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About Our Hospital

Coventry Animal Hospital is a full-service, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital offering care for dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets. The clinic was founded in 2014 by Dr. Hank Wietsma and Dr. Sam Lester. We strive to offer family-oriented quality medicine from a locally-owned hospital to Coventry and the surrounding communities.

The hospital is conveniently located one mile off Interstate 95 on Route 3 (Nooseneck Hill Road). The building is newly-renovated with an eye towards a stress-free environment for both our clients and pets alike.

At Coventry Animal Hospital, our top priority is offering individualized care for each and every patient. We strive for our clients to become active participants in the medical decision making process by discussing the different diagnostic and treatment options.

We offer a full range of veterinary services including wellness visits and preventative medicine, digital x-ray, dentistry, ultrasound, in-house laboratory and surgery. In house specialist consults in cardiology, and orthopedic surgery are available.

Setting us apart is our experienced veterinary staff. Dr. Lester has years of experience in both emergency and critical care medicine. If your pet should need emergency care, we will be ready for you. Dr. Wietsma has over 25 years of experience in running a full-service small animal hospital. He is the only board-certified avian veterinarian in the state of Rhode Island. He has years of experience in dealing with difficult rabbit, ferret, and reptile problems.


We also are certified to take Penn Hip radiographs, which is a more comprehensive diagnostic tool in uncovering canine and feline hip dysplasia.


We look forward to becoming a member of your family’s health care team!

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