Dr. Joan Ogden graduated in 1995 from the University of Minnesota. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. Following her internship, she spent a delightful year on Martha’s Vineyard providing care to both small and large animals. In 1997, Dr Ogden joined her good friend and intern-mate Dr. Westphal in a small animal practice near the South Shore. Dr. Sharon Westphal also graduated in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania. She met Dr. Ogden during her 13-month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. Dr. Westphal practiced for several years in a busy small animal practice on the South Shore before moving to Southborough to bring new life to the existing veterinary practice here.In 1999, Dr. Ogden and Dr. Westphal purchased the Southborough Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Ovid Fraser, who owned the practice since its inception 26 years prior. Together, the 2 veterinarians have worked many long hours to provide high quality veterinary care to the animals of Southborough and surrounding towns. They enjoy the day to day challenges encountered in general practice, both medical and surgical. They also enjoy serving the community in various ways through rabies clinics, school presentations and providing mentorship to young individuals interested in the field.
Dr. Ogden lives in Lancaster with her husband, 2 daughters and 3 dogs, 2 cats, and and assortment of fish and rodents. Dr. Westphal lives in Southborough with her family.
Dr. Laura Cummings
We are very excited to welcome Dr. Laura Cummings to our hospital staff. She graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After completing an internship, she spent most of her career practicing emergency medicine in Western Massachusetts. Dr. Cummings also teaches a course in Human-Animal Studies to undergraduates. She recently moved to Groton, MA with her family, and is very excited to be part of the Southborough team!