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We started in 2002...

A breakdown of our employees by first name initial.

The MVC was established by Dr. Richard Crowell in December of 2002. The practice has grown over the years and four additional veterinarians work with Dr. Crowell—Dr. Jessica Burkett, Dr. Alice Ekerdt, Dr. Peter Kirk, and Dr. Julie Shields—who are available for appointments.

At the Medfield Veterinary Clinic, we are dedicated to caring for an important member of your family, your pet. We offer a comfortable and modern facility with a caring and devoted staff. Our goal is to be as helpful as possible and provide top-notch treatment and service in a relaxed environment for you and your pets.

If you have questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact us.

We have...

...between all of us here at Medfield Veterinary Clinic. We can’t wait to meet your furry friends!

Dr. Richard Crowell, M.S., D.V.M.

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Dr. Richard Crowell was born in Boston and grew up in Needham, MA graduating from Needham High School in 1977. He graduated from Fairfield University with a major in Biology in 1981 and then graduated from Boston College with a Master’s degree in Biology in 1985. Dr. Crowell received his DVM degree in 1990 from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Crowell owned the Franklin Veterinary Clinic in Franklin, MA for 10 years. He has worked at the Tufts Emergency Treatment Center in Walpole and the Legion Animal Hospital in Holliston. He started the Medfield Veterinary Clinic in December of 2002.

Dr. Crowell is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr. Crowell lives in Medfield with his wife, Deirdre. They have four children along with three dogs and a corn snake.

Dr. Peter Kirk, D.V.M.

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Dr. Peter Kirk grew up in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, after completing a year of clinical education at the University of Georgia. He has been with Medfield Veterinary Clinic since 2006. 

Dr. Kirk lives locally with his wife, two daughters, and one cat.

Dr. Julie Shields, D.V.M.

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Dr Julie Shields grew up in Ontario, Canada and lived there for 20 years until moving to New Hampshire with her family. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2008 after completing a year of clinical education at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (at Virginia Tech). Dr. Shields has been with the Medfield Veterinary Clinic since February 2008.

Dr. Shields lives in Boston with her husband Tyson and their son Kaiden. They have a Labradoodle named Brinley and a Havanese named Ozzie.

Dr. Jessica Burkett, D.V.M.

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Dr. Jessica Burkett grew up in New Hampshire and attended the University of New Hampshire for undergraduate study. She graduated from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She has worked in Annapolis, Maryland and San Diego, California but has spent most of her 12 years of practice in Medfield. She has a special interest in behavior and dental health.

Dr. Burkett now lives locally with her husband and two daughters. They have a giant schnauzer named August.

Rachel Alegre, Groomer

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Rachel has been a professional pet stylist for 7 years. She is a graduate of The Academy of Dog Grooming Arts in Arlington Heights, IL. Rachel specializes in scissoring to achieve that fluffy 'puppy look' on any breed, and has become known for her adorable round faces and feet. She also enjoys coming up with wonderfully creative trims for mixed breeds that do not have a specific breed standard cut. Knowing the importance of continuing education, Rachel regularly supplements her knowledge and skill by attending grooming seminars and workshops yearly. Rachel lives in Grafton with her husband and their two cocker spaniels, Bill and Ted.

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