VCA City Cats Hospital

Phone: 781-641-3673
Fax: 781-641-3663
665 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
Business Hours
Sun Closed
We routinely close for staff training on the second Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you need assistance during this time or have any questions, please call in advance! We would be happy to help you.

Dr. Todd Tams
Regional Medical Director
DVM

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

City Cats is an upscale, full-service, cat-only veterinary clinic servicing the neighborhoods of Arlington, Somerville, Cambridge, Belmont and Medford. Our veterinary hospital  offers checkups, dental and surgical procedures, cat boarding and a full line of cat food and retail products. We are proud to offer specialty services like feline acupuncture and ophthalmology.

We are dedicated to keeping your cat healthy and happy, so you can enjoy his or her company into their golden years. Since we only treat cats, we can concentrate totally on the treatment of and problems specific to cats. We believe cats need a place of their own where they can receive high-quality, uncompromising medical care.

� Stress-free: cats aren't subjected to barking dogs or other threatening animals

� State-of-the-art: cats are assured the latest diagnostic equipment for detecting problems without undue stress

� Comfortable: cats feel safe

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We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

When you bring your cat to VCA City Cats, you are met by a staff of dedicated, caring professionals who have made it their mission to deliver the best patient and client service for both you and your pet.

From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks your and your pet out, our team of pet lovers work to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your cat.

Dr. Kathleen Leavey
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Cornell University

Dr. Leavey received her DVM from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and completed an internship at VCA South Shore in small animal medicine and surgery.

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Dr. Rebecca Palmer
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Rebecca Palmer received her DVM at the University of California at Davis in 2009 and started working at a feline-exclusive clinic in Southern

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Capacity and Compassion
Veronika McDonald King from Arlington

I started taking my cats to Dr. Leavey several years ago, when one of my cats became suddenly ill and CityCats was the closest vet who could see me right away. I have always found Dr. Leavey and the rest of the staff extremely knowledgeable and compassionate about cat health both mental and physical. Dr. Leavey takes the time to explain what she is doing in detail, and the importance of each procedure, blood test, etc. Recently another one of my cats passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. I called the office to let them know, and hoping for some explanation of what happened. Dr. Leavey called me back personally, and spent a great deal of time asking me about what happened, explaining why my kitty passed away, how to handle her remains, and even advised me how to help my other cat understand. I am so grateful for the deep caring and attention to her patients Dr. Leavey expresses, and look forward to being a client of CityCats for many years, and hopefully many more cats, to come.