VCA Montgomery Road Animal Hospital

Pocket Pets

Pocket pet
From Wikipedia

Pocket pet is a term used to refer to any small mammal commonly kept as a household pet. The six general criteria which qualify an animal to be considered a pocket pet are:
1. its commonality as a domestic house pet
2. no potential danger to humans or other animals
3. non-exotic
4. overall ease of care and feeding
5. amicable disposition making it suitable as a "companion" pet
6. relatively small stature
The most common pocket pets include rodents such as: hamsters, gerbils, fancy mice, fancy rats and guinea pigs.

**Note:  only a few of our doctors see our little friends so please call the office if an appointment is needed.


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.