Joyce R. Gifford DVM
Dr. Gifford graduated from The Tufts School of
Veterinary Medicine in 1989. She then completed a
thirteen month internship in medicine and surgery at
the prestigious Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in
Boston, MA.

Dr. Gifford worked in several private small animal
practices before founding Abbott Valley in 1994. She
is a licensed veterinarian in Rhode Island and
Massachusetts. She is a member of the Rhode Island
Veterinary Medical Association and was on the Board
of Directors in 2000. She also won the 2005 “Small
Business Person of the Year” award given by the RI
Chapter of the Small Business Administration. Most
recently, in 2012, Rhode Island Monthly magazine
counted her among the 'Top Vets' in their "Best of
Rhode Island" series. She has a very loyal following
of clients that have been coming to the practice for  
23 years.
Dr. Joshua Mowry
Dr. Brandy Tanguay
Dr. Tanguay, also a Rhode Island native, graduated
from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor
of Science degree in Animal Sciences in 1999. She
completed her veterinary training at Tufts
University School of Veterinary Medicine where she
received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
Degree in 2006. She then went on to complete a
one year internship in Emergency and Critical Care
Medicine at the New England Animal Medical Center
in Massachusetts. She has been with Abbott Valley
Veterinary Center since August of 2007.

Dr. Tanguay is an enthusiastic and compassionate
individual who greatly enjoys working with her
patients. Similarly, she is committed to bringing the
highest level of care to all of her patients. She has
an eternally positive attitude which is a pleasure to
be around.
Dr. Mowry graduated from Quinnipiac University in
2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary
Technology. He completed his veterinary training at
St. Georges University and received his Doctorate of
Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004. His clinical
training was done at the University of Tennessee,
College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville. Dr. Mowry
is a native Rhode Islander and grew up in North
Smithfield. He joined our staff in July 2007 after
working in private practice in NY and RI for 3 years.

He brings great energy, compassion and commitment
to our hospital. He is very devoted to making sure his
patients are receiving the best possible care and
that owners are aware of all
treatment options so
that they can make educated decisions on their
pet’s behalf.
Providing Comprehensive Veterinary Care
for Companion Animals
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Abbott Valley Veterinary Center
4232 Diamond Hill Rd.
Cumberland, RI 02864

Phone: 401 334-2765
Fax: 401 334-4795
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