VCA Laconia Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Lisa Dockham

    Lisa was born in Meriden Ct., however she grew up here in the Lakes Region. She graduated from Gilford High School in 1985, then went on to Plymouth State University, where she earned an associate degree in business management, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1989.  Lisa joined our team in 2004. She had been a client for more than 15 years. Lisa came to the practice with compassion and a lot of practical experience. She’s been dedicated to raising boxers for more than a 18 years. She is always willing to teach and educate clients.  When Lisa is not working, you can find her outside spending time with her boxers and her little french bulldog Hazelle. Lisa was an aerobic instructor for over 15 years so she enjoys anything that has to do with exercising and just having fun with friends.

  • Hospital Manager

    Cara Tilton

    Cara grew up in Center Harbor, in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Upon graduation from high school, she attended the University of New Hampshire, Durham, graduating in 1996 with a BS in Zoology. Having always had a love for animals, Cara was hired at Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital in 1998 as a part time kennel assistant. Within a few months she was offered a full time receptionist position. Promotions as head receptionist, patient liaison & co-manager followed over the years. "I was unsure what direction my life would take me after college, but I always knew I wanted to be passionate about my career. Being a life-long animal lover and supporter, the veterinary field was the perfect match! I truly enjoy every aspect of my work, and couldn’t imagine a more rewarding job." Cara currently manages VCA Laconia Animal Hospital in Gilford. She lives in Ashland with her husband Todd, sons Jack & Troy, and three cats, Obi, Han & Yoda.


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. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

1.)  Meredith Place Veterinary Emergency Hospital, Phone:  279-1117.  8 Maple St. Suite #2 Meredith, NH  03253

2.)  Capital Area Veterinary Emergency Service,  Phone:  1(877)929-1199.  1 Intervale Rd. Concord, NH  03301