snapshot: Woof! veterinarians per 10,000

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Dec. 12, 2013
Massachusetts has about 2,000 veterinarians, with the highest concentrations mostly in smaller communities. The chart looks at the number of vets per 10,000 residents. The 2013 data is from the state's Board of Professional Licensure.
CommunityVeterinarians per 10,000 residentsRankCountPopulation
ABINGTON1.3270215,985
ACTON6.4781421,924
ACUSHNET1.9239210,303
ADAMS0.030308,485
AGAWAM2.1232628,438
ALFORD0.03030494
AMESBURY6.1881016,283
AMHERST2.92011137,819
ANDOVER7.5562533,201
AQUINNAH0.03030311
ARLINGTON4.21431842,844
ASHBURNHAM0.030306,081
ASHBY9.83433,074
ASHFIELD5.89711,737
ASHLAND7.8541316,593
ATHOL0.9284111,584
ATTLEBORO1.6252743,593
AUBURN3.1189516,188
AVON0.030304,356
AYER2.720927,427
BARNSTABLE3.81541745,193
BARRE3.715725,398
BECKET5.610311,779
BEDFORD6.093813,320
BELCHERTOWN4.1147614,649
BELLINGHAM2.4219416,332
BELMONT3.2179824,729
BERKLEY1.625616,411
BERLIN7.06322,866
BERNARDSTON4.712812,129
BEVERLY3.51631439,502
BILLERICA3.21821340,243
BLACKSTONE1.127619,026
BLANDFORD16.21121,233
BOLTON24.54124,897
BOSTON2.1231131617,594
BOURNE7.1601419,754
BOXBOROUGH10.03054,996
BOXFORD8.84277,965
BOYLSTON4.612924,355
BRAINTREE2.0236735,744
BREWSTER10.227109,820
BRIDGEWATER2.3228626,567
BRIMFIELD8.34533,609
BROCKTON0.4299493,810
BROOKFIELD2.919813,390
BROOKLINE3.21811958,732
BUCKLAND0.030301,902
BURLINGTON2.4219624,498
CAMBRIDGE2.123322105,162
CANTON2.8206621,561
CARLISLE10.32554,852
CARVER0.0303011,509
CHARLEMONT0.030301,266
CHARLTON3.1190412,981
CHATHAM1.625116,125
CHELMSFORD3.61621233,802
CHELSEA0.6294235,177
CHESHIRE3.118813,235
CHESTER0.030301,337
CHESTERFIELD8.24611,222
CHICOPEE0.9283555,298
CHILMARK0.03030866
CLARKSBURG0.030301,702
CLINTON1.5260213,606
COHASSET8.05167,542
COLRAIN0.030301,671
CommunityVeterinarians per 10,000 residentsRankCountPopulation
CONCORD5.71001017,668
CONWAY5.311011,897
CUMMINGTON11.5191872
DALTON4.413536,756
DANVERS2.6212726,493
DARTMOUTH4.41361534,032
DEDHAM3.2179824,729
DEERFIELD11.71765,125
DENNIS1.4261214,207
DIGHTON2.820527,086
DOUGLAS4.712648,471
DOVER1.824415,589
DRACUT1.4264429,457
DUDLEY4.4137511,390
DUNSTABLE6.38123,179
DUXBURY5.3108815,059
EAST BRIDGEWATER2.9202413,790
EAST BROOKFIELD0.030302,183
EASTHAM6.19034,956
EASTHAMPTON3.1187516,053
EAST LONGMEADOW1.3267215,720
EASTON2.6215623,112
EDGARTOWN12.31254,067
EGREMONT8.24711,225
ERVING0.030301,800
ESSEX5.79923,504
EVERETT0.2300141,667
FAIRHAVEN3.2184515,873
FALL RIVER0.5298488,857
FALMOUTH3.51661131,531
FITCHBURG0.5297240,318
FLORIDA0.03030752
FOXBOROUGH2.4222416,865
FRAMINGHAM2.62131868,318
FRANKLIN5.11151631,635
FREETOWN3.417138,870
GARDNER3.0197620,228
GEORGETOWN8.64478,183
