We do our best to offer same or next day appointments to our existing clients. Our doctors also work closely with emergency hospitals when your pet needs more urgent care.

We have our own in-house pharmacy so your prescriptions are filled while you wait - and we will happily call in prescriptions to your nearest pharmacy if there's something you need that we don't have.


It's important to us that you have a relationship with you us. We are a small, two vet practice that places a high importance on client care. We love getting to know you! 

Yearly visits are the best way to keep your pet healthy - Dr. Ulrich and Dr. Leef will be glad to go over preventative care at your next visit.

70 beacon st, somerville, ma 02143

t.‚Äč617-661-9553 - f.617-661-0015

We love your pet!

Huron Veterinary Hospital

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Dr. Christopher Ulrich - Practice Owner

Dr. Ulrich graduated from The University College, Dublin, Ireland in 2001. He came to Huron in November of 2007 after practicing at several Boston area hospitals.  He became owner of Huron in March 2008 and thereafter also purchased the pet grooming business located next door.

Dr. Ulrich is an avid fisherman, climber, snowboarder, and lives locally in nearby Cambridge with his wife and their four cats and a dog. Eddie, Stevie (AKA Squeaky), the infamous 3-legged Stan, and Murphy Joseph are the feline portion of the family, and Fergus is his small, cat-like terrier who visits the clinic very often!


Dr. Amanda Leef - Associate Veterinarian 

Dr. Leef wanted to be a vet from a young age, the day she caught a snake in the backyard. She pursued that dream, attending Michigan State University for both undergraduate (microbiology) and then veterinary school, completing these in 2003.


After veterinary school she headed to Pennsylvania where she had a true James Herriot experience working in a mixed animal practice. She got to treat  many species including dogs, cats, horses,  cows, iguanas, and cougars.


In 2008 she found a great job at a Boston shelter and picked up and moved. For four plus years she had the opportunity to hone her shelter, spay/neuter, and teaching skills. She also came to love Boston, finding great hiking, ultimate Frisbee, rock climbing, dancing, and relationships.


In 2011 she chose to switch career paths, working to find the sweet situation where she gets to form close relationships with clients in private practice in addition to continuing to work with shelter animals. To meet that goal she started at Huron in May of 2013.



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We're not accepting new clients until 2015