Meet Our Specialists
William B. Henry, DVM, DACVS
Dr. William Henry has taught and mentored hundreds of veterinarians throughout New England over the years and is one of the most experienced veterinary surgeons in the United States.
Catherine Briere, DVM, MS, DACVS
As always, my pets and I receive the best care of any other facility I have experience with. I highly recommend Boston Veterinary Specialists. They are the best!
If I could give more stars I would! We live an hour away and made the decision after long research to bring our dog Rascal to have Patella Luxation/ACL Surgery. We had Dr. Briere. We could not have asked for more compassionate professional service. ALL of the staff is amazing. You are not a number or rushed through the process. They took lots of time with us to explain everything at the initial appointment. When we brought him in the morning of the surgery the staff made us all so comfortable and maintained communication before and after the surgery. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for superb care for surgery! UPDATE: Rascal tore his other ACl and needed his knee done. Once again they went above and beyond helping us through this second leg surgery. Rascal cannot take pain meds we discovered last time, so this was especially hard for all of us and they were there every step of the way, answering calls and returning calls when ever we needed help or assurance. They are an amazing team!!
Dr. Briere was very honest and forthcoming in relation to all of my questions about my dog’s condition and surgery.
It was my first visit, and I couldn’t have been more pleased. Everything so professional […] for the wonderful outpouring of caring for the dog. That made it perfect. I have been telling friends how impressed I was.
I really can’t say enough about how professional and on the same page the whole team is. I was really feeling anxious and stressed about Eggo’s procedure, but you have all made the process as smooth as possible and relieved so much of my concern. She is doing so well and is already her happy self, tail slapping everything in site whenever she gets attention. We’ve been hanging with her 24/7 since Friday and she is using her repaired leg on walks and doesn’t mind wearing the diva donut you gave her one bit.
Thank you all again and I am so glad we were referred to you.
I give them 5 stars for the way I was treated from the time I entered to the time I left. The doctor was unbelievable,.. she took the time to explain (in laymen’s terms) how to get the best results for my money.
Thank you so much for your excellent touch! Breathing better because of you!
My 7 yo Golden Retriever had a torn ACL and went through surgery at Boston Vet in July, 2019. I was so worried; but he was only walking on 3 legs and was clearly in pain. The Doctors, technicians and all of staff at Boston Vet was professional, articulate, and Skilled!! They explained what to expect and how long the recovery would be. I fully understood to costs upfront, the intended results and what his limitations would be during recovery.
Well, today “Lincoln” is all healed up and back to his playful self with his girlfriend, Muffin. It wasn’t easy keeping both dogs low key; but the outcome is even better than expected.
So, “many thanks” to all you for fixing a complex problem to me; but seemingly a breeze for these educated, kind and talented team!
With great appreciation! Happy Fall to all. Wishing the entire staff a happy and healthy holiday season. RUFF!
Our sincerest gratitude to you and your staff for the exceptional care and compassion you have shown us and our beloved Apollo the last 6 months. We know that if it weren’t for your expertise and guidance, Apollo would not have been happy and pain-free since the dreadful diagnosis. We will never forget you and wish each and every one of you peace, happiness and good health.
The staff and service here is amazing. I will no longer take my dog anywhere else. We had a knee surgery done here for a large breed dog and they were super helpful with informing us about every step of the process. They had models of all the different surgeries and iPads to show us pictures. They showed us the before and after X-rays and did not skimp on repeated follow ups. Can’t recommend them enough!
Doctor Henry’s knowledge, diagnosis and recommendations have exceeded our expectations. His skills are unsurpassable. We have the utmost confidence in his care and are very grateful for his expertise and extensive experience. He is a tribute to his profession. We are so lucky and would recommend him and his staff unconditionally.
The information Doctor Henry provided was incredible valuable and also very comforting. Thank you.
We have always received exceptional care and services from Dr Brier and Dr Henry. They are both wonderful doctors and people. This is the first hospital on our list whenever our dog needs surgery. The staff is amazing, very professional and courteous
Wonderful experience with a great and informative staff!! Dr. Briere was fantastic and answered all of our questions!! She was kind, knoedgable and caring!
My golden retriever Broady was treated with compassion and respect in a very professional atmosphere every step along the way, to his surgery and beyond.
Great Doc. He explained in detail what was wrong with Boomer and what to do. Thanks Dr. Henry
After my dog had surgery I was called and updated. When my dog returned home I was called to see if he was doing well and to see if I had questions. My dog was taken care of with compassion. I would refer to this office.
Dr. Henry was awesome! Great guy. Staff was great too!
Everyone who I had contact with was very pleasant and knowledgeable. My dog Lola, who went in for repair of her ACL, loved everyone there.
I was so pleased! I was not rushed; Dr. Henry and staff took time to show several examples of hips (xray images) and gave me plenty of time to ask questions. I also felt good that I wasn’t rope into any treatments.
Since my fiancé took our dog for the initial consult, I did not have the opportunity to meet the doctor scheduled to operate on our dog. Dr. Briere personally took the time to meet with me prior to surgery. She answered questions, calmed my anxiety, and personally called me with an update following surgery. The staff was extremely accommodating!
Caitlin was also wonderful – since she knew we were traveling from far awar she made sure appointments and lab work were feasible and convenient for us. Thank you for all you have done for us!
As my dog, Toby, has a likely orthopedic challenge requiring surgery I was quite concerned about the diagnosis and recommended course of treatment. Dr. Henry completed a thorough examination of Toby and mildly sedated Toby to obtain films of his elbow and shoulders. He explained the options, recommending a conservative approach with anti-inflammatory meds and rest. If after 4 weeks Toby showed no improvement, then corrective arthroscopic surgery would be explored. I appreciated this recommendation as I agree that Toby’s own recuperative abilities are potentially able to resolve his joint issue. I was pleased to not feel like there was any pressure for surgery and that surgery would only be done as indicated.
Dr. Henry was wonderful. He thoroughly explained the procedure that our pup had to undergo and made us very comfortable. Our pup had to stay there for two nights – I called several times a day and every I spoke to was wonderful and really seeked to care for Kenny. Thank you.