VCA Lancaster Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Karen LaPierre
    School: Certified Veterinary Technician

    Karen has been working as a veterinary technician for over a decade, becoming a certified veterinary technician in 2006. She has been a VCA employee since 2005 and came to Lancaster full-time in 2008. At home, Karen wrangles a herd that includes her husband, two children, one dog, two cats, and a parrot.

  • Technician

    Danielle Jalbert
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College

    Danielle grew up in Gardner, Mass., and has always had a passion for taking care of animals. She received her associate degree in veterinary technology from Becker College in 2012 and joined VCA in February 2013. Danielle’s hobbies include going to concerts, hiking, snowboarding, cooking, sports and traveling. She and her boyfriend have a beagle named Lennon and a Siamese named Kaleigh.

  • Technician

    Kerri (aka Trixie) Mouyos

    Trixie grew up on a farm and has always loved all kinds of animals. After graduating from Norfolk County Agricultural High School, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a veterinary technician. She has since gathered over six years of experience in the field, and joined the VCA Lancaster team in January 2010. At home, Trixie and Jarrad care for their son; two dogs, Jack and Marlin; and two rescued horses, Nick and Eli.

  • Technician

    Alicia Setaro

    Alicia has been working with animals her whole life. She is currently enrolled at Becker College, where she will earn her bachelor’s degree in veterinary science. Alicia joined VCA in July 2013. Her interests include assisting with the whelping of Doberman pinscher puppies and pet sitting. In her spare time, you can find her running road races. Alicia loves spending time with her pets at home: a Doberman named Berenger, and two cats, Celia and Cali.

  • Technician

    Nicole Walker

    Nicole joined us at VCA Lancaster in April 2009. She is pursuing her associate�s degree in natural resources at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner. Outside of school and work Nicole loves spending time with her zoo at home, which includes three cats and a leopard gecko.


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.  We are open Monday through Thursday 8-8pm, Friday 8-6pm and Saturday 8-4pm.

VCA Northboro (508-393-8339) and VCA Westboro (508-366-1444) Animal Hospitals are open weeknights until 9pm and Sundays.

After hours, please call one of the following emergency services:
Westford Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center at 978-577-6525 (Westford)
Wachusett Animal Hospital at 978-874-4100 (Westminster)
The Tufts University Foster Hospital for Small Animals at 508-839-5395 (N. Grafton)