Why We Exist

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists was founded by a husband and wife team who had a vision to create a top-flight referral and emergency clinic capable of providing university-level care right here in Rhode Island. Our staff of 200+ employees is made up of exceptional doctors, nurses and support staff who are not only great at their job but who are also genuine animal lovers. Although we are a for-profit business, our guiding principle has and will always be, we do what is best for your pet. To honor this mission, we have created a fee structure substantially less expensive than similar referral and emergency hospitals in the Northeast so that as many pets as possible can take advantage of the expertise, technology and 24-hour care that we provide.

Why We Exist

As husband and wife founders of Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Block and Dr. Johnson had a vision to create a top-flight referral and emergency clinic capable of providing university-level care right here in Rhode Island. Our staff of 200+ employees is made up of exceptional doctors, nurses and support staff who are not only great at their job but who are also genuine animal lovers. Although we are a for-profit business, our guiding principle has and will always be, what is best for your pet. To honor this mission, we have created a fee structure substantially less expensive than similar referral and emergency hospitals in the Northeast so that as many pets as possible can take advantage of the expertise, technology and 24-hour care that we provide.