NorthPaws Veterinary Center is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical, grooming and dental care. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local specialists when more advanced procedures are required. Our hospital is equipped with a modern surgical suite, in-house x-ray and ultrasound capabilities, and a closely supervised hospitalization area.

We provide a well-stocked pharmacy and a large selection of prescription diets. At NorthPaws Veterinary Center we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for many years to come. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • General Medicine and Surgery
  • Preventitive Medicine
  • In House Diagnostics: Laboratory, Ragiology, Ultrasound, Dental Radiology
  • Exotic Pets Welcome
  • Acupuncture
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Visiting Specialists: Surgery, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
  • Urgent Care and Emergency Services
  • Exceptional Client Service Standards
  • State-of-the-art Facility
  • Comfortable Srroundings
  • Environmentally Friendly Practice

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association
  • Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Associan of Feline Practicioners
  • The Association of Avian Veterinarians

Serviced Areas

  • Servicing Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts

Payment Options

  • American Express, Credit Terms Available, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, Money Orders, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Mark Paradise, VMD
  City Greenville, RI
  Zip Code 02828
  Address 564 Putnam Pike
  Phone Number (401) 949-5030

Business Representative

Mark Paradise, VMD

Owner, Medical Director

Dr. Mark Paradise has cared for pets since 1999. During his early years Dr. Paradise entertained many other career paths but eventually settled on what he always intended: a career in veterinary medicine. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Paradise earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, afterward completing an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. Dr Paradise and his wife Danielle (who is also a veterinarian) have two beautiful boys. They also share their home with three dogs (Emma, Flower and Isabelle), two cats (Weeble and Inde), two mice, one guinea pig, one turtle and a ball python. Outside of work Dr. Paradise enjoys sailing, skiing, and hiking. His professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, and ophthalmology.

Products & Services

Preventive Care & Wellness

At NorthPaws we place a good deal of emphasis on preventive care including routine vaccination, proper nutrition, dental care and heartworm and parasite prevention. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! ​

Diagnostics & Imaging

NorthPaws is fully equipped to provide a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in-house to aid in your pet's complete health care needs. Our veterinarians and staff will work closely with you to develop the most cost-effective, direct approach to diagnosing and treating your pet.

Surgical Services

At NorthPaws Veterinary Center our state-of-the art surgery suite enables us to perform most any surgery your pet may require, and trained technicians are on site 24/7 to provide continuous care to those in recovery. In addition, we work closely with Dr. David Clark, a local board certified surgical specialist, who routinely travels to our practice for in-house consults and orthopedic procedures.

Dental Health

At NorthPaws Veterinary Center we work closely with our patients to promote proper oral health and prevent dental problems through the promotion of proper home dental care, the use of dental radiographs, and the implementation of regular professional dental cleanings and exams. Dental disease is one of the most common problems affecting cats and dogs, and if allowed to progress, it is not only painful, but it can lead to other serious health issues. ​​​​​​​​​​

  • I would recommend this business

NorthPaws rocks!! I took my chihuahua here for a wellness check as well as to update vaccines. The whole process was simple, our tech Rhea made sure to answer allllll of my random curiosities and Dr. Vasquez was so patient and gentle. In a world of employees who don't plainly don't care, NorthPaws was a very professional breath of fresh air. Also not too expensive for basic care. Thank you NorthPaws, as long as I live in RI this will be Molly's vet.

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  • I would recommend this business

So clean and welcoming! From the first call w many questions to a friendly greeting from the desk staff and the visit w the doctors and techs! I could not be any happier with my decision to change the caretakers for my dog! Thank you!

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  • I would recommend this business

We absolutely LOVE North Paws, they staff is kind, compassionate and does truly care about the pets we see. We take our new puppy Buddy the care and kindness they provide is unparalleled. Buddy was a rescue who had multiple health issues, he treated so kindly, thoroughly & carefully and he is a thriving happy (spoiled) dog now! We have seen Dr. Mark Paradise, Danielle Paradise and Dr. Fourtier, all of whom are just amazing! I couldn't and wouldn't dream of taking Buddy anywhere else.
To add, sadly, 2 years ago we had to put last dog to rest down due to a rare back disorder Dr. Danielle Paradise diagnosed and she was with us every single step of the way, she went way above and beyond anything I could ever even image. She was so kind and caring and with us when we had to put our big guy to rest. I will forever be in her debt for the kindness and compassion she showed us at such a difficult time. So for us, North Paws is the ONLY place we trust! And a long overdue THANK YOU TO ALL THE Dr's and STAFF.

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Overall ratingExcellent

Building was recently updated. Very nice inside. Service is great. They treat your pet like one of their own. Very helpful. Two reasons for giving it a 4 star instead of 5...1) takes almost a month to get an appointment. 2) plan to wait at least 30 minutes in the waiting room.

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  • I would recommend this business

This is the best veterinary hospital center in New England. Everyone is soooo kind to Zoe, my Bichon Frise, who is eight years old. Helpful, thorough, kind, gentle. Need I say more? Dr. Paradise is the perfect vet. He must be a wonderful father. And the office reminds you of appointments and when shots are due! Their newsletter is fun and interesting, too. Thanks to all the doctors and professional staff for making North Paws a wonderful place for our animals. You are as important as a pediatrician.

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Customer Testimonials

They sincerely care about all of our cats and our bunny. But on top of that they also care about the pet parent’s. I wouldn’t take my fur babies anywhere else

Dr.Dyer and Dr.Servasio have always been so caring to my Budgie Banana. I won't go anywhere else, I couldn't ask for a more understanding and patient staff as well. It's hard to feel comfortable having a small bird at the vet; but I can tell that everyone there cares about my bird and his well being. It's nice to know that every animal is treated with the same respect and love! In the future I will be bringing my dog for visits!

