VCA Brookline Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Kristin Coppola, CVT
    School: Marist College, BA

    Kristin recently rejoined the VCA Brookline Animal Hospital team. Prior to returning to the team at Brookline, Kristin worked at a small animal and exotics hospital. Kristin also worked at a sister VCA hospital for a board certified surgeon. Kristin attended Marist College where she obtained her BA.

    Kristin lives in Central Massachusetts with her husband, Chuck, and their many pets. Her pets include a rescued Greyhound named Tovar, her cat Alex, her ferret Monkey, and an assortment of geriatric reptiles.

  • Technician

    Ashley Kraft
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College
    School: Becker College, BS

    Ashley has been an integral member of the team at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital for the past year. She graduated from Becker College with dual Bachelor's degrees in pre-veterinary medicine and clinical veterinary science. She also has her associate's degree as a veterinary technician. She lives locally with her fiancee and cares for her family dog Brownie, a therapy and search and rescue dog. Ashley completed an internship an the NE Aquarium participating in North American Lobster research for a year and a half.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Lauren Murray

    Lauren came to the VCA Brookline Animal Hospital team in April, 2011. She has had a lifelong love of animals and spends her free time tracking the habits of wild turtles. She can be found in almost any role at the hospital and goes wherever needed, whether it’s as a receptionist, a technician or a kennel attendant.

    She lives locally with her dog, Toby, and many reptiles.


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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.