The new clinic is under the leadership of Diana Watkins, DVM
A new veterinary clinic opened in Cohasset, Massachusetts called 143 Veterinary Services after the beloved Minot Ledge Lighthouse in Massachusetts, which flashes 1-4-3 as code for “I Love You.” According to a release1 from the clinic, the grand opening was March 6, 2023, and the clinic has since begun providing veterinary services and surgery to local pets and rescue shelters.
143 Veterinary Services is located at 790 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Route 3A) in Cohasset within the Cohasset Village Plaza. The location offers plenty of parking and easy access from nearby towns like Scituate, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, and Marshfield.
The clinic is under the leadership of Diana Watkins, DVM, who aims to promote a culture rooted in personalized high-quality veterinary care in a slow-paced family-friendly atmosphere. Watkins graduated from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2010 and was past president of Tufts’ chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Over the past 13 years, she has worked as a veterinarian at several small clinics in Greater Boston, and spent 10 of those years serving Cohasset.
She stated in the release, “This is a dream come true for me. I love what I do, and I’ve always wanted to be a small-town veterinarian, integrated into the lives of our patients and their families.”1
The clinic features nearly 2500 square-feet of custom-built space in a calming environment, separate exam rooms for dogs and cats, a surgical suite, digital full body X-ray, digital intraoral dental X-ray, a fully stocked treatment suite, and brand-new state-of-the-art advanced diagnostic equipment. Services offered include bloodwork with same-day results, urinalysis, and cytology results on brand-new labwork equipment utilizing the newest technology. Additionally, the clinic has a microscope and radiology system that offers artificial intelligence diagnostics and later this summer plans to offer in-house abdominal ultrasounds. 143 Veterinary Services provides house calls and has also partnered with Vet Triage Service to offer reasonably priced after-hours telemedicine consults 24 hours a day with a licensed veterinarian to determine the urgency of patient’s needs and possibly save patients an exhausting and expensive trip to the emergency room.1
“Throughout the country, there is an unprecedented veterinarian shortage that has overwhelmed practices with an influx of clients and stretched an already overworked industry to its limit,” said Watkins.1 “To counteract this problem, appointment times at clinics have been made shorter and shorter ultimately resulting in higher costs for patients. The people and the pets in this town mean too much to me, and that is why we will operate differently.”
143 Veterinary Services is supporting Furget Me Not Inc, a local non-profit animal and adoption shelter by donating pre-surgical wellness and vaccine appointments, with a plan to also spay and neuter these pets.
“We have a pent-up demand of rescue animals that are seeking adoption and are in need of these surgeries,” said Ashley Davis, executive director of Furget Me Not, Inc in the release. “I’m thrilled that 143 Veterinary Services has stepped up to donate this service, helping us to continue to fulfill our mission of finding rescue pets a loving home.”1
New veterinary clinic opens in Cohasset. News release. Watkins Strategies. Published March 6, 2023. Accessed March 7, 2023.