VCA Everett Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Everett Animal Hospital

Phone: 617-394-0471
Fax: 617-381-1635
251 Chelsea Street
Everett, MA 02149
Business Hours
Sun Closed
Starting in March we will now be open until 7pm on Fridays!

Dr. Shannon Lightbody
Medical Director

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

Your pet's health is our top priority!

VCA Everett Animal Hospital has been serving the communities of Somerville, Medford, Malden, Revere, Chelsea and Everett since 2000. We are committed to providing you and your pet with the best customer service and medical knowledge possible. We take pride in the way we care for you and your pet. VCA Everett is an American Animal Hospital Association-accredited hospital, a goal achieved by just 12% of hospitals in North America. By being AAHA-accredited, we are voluntarily inspected in the following areas: client service, anesthesia, medical records, pain management, patient care, surgery, safety, and many others. The reason for our accreditation is so that we ensure that we are providing the best possible care to your pet.  


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In addition to radiology, we also offer outpatient abdominal ultrasounds and echocardiograms performed here by a visting specialist. In the event that your pet needs an ultrasound or echocardiogram, your veterinarian will work closely with the specialist to provide the best care for your pet.

At VCA Everett Animal Hospital, we love our pets. They�re not just our pets, they�re our family. We all want our pets to live long, happy, healthy lives. When our pets come to our hospital to visit, we are passionate about making sure their stay is comfortable and stress-free while we provide them extraordinary care. Our goal for our clients and patients is simple, we strive to take care of our patients the same way we take care of our own pets. We are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pets� health care, and we are driven to take exceptional care of our patients.

Dr. Richelle Berard
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Tufts University

Dr. Berard is a 2002 graduate of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been in practice at VCA Everett since 2009. In addition

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Dr. John Defanti
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Oklahoma State University

Dr. Defanti has been with VCA Everett since 2008.  Dr. D graduated Oklahoma State University in 1991 and has been a veterinarian for

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Great job with Jake
Jakie's Mommy from Everett

Hi. I took my cat Jake to VCA when my cat Jake had blood in his urine. I was very upset. Dr. Berard did a great job taking care of Jake and figured out quickly what was wrong with him. She diagnosed a kidney stone, gave me amoxicillin and also Hill's Science Diet S/D. Jake had never played since I had gotten him and now he is playing and jumping around. He feels so good, it's like having a new cat. And he snuggles up a storm. I'm so happy that he is feeling well. It seems like he is celebrating life and is thanking Dr. Berard. Thank you so much for helping Jake feel well and get better.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
617-394-0471 or request an appointment.