West Street Veterinary Clinic is a state-of-the-art, full-service veterinary clinic.

Dr. Jessica Burkett and the dedicated staff will go above and beyond for you and your pet at every visit. We will build relationships on trust, and work with you to provide a happy and healthy best life for your pet.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jessica Burkett

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Jessica Burkett is the veterinarian owner of West Street Veterinary Clinic. During her 19 years of veterinary experience, she worked in Maryland and California but for the majority of the 19 years, she has worked in Massachusetts, serving the clients and patients from Medfield and the surrounding areas. She has even started to see clients who were children coming to visits with their parents when she first met them, now grown and coming with their own pets.

After reverse commuting from Boston to Medfield for 8 years, Dr. Burkett and her husband moved to the area in 2008 to raise their family. Now her daughters are a bit older and in elementary school and Dr. Burkett is pursuing her life-long dream of veterinary clinic ownership. Along with her husband Rich and daughters Avery and Emerson, Dr. Burkett’s family consists of August and Hazel- two VERY active giant schnauzers, Raina- a hamster, and Sr. Bubbles- a rescue beta fish who has somehow required the most veterinary care of all the pets. Unfortunately, she has no cats because of a family member’s severe allergies.

When not at work Dr. Burkett tries to find the time for trail running with her dogs, classes at the gym, volunteering at her daughters’ school and reading. Dr. Burkett and her family often vacation in NH at the lakes and mountains where she grew up

Dr. Burkett performs all routine medical, dental and surgical care but also has a particular interest in behavioral medicine and training for both pets and their owners 🙂 to ensure the pets are both physically and emotionally healthy and to help stop undesired pet behaviors that damage the pet-owner bond.

Dr. Burkett is committed to continued education and professional growth and one of her favorite things about her job is the continual learning process. She is a member of multiple professional associations and utilizes their resources to continue to improve upon the care she offers her patients.

Education

  • University of New Hampshire BS 1996
  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine DVM, Cum Laude 2000

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
  • AAHA American Animal Hospital Association
  • MVMA Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association
  • ABFP American Board Feline Practitioners
  • AVSAB American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
  • Fear Free certified
  • USDA accredited
  • Morris Animal Foundation Award of Excellence 2013

Dr. Victoria Ruocco

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Victoria Ruocco is thrilled to be joining West Street Veterinary Clinic as an associate veterinarian. She is originally from Medfield and has been working in private practice for 12 years, happy to be returning to the area she grew up in and knows so well.

Dr. Ruocco resides in Mendon with her husband Keegan, two very naughty cats – Autumn and Stevie, a Basset Hound – Bessie, and a bunny – Millie. All of them are rescues, most of which found their way to her. Although she does not see them as patients, she is passionate about horses and her lifelong dream is to have one (or more) of her own.

In her spare time, Dr. Ruocco enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family, friends, and pets. Some of her favorite activities are taking her cat for walks around the yard on a leash, practicing nose work with her hound, doing yoga, reading, and eating good food.

Dr. Ruocco knows that the most direct way to a healthy life is preventative medicine. She has a special interest in both dermatology and dentistry. She truly cherishes the human-animal bond, both with her own animals and those of her clients. She aims to make every visit, whether wellness or sick, as pleasant and stress-free as possible for each patient.

Education:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst – BS 2006
  • University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine – DVM 2010
  • Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties – Rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery 2011- 2012

Professional organizations:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association
  • Fear-free certified

Compassionate and professional veterinary care in Medfield, MA!

Location

45 West Street #2
Medfield, MA 02052

Hours

Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm
We are closed the last Saturday of every month

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