VCA Palmer Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Rosemary Mariani
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College
    School: Holyoke Community College, Batchelors

    I have been in the veterinary field since 2007, I previously worked at VCA Boston Road in the emergency department. I graduated from Holyoke Community College in 2008 with an A.S. and technical certification. I completed a B.S. from Becker College in in 2010 and I'm currently pursuing my A.S. in the Foundations of Health Field at Holyoke Community College. In my spare time I enjoy the company of my significant other, a golden retriever, and four guinea pigs. 

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Erin Martell
    School: MS

    I have worked in the animal science field since 2005. I enjoy working with both the animals and their owners.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kim Sepiol-Ey
    School: Bachelor's of Animal Science

    I have been working in the veterinary field since 1980. I think this is the world's record for the longest summer job! I have to say it has been quite the experience that I will never forget.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Maryann Spring
    School: Bachelors Degree Liberal Studies

    My name is Maryann Spring and I am the "Cat Champion" of VCA Palmer. I have always been around cats; they were in my family before I was. My first cat was a Maine Coon by the name of "Tamoka Oaks Fritz a Been", Fritz for short. I got him as my second birthday present and I was hooked from then on. Since then I have had (and still have) many cats. Some of these cats have had medical issues (diabetes, thyroid, asthma, etc...), so I completely understand the toll this may take on one. I have also had my share of "misunderstood" felines. For instance the cat in my picture (Lucky) lived with me for 3 years before I could get near him. Now he has earned the name of "Lovely Luscious Lucky Lips" because if you’re around he'll plant one on you. The vets here at VCA Palmer Animal Hospital also understand the joy (and at times heartbreak) of owning these "independent thinkers" as "we are not only VCA employees, but we are also the clients". We do everything we can to make you and your cats time here as pleasant as possible. And if you ever need to leave your furry friend we can accommodate them in our kitty boarding facility. We look forward to seeing you soon, and don't hesitate to bring your feistiest feline. After all they are just as deserving of a "special day out" as the next kitty.

  • Technician

    Navy Leang

    I'm from Chicopee, Ma. I am currently a student in the Veterinary Technician program at Holyoke community college finishing up my last year.  I have two dogs, Teddie and Dolly, and one cat, Asia.

  • Technician

    Kate Mijal


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 Boston Road Animal Hospital 413-783-1203

                            24 hour Emergency and Specialty Hospital

                                 1235 Boston Road Springfield, Ma.