Clinic Specials

First routine exam free for new clients! (ie. annual exams, vaccines)

Animal Medical Center of The Upper Valley

COVID-19 PROTOCOL UPDATE: 

AMC will continue providing routine and urgent care through the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you  have  tested positive for Covid-19, exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, regularly travel out of state, or don't feel well we ask that you please stay OUTSIDE the building and call (603) 448-3534 for further direction.

If you don't meet any of the above criteria you may come into the building,

 however a FACIAL COVERING IS REQUIRED at ALL TIMES.

Please call ahead for medications, food, etc., and our team will prepare these items ahead of time for pick up.

Animal Medical Center of the Upper Valley is a full service Veterinary Hospital & Boarding/Daycare facility created in July 2019, from the merging of owner Dr. Charlie Hutchinson's two businesses : Upper Valley Veterinary Services and The Dog House at Etna Road. 

Upper Valley Veterinary Services and it's founder Dr. Stewart Ketcham set the standard of "Caring with kindness for pets and their people" over 35 years ago, and in 2015 when Dr. Ketcham retired, Dr. Hutchinson wanted to continue on with that motto, all our clients and patients will be treated with kindness and compassion. 

The Dog House was founded in 2017 with the idea of creating the perfect home away from home for your beloved pets! Offering both short and long term boarding for both dogs and cats, daycare/dayboard options as well as grooming, our caring and attentive kennel staff ensure your pets are comfortable and happy during their stay.

Now the Animal Medical Center of the Upper Valley is your one-stop-shop for all your pet’s vet care, boarding and grooming services! Feel free to give us a call or stop by to set up your furry friend’s first appointment!

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Charles Hutchinson
    Veterinarian, Practice Owner

    Dr. Hutchinson is the owner of the Animal Medical Center of the Upper Valley.  He grew up in western Massachusetts where he worked in a large animal clinic through high school.  He obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from Colorado State University in 1987 and returned to New England to attend Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1991.  After graduation he decided to stay in New England and more specifically near his parent's horse farm in Canaan, where he now resides.  He enjoys spending time on the farm, riding and also plays polo. 

  • Dr.
    Sherrelle Milligan
    D.V.M

    Dr. Sherrelle Milligan is the newest member of the AMC family. She joins us with her husband Roderick and two year old son Asher. Born and raised in Harlem, New York City, Dr. Milligan obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Tuskegee University in 2014 and PhD in Veterinary Pathobiology (Lipid Metabolism) from Texas A&M in 2018. Loving people and animals, she enjoys interacting with and educating clients and caring for their furry family members. Her special interest include pocket pet medicine, nutrition and surgery. 

  • India Beauregard
    Office Manager - Technician

    Email: info@uvvsvet.com

  • Katie Soho
    Technician

    Email: info@uvvsvet.com

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The best Vet clinic in the Upper Valley. Thank you for giving such compassionate care to all our pets throughout the years."
    Kevin Wright
  • "I knew Dr Ketchum would retire at some point and miss him, but Dr. Prince was wonderful. My calico cat seemed as comfortable with her care as I was. Thank you!"
    Margaret Bragg
  • "I have only had terrific experiences at UVVS!! I highly recommend them."
    Suzan Mary Louzier

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Animal Medical Center of the Upper Valley

Clinic Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Kennel Hours

Monday:

6:30 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

6:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

6:30 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

6:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

6:30 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-2:00 pm

4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Sunday:

8:00 am-9:00 am

4:30 pm-5:30 pm