VCA Montgomery Road Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Melissa Kaleta, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College and Mount Ida College

    Melissa went to Holyoke Community College for 1 year then transferred to Mount Ida College in Newton Ma where she graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors degree.
    She now teaches at Holyoke Community College and has been on staff here for over 8 years.
    When she is not working she enjoys going to Stanley park, going for walks and just spending time with her husband, son and daughter.

  • Technician

    Christine Sullivan, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College

    Christine is from Wisconsin and has lived in Mass for 5 years.  She is a wife, mother, grandmother and Packer Fan.  She has a family of dogs and enjoys spending time outside.  She also has taught dance for over 20 years.  And earned her first degree in dance.

  • Technician

    Laura Benson
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College

    Laura recently joined the VCA MRAH team and in May graduated from Holyoke Community College with an Assoc. in Animal Science.

  • Technician

    Lisa Brown-Zajac
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College
    School: Cazenovia College, Assoc. X 2

    Lisa has been working at VCA MRAH since 1998, she started here when she was in college and has been here ever since. Lisa is a mother of a wonderful daughter. A new addition to her household is a rescue dog from the South, a Whippit/Lab mix named "Charlotte". She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.

  • Technician

    Kara Dziengelewski
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Communtiy College

    Kara loves showing and caring for her sheep!
    Her best friend is Klaira, a beautiful black lab. Interests at the hospital include working with pets needing weight management so they may enjoy a longer, healthier life :)

  • Technician

    Melissa Eddy

  • Technician

    Alicia Pelletier
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College

    Alicia has worked at VCA MRAH since February 2010.  She has many pets including 2 dogs, a cat and two horses.  The handsome man in the picture is Sylvester!

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kendra Carroll

    Kendra recently joined the team.  She is a recent graduate of HCC and lives nearby in West Springfield with her fiance and two cats.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kristi Esposito
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nate Jensen
    School: Umass Amherst, Working on Bachelors in Pre-Vet

    Nate recently joined the VCA MRAH team.  He goes to UMASS Amherst majoring in Pre-vet as a Senior.  He has a dog named "Mae" and 2 cats, "Gus" and "Simon".

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Lauren Reiss
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College
    School: University of CT, BS in Animal Science

    Lauren recently joined the VCA Montgomery Road team and is still attending HCC and is in the Vet Tech Program.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family and walking her dogs, Kahlua and Brewski.


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.