Westford Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center

Dr. Chris D’Orazio and Sarah Gill-D’Orazio are an entrepreneurial couple with a passion for challenge. He is a veterinarian and she is an accomplished equestrian. They have achieved their dream of creating a specialized veterinary hospital that has exceeded even their ambitious expectations. Hat in hand, they begged and borrowed what they needed—putting up their personal vehicles, horses, and engagement ring as collateral—and opened their doors in 2012. They have never looked back. They have expanded their location and grown from a staff of seven to 55—and are continuing to grow to meet the increasing demand for specialized and emergency veterinary treatment. Their skilled team has provided lifesaving emergency intervention, chronic disease management, advanced surgeries, and cancer treatment to more than 26,000 beloved pets.

To see their acceptance speech, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNaCGym6MCQ