Our Veterinarians

Dr. Susan Zuroff and Dr. Dwight Baghdoyan are 1986 graduates of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Married for nearly 25 years, they live along with their children, 3 dogs and 2 cats in Goshen, Massachusetts. In 1993, they relocated from Connecticut and purchased the Williamsburg Animal Clinic with the goal of practicing high-quality, compassionate veterinary medicine in a small town setting.

 

Dwight V. Baghdoyan, D.V.M.

Dr. Baghdoyan (pronounced Bag-doy-an) attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with his doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1986.

Special Interests 

Surgery
Lameness
Stem Cell Therapy
Avian and exotic animal medicine

 

Professional Memberships
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

 

Susan I. Zuroff, D.V.M.

Dr. Zuroff attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with her doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1986.

Special Interests
Internal medicine
Endocrinology
Dermatology
Behavior
Feline medicine

Professional Memberships
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)


What is a Veterinarian?

Veterinarians care for pets, livestock, sporting and laboratory animals, and protect humans against diseases carried by animals. They also advise owners on care and breeding. Most veterinarians are in private practice. Some have a general practice, treating all kinds of animals. The majority, however, treat only small companion animals such as dogs, cats, and birds. Others treat both small and larger animals, and some treat only large animals, such as cattle and horses.

Prospective veterinarians must graduate from an accredited college of veterinary medicine with a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree and obtain a license in order to practice.

Veterinary graduates who plan to work with specific types of animals or specialize in a clinical area such as surgery or radiology usually complete a one-year internship. In addition, veterinarians who seek board certification in a certain specialty must complete a two- to three-year residency program that provides intensive training in that specialty.

All states require that veterinarians be licensed before they can practice.