GILL0.030301,500
GLOUCESTER3.1186928,789
GOSHEN0.030301,054
GOSNOLD0.0303075
GRAFTON23.664217,765
GRANBY6.47646,240
GRANVILLE0.030301,566
GREAT BARRINGTON7.06257,104
GREENFIELD2.3226417,456
GROTON3.8155410,646
GROVELAND1.525716,459
HADLEY11.42065,250
HALIFAX1.326517,518
HAMILTON9.04077,764
HAMPDEN5.89535,139
HANCOCK0.03030717
HANOVER7.9531113,879
HANSON2.9199310,209
HARDWICK0.030302,990
HARVARD9.23666,520
HARWICH3.3178412,243
HATFIELD3.019213,279
HAVERHILL1.3266860,879
HAWLEY0.03030337
HEATH0.03030706
HINGHAM5.01201122,157
HINSDALE4.912212,032
HOLBROOK2.8207310,791
HOLDEN3.5167617,346
HOLLAND4.015012,481
HOLLISTON6.672913,547
HOLYOKE1.0280439,880
HOPEDALE3.417025,911
HOPKINTON6.7701014,925
HUBBARDSTON9.13944,382
HUDSON4.7127919,063
HULL0.0303010,293
HUNTINGTON9.23722,180
IPSWICH6.867913,175
KINGSTON6.380812,629
LAKEVILLE2.8204310,602
LANCASTER6.28658,055
LANESBOROUGH0.030303,091
LAWRENCE0.5296476,377
LEE5.011635,943
LEICESTER4.6130510,970
LENOX2.023515,025
LEOMINSTER1.5259640,759
LEVERETT0.030301,851
LEXINGTON3.51651131,394
LEYDEN0.03030711
LINCOLN11.02176,362
LITTLETON3.417338,924
LONGMEADOW2.5217415,784
LOWELL0.82868106,519
LUDLOW0.9281221,103
LUNENBURG4.0151410,086
LYNN0.6295590,329
LYNNFIELD3.4168411,596
MALDEN0.8285559,450
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA7.85545,136
MANSFIELD3.0194723,184
MARBLEHEAD4.5132919,808
MARION8.24844,907
MARLBOROUGH3.41721338,499
MARSHFIELD4.41381125,132
MASHPEE5.0119714,006
MATTAPOISETT9.93266,045
MAYNARD3.0196310,106
MEDFIELD9.1381112,024
MEDFORD3.01931756,173
MEDWAY5.5106712,752
MELROSE1.9241526,983
MENDON6.96645,839
MERRIMAC1.625316,338
METHUEN1.7247847,255
MIDDLEBOROUGH4.31401023,116
MIDDLEFIELD0.03030521
MIDDLETON5.610558,987
MILFORD1.8245527,999
MILLBURY6.092813,261
MILLIS1.326817,891
MILLVILLE3.118513,190
MILTON3.3175927,003
MONROE0.03030121
MONSON2.322428,560
MONTAGUE2.422328,437
MONTEREY10.4231961
MONTGOMERY0.03030838
MOUNT WASHINGTON0.03030167
NAHANT2.920013,410
NANTUCKET6.965710,172
NATICK7.0642333,006
NEEDHAM4.21451228,886
NEW ASHFORD0.03030228
NEW BEDFORD0.2301295,072
NEW BRAINTREE10.0291999
NEWBURY9.04166,666
NEWBURYPORT2.3225417,416
NEW MARLBOROUGH26.5241,509
NEW SALEM10.1281990
NEWTON3.31762885,146
NORFOLK6.284711,227
NORTH ADAMS3.6158513,708
NORTHAMPTON4.91231428,549
NORTH ANDOVER4.91211428,352
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH2.1234628,712
NORTHBOROUGH6.479914,155
NORTHBRIDGE3.2183515,707
NORTH BROOKFIELD6.47634,680
NORTHFIELD6.67323,032
NORTH READING2.7211414,892
NORTON1.6254319,031
NORWELL5.798610,506
NORWOOD1.0278328,602
OAK BLUFFS0.030304,527
OAKHAM0.030301,902
ORANGE0.030307,839
ORLEANS6.86945,890
OTIS6.28711,612
OXFORD0.7287113,709
PALMER1.6250212,140
PAXTON6.28334,806
