VCA Southwick Animal Hospital

Mariah Gentes, VMD, Associate Veterinarian

VMD, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Mariah Gentes joined the Southwick Animal Hospital team in January 2010. Born and raised in Connecticut, Dr. Gentes graduated from the University of Connecticut summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1999. After one year of national service in Americorps and two years as a Veterinary Technician, she attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine graduating summa cum laude in 2006. She then completed an exciting, one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. Before coming to Southwick Animal Hospital, she worked as an Associate Veterinarian for 2 years in a small animal practice in Brooklyn, NY. In her free time Dr. Gentes enjoys traveling, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, two children, and their two tabby cats, Otis and Clarence.


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 after hours, please call:

VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital
1235 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119


New England Veterinary Center
955 Kennedy Road
Windsor, CT 06095