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
Andrea has been a part of Bedford Animal Hospital since 1989. She lives locally with her cats, Nyah and Lexi, and Labrador, Mozzie. She is very close to her family and enjoys hiking and photography in her free time.
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 daughters.
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!
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!
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!
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.
I’ve been taking my dog to Bedford Animal Hospital for 10 years.The doctors, vet assistants, and groomer provide high quality, professional care and answer my questions thoroughly. My dog actually likes going to the vet because everyone is so friendly and caring!
Perfect fit for my dog! They are professionals and were absolute great with my dog.
It is a welcoming environment and you know your pet is in great hands.
Bedford Animal Hospital has been our vet for almost a decade. They’re wonderful. So compassionate and caring. They also have evening appointments, which fits into our work schedules well.
The vets at this practice are great with my very anxious dog. My dog, Bruin, was so scared and all the staff worked hard to help him feel comfortable. He ended up seeking comfort from them as well as me and the visit went so smoothly. I know they are trained in no fear veterinary practices and it really shows!
Best animal hospital ever. Been going there for over 15 years. Would never go anywhere else. They go above and beyond for my fur babies.