Our Pet Care Partners

Caring for all of your pet's needs takes more than we could ever provide alone. Here are some local organizations and businesses that we recommend to our patients and their families.

Pet Health and Lifestyle Information

We know a well-informed owner coupled with an expert veterinary care team is key to maintaining the happiness and health of your pet. That’s why we partnered with Vetstreet.com to bring you additional pet health and lifestyle information you can’t find on our website. Vetstreet.com contains a wealth of pet information written by leading veterinarians, journalists, and animal health care experts. Whether you are wondering about why your dog puts his head out of the window while driving, seeking a workout plan for you and your dog, or trying to figure out how to get your cat to take her medicine, VCA and Vetstreet.com are here to help.

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  • ASPCA Animal Poiston Control Center HOTLINE

    ASPCA 24 hour Emergency Animal Poison Control HOTLINEThe ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee is applied to your credit card.

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  • Trupanion Pet Insurance

    The pet insurance policy from Trupanion covers 90%* of actual veterinary costs with no limits on payout.
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    *Terms and conditions apply. Underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company.

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  • PetChance.org

    At PetChance.org, it’s all about the pets. Our mission is to remove obstacles that deny pet owners from providing proper medical treatment for pets who need it. We help pet owners raise money for pet medical expenses when money is tight.

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  • Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center

    The mission of the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center is to provide comprehensive animal control services to our communities for the protection of animals, public health and safety and the environment. Where appropriate, the Center will responsibly place unclaimed animals into new adoptive homes. We provide temporary housing for over 4,000 stray and abandoned animals each year. We respond to nearly 4,500 animal related field calls annually. Our staff and facility provide animal control services to three area cities--Springfield, Chicopee and Holyoke.  We are one of the largest regional animal control facilities in New England. It is our goal to make this region a model for other animal control services.

    Our primary commitment is to public health and safety. We are well-versed in rabies and zoonotic (transmissible between animals and people) diseases for the safety of our citizens. We respond to animal related calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including holidays.

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  • Animal Shelter, Inc. of Sterling, MA

    Animal Shelter, Inc. of Sterling, MAThe Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, MA is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988) and a no-kill animal shelter with no time or age restrictions. The shelter exists to provide humane sheltering and high quality medical care for stray, unwanted and abandoned pets looking for homes.

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  • Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

    Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane SocietyThe Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need.

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  • Worcester Animal Rescue League

    Worcester Animal Rescue LeagueThe Worcester Animal Rescue League was founded in 1912 by a group of women determined to save overworked and abused farm horses. Almost a full century later, their love for animals and their struggle to rescue all types of pets from abuse, neglect, and inhumane treatment continues.

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  • Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

    Tufts University Pet Loss Support HotlineThe hotline was established in 1996 by veterinary students to provide a community based resource for people to safely grieve the past or impending separation from a pet.

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  • The Pet Loss Support Page

    The Pet Loss Support PageThe Pet Loss Support Page, hosted by Moira Allen, offers compassionate, comprehensive information on how to cope with the loss of a beloved animal companion. It provides a variety of helpful articles and tips, as well as a state-by-state guide to bereavement resources.

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  • Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

    Assocation for Pet Loss and BereavementThe Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of trained volunteers dedicated to helping people during times of pet loss and bereavement. APLB chatrooms are free and available to anyone bereaving for a beloved pet. (Membership is not required for this.) The website contains an extensive list of specialized help pages as additional resources

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  • Petloss.com

    Petloss.com is a gentle and compassionate website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet. Here you will find personal support, thoughtful advice, The Monday Pet Loss Candle Ceremony, Tribute Pages, healing poetry like Rainbow Bridge, helpful articles and resources and much more.

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Pet Loss Resources

Losing a pet can be devastating, but you are not alone in your grief. The following online communities and resources can help you begin recovering from your loss.