VCA Hanson Animal Hospital

Farewell Dr. C!

Farewell and Thank You

On January 26, 2012, because of health issues, I had to stop work. There is not a day that I don’t miss my clients, co-workers and especially my patients, be they furry, feathered, or scaly.

When Karen and I came to Hanson on July 11, 1979, Brian was a toddler, and Laura had not yet entered our lives. We set about raising a family and the all-consuming task of building a veterinary practice. During those busy, early years, we could not foresee how blessed we were. Our clients were warm and supportive, and veterinary medicine proved to be a fulfilling career. Through the years, I have learned so much from all of you; and have been given a lifetime of irreplaceable memories. I will be eternally grateful. Thank you.

I am proud and comforted knowing that quality medicine and care will live on at Hanson Animal Hospital. I know first-hand, the doctors and staff are caring and extremely capable.

I wish all my clients and co-workers at VCA- Hanson Animal Hospital the very best.


Bernard V. Centofanti D.V.M.


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 AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS: Please call us immediately at 781-293-2511
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS: Please call the following hospital immediately
                            VCA South Shore Animal Hospital
                                     Phone: 781-337-6622
                                     595 Columbian Street
                                 South Weymouth, MA 02190