944 East Main Rd. Portsmouth, RI 02871

(401) 683-0803



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General Pet Medicine

When your pet isn’t feeling well, Portsmouth Veterinary clinic is equipped with the expertise and state of the art medical equipment to diagnose and treat your pet for most medical conditions.  Our veterinarians and technical staff are able to treat your pet from emergencies to routine checkups to treatment of long-term disease.  Our goal is to keep your pet a healthy and happy member of your family for a long time!

General Veterinary Medicine in Portsmouth, RI

The Best General Veterinary Medicine for Your Pet

We know you want the very best medical treatment for your pet, especially when your pet is hurt or ill.   We are committed to diagnosing, treating and monitoring any health condition your pet may have.   We will help you find the answers to your pet’s medical conditions and improve your pet’s quality of life. If necessary, we may refer your pet to a specialist, who will work closely with us to diagnose, treat and monitor your pet’s condition.  Commonly diagnosed medical problems such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and thyroid disease can be treated with the most current medical or surgical protocols. You may also find the general medical information in our FAQS page helpful.

We are able to diagnose and treat illnesses such as:

  • Dermatology (please see description below)
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Endocrine diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism or Cushing’s disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
  • Kidney and bladder diseases
  • Cardiac diseases

Monitored Care of Chronic Conditions

If your pet has been diagnosed with a chronic condition (for example diabetes or hypothyroidism) we will perform the routine monitoring that is needed to keep your pet healthy. We can make diet recommendations, recommend changes in medications and treatments, recommend a monitoring schedule, and also refer your pet to the appropriate specialty service if his or her condition changes or your pet not responding appropriately to the treatments.


Allergies, skin problems and excessive scratching can make your pet miserable.  Allergies in dogs and cats are treatable conditions that often show up as skin or ear problems.  We will work closely with you to diagnose, treat and monitor any skin, ear, nail or pad problem your pet may have.  We are here to help your pet with problems such as diseases of the skin, dog or cat ear infections or immune-mediated problems.  Please give us a call if your dog or cat is scratching or you suspect your pet of having an ear infection.

Signs to Watch for in your Pet

It is common to assume these signs are a normal part of your dog or cat’s aging process; however, they may indicate underlying disease. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please give us a call and have your pet evaluated:

  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite, Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Increased drinking or urination
  • Inappropriate urination or defecation (indoors)
  • Limping
  • Difficulty rising, walking or climbing stairs
  • Itching
  • Shaking head
  • Foul smelling ears
  • Foul breath
  • Eye or nose discharge
  • Minor cuts
  • Wounds that are not healing
  • Confusion, disorientation,  anxiety or changes in sleep patterns
  • New lumps or bumps
  • Any other sudden or progressive change you note in your pet’s attitude or behaviors

Alice Brightman Memorial Fund

The Fund offers financial help to our patients to pay for medical care their families could not or cannot afford…

Donate to Help Pets

Every day veterinarians across Rhode Island see pet owners who are elderly, disabled, or on a fixed income.


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Pet Medical Records

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Care Credit

Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic is pleased to offer and accept CareCredit®, North America’s leading medical payments program.


MON – FRI: 8am – 5pm

SATURDAY: 8am – 12pm