We recently lost our beloved cat, Mimi. It was a very difficult ordeal, but the staff at North Paws went the extra mile to make sure Mimi was taken care of and to assist with her euthanasia. As stressful as the situation was, we were treated wonderful. Today, we received a sympathy card with our cat's paw prints included. Very heartfelt and such a wonderful thing to do. We will forever be touched by the caring and kindness of the staff at North Paws. Thank you!

Went to see vet as a secondary opinion for my Golden's "bad knee." Walking in my dog felt (or appeared) comfortable with the setting. Friendly staff and clean space. Met with Dr. Paradise, whom was very kind to both my dog and myself. Right off the bat he knew my dogs acl (or ccl) was torn. Where at the other vet they were going to put him under for X-rays. In explaining the injury he drew a picture. After going through the options he made it clear that surgery was not the only way to fix this and many ppl choose not to. Especially in my case where my dog does not seem to be in much pain. He was very reassuring with my decision.
I have already changed vets and will be going to North Paws with all my animals. Prices may be more, but worth it at the end of the day.

I really like this place. My cat Tsunami is not by any stretch an easy patient (he usually has to be sedated even for a check-up), but the staff here are kind, gentle, and respectful regardless.

I had a positive experience with Dr. Connolly when my cat suddenly got sick and needed fluids, and had a very positive experience with vet tech Chelsie. Chelsie listened closely to what I described, took notes on everything, and asked relevant questions -- She clearly was processing what I was saying and paying attention to the details, in spite of Tsunami being a complete brat.

I've been meaning to write this review for a while, but I was reminded of it by an interaction I had today. I sent NorthPaws a message on their website at 11:48 this morning saying that I was moving this weekend, and provided my new address. Less than 20 minutes later I had a response from Beth thanking me for the update, letting me know she'd update it in the system, and wishing me good luck with the move. Wish it were that easy to update my address everywhere else.

I also love the phone call check-ins they do when your pet is ill, the email appointment reminders (and happy birthday messages for Tsunami), and the beautiful building.

Kind, compassionate, and thorough. The facility is not only clean but bright and cheerful. My family has been taking our dogs there since we moved to Smithfield over 10 years ago. They have a private entrance/exit for people who are there to put their pets to sleep -which shows true compassion.

I recently brought my cat there for the first time and was treated extremely well by the tech and Dr. Connolly. My cat was given a thorough exam, however, it was difficult to diagnosis the cause of her symptoms. I had a lot of options and a lot to think about, but they made the process so easy for me. They took the time to come up with a variety of options and spelled out the cost for all/some and then gave a series of recommendations. I liked that I was given honest options and control. My kitty is doing much better! After a week the tech called to inquire about my cat and check in.

I will definitely be bringing both my cats here in the future for check-ups, vaccinations, etc.

Dr. Fortier saved my puppy's life! She isn't only a great and confident surgeon, she's a warm and loving person. In fact, the entire staff is the same way. Also, the facility is spotless. Highly recommend!

We recently moved to RI from the west coast, and hadn't found a vet yet. Last night, my dog was acting pretty ill, so I knew we had to take her somewhere. What a blessing this place was. First- they were open, and are open emergency hours. Second- someone always answers the phone. Third- I called at 6:30p, and "emergency hours" start after 7. The gal was kind enough to offer me their last non-emergency appointment of the evening.... She totally could have told me that I had to pay the emergency rate. What a nice honest bunch of people. It is sad that we needed an emergency to find our vet- but such a blessing that we stumbled upon such a wonderful place.

Absolutely the BEST OF THE BEST!I recently found this vet a bit over a year ago and they are like a dream come true! They even helped to get my dog from my car to get him into the office since he is reluctant to get out of the car. They are the most caring vet facility in the state of Rhode Island I am positive that they are the best and likewise the only facility that offers top notch care while treating your aging dog with utmost dignity and respect. They treated my dog as if it was their own. They are very fairly priced not highly expensive like other vet facilities. They have a state of the art emergency after hours appointment with angelic caring staff. My Turbo loves them because he senses their professionalism and their caring.I drive 45 minutes to get here because it really is paradise. The reception area is comfortable and my senior dog prefers a comfy plush nicely cushioned environment.By the way if you have an emergency the way they fit you right in very quickly is very facilitative and they will not put you on hold if it is an emergency. North paws is paradise for dogs!

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From Our Website

NorthPaws Veterinary Center believes in modern medicine working hand-in-hand with traditional values. We want you and your pet to feel comfortable and at home while we provide you with the very best in veterinary care. Established in 2004, we are your premiere veterinary and emergency care center in Greenville, Rhode Island. Our goal at NorthPaws has always been to deliver superior quality medicine and compassionate care to all companion animals. It is our mission to provide outstanding customer service by consistently exceeding expectations and to give our patients the highest quality of veterinary care.

At NorthPaws Veterinary Center we provide everything from comprehensive wellness exams to emergency medicine, overnight care, and pet loss support. Our hospital is equipped with a broad spectrum of diagnostic tests, a modern surgical suite, an in-house ultrasound, two digital radiograph units, and a closely supervised hospitalization area. With our state-of-the-art surgery suite, NorthPaws is able to perform most any surgery your pet may need. We use only the safest anesthetics and the most effective pain management techniques to ensure your pet's comfort throughout every procedure.

NorthPaws offers a well-stocked in-house pharmacy, a large selection of prescription diets, and a variety of flea, tick and heartworm preventatives. We have also partnered with VetSource to offer a convenient Online Store so our trusted veterinary products can be delivered right to your home. Here at NorthPaws we try to ensure our products are always priced competitively, and we can often match or beat the prices you find online, just ask us! We also offer in-office only promotions and deals, which are not available online and can amount to significant savings for you.

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