Dr. Larry Hawk
Dr. Larry Hawk brings nearly forty years of experience in veterinary practice and veterinary management to Commonwealth Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Hawk began his career at Michigan State University, where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1978. After graduation, he joined a small animal practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he helped to design and build an award winning animal hospital. He further developed his medical and management skills as he continued his career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, PetSmart, the ASPCA in New York and finally the MSPCA-Angell here in Boston. Dr. Hawk had to stay at the top of his “medical game” while working to develop new nutritional products at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and while supervising the veterinary staff at PetSmart, the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital, the ASPCA Poison Control Center and the Angell Animal Medical Center. At these organizations, some of the top veterinarians in their fields constantly challenged the existing body of veterinary knowledge and developed leading edge treatment options. In 2007, Dr. Hawk brought all of his unique skills and career history to bear as the new owner of Commonwealth Veterinary Hospital, and has worked hard to assemble the extremely qualified and compassionate team that we have here today.
As the owner of Commonwealth Vet, Dr. Hawk continues his previous history of innovation and forward progress, bringing digital radiography, advanced dentistry, endoscopy, and stem cell therapy to our hospital. He constantly seeks out new technologies and training, bringing cutting edge diagnostics and surgical techniques to our patients at CVH. Dr. Hawk’s professional interests include oral surgery, oral healthcare, laser surgery, laser light therapy and senior wellness care. He also remains active in the veterinary community, and remains interested in constantly furthering his education. He has served on numerous boards, including the World Society for the Protection of Animals, and holds an MBA from Northeastern University. In his free time, Dr. Hawk enjoys flying airplanes and spending time with his family, including his wife and their goofy yellow lab, Hannah.