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Welcome to Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Lunenburg MA
Call us at (978) 345-2623

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If you live in Lunenburg or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our doctors are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital for patients in need of all types of medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have decades of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm so you and your pet can enjoy your experience.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventive pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call or text (978) 345-2623, or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Lunenburg and area pet owners.

At Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Carl Flinkstrom, Dr. Valerie Calabria-Maher & Dr. Laurie Lofton.
Lunenburg Veterinarians | Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital | (978) 345-2623

109 Massachusetts Avenue
Lunenburg, MA 01462

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Carl Flinkstrom

    Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 1983
    Interests: Dogs, cats, exotics, wildlife, gardening, photography, personal growth, mentoring, networking, helping others.

    In 1983, Dr. Flinkstrom settled in Lunenburg with wife Teresa and sons AJ and Sean, and opened Lunenburg Veterinary Mobile Facility, making house calls for “All Creatures Great and Small.” In 1988 the practice was moved from the pickup truck and the kitchen table to the current facility. Two more boys and several grandchildren later, the Flinkstrom family is still growing and working together. In his spare time outside of practicing veterinary medicine and keeping up with the latest advances, Dr. Flinkstrom is devoted to his ultimate dream of building and helping others build residual income in some of the hottest industries on the planet, namely telecom, new technologies, energy, and merchant services, which will allow him to expand the practice to a new, larger, state of the art facility where he will one day be able to volunteer his expertise and provide optimal veterinary care regardless of the pet owner’s ability to pay.

  • Dr.
    Valerie Calabria-Maher

    On Our Team Since: 2016
    Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Tufts University, Internship – Angell Memorial Animal Hospital
    Awards, Degrees, Etc.: Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society

    “Dr. Val” moved to Massachusetts to attend Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, and never left. After graduating from Tufts in 1993 and Angell in 1994, she became a staff veterinarian at several animal hospitals and also had her own veterinary relief practice. She was delighted to join the team at Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Val enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, geriatrics, and exotic pets. She and her husband Tom share their home with their Sheltie – Wesley; three cats – Willow, Chloe, and Opal; four parrots – Bogey, Henry, Peaches, and Peeps; and four chinchillas – Silver, Scout, Jade, and Rush. In her spare time, Dr. Val enjoys mysteries, crossword puzzles, Classic Country and Rock music, and anything to do with the ocean.

  • Dr.
    Laurie Lofton
    DVM, CVH

    Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1989, Tufts Universiy School of Veterinary Medicine
    Awards, Degrees, etc.: Certified Instructor, Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART) to train first-responders (fire fighters, etc.) in rescuing and stabilizing animals in emergency situations; Certified in Veterinary Homeopathy, by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy; Environmental Educator training with the National Audubon Society, Dayton, Ohio; Training expeditions to the Dominican Republic, training Veterinarians and Veterinary students in animal health issues and problem-solving techniques.

    Dr. Lofton grew up in California, but is proud to call New England her home. She has been in Veterinary practice, working with many species of animals since graduation from Tufts Veterinary School in 1989. For the past 18 years, she has run a solo holistic, integrative, mostly mobile practice based in Rhode Island, but working in adjoining states as well. She holds active Veterinary licenses in MA, RI, CT, NY and CA. Dr. Lofton is excited to join the wonderful team at Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital, and looks forward to meeting with, and helping as many people and their companions (furred, feathered, scaled) as possible! She loves all aspects of Veterinary medicine, with special interest in diseases and conditions of a persistent and chronic nature.

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  • "It was my first time there and I found the staff to be very caring.They were also very thorough.It was a great experience for both me and my dog."
    Lucille L.
  • "We love how gentle everyone is with our nervous dog. Would definitely recommend."
    Diane G.
  • "The best place to take your pets as well as exotics"
    Joshua W.
  • "My puppy was very sick and the hospital helped her get better. Now she is feeling almost normal. I want to thank the team at LVH."
    Patricia R.

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