Our Pet Care Partners

Caring for all of your pet's needs takes more than we could ever provide alone. Here are some local organizations and businesses that we recommend to our patients and their families.

Pet Health and Lifestyle Information

We know a well-informed owner coupled with an expert veterinary care team is key to maintaining the happiness and health of your pet. That’s why we partnered with Vetstreet.com to bring you additional pet health and lifestyle information you can’t find on our website. Vetstreet.com contains a wealth of pet information written by leading veterinarians, journalists, and animal health care experts. Whether you are wondering about why your dog puts his head out of the window while driving, seeking a workout plan for you and your dog, or trying to figure out how to get your cat to take her medicine, VCA and Vetstreet.com are here to help.

Visit: Vetstreet.com

  • Sterling Animal Shelter

    Sterling Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988) and a no-kill shelter with no time or age restrictions. The shelter exists to provide humane sheltering and high quality medical care for stray, unwanted, and abandoned pets.

    Visit Sterling Animal Shelter

  • Thomas J. O'Connor Adoption Center

    To provide comprehensive animal control services and programs to our communites for the protection of animals, public health, and safety, and the environment. Where appropriate, the center will responsibly place unclaimed animals into new adoptive homes.

    Visit Thomas J. O'Connor Adoption Center

  • Worcester Animal Rescue League

    The Worcester Animal League was founded in 1912 by a group of women determined to save overworked and abused farm horses. Almost a full century later, their love for animals and their struggle to rescue all types of pets from abuse, neglect, and inhumane treatment continues.

    Visit Worcester Animal Rescue League

  • Quincy Animal Shelter

    100% volunteer-run organization established in 1999, Q.A.S. is a "no kill" shelter making every effort to find the right home for every animal. VCA builds upon a long-standing relationship with Q.A.S. by continuous contact with the Medical Manager and staff. They can be contacted at 617-376-1349

    Visit Quincy Animal Shelter

  • Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

    The Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. DPVHS is a private, non-profit organization serving the communities of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties.

    Visit Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

  • Furry Friends Pet Sitting Inc.

    Petsitting service, Daily walking packages, Mid-day potty breaks, Pet taxi service

    Visit Furry Friends Pet Sitting Inc.

  • K9 Etiquette

    Dog training/pet supplies

    Visit K9 Etiquette

  • Concerned Citizens for Animals

    spay/neuter assistance program to aid in the control of dog/cat overpopulation

    Visit Concerned Citizens for Animals

  • Holyoke Community Collge

    Veterinary Technician Internship Program

    Visit Holyoke Community Collge

  • Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

    The hotline was established in 1996 by veterinary students to provide a community based resource for people to safely grieve the past or impending separation from a pet.

    Visit Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

Pet Loss Resources

Losing a pet can be devastating, but you are not alone in your grief. The following online communities and resources can help you begin recovering from your loss.