VCA City Cats Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Mirela C.
    School: University of Massachusetts - Amherst, BS in Animal Science

    Mirela's passion and love for animals started while helping on her aunt's farm in Bosnia as a little girl.  On the farm, she helped care for a variety of domestic animals ranging from goats, sheep, chickens, geese, swine, dogs and cats.  After immigrating to the United States with her family, she attended UMass Amherst, and majored in Animal Science.  She plans to attend veterinary school.  Her primary focus is feline and ruminant medicine. Her other interests include arts and crafts, photography, reading, biking and hiking.  She is the proud owner of two canine rescues: Seamus and Verni.

  • Technician

    Bethany R.
    School: Framingham State University, Bachelor of Science, Biology

    Bethany joined the VCA City Cats team in March of 2014. She originally hails from the Greater Boston area and after spending a few years west of the Berkshires, she is thrilled to be back. Bethany plans to receive her veterinary technician certification before returning to school to become a family nurse practitioner. She enjoys exploring Boston, running, hiking, and learning to play guitar. Bethany has two adorable male cats, Felix and Tiger, and when asked what she likes most about working for City Cats, she says, "being challenged on a daily basis and sharing my love of cats with their human families!"

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jackie A.
    School: University of New England, B.S. in Animal Behavior

    Jackie has spent many years caring for animals in a variety of settings, including an animal shelter, kennel, grooming facility, farm, zoo, and veterinary hospital. She graduated with a degree in Animal Behavior from the University of New England in Southern Maine where she enjoys visiting regularly. She has been a life-long animal lover and adopted a Yellow Lab mix named Juno who quickly became her best friend. Jackie enjoys attending Boston sports games, drawing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She plans on becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Maureen M.
    School: Boston University, Bachelor of Arts in Communications

    Maureen is a Boston native who joined VCA City Cats in March of 2014. She truly enjoys working with people and animals to help make their lives together happier and healthier. She has one happy cat of her own named Reezi. Maureen enjoys cooking and baking, listening to music, reading, do-it-yourself crafts and projects, and walking (often to work!). Maureen has an extensive history in patient care and continues to broaden her knowledge and skill set in working wtih animals. She has been an excellent addition to the City Cats team!


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