VCA Abbott Animal Hospital

Deirdre Fornari, DVM, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tufts University


Dr. Fornari is a central MA native having grown up in Shrewsbury.  She attended Assumption College for her undergraduate degree.  She then worked several years in research prior to receiving her DVM at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  After veterinary school, Dr. Fornari continued her studies through a year-long internship in small animal medicine and surgery at NEAMC in West Bridgewater.  From there, Dr. Fornari worked several years in emergency medicine in a referral hospital outside of Boston.  Dr. Fornari has a special interest in trauma management and immune-mediated disease as well as helping clients build a stronger bond with their pets.

Outside of work, Dr. Fornari enjoys spending time with her husband and son, their Golden Retriever and 3 cats.  Dr. Fornari also enjoys knitting, gardening and clicker training her golden.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If we are in a staff meeting you can still come to the hospital for help. If it is after hours please call:

VCA Southshore                         781-337-6622  South Weymouth

VCA Boston Road                      413-783-1203 Springfield

Tufts Small Animal Hospital    508-839-5395 North Grafton