VCA Montgomery Road Animal Hospital

Elizabeth Phares, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tufts University
BS, Suny Binghamton


Dr. Elizabeth Phares, DVM has lived all over the United States, but spent most of her childhood in the Northeast. She earned her BS in Biology from SUNY Binghamton, then her veterinary degree from Tufts in 2009. She worked as a small animal vet in southern Illinois and on the border of Missouri and Kansas before returning to Massachusetts to join the VCA Montgomery Road team.

Elizabeth has always enjoyed spending time outdoors and training animals. As a teenager she was a member of a Junior Cavalry and raced sled dogs. Later she fell in love with working dogs on sheep after attending a herding clinic in Greenfield, MA. Now she raises and competes with Border Collies in sheepdog trials. She is also a volunteer with New England Border Collie Rescue. In the remainder of her time, Elizabeth gardens, rides her bicycle and tends to her farm animals.


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 413-568-1745.

                       If it is after hours, please call

                     VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital 413-783-1203

                           24 hour Emergency and Specialty Hospital

                                   1235 Boston Road Springfield, Ma.