Meet The Doctors at South Bay Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Caroline Bowater of South Bay Veterinary Clinic.

Caroline Bowater, DVM
Veterinarian / Owner

Dr.Bowater is originally from England “across the pond”. As a young girl growing up in London she always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her family always had pets and she loved the bond she shared with them. She and her family moved to Connecticut in 1976. On arrival at Kennedy Airport they had 21 pieces of luggage, including 2 dogs and 2 cats. Customs took one look and told them to keep on going! Dr. Bowater graduated from University of Rhode Island in 1988. She went on to attend Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1995. Prior to owning South Bay Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Bowater practiced veterinary medicine throughout southern RI. Having worked in a variety of clinical settings and gaining valuable experience she made the move to be an owner. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and her passion for animals with her clients. Other personal interests include travel, gardening, reading, and Muay Thai kickboxing. She owns two wonderful labradoodles, Inspector Gadgett and Clover, lovingly named by her 3 children!

Dr Caroline Bowater serves as the veterinarian for Animal Rescue Rhode Island (ARRI).She provides wellness and sick visits as well as general surgery."We have the privilege of working directly with ARRI and helping with the medical care of their adoptees. We are fortunate to see many of these animals return to us for general care after being placed with their forever families. It is so rewarding to play a role in the adoption process and watch these pets live, grow and feel loved"

Dr. Caroline Bowater is also proud to serve as the vet for Pet Supplies Plus in Narragansett.

dr. caroline bowater of animal rescue league of southern rhode island.

Dr. Hannafin of South Bay Veterinary Clinic

Chris H. Hannafin, DVM
Part-Time Veterinarian / Professor

Dr. Hannafin is the owner of News Shoreham Veterinary Services and a professor in the Veterinary Technology program at the New England Institute of Technology, providing training and services in veterinary medicine, animal disease and veterinary practice management. When not teaching or working in small animal medicine, Dr. Hannafin practices as a mobile farm call veterinarian. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Ross School of Veterinary Medicine. Through his experience as a state public health veterinarian and livestock practitioner, he has developed a series of lectures and labs designed to educate veterinarians, technicians, students and staff  in the current topics and techniques needed to practice small animal and  livestock medicine. He has the privilege of caring for two pets, Jack the beagle and Tom the orange shorthaired feline.