VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital Staff

VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital

Phone: 603-524-8387
Fax: 603-524-5839
1266 Union Avenue
Laconia, NH 03246
Business Hours
Sun Closed
Now offering Preventative Care Clinic! 50% off vaccines with a paid exam!

Dr. Tosona Melanson
Staff Veterinarian

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

Welcome to VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital, serving the communities of Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, Belmont, Meredith, Tilton, and Franklin for over 18 years.

Our Animal Hospital provides top quality medical services, cat and dog boarding, pet grooming, wellness exams, preventative care including vaccines, diagnostic services, spays, neuters, dental procedures, and exotic pet care. 

We understand the strong bond between human and pet, so we care for each patient as if they were our own. One of our goals is to educate each pet owner on the best ways to prevent disease and detect problems early. We have plans for all stages of life to help your pet live a long happy life from the early years through the senior years. We tailor each pet’s treatment plan to suit their individual history, environment and lifestyle.


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New to VCA?

Davis Dog Training is now offered at VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital! Dr. Tammy Davis has worked closely with Dee Ganley, a well known and highly experienced dog trainer in New Hampshire, in becoming a certified dog trainer for the past four years. She has combined her educational background with her passion for dogs to help people understand, communicate, teach, and coach their dogs for a strong bond and harmonious relationship. Her teaching sessions include positive reinforcement in obedience skills as well as coaching people how to create a structure for their dogs in exercise, management, self-control, focus, and attention. Her philosophy is to sponsor classes that blend effective, humane management techniques with positive reinforcement training methods. She believes that positive reinforcement training is the most effective and humane method of creating happy, eager, and joyful partnerships between animals and humans.

What is Positive Reinforcement? It is a training method based on the science of operant conditioning (which is a set of scientific principles about why animals change their behavior). Behavior is changed when it is reinforced. People will learn the fun, the joy, the challenge and the effectiveness of training their dog by positively reinforcing behaviors they want. She'll show you how through good management to extinguish behaviors you don't want. You will learn to lead, but not to dominate.

Private consultations are also available.

At Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital, we love our furry friends! They�re not just our animals, they�re our family. We all want our pets to live long, happy, healthy lives. When your pet comes to our hospital to visit, we are passionate about making sure their stay is comfortable and as stress-free while we provide them extraordinary care. Our goal for our clients and patients is simple, we take care of our clients� pets the same way we take care of our own. We are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pets� health care, and we are driven to take exceptional care of our patients.  We service all of the Lakes Region, Laconia, Meredith, Gilford, Belmont, Center Harbor, Tilton, Moultonboro, and Alton to name just a few towns, but we see pets from anywhere, and even have a few that come from out of state to see us.  We offer our services to all of our out of town guests and seasonal residents as well as our local regulars.  Let us be your hometown veterinarian, even if your away from home. 

Dr. John Guest
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. John Guest moved here from Virginia in 1999 after completing his veterinary training at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary

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Dr. Janice Barnhart
Medical Director
Veterinary School:

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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
603-524-8387 or request an appointment.