VCA All Caring Animal Hospital

Barbara Phillips, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Tufts University


Dr. Phillips was born and raised in Lanesborough, MA and currently resides in Stockbridge, MA. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 1980 with a degree in animal science. After that, she went to Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her doctorate in 1984. She has been practicing veterinary medicine for 25 years.  She came on part-time at All Caring when the hospital first opened in 1998, and became full-time when the hospital joined with VCA in 2006. She is now also the medical director of the hospital, as well as a veterinarian here.

Dr. Phillips has a special interest in homeopathy. She took the ANHC Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy for 3 years, then did 2 summers of courses with the National Center for Homeopathy. She completed the New England School of Homeopathy program in 2002. Dr. Phillips has been very successful with her use of homeopathy in treating animals. She has also became "Master" Reiki certified in 2012. She is offering House Calls through our hospital on Tuesday afternoons, starting in August 2013.

Dr. Phillips is the proud mother of 3 sons - Elia, Sam, and Sergio. She lives in Stockbridge with her family, 4 cats - Tobi, Wells, Eleanor, and Nancy -  and a dog: her Wire Fox Terrier Tina. In her free time she enjoys hiking and biking.


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.