VCA City Cats Hospital

Michelle Willis, DVM, DACVO, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, University of Prince Edward Island
Certifications: DACVO
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr Willis has been practicing ophthalmology for almost 2 decades. A graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada, she continued her veterinary education with an internship at Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her residency training in Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked in New England for the past 10 years.

The cat has been a long-term personal and professional passion for Dr. Willis, from their behavior, unique set of ocular conditions, and very special relationship with their owners. A cat-specific ophthalmology service within a cat-only practice is intended to provide the feline owner with a unique option to pursue specialty eye care for their pet in as calm and stress-free an environment as possible. Dr. Willis hopes that this environment coupled with her own practice standards of generous client education and a holistic approach to each cat, will provide your clients with a high-quality veterinary specialty experience.  In addition, Dr Willis has long-supported various local animal shelters by providing them with low-cost ophthalmology care.

Dr. Willis resides in Arlington with her husband, son, three cats and a dog. She enjoys hiking and and various outdoor activities.  She is also actively involved with the parent association in her son's school.   




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 at 781-641-3673.

If it is after hours, check with one of these 24-hour emergency clinics:

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

20 Cabot Road
Woburn, MA

Angell Animal Medical Center

350 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

VCA South Shore Animal Hospital

595 Columbian Street
Weymouth, MA

Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of New England

180 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA