Halifax Veterinary Service

259 Plymouth Street
Halifax, MA 02338



About Us

Halifax Veterinary Service is a mixed animal practice established in 1983 by Dr. Keith Hopkins. Our patients include dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, and small pets. We have a full-service small animal hospital offering general surgery, full dentals, laboratory diagnostics, digital radiography, ultrasound, and routine outpatient services.

Our large animal services include farm calls for horses and farm animals. We are able to provide digital radiography, endoscopy, and ultrasound services to our equine patients along with routine vaccinations and preventive health programs. We also work with area specialists for referrals.


Dr. Keith Hopkins, D.V.M.

Certified from the Board of Registration & Veterinary Medicine since 1979 for Massachusetts

Dr. Hopkins is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Hopkins has been involved with many aspects of veterinary medicine. He started his career doing equine racetrack and farm work. Dr. Hopkins practiced in a small animal, equine practice in Amesbury, Mass. He then served as the director of The Animal Rescue League of Boston Clinic. He came to Halifax in 1983 and started Halifax Veterinary Service, servicing small and large animals.  He works closely in his practice with his long-time employees as well as two of his children.  In his spare time, enjoys riding his horse, walking his dogs and spending time with his family. Dr. Hopkins is involved in community affairs serving as a youth baseball and basketball coach along with serving as Chairman of the Halifax Master Plan Committee.


Susan Tinkham D.V.M.

Certified from the Board of Registration & Veterinary Medicine for Massachusetts

Dr. Tinkham is a graduate of Ross University in the West Indies. She is a Halifax native and loves living on the South Shore. She enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine but has special interests in feline medicine and dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys working running and marathon training, and being outdoors. She also has a home filled with kitties and one lucky rabbit named Oswald.


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