VCA Brookline Animal Hospital


  • Kennel Assistant

    John Ayotte

    John joined the team at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital in the summer of 2010.  Prior to joining our team, John was working as a freelance graphic designer. He enjoys working with animals and is particulary interested in the general care of cats and dogs. He enjoys walking and caring for the dogs, as well as running playgroups. John is pictured above with our friend Erie the Greyhound, and he hopes to own a greyhound of his own one day. John is also intested in customer service and is learning technical skills, as he hopes to be a veterinary assistant or technician in the future.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Wesley Chin

    Wesley joined the team at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital in 2008. He is currently a student at Bunker Hill Community College, where he is persuing courses to enhance his veterinary knowledge. Wesley plans to continue working with animals and hopes to become an animal behaviorist. He lives locally with his dogs, KoKo, Duke, and Lady.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Eva McCown
    School: Framingham State

    Eva joined our staff after volunteering in our treatment area while she was still in high school. She excels at working in our busy boarding kennel, and loves supervising the many playgroups that go on during the day.  Eva is a hard working college student and has a special love for poodles- as she has two of her own at home, Freddie and Ginger.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Maya Morgentaler
    School: Dean College, BA

    Maya joined the team at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital in August of 2014. Growing up, Maya's two passions were theatre and animals. She got her BA in the former, but considered a career in the latter after returning from a 5 month stay in Tel Aviv, where she volunteered at the local SPCA.  Working at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital has been a dream come true for Maya.

    A Brookline native, Maya does not currently have any pets of her own, but her Mom has a Cavachon named Lulu that Maya adores. In her spare time, Maya enjoys doing yoga, reading, auditioning, performing, video games, and spending time with friends.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Juanita Pires
    Veterinary Tech School: Mount Ida

    Juanita joined the kennel staff in spring of 2014. In between working here in the kennel, she is a busy Mt Ida College studying veterinary technology, and is aspiring to become a successful veterinary technician upon graduation. In addition to her background in retail, she also worked in the kennel at Mt Ida, and brings her experience and love of animals to VCA Brookline. Juanita lives locally and enjoys spending time with her friends.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Miranda Reville
    School: Roxbury Community College, Certified Veterinary Assistant

    After successful completion of the Veterinary Assistant program at Roxbury Community College, Miranda joined the kennel staff of the VCA Brookline Animal Hospital. She aspires to one day enhance her skills and work as a technician. The many dogs that board with us adore her, and she makes sure to give them all special attention. In her free time, she also works as a classroom assistant working with children. Miranda lives locally with her dog, Sadie.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Andre Scott
    School: Roxbury Community College, Certified Veterinary Assistant

    After obtaining his certificate as a Veterinary Assistant from the Roxbury Community College, Andre joined the kennel staff to continue using the skills that he obtained through his class. When Andre is not working hard taking care of all the pets in the kennel, he likes hang out with friends, watch movies, and playing football. He lives locally with his dog, Oreo.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Hope Singer

    Before joining Brookline Animal Hospital’s team, Hope interned at the Gifford Cat Shelter. It was while there that she decided she’d like to expand her horizons and work with dogs as well as cats. She came to our team to explore the field of grooming but found her true love to be working with the animals spending their days and nights in our daycare and boarding facility. 

    She enjoys learning new things with a hands-on approach and sharing her love of animals.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Karein van der Lee

    Karein joined the team at VCA Brookline animal hospital over a decade ago and has devoted her life to the care of pets and their owners. She is very passionate about the human-animal bond. Karein gives special attention to every animal under her care, and is skilled and caring enough to notice any changes in an animal and bring it to a doctor's attention. Karein lives locally with her cat, Zuzu.

  • Groomer

    Joyce Kahakalau
    School: Mt. Ida College, Bancroft School of Massage

    Joyce joined the team at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital in 2008. Prior to joining our team, she owned her own mobile pet grooming business. She has also worked as a groomer and grooming instructor for over 20 years. She is passionate about continuing education and has completed a series of seminars on skin and coat care and grooming. She has certificates in both grooming and canine behavior and training as well as small animal massage. She is also a special needs pet advocate. She loves grooming and wants to make your precious pet look beautiful.


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately at 617-277-2030. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please call:

  • Angell Animal Medical Center at 617-522-7282
  • VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth at 781-337-6622