VCA Everett Animal Hospital

Serving Everett, the Veterinarians of VCA Everett Animal Hospital stand ready to meet your pet's health needs. Call 617-394-0471 to schedule an appointment.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Shannon Lightbody

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    A graduate of Tufts University, Dr. Shannon Lightbody has been the Medical Director at VCA Everett since 2006 and has been a veterinarian here since 2001. Dr. Lightbody has been with VCA Everett ...
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  • Josh Gidlewski

    Veterinary Specialist
    Board Certification: DACVIM/Cardiology

    Dr. Josh Gidlewski is a travelling specialist who offers cardiac and abdominal ultrasounds for our patients. In the event that your pet requires one of these advanced diagnostic imaging techniques, our ...
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  • 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 to caring for dogs and cats, Dr. Berard has a ...
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  • 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 over 20 years. Besides routine care ...
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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 617-394-0471.

If it is after hours, the closest 24 hour emergency hospital is the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, located in Woburn, at 781-932-5802.

You may also contact our sister hospital, the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth at 781-337-6622, with whom our veterinarians collaborate closely with.

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