We are passionate about what we do and feel strongly about offering the best care possible for your pet. Our support staff includes certified veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants who are friendly, caring, honest, and enthusiastic about your pet’s health and well-being. Our specialized equipment includes a full in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, rigid endoscopy, a full array of orthopedic surgical equipment, and a therapeutic laser. Our doctors believe that continuing education is extremely important and take every opportunity to strengthen their knowledge in the latest medical and surgical techniques. We also perform stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma therapy.
MEET OUR STAFF
Daniel Cardosa, Jr. DVM, DABVP, MACVSC (Surgery), Ph.D.
Dr. Cardosa is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island. He graduated from Rhode Island College in 1981 and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Dr. Cardosa is a Board Certified Veterinary Specialist in Canine and Feline Practice. He also has a Ph.D. in stem cell biology and is researching the use of stem cells and stem cell products for treating osteoarthritis in dogs and cats. Dr. Cardosa has a special interest in orthopedic surgery and is accomplished at performing numerous highly demanding orthopedic surgical procedures. Dr. Cardosa is a war veteran; he completed tours of duty in 3 different war eras and in combat. He has been married to his wife, Debbie for 49 years.
Dennis Dube - Veterinary Technician
Dennis is our resident Cat Whisperer. He has been a part of the Big River Team for 17 years. His ability to work wonders with the toughest of our feline patients is remarkable, with his calm demeanor and low-stress handling approach. Dennis enjoys classic rock music and spending time with his own cats at home.