Dr. Charles A. Westfield, III MS, DVM
Dr. Chuck Westfield earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and a Master’s degree in Physiology from Purdue University. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree Cum Laude from the University of Missouri in 1985. After graduation, Dr. Westfield completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the world-renowned Animal Medical Center in New York City. Each year, only twenty new veterinarians nationwide are selected to join the AMC’s staff and be trained by top veterinary specialists. Dr. Westfield practiced in New York City for ten years at Yorkville Animal Hospital and the Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the ASPCA where he was a senior staff clinician.
Dr. Westfield is one of the Tri-State area’s most experienced veterinarians with Bulldogs and has trained his staff extensively on safe anesthetic techniques for Bulldogs and the other brachycephalic breeds. The Westfield family was well known in the dog show world with their top winning Bulldogs. Dr. Westfield’s father, Charles A. Westfield, Jr., was a leading Bulldog breeder, owner-handler, and respected A.K.C. dog show judge. As a teenager, Dr. Westfield was a top junior handler, winning numerous junior competitions at major dog shows and twice a third-place finalist in the Westminster Kennel Club’s Junior Showmanship Competition. He is in the Junior Showmanship Hall of Fame.
Bulldog breeding and show experience led to his interests in reproductive medicine and special Bulldog surgeries including laser surgery for “cherry” eyes, soft palate, stenotic nares correction, and entropion eyelid problems. He has performed countless caesarean section surgeries for many breeds, especially brachycephalic breeds including Bulldogs. His other practice emphasis includes sheep and goat medicine.
In 1995, Dr. Westfield and his wife, Diana, moved to Hunterdon County, New Jersey. They have three children, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, two cats and a number of Dorset sheep on their old dairy farmstead in Readington Township.