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VCA Povar Animal Hospital

VCA Povar Animal Hospital

15 First St | East Providence, RI 02914

Call 401-484-7934
Monday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

VCA Povar Animal Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital where pets are family. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

Pet care is serious business, and it requires a special formula to do it well. The highly trained doctors and support staff at VCA Povar Animal Hospital infuse years of medical training and industry knowledge with a continuous dose of passion for their jobs and endless supply of compassion for your pets. We look forward to serving you...and your pets soon!

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Povar is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: Teamwork! Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy. Our services don't end at our hospital doors. As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians. And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help. These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

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Welcome to VCA Povar Animal Hospital! Welcome to VCA Povar Animal Hospital!
The caring and experienced team of VCA Povar Animal Hospital. The caring and experienced team of VCA Povar Animal Hospital.
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Rachel Coustan

Medical Director
Veterinary School: Purdue University

Dr. Rachel Coustan attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1993 Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a BA in psychology. After working with teenagers for several years, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Coustan attended Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She was a member of Phi Zeta, the veterinary honor society. During her fourth year, Dr. Coustan received the AAHA senior student award for outstanding achievement in small animal medicine and surgery and the Hill’s Buddy award for excellence in small animal nutrition. She served as Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association president in 2009 and currently serves as Companion Animal Federation Board member and Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association immediate past president.
Dr. Coustan has been practicing at Povar Animal Hospital since her graduation in 2002. A Rhode Island native, she lives in Providence with her two sons, Noah and Jacob.

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Ceri Sveilich

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Ceri Sveilich joined our practice October 2003 after practicing veterinary medicine in upstate NY for 1 year. She received a BA in psychology from Hoftstra University in NY. She received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in June 200

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Summer Matsinger

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Purdue University

Dr. Matsinger grew up in Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI receiving her BS in Chemistry in 1998. She then attended Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, IN and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002. Since 2003 she has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine in the Rhode Island area. In her spare time, she enjoys many outdoor sports including hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking with her wife, Jodi, and two children, Dresden and Neila. She also shares her home with two Rottweilers, Jillian and Natalie and two cats, Sarabi and Wasabi.

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