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Highland Animal Hospital

Highland Animal Hospital

31 Wellesley Ave | Needham, MA 02494

Call 781-429-7436
Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Wellness Care
  • Advanced Diagnostics
  • Laser Therapy
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Oncology
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Welcome to Highland Animal Hospital!

Our love for animals is at the core of everything we do at Highland Animal Hospital. We understand how important your pet is to you. That’s why we take our role as your pet’s veterinary provider seriously, and dedicate ourselves to ensuring your pet’s complete wellness. Our goal is to exceed your expectations of veterinary care by providing value-driven service, while celebrating and never losing touch of the human-animal bond.

All pets deserve quality care. Our practice has been centered around providing compassionate, comprehensive veterinary services for your family pet since 1995. No matter the species of your pet, we offer a full-range of services for dogs, cats, pocket pets, birds, and reptiles.

Located in Needham, MA, our state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped to provide pets with a comprehensive list of medical, surgical, and dental procedures. All in all, performing cutting-edge pet care while preserving a strong family atmosphere is Highland Animal Hospital’s strongest virtue.

Our Mission

The Highland Animal Hospital team is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, quality care for your family pet. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with value-driven service while celebrating and nurturing the human-animal bond.

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Highland Animal Hospital combines compassion and full-service medicine to provide the highest level of care for dogs, cats, and exotic pets. Highland Animal Hospital combines compassion and full-service medicine to provide the highest level of care for dogs, cats, and exotic pets.
Highland Animal Hospital has exceeded clients’ expectations since 1995 with a complete list of clinical services, boarding, and grooming Highland Animal Hospital has exceeded clients’ expectations since 1995 with a complete list of clinical services, boarding, and grooming
You can rely on our team to provide a great client experience during every visit. You can rely on our team to provide a great client experience during every visit.
This patient is happy to visit Highland Animal Hospital! Here, Dr. Jeffrey Giles uses a stethoscope to make sure this dog has a healthy heart and lungs. This patient is happy to visit Highland Animal Hospital! Here, Dr. Jeffrey Giles uses a stethoscope to make sure this dog has a healthy heart and lungs.
A veterinary technician rewards this adorable, well-behaved patient with a treat. A veterinary technician rewards this adorable, well-behaved patient with a treat.
Our modern facility is equipped with an in-house lab, allowing us to quickly, confidently, and accurately analyze a handful of important diagnostic tests. Our modern facility is equipped with an in-house lab, allowing us to quickly, confidently, and accurately analyze a handful of important diagnostic tests.
Dr. Erin Scott examines an x-ray using advanced digital radiology technology. Dr. Erin Scott examines an x-ray using advanced digital radiology technology.
This precious pup is ready for his annual wellness exam! Routine wellness visits are important at any age. This precious pup is ready for his annual wellness exam! Routine wellness visits are important at any age.
Bring your canine and feline friend to Highland Animal Hospital for a day of pampering and gentle grooming! Bring your canine and feline friend to Highland Animal Hospital for a day of pampering and gentle grooming!
At Highland Animal Hospital, we utilize the latest veterinary technology and techniques to provide pets with cutting-edge veterinary care. At Highland Animal Hospital, we utilize the latest veterinary technology and techniques to provide pets with cutting-edge veterinary care.
We understand that companions come in many different sizes and species! Dr. Jeffrey Giles is highly trained to keep your special exotic pet happy and healthy. We understand that companions come in many different sizes and species! Dr. Jeffrey Giles is highly trained to keep your special exotic pet happy and healthy.
At Highland Animal Hospital, we don’t believe pets should be confined to cages. That’s why we offer safe and comfortable boarding services with plenty of playtime! At Highland Animal Hospital, we don’t believe pets should be confined to cages. That’s why we offer safe and comfortable boarding services with plenty of playtime!
The kennel technicians at Highland Animal Hospital love spending quality time with your pets while you are away. The kennel technicians at Highland Animal Hospital love spending quality time with your pets while you are away.
Keeping your pet’s teeth and gums clean and healthy is one of the best things you can do as a pet parent. Here, Dr. Scott checks this dog’s oral cavity for signs of dental disease. Keeping your pet’s teeth and gums clean and healthy is one of the best things you can do as a pet parent. Here, Dr. Scott checks this dog’s oral cavity for signs of dental disease.
Dr. Sue Floyd examines a diagnostic test using a microscope in our convenient, fully equipped in-house lab. We are able to perform urinalysis, parasite testing, fungal cultures, blood work, and much more. Dr. Sue Floyd examines a diagnostic test using a microscope in our convenient, fully equipped in-house lab. We are able to perform urinalysis, parasite testing, fungal cultures, blood work, and much more.
If we find an abnormality during your pet’s physical exam, we may recommend additional diagnostic tests so we can check their internal organs and bodily systems non-invasively. If we find an abnormality during your pet’s physical exam, we may recommend additional diagnostic tests so we can check their internal organs and bodily systems non-invasively.
Nutrition is just as important for pets as it is for humans! Your pet will be weighed during every visit to ensure they are an ideal, healthy body weight. Nutrition is just as important for pets as it is for humans! Your pet will be weighed during every visit to ensure they are an ideal, healthy body weight.
Comprehensive age-specific wellness plans are designed to care for pets at every age and life stage. Comprehensive age-specific wellness plans are designed to care for pets at every age and life stage.
Laser therapy is an advanced therapeutic tool that helps pets heal and provides relief from injuries and a wide range of conditions sooner. Plus, they look adorable wearing protective glasses! Laser therapy is an advanced therapeutic tool that helps pets heal and provides relief from injuries and a wide range of conditions sooner. Plus, they look adorable wearing protective glasses!
Veterinary ultrasound helps the veterinarians at Highland Animal Hospital make a diagnosis sooner without the need for surgery or sedation. Veterinary ultrasound helps the veterinarians at Highland Animal Hospital make a diagnosis sooner without the need for surgery or sedation.
You never have to worry about leaving your pet in our care while you are away. Our facility is home to large, inviting suites, runs, and condos providing a home away from home. You never have to worry about leaving your pet in our care while you are away. Our facility is home to large, inviting suites, runs, and condos providing a home away from home.
This beautiful dog is excited to go for a walk with one of our kind kennel technicians. This beautiful dog is excited to go for a walk with one of our kind kennel technicians.
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Jeffrey Hugh Giles, VMD
Jeffrey Hugh Giles, VMD

