VCA Southwick Animal Hospital

VCA Southwick Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Dr. Schettino

    -Laurie Michael from East Windsor, CT
    Pet Name: Charlie

    I will never forget carrying my beloved Charlie (black pug) into the office for an emergency visit after he woke up last summer with what I thought were stroke symptoms.

    We were greeted quickly and compassionately by Dr. Schettino who, after some tests, confirmed that Charlie had Lyme disease.

    The Doctor was reassuring and caring and called a couple of times as Charlie was recovering to check on him. Although he has slowed down a bit since this occurred, I am so happy to have him back with me.

    Even though I moved about 45 minutes away from the vet clinic, it