VCA Shaker Road Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Debbie Johnson

    Debbie has been a part of our practice for over 20 years. She graduated from HCC with a degree in Animal Science.
    Debbie grew up in the 4-H program and has a long history competing in canine obedience and agility.
    She is a past president of the Mass. Quarter Horse Association and has also shown extensively on the Quarter Horse circuit.
    Debbie currently shares her home with her two horses, Tanner and Daisy as well as her Sheltie Cooper.

  • Technician

    Kathleen Broska

    Kathy joined our staff in 2003 bringing 34 years of technician experience with her. She received her CVT in 1988 while working as a supervisor at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital. Kathy has a long history of competing in obedience, herding, agility and confirmation. She is the past president of the Mayflower Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club and is currently involved with the club’s rescue. Kathy has bred 50 champion Corgis over the years including Top Pembroke Welsh Corgi all Systems and Best of Breed at Westminster in 1996 and 1997. Her biggest thrill however, was winning Best of Breed at the PWCCA National Specialty Breeder/Owner/Handled in 1997. Along with her corgis, Kathy shares her home with her 2 cats Cali and Shwartzkopf.

  • Technician

    Miriam Martins

    Miriam brings over 10 years of technician experience to Shaker Road Animal Hospital. She has a background in emergency medicine as well as specialty and wellness. Miriam’s compassion reaches even further than her experience, treating every pet at though he or she was her own. Miriam’s busy household includes her Pit Bull Nemo, her Miniature Pinscher Cupcake as well as her pack of Chihuahuas.

  • Technician

    Dana Rancourt

    Dana comes to us from the Berkshires where he started his career in animal care 9 years ago. He joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant while studying for an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. Dana's family has adopted numerous Greyhounds through the years due to their work with Greyhound Rescue.  Currently Dana shares his home with 2 cats, Phoenix and Zorro.

  • Technician

    Sara Jambard

    Sara is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
    She is currently enrolled at Asnuntuck Community College with hopes of continuing her education at STCC.
    Sara has a passion for fostering kittens of all ages providing them with the love and care they need to thrive in their new homes.
    Sara shares her home with her two cats Jonny and Salem as well as her German Shepard Lexi and Pomeranian Kilo.

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:

VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital

1235 Boston Road

Springfield, MA 01119