Treating Your 4-Legged family members

South Bay Veterinary Clinic (SBVC) is located in Narragansett, RI, a beautiful coastal community approximately 28 miles  from Providence, RI. Our year round clients come from Narragansett and neighboring towns. In the summer months we welcome seasonal residents and vacationers. SBVC has been owned and operated by Dr. Caroline Bowater since 2006. As a solo practitioner, Dr. Bowater takes great pride in making sure her clients and their pets are treated with respect and compassion. Our emphasis is on providing a "personal touch"...each animal that comes in through our door is unique and special and we make every attempt to treat them as such.

Our clinic is a full service facility offering wellness and sick visits, digital X-rays, in house diagnostics, and surgical procedures. We treat dogs, cats, ferrets, pocket pets, birds, and exotics.

Dr. Bowater is supported by a competent and caring team of veterinary technicians/assistants. We work together to ensure that our clientele feel comfortable to ask any questions or voice their concerns. We all know and understand what it is like to have a pet...they are indeed part of a family unit!

We welcome new clients and their furry friends.

Please contact us with any questions or click below to set up an appointment.

meet the doctors

Dr. Bowater and Dr. Hannafin of South Bay Veterinary Clinic.

Learn more about Dr. Bowater and Dr. Hannafin and the years of care and experience they bring to caring for your furry friends.

Our services

learn more about veterinary services at south bay veterinary clinic

We work hard to provide a variety of services for your pets ranging from general and preventative care to sick and emergency care.


SBVC resources in southern RI.

South Bay Veterinary Clinic strive to make the Southern Rhode Island Community a safe and happy place for all animals.


from the doctors


“The South Bay Veterinarian Clinic has a top-notch staff who have years of experience with dogs, cats, etc., and each of them has genuine concern for the total well-being of the animals entrusted to their care. I wouldn’t go anywhere dog is 14 years old and she’s healthy as can be! Special thanks to Dr. Bowater, Sharon and Talia.”