From Our Family

to Yours…

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!

Our Veterinarians

DR-Sofield | Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘

William L. Sofield, DVM

Owner & Veterinarian

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Dr. William (Bill) Sofield wanted to be a Veterinarian for as long as he could remember. He grew up in New Jersey, and after graduating from Lafayette College, he received a Master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire. He was awarded his Veterinary degree from Kansas State University, as well as a Ph.D. in Veterinary Parasitology. He returned to New Hampshire in 1983 and purchased the Bedford Animal Hospital with his partner Carl T. DePrima DVM. In 2006, Dr. Sofield assumed sole ownership of the practice.

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.

Dr-Watts | Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘

Melissa L. Watts, DVM


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Dr. Melissa Watts grew up in Waltham, MA. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Maine and then went on to complete her DVM at Kansas State University. She returned to New England to be closer to family. Dr. Watts has eight cats, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and a Swedish Vallhund. She enjoys spending her free time with family, going to the movies, or curling up with a good book.
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Our Team

Joyce | Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


Office Manager

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Coming soon!

Cheryl | Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


Veterinary Technician

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Coming soon!

andrea | Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


Veterinary Technician

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Andrea has been a part of Bedford Animal Hospital since 1989. She lives locally with her two children, Jared and Branden, their two cats, Nyah and Lexi, and Labrador, Mozzie. She is very close to her family and enjoys hiking and photography in her free time.
Jessica | Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


Veterinary Technician

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Immediately upon finishing high school, Jessica received her LNA. But she could not shake her passion for the four-legged and quickly made her career change. When she is away from the hospital, she enjoys snuggling with her Pitbull mix rescues, Maverick and Remington. Jess also enjoys attending sporting events and spending time at their campsite with her husband and daughter.
Sara | Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


Surgical Technician

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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!

Sara | Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


Certified Veterinary Technician

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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.

nicole| Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


veterinary Assistant

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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!

Bonnie| Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


Veterinary Assistant

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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| Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


Veterinary Assistant

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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.

Sophie| Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘


Veterinary assistant

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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!


Veterinary assistant

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Jordan is the newest member of our team with a bio coming very soon!

Bonnie| Bedford Animal Hospital in Bedford, NH ❘



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Bonnie has been keeping your dogs beautiful here at BAH for 20 years! She began her career here as a kennel attendant and then received her grooming license through Jane Waldo’s Boutique. Bonnie shares her home with her husband Aaron, their Dachshund, Jade, and two cats, Petie and Puck. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.
“Of the three veterinarians I’ve worked with throughout my dog’s life, Bedford Animal Hospital is by far the best. They are thorough in their communication, they don’t press for things that aren’t needed (I don’t feel up-sold), and they’re very personable. My dog has always felt safest with their team, and they exhibit the highest operational competency I’ve encountered in veterinary services.”

‒ Richard S.

The BAH family looks forward to meeting you! Get in touch with us today.

Veterinary Emergency Center (VEC) of Manchester

2743 Brown Avenue
Manchester, NH, 03103

VCA Capital Area Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (VCACAVES) of Concord

1 Intervale Rd.
Concord, NH, 03301

Bedford Animal Hospital

33 Old Bedford Rd
Bedford, NH 03110






Business Hours

Monday ‒ Thursday 8 AM ‒ 8 PM
Friday 8 AM ‒ 6 PM
Saturday ‒ Sunday Closed

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