinary School."
For over twenty years in Groton, Brad and his wife Sally have shared their home with a variety of pets including dogs, cats, chickens, peacocks, sheep, cows, a parrot, a toad and two lizards.
When Dr. Smith is not caring for animals at the hospital or at home, he enjoys playing the fiddle in a local band, the Contra Banditos. He is a member of the William's Barn Committee and the local Grange in Groton. Dr. Smith enjoys the out of doors, camping, hiking, running, and sailing.
Dr. Laura Berkowitz, DVM
Dr. Laura Berkowitz graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine with honors and finished her clinical studies at Cornell University in 2007.
She has had an unconditional love for all critters since a very young age, and decided to pursue veterinary medicine when she found herself intellectually stimulated by the study of medicine and enamored with the comfort of healing.
Laura recently moved from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, where she worked at a holistic practice. She has a particular interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, nutritional and herbal therapies, and a holistic approach to veterinary care.
In her free time, Laura can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her husband Brian and her two Caribbean mutts, Dingo and Kiwi. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia, South America, Europe, and Africa. She has recently combined her love of travel and veterinary medicine by performing spays and neuters at a shelter in Guatemala. She hopes to continue such programs at various locations in the future.
Dr. Rebecca Coldwell, DVM
Dr. Coldwell decided to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine at the age of six after learning from her grandfather that she could be a doctor AND work with animals. Fortunately, her dream was realized after she graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Prior to attending Vet school, she graduated from Clemson University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal industries.
A Massachusetts native until the age of 11, Becky returned to Massachusetts following Vet school and has been practicing ever since. She has a special interest in feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and wellness and preventative care. She enjoys developing collaborative relationships with clients to help them provide the best possible care for their best friends.
When not at work, Becky enjoys spending time at home with her four cats – Thomas, Pepper, Henry, and Amelia. She would love to get another dog, but will have to wait until Thomas gives his approval. He has not accepted any other dogs into his home after losing his “mother” dog, Lily in 2011. Becky also enjoys traveling with family, and joined her extended family for a Mediterranean cruise around the Greek islands in 2012. “It was the trip of a lifetime!”
Dr. Andrea Dow, DVM
Dr. Andrea Dow is a 2004 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduating, she has practiced small animal medicine in the area, enjoying staying in her home state of Massachusetts. Dr. Dow loves the challenge of helping and caring for animals who can’t speak for themselves.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Dow is a full-time mom, raising her two young daughters, Anabell and Julia. Her interests include boating on a lake in Maine, reading, and quilting whenever she has a little free time.