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. William L. Sofield, DVM sitting on brick steps while holding the leashes of two of his large, yellow dogs in Manchester, 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. Melissa L. Watts, DVM holding a large brown cat in front of a cat poster at Bedford Animal Hospital in Manchester, 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, office manager at Bedford Animal Hospital, holding a small gray dog in a blue vest in Manchester, NH


Office Manager

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Coming soon!

Cheryl, verterinary technician, sitting in a wooden rocking chair and holding a small brown and black dog in Manchester, NH


Veterinary Technician

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Coming soon!

Andrea, veterinary technician, wearing blue jeans and a black jacket while sitting next to a large black dog in Manchester, NH


Veterinary Technician

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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.

Jessica, veterinary technician, cuddling next to a white and black spotted pug in Manchester, 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 daughters.

Sara, surgical technician at Bedford Animal Hospital holding a small gold dog in one arm while leading a large brown and white horse with the other hand


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!

Lane, veterinary assistant at Bedford Animal Hospital, cuddling next to a large light brown dog


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!

Brianna, veterinary assistant at Bedford Animal Hospital, cuddling next to a large pitpull while holding a brown and white dog in her other arm


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!

Jordan, veterinary assistant at Bedford Animal Hospital, sitting on the couch next to a small black cat in Manchester, NH


Veterinary assistant

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

Kayla, veterinary assistant at Bedford Animal Hospital, wearing a gray sweatshirt and a young black dog resting on her shoulders


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.

Bonnie, groomer at Bedford Animal Hospital, starting to trim the fur of a large black and white dog in Manchester, 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.


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!

– Mary


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.

– Danny


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.

– Lisa


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!

– Miriam


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.

– Twila

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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