Owner – Adam Van Der Beek

Owner Adam and his dog RowdyIn 2009 Adam left his “traditional” corporate job and was looking for a more fulfilling career path.  While spending time in Amory Park with his dog Rowdy, it became clear what that path would be – a dog care service with a more complete and holistic approach to dog care than any other around. After many planning sessions at the dog park picnic table, Adam launched Beantown Bed & Biscuit at the end of 2009.

After three years, Adam and Rowdy made their dreams for Beantown Bed & Biscuit a reality when they opened their new home to all the friends they have made along the way, both canine and human. With the addition of a veterinary wellness clinic, a training program headed by Corinna Melanie, and an amazing 1,800 square foot playroom, they are set to ensure all their clients are, and always remain, happy, healthy, and spoiled!

In addition to his dog Rowdy, Adam also has a wife Alexis and a young son named Desmond.

Head Veterinarian – Dr. Rita Jou, DVM, MS

Dr. Jou is a graduate of the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she obtained both her Master of Science and Doctorate degrees. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to her veterinary career, Dr. Jou worked in the human neuroscience field. Her medical interests include preventative health, nutrition, and behavior. She has been practicing small animal medicine in the Boston area for over five years. In her time away from the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, which includes her husband and son, and her Jack Russell Terrier and Maine Coon cat.


Veterinary Technicians


Andrea Beantown Bed & BiscuitAndrea graduated from veterinary technician school in 2012 and joined the Bed & Biscuit family in 2013. While she has a passion for all animals, she especially loves Goldendoodles. She is the proud owner of a 3-year-old Mini-Goldendoodle named Chewy.

While away from the clinic, Andrea enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and exploring.





Kathleen BeantownKathleen is a certified veterinary technician with a passion for all animals. She joined the Bed & Biscuit family in 2016. Kathleen graduated with a BA from DePauw University, an MBA from Northwestern University, and graduated from Mount Ida’s veterinary technician program.

Kathleen has an 8 year old English Golden Retriever named Cyrus, an 18 month old tabby cat named Goose, and a 16 year old horse named Danny.

Beantown Grooming – Diandra

Diandra - Beantown Grooming in Brookline

Diandra is a Massachusetts South Shore native and has 10 years of experience as a groomer. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Starting at the age of 16, Diandra has groomed in Cape Cod, Central Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts, joining the Beantown Bed & Biscuit family in 2014. Click here to view our available grooming services.

To see before and after pictures, follow Diandra on Instagram @BeantownGrooming.






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