At Animal Care in Ipswich, we focus on relationships. Our goal is to develop a bond with the animals under our care while understanding the joy your pet brings to your life. Our staff will ensure that you and your pet are comfortable and listened to and that they receive personalized and honest attention.
Your dog or cat is an important part of your family and deserves the best individual care that can be offered. We treat the animals that visit us as part of our family. They benefit from our team approach, as we strive to make a difference in the health and happiness of every patient we see.
Animal Care is a small animal medical and surgical practice focusing on dogs and cats. Dr. Cooke and Dr. Carlson ensure that you and your pet will always receive personalized care from a doctor that is familiar with your case and history. Along with routine medical care and surgical procedures, Animal Care also provides exceptional boarding services for dogs and cats.
Originally founded as Fairlawn Animal Hospital in the 1950’s, Dr. Kenneth Carlson began operating the practice as Animal Care in 1973. He has been providing exemplary services to small animals and their families on the North Shore for over thirty years. Dr. Megan Cooke acquired ownership in summer 2016 and continues to focus maintaining relationships and practicing high-quality medicine.
Dr. Megan Cooke, DVM
Originally a native of Long Island, NY, Dr. Megan Cooke graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Plattsburgh State University of New York, summa cum laude. She completed her veterinary education at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and currently lives in Ipswich, MA, with her husband, Jared, and their two dogs Hildi and Jules. In her leisure time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, paddle boarding, cooking, and traveling.
Dr. Kenneth Carlson, DVM (Retired)
Dr. Kenneth Carlson, the founder of Animal Care began working for a veterinarian at the age of 16, the culmination of a lifelong love of animals. As a student, he completed his undergraduate at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and finished his veterinary schooling at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He now enjoys the retired life of traveling and photography with his wife Cotton and dog Chase.
The rest of our staff comprises a small, intimate team of motivated and passionate individuals, devoted to the care of your pet. They are:
- Sarah – Office Manager
- Taryn – Veterinary Technician
- Kaci – Veterinary Assistant
- Kathryn – Veterinary Assistant
- Erin – Kennel Attendant/Veterinary Assistant
- Gloria – Kennel Attendant