Meet Our Team
Since 1953, Bedford Animal Hospital has served as a premier, full-service veterinary practice in Hillsborough County.
Our veterinarians, Dr. Sofield and Dr. Watts, as well as our staff of veterinary technicians and assistants, are committed to educating pet owners and promoting the health and well-being of every animal. From wellness exams and pet dental care to animal surgery and dog grooming, we provide a variety of veterinary services ‒ always with a compassionate, personalized touch.
Located in Bedford, NH, our animal hospital welcomes dogs & cats throughout the Manchester region & surrounding communities!
William L. Sofield, DVM
Owner & Veterinarian
In his practice of Veterinary medicine and surgery, Bill feels that it is important to build strong relationships with pets and their owners in order to best provide for the lifetime health and well-being of each pet.
Bill and his wife Barbara have three daughters, four granddaughters, and two Golden Retrievers, Gus and Maisie. In his time away from work, Bill enjoys many outdoor activities with his family, such as sailing, boating, skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking. He also is a “do-it-yourselfer” and has fun working on home projects.
Melissa L. Watts, DVM
Sara grew up in Maine and then moved here from Connecticut. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Science at Quincy College in Massachusetts. She has one horse, two cats, and two dogs, Remi and Kobe. When Sara is not at BAH, you can find her giving riding lessons at Verrill Stable and enjoying yoga!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Nicole joined our team in 2019 and recently graduated with an Associate’s in Veterinary Technology from Great Bay Community College, and then passed her VTNE! Nicole has three cats, Mila, Marni, and Calvin, a guinea pig, and a rabbit named Honey. She enjoys going to the beach and cuddling with her kitties.
Lane is a former reading teacher who decided to make a career change! She resides in Hopkinton with her daughter and husband. She has one rescue dog named Buck. In her spare time, you can find Lane working with her husband on their maple sugar and Christmas tree farm!
Sadie received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire. She has a particular interest in animal behavior and plans on continuing her education, earning her certification in animal training. She has one German Shepherd at home named Basil. In her spare time, Sadie enjoys tending to her chickens and training dogs.
Kayla joined the BAH family in early 2021. She has a passion for animal behavioral training and hopes to one day open up her very own daycare/training facility. Kayla resides in Milford with her rescued Pitbull, Mavis, and a pet lobster! In her free time, she enjoys playing open mics at a local coffee shop.
Brianna joined our staff earlier this year out of pure love for the animals! She graduated with a Bachelor’s from Plymouth State University and has many pets of her own! When she is not in the office, she helps her fiance run a moving business and hangs out on the lake with her pups!
Jordan is the newest member of our team with a bio coming very soon!
‒ Richard S.