Huron Veterinary Hospital

 Dr. McEwan is so genuinely gosh darn nice, and so is every single vet technician and receptionist there....The most amazing thing, though, was Dr. McEwan's bedside (table-side) manner. Ollie had to have two shots, and I swear he had no idea they were coming and I suspect that he has no idea that they happened. Ollie loves going to the vet and Dr. McEwan, and I've never seen anything like this with my past dogs...I would recommend Huron Vet to everyone I know.

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Dr. Christopher Ulrich - Practice Owner

Dr. Ulrich, or the "kitty zen master" as his clients call him, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in Political Science and Philosophy. He then pursued his passion for animals at The University College, Dublin, Ireland which he graduated from in 2001. He came to Huron Veterinary in November of 2007 after practicing at several Boston area hospitals.  He then became the owner of Huron in March 2008 and has been healing furry friends since then!
Dr. Ulrich is an avid fisherman (just get him talking about reels!), snowboarder, and hiker. He spends his free time on Cape Cod enjoying nature and the peace and quiet it provides. He lives locally in Cambridge with his wife, son, and their four cats and dog. Eddie, Stevie (AKA Squeaky), Mayble, and the infamous 3-legged Stan are the feline portion of the family, and Fergus is his small, cat-like terrier who visits the clinic very often (that's him curled up in the picture!). 

Dr. Michael McEwan - Associate Veterinarian 

Dr. Michael McEwan grew up in northern New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003 and a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from Northeastern University in 2008. Dr. McEwan previously worked as a synthetic organic medicinal chemist for nearly 5 years designing new potential drugs for a variety of therapeutic targets, primarily treatments of cancer. In an effort to work more hands-on with patients, Dr. McEwan decided to leave laboratory work behind and move to a more clinical setting and began working as a veterinary technician here at Huron!

After almost 2 years as our technician, he applied for veterinary school. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. His interests include dermatology, preventative care, radiology, and pathology. Dr. McEwan volunteers with 2 local feral cat clinics and at a veterinary clinic in Worcester. He has lived in Massachusetts with his wife, a Boston native, and their dog, Sirena, since 2005. They have two little girls, daughters Leah and Katie. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. McEwan enjoys hiking, canoeing, traveling, weight training, and cooking.

Dr. Dasha Perry - Part Time/Relief Veterinarian

Originally from just out Washington D.C. in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Dasha Perry graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2016. She received her Bachelors of Arts in human development from the University of Chicago in 2008 and worked as a paralegal and then as an Associate Program Director for a small, local SAT preparation company in D.C., before finding her passion for veterinary medicine and joining a multi-doctor practice in Washington D.C. as a veterinary technician. She relocated to the Boston area shortly after getting married in 2012 to start veterinary school at Tufts. Dr. Perry has experience working both in private practice and shelter settings. She is passionate about nurturing the human-animal bond through open and honest conversation with clients and providing low stress and compassionate care for her patients. Her interests include soft-tissue surgery and preventative care. When not in the clinic, Dr. Perry, enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Adam, and corgi, Garbanzo.

Dr. Jane O'Donnell-Part Time/Relief Veterinarian

When she isn't working at one of the many clinics she does relief for, Dr. O'Donnell loves going on walks and runs along the Charles river in Cambridge. She also frequents Vermont with her husband Andy where they enjoy walking, snowshoeing, and running in the beautiful Vermont nature. Like many vets, she enjoys being around other people who love animals (that's why she loves coming to Huron!).  She's a bird watcher, gardener, rock collector, knitter of occasional sweaters and maker of occasional baby quilts.  She's on her second year of riding her horse Brynjar, who came from Iceland, and hasn't fallen off yet! One of her favorite things is hanging out with her other furry friend, her dog Jack, who loves sitting on her (or anyone else for that matter..).


Personal Care

Regular Care

Prescriptions & Food

Urgent Care

We love your pet!

Yearly visits are the best way to keep your pets happy and healthy! Dr. Ulrich and Dr. McEwan are happy to go over preventative care at your next visit.

Client care is of the utmost importance to us. We are a small, neighborhood practice that places a high importance on not only excellent health care for your pet but also on having a relationship with you! We love getting to know you!

We have our own in-house pharmacy that enables us to fill the majority of your prescription needs-just give us a call and we will have your medication ready in less than 24 hours. We also have prescription food!

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.

70 Beacon St. Somerville, MA 02143

T.​617-661-9553 ** F.617-661-0015

I love love LOVE this place. My dog is super nervous, but she found an immediate affection for Dr. Ulrich. All of the nurses genuinely love animals. The best vet I've ever been to. My dog has gone here for numerous  "things" and we've experienced nothing less than professionalism and animal compassion. I would recommend this vet to anyone. We've been going here for about 5 years now and will continue to do so for years to come.

​-Yelp Review

"I was miraculously able to secure a new patient appointment with Dr. Ulrich, and he treated both me and my kitties with such understanding, patience, and concern. He made me feel listened to and understood...It's also worth noting that the way he handles animals, and his clear love for them, is remarkable. He may actually be a cat whisperer...I can't say enough good things about Dr. Ulrich or his amazing staff!"
-Yelp Review