VCA Riverside Veterinary Hospital

Michael Vetter, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Vetter graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and has been working at VCA Riverside since July of 1999.  He is currently acting as the hospital medical director and treating cats, dogs, small mammals, and some exotics.  He has a special interest in surgery and enjoys medical challenges, especially when the outcome is favorable for the patient and family involved. From the age of seven, Dr. Vetter knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. And here he is today, still enjoying his career!

He is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, and currently lives in Belmont, New Hampshire. Dr. Vetter has four dogs, two cats,  and a rabbit.  His favorite pet is whoever is sitting on his lap while watching TV! He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing the guitar, exercising, and watching sports.


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 and you have a serious emergency please take your pet directly to Concord Area Veterinary Emergeny Services located off of Ft. Eddy Road in Concord, 227-1199.    

If you have a question or concern regarding your pets condition that is not life threatening and it can not wait until regular business hours please feel free to call into the office and follow the prompts to have the doctor paged and they will return your call.  Please remember to leave your contact information when you leave a message so that they may reach you in a timely manner.