PEABODY1.6255851,251
PELHAM22.7731,321
PEMBROKE5.0117917,837
PEPPERELL6.189711,497
PERU0.03030847
PETERSHAM8.15011,234
PHILLIPSTON0.030301,682
PITTSFIELD3.41741544,737
PLAINFIELD0.03030648
PLAINVILLE4.812448,264
PLYMOUTH4.81252756,468
PLYMPTON21.3862,820
PRINCETON11.71643,413
PROVINCETOWN3.416912,942
QUINCY1.22731192,271
RANDOLPH1.2271432,112
RAYNHAM3.0195413,383
READING4.01491024,743
REHOBOTH9.5351111,608
REVERE0.2302151,755
RICHMOND20.3931,475
ROCHESTER1.924015,232
ROCKLAND0.0303017,489
ROCKPORT2.920326,952
ROWE0.03030393
ROWLEY12.01575,856
ROYALSTON7.95211,258
RUSSELL5.610211,775
RUTLAND6.38257,973
SALEM1.7246741,340
SALISBURY1.227218,283
SANDISFIELD0.03030915
SANDWICH4.4139920,675
SAUGUS1.1274326,628
SAVOY0.03030692
SCITUATE1.7248318,133
SEEKONK5.1113713,722
SHARON4.5133817,612
SHEFFIELD3.119113,257
SHELBURNE26.4351,893
SHERBORN19.41084,119
SHIRLEY4.214437,211
SHREWSBURY6.5752335,608
SHUTESBURY5.610111,771
SOMERSET1.7249318,165
SOMERVILLE1.82421475,754
SOUTHAMPTON5.211135,792
SOUTHBOROUGH12.313129,767
SOUTHBRIDGE0.6292116,719
SOUTH HADLEY2.3227417,514
SOUTHWICK1.127719,502
SPENCER6.094711,688
SPRINGFIELD0.729110153,060
STERLING5.111247,808
STOCKBRIDGE10.32621,947
STONEHAM1.4262321,437
STOUGHTON1.5258426,962
STOW12.11486,590
STURBRIDGE6.57469,268
SUDBURY6.8681217,659
SUNDERLAND10.92243,684
SUTTON1.127518,963
SWAMPSCOTT2.2229313,787
SWANSEA3.8153615,865
TAUNTON1.3269755,874
TEMPLETON2.521828,013
TEWKSBURY1.0279328,961
TISBURY5.111423,949
TOLLAND0.03030485
TOPSFIELD9.93366,085
TOWNSEND5.610458,926
TRURO10.03122,003
TYNGSBOROUGH3.5164411,292
TYRINGHAM0.03030327
UPTON5.310947,542
UXBRIDGE7.4571013,457
WAKEFIELD2.4221624,932
WALES0.030301,838
WALPOLE5.8961424,070
WALTHAM3.61602260,632
WARE4.114849,872
WAREHAM1.8243421,822
WARREN3.915225,135
WARWICK0.03030780
WASHINGTON37.212538
WATERTOWN5.01181631,915
WAYLAND11.5181512,994
WEBSTER3.6161616,767
WELLESLEY2.1230627,982
WELLFLEET3.615912,750
WENDELL0.03030848
WENHAM4.114624,875
WESTBOROUGH10.4241918,272
WEST BOYLSTON2.621427,669
WEST BRIDGEWATER7.25956,916
WEST BROOKFIELD8.14933,701
WESTFIELD1.9237841,094
WESTFORD4.61311021,951
WESTHAMPTON6.28511,607
WESTMINSTER1.426317,277
WEST NEWBURY7.16134,235
WESTON5.3107611,261
WESTPORT4.5134715,532
WEST SPRINGFIELD0.7288228,391
WEST STOCKBRIDGE0.030301,306
WEST TISBURY7.35822,740
WESTWOOD0.7290114,618
WEYMOUTH3.71562053,743
WHATELY6.77111,496
WHITMAN0.7289114,489
WILBRAHAM4.2141614,219
WILLIAMSBURG24.2562,482
WILLIAMSTOWN2.621627,754
WILMINGTON2.7210622,325
WINCHENDON1.9238210,300
WINCHESTER3.3177721,374
WINDSOR0.03030899
WINTHROP0.6293117,497
WOBURN6.0912338,124
WORCESTER0.928217181,045
WORTHINGTON8.74311,156
WRENTHAM2.7208310,955
YARMOUTH4.21421023,793
SOURCE: Board of Professional Licensure