VCA North Main Street Veterinary Clinic

Melvin C. Haddad, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Georgia


Dr. Haddad “Doc” was born and raised in North Carolina. He was the son of Lebanese immigrants. He attended Clemson College and then graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967, with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation he entered the Army Veterinary Corps, and received special training as a food inspector. As a captain he served in Vietnam and was the Veterinarian for the 25th Division. He was responsible for food safety, the care and treatment of the scout and security dogs, as well as the combat tracker dog team. Dr. Haddad was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Medic Badge for treating wounded G.I’s under hostile conditions, when no other medical personnel were available.

Dr. Haddad moved to Boston in 1969 where he met and married Mayrose Kelliher. He worked for Dr. Bruce in Dedham and then at Holbrook Animal Hospital before opening his own veterinary practice in Brockton in 1975. Dr. Haddad and Mrs. Haddad raised two sons, and worked side by side growing the Veterinary Clinic into a successful practice that has served the community for over 30 years. In 1995 Mrs. Haddad passed away after a short battle with breast cancer. Mrs. Haddad’s contributions to the practice continue to be missed.

In April 2001, Dr. Haddad remarried. His wife Pam is a retired elementary school teacher. They share their home with two Golden Retrievers named Rebel and Macy. They have 3 grandchildren, who are filling their days with love and lots of fun.

Dr. Haddad recently attended a memorial dedication for the tracker dogs who served in Vietnam. At the emotional service Dr. Haddad was reunited with two dog handlers who saved his life during a ground attack in Vietnam. To this day, Dr. Haddad continues to support the tracker dogs, and donates cooling vests, goggles and other expensive equipment to ensure that they have the best care available while serving in war.

There are days now when “Doc” thinks about retirement and looks forward to spending his days on the golf course, but for now he remains committed to his patients, clients and his staff.


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. If it is after hours, please call VCA South Shore Animal Hospital ay 781-337-6622.