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P.O.Box 5417 Norwell MA. 02061

Tel: 781-659-7798

Fax: 781-659-7791


Our Vision:

To keep your animals healthy!


Dana Pantano D.V.M.

Dr. Dana Pantano received her doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1991.  After receiving her degree, Dr. Pantano returned to her home town of Norwell, Mass. were she now lives with her husband Ed and their two sons Joshua and Samuel, six horses (Dyna, Skip, Taylor, Honey, Moe and Geronimo), 2 cats (Velcro and Stitch), a dog named Lilo and a variety of other smaller pets. 

Dr. Pantano is a former Massachusetts 4-H member and horse owner since 1976.

After eight years of practicing large animal medicine and surgery on the South Shore for another practice, Dr. Pantano decided to follow her own vision for a large animal veterinary practice.

In October 1998, she founded Black Pond Veterinary Service Inc. to continue serving the South Shore and Cape.

Dr. Pantano continues to be an avid horsewoman, having shown Western in her youth, played polo through college and vet school, ridden and shown dressage. Now, with her two sons wanting to be cowboys, she is going back to her roots and trying her hand at a variety of fun competitions including team-penning. It's all about having fun and passing along her love of horses and animals to her children!

Dr. Pantano participates on the Veterinary Services Division for the State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team (SMART). Dr. Pantano is a member of American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP), Society of Theriogenology (SFT) , American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).

Our Staff


David Camara, Verterinary Assistant

David Camara became a veterinary assistant for BPVS in the fall of 2015.
David has been involved with horses since he was very young. David began his show career at the age of 9 on the Morgan show circuit.  His first horse the Morgan stallion Regatta Showboat helped him achieve much success in the Junior Exhibitor Classic English Pleasure division on the Morgan cicuit. David has continued Regatta Showboat’s legacy through ownership of his son Regatta’s Rainbow and grandson TTA The Regatta’s Captain. David bought TTA The Regatta’s Captain as a 3 year old and has raised and trained him himself and looks forward to competing him in the Classic English Pleasure division. David has ridden primarily saddleseat, but has experience in other disciplines as well.
David graduated from Johnson & Whales University with a degree in Equine Business Management/Riding and also competed on the Johnson & Wales dressage team.
David’s main role at BPVS is to assist Dr. Pantano in all aspects of  her work.  David enjoys working with the large variety of animals serviced by the practice, however through working with Dr. Pantano,  David has discovered  his fondness for goats.

Kelley Marathas Office

Kelley grew up spending a lot of her spare time on her Aunt and Uncles family horse farm and started riding at a very young age. She competed in several local horse shows and enjoyed picking up eventing in her teenage years. She enjoyed competing at CRDA horse shows and was year end high point champion in 2001. Kelley went on to graduate from Holyoke Community College in the Veterinary Technician program and continued her education at University of Massachusetts Amherst with a major in Animal Science. After college she volunteered with several therapeutic riding programs and loved helping children and adults through horseback riding.  Kelley has experience in the small animal medical world and is excited to start her new career in large animal, her real passion. She also enjoys traveling, running, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on her beloved New England Patriots.