About Dr. George Fountas


  • Canine, Feline and Exotic Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery


  • Appointments: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Surgery: Tuesday am and Thursday am or special scheduling

Dr. George Fountas

Owner/ Veterinarian

Dr. George Fountas is a New England native where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University School in 1996. He has worked at multi doctor hospitals in both Andover and North Andover, as well as being Chief of Staff at a corporately owned hospital in New Hampshire.

His dedication to compassionate veterinary medicine is why he was one of the driving forces behind opening River Road Veterinary Hospital in 2008. His medical interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dental care and exotic pets and is committed to keeping current with the ever changing veterinary profession. He has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association for the past 19 years and is also a member of the Massachusetts Veterinary Association.

Hobbies and interests include sailing, bee keeping and reading. He has also been a member of the Andover/North Andover Masters swim team for the past 20 years.


Overall experience
I have moved around a lot (different cities and states)and I have never felt more confident and my pets more cared for than I have with Dr. George at River Road. The staff is very friendly (not phony), the nurses are thorough and when necessary, sympathetic. And I have no doubt that D. George is incredibly knowledgeable and not only has the interest of my animals at heart but most of all, understands the financial burden it can be to take good care of your pet. I NEVER feel like he is trying to "upsell" or push anything on me. I get honest but kindly-delivered truths and the decision is always left to me. I leave there knowing that I've done the right thing for my pets. Yeah the cost hurts, but trust me,I have paid much more and gotten much less from all my previous vets.
Lisa M.
Best Care For My Boys
I've been bringing my dogs to RRVH since they first opened. The level of care that goes into each visit and each patient is amazing. My boys have been there for routine checkups and everything ranging from allergy issues to minor surgeries. On each occasion, they are professional, thorough and genuinely concerned that my pups are receiving the best quality of care. The staff have also been helpful. My schedule makes it difficult to plan things in advance, but the reception staff will be patient and call when appointments are available. After each visit, we always receive a follow up call to see how the boys are doing. If there are any questions, the staff are able to help see the issue through to my satisfaction. This is the small touch that you won't receive anywhere else. The best things I can say about RRVH is that I have confidence that my boys will receive the BEST quality and care. The peace of mind is so important when you know you're getting the best treatment for your pet.