VCA All Caring Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

The VCA All Caring Animal Hospital is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. The hospital was newly built in 1998 and opened shortly thereafter. We then joined the VCA team in 2006.

We offer both holistic and conventional veterinary medicine. Besides regular veterinary services such as preventative medicine, diagnostics, radiology, dentistry and surgery, we offer alternative therapies such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and homeopathy. We tailor our care to reflect your needs as well as your pets�.

Local Medical Issues

Having a pet is one of the best parts of life -and it is our job to help keep your pet healthy. Awareness of common medical issues is key in preventing pets from disease. Local medical issues include problems with intestinal parasites and tick-borne diseases. There are things we can and should do to protect our pets from these diseases.

Intestinal parasites can be transmitted through contaminated soil, drinking water or contact with fecal matter. Yearly fecal testing is highly recommended to check for parasites you may not be aware your pet has. Parasites can be easily transmitted from pet to pet or pet to human - so detection and treatment is very important. As a preventative, pets should be on year-round parasite protection such as Vethical or Interceptor.

The tick population has grown substantially in this area and thus so have tick-borne diseases. These diseases include Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and of course, Lyme. Symptoms of a tick-borne disease include lethargy, lameness on one or more legs, fever, diarrhea/vomiting, and/or weakness. Untreated tick-borne disease can cause mild to severe health complications, even death. Detection involves a simple blood test, and treatment is often as easy as a course of antibiotics. It is best to catch and treat these diseases as early as possible. Using a regular monthly tick preventative such as Simpleguard and checking your pets daily for ticks is a great way to prevent these diseases from being transmitted.

If you are concerned about any of these issues, give us a call! We will be happy to help you out.

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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.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, the following hospitals are open for phone calls and visits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

In Massachusetts:

VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital @ (413)783-1203.

1235 Boston Rd, Springfield, MA 01119.

Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital @ (413)665-4911.

141 Greenfield Road (Routes 5 & 10), South Deerfield, MA 01373.

In New York:

Capital District Animal Emergency Clinic @ (518)785-1094.

222 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110.

In Connecticut:

VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital @ (203)272-3266.

1572 South Main St, Cheshire, CT 06410.

Connecticut Veterinary Center @ (860)233-8564.

470 Oakwood Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110.

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