As a child in New Jersey, Dr. Jeffrey Giles grew up with both a cat and a dog. When the dog, a golden retriever, was hit by a car, the young Dr. Giles was at the veterinary hospital while he was treated and saved. This experience proved to be a very powerful one for him and sparked his interest in becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Giles expresses, “Observing the human/animal bond always warms my heart as I watch people care for and comfort their pets.”

Dr. Giles received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Swathmore College in 1985, and started working in the veterinary field the same year. Later, in 1992, Dr. Giles earned his Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a one-year internship at the MSPCA in Springfield, MA. Dr. Giles proceeded to co-found Highland Animal Hospital in 1995. His professional interests include exotic pet care, geriatric medicine, ophthalmology, and cold laser therapy. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association.

At home, Dr. Giles enjoys the company of his two young and energetic golden retrievers. He also likes to ski, garden, cook, and walk his furry friends.

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Sue Floyd, VMD
Sue Floyd, VMD

Originally from Oneida, New York, Dr. Sue Floyd brings with her a great passion for all animals. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in 1987 and earned her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. The following year, Dr. Floyd completed a post-graduate internship in small animal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Floyd joined the team at Highland Animal Hospital in 2010. Previously, she spent six years in Connecticut in a feline practice, as well as nine years in small animal practice on the South Shore of Boston. Dr. Floyd is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, the Collie Club of America, and the Collie Health Foundation.

Outside of the practice, Dr. Floyd enjoys gardening, junk food, and spending time with her spouse. She also shares a home with three smooth collies, Orla, Izzy, and Glinda, and one German Shepherd, Haldor. Participating in various dog sports with her canine companions is one of Dr. Floyd’s favorite hobbies.

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Erin Scott, DVM
Erin Scott, DVM

Being presented with unique challenges on a daily basis is one of the reasons Dr. Erin Scott finds her career choice so rewarding. She grew up in Coventry, Rhode Island and spent a great deal of her free time as a child riding and being around horses. She credits her grandfather as being the person who most inspired her to become the veterinarian she is today. “Being part of a constantly evolving field and being able to experience different challenges every day makes my job very satisfying,” she says.

Dr. Scott started working in veterinary hospitals at the young age of sixteen. She earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. In January 2012, Dr. Scott joined the clinical team at Highland Animal Hospital. She has professional interests in ophthalmology and pain management, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

A few of Dr. Scott’s favorite things include horseback riding and dressage, the movie 16 candles, and anything chocolate. Most of all, Dr. Scott enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends, and Havanese companion, Gordon, who can give high fives!

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Reilly K. Mahoney, DVM
Reilly K. Mahoney, DVM

Growing up in Simsbury, Connecticut, Dr. Reilly Mahoney gained early experience with animals by working on a dairy farm during her summers. She also frequently visited her grandparents’ home on Cape Cod and recalls always wanting to be a veterinarian.

Dr. Mahoney earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairfield University in 1996 and then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After graduation, she returned to Connecticut to begin her career at a small animal practice. In 2008, Dr. Mahoney relocated to Massachusetts to be closer to family and joined the team at Highland Animal Hospital shortly after. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Mahoney enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her feline friend, Kernal Mustard.

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Dr. Noelle Litra
Dr. Noelle Litra

Dr. Noelle Litra grew up in Red Hook, New York, after moving from Queens at the age of six. As her family enjoyed the space to spread out in upstate New York, one of the biggest benefits that Dr. Litra recalls was that this gave them the opportunity to get their first dog, Comet, a Labrador mixed breed. Her love of her pets, and in particular cats, inspired Dr. Litra to become the energetic and outstanding veterinarian she is today.

Dr. Litra attended veterinary school at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, completing her degree in 2015. She has professional interests in dentistry and chronic pain management, particularly in felines. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Litra spent six months in South Africa working with Great White Sharks, for research purposes and the adrenaline rush of cage-diving. She also participated in volunteer work with small animals and zoological medicine.

Dr. Litra describes her beloved one-eyed cat Harvey as “the love of her life.” She and Harvey met while she was in veterinary school, and she helped to treat him after he was hit by a car, which resulted in the loss of his eye; it was love at first sight. Dr. Litra also enjoys running, crafting, and horseback riding.

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