Dr. Richard McCarthy is a graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), an associate member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and a member of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) where he served as Secretary and chaired the Legislative Committee.
Following graduation, Dr. McCarthy worked in mixed practice in New York State and western Massachusetts treating farm animals as well as family pets. He came to Linwood Animal Hospital in 1965 and became an owner in 1966. Dr. McCarthy enjoys the many continuing education opportunities available in the field of veterinary medicine and sharing their benefits with his Linwood patients and their owners.
Dr. McCarthy lives in Chelmsford with his wife, Ann. In his free time, he likes to play with his cat, Ruffio, and also enjoys traveling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.