VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

At VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital, we look forward to serving you, your dog, cat and other pets. We believe that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. When you come in to meet us, you'll see the sincere, kind and thorough care we provide to you and your pets. We will give you all the time you need with our staff members, and never rush you through the exam. We will carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be served by experience, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures, and state of the art equipment ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

Local Medical Issues

There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health, and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. But since the winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. Likewise for the potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.

With winter fast approaching, it is very important to keep you pets away from antifreeze. Antifreeze is sweet tasting to your pet, and even a small amount ingested by your pet is very poisonous. Salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can be hazardous to your pets. These chemicals can irritate your pets' paws, and if the pet licks their feet and ingest any of the toxic residue, they may become very ill. It is safest to use a pet friendly ice melt.
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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.

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Emergency Care

FOR PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL OUR HOSPITAL AT
(413) 783-0603 OR TRANSPORT YOUR PET IMMEDIATELY TO OUR FACILITY
(NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED).

VCA BOSTON ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS LOCATED AT:

1235 BOSTON ROAD
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01119
Tel (413) 783-0603
Tel (413) 783-1203

For directions to our location, please CLICK HERE.

At VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital, we’re open 24 hours a day/365 days a year to provide emergency and critical care for your beloved companion. Staffed by specially-trained veterinarians and technicians with direct access to the hospital’s full complement of advanced, state-of-the-art medical equipment and staff of board-certified specialists, our Emergency/Critical Care team is equipped to handle all medical emergencies. For immediate medical care, please transport your pet to our facility or to speak with a member of our emergency team, please call our hospital at (413) 783-0603 any time, day or night – we are ALWAYS available!

For further information about pet medical emergencies, please CLICK HERE.

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