Our History

Drs. William Condon and Kenneth Rix founded Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital in 1972, just two years after they graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. While each doctor gained experience working in separate veterinary practices, they sought a partnership... to grow a successful practice together and to devote time to their growing families as well.

 
William E. Condon, VMD Kenneth E. Rix, VMD
  Drs. William Condon and Kenneth Rix
   

After some careful market research to determine where there was a genuine need for veterinary care, they decided to locate their practice in — and move their families closer to — the Tiverton and Little Compton region collectively referred to as Sakonnet. Drs. Condon and Rix effectively transformed a garage into a temporary veterinary hospital. Five months later, they moved into the first part of the building where the office stands today.

Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital has undergone changes and improvements throughout the years in keeping with the many ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine. Thoughout this process, we have maintained a caring, compassionate, and competent staff — the key to our success.

The first major renovation took place in 1986 with the addition of an examining room, a multi-purpose lab-surgical prep-dental space, a business office, a library-conference room, and a boarding kennel. In 2007, SVH underwent another major expansion, adopting the current configuration with a dedicated dentistry area, laboratory, library, and conference-meeting rooms, plus additional examination rooms and office space.

Our Mission

The veterinarians and staff at Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing quality veterinary care throughout the life of your dog or cat. 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 serve the Tiverton, Rhode Island area, including Portsmouth, as well as Swansea, Fall River and other neighboring Massachusetts communities. Please call (401) 624-6624 today to make an appointment for your pet!

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

Did you know that Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital is one of only 14% of veterinary hospitals in the United States that has earned accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association? AAHA-accredited hospitals adhere to the highest-quality standards available which helps insure the best care for your pet. Learn more about AAHA.