Central Park Veterinary Clinic

252 Route 108
Somersworth, NH 03878




History of CPVC


History of CPVC -  Clinic Sign and Cat Image

Central Park, originally known as Burgett Park, existed on Willand Pond, on the border of Dover and Somersworth off of High Street. It was a popular spot that featured a bandstand and dance pavillion, an outdoor theater, baseball diamond and a casino. It was originally established by the Union Street Railway and became a very popular gathering spot in the region. Residents from Dover, Somersworth and Rochester would take the trolley to enjoy concerts, dances and sporting events at Central Park. Unfortunately, after the demise of the trolley system, the popularity of Central Park also faded.


In 1960, a veterinary clinic was established at the site and took it’s name from the historic park: Central Park Veterinary Clinic (CPVC).  In 1968, Dr. James Youngren purchased CPVC and provided decades of veterinary service to the community.  Dr. Matthew Robbins came to CPVC as an associate veterinarian in 1997. Dr. Youngren was beloved by his clients until he retired in 2006, and passed on the practice to the husband and wife team of Drs. Carolyn and Matthew Robbins. In January 2012, after over 50 years in it’s original location, CPVC relocated to Rte 108 in Somersworth, our current location along the "medical mile." In 2019, Dr. Joanna Brench joined the CPVC team as an associate veterinarian.

CPVC has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1974. We strive to provide the highest quality veterinary care for the surrounding community and look forward to the challenges that the future will bring.

It is the goal of Central Park Veterinary Clinic and our entire team to provide compassionate professional veterinary care to companion animals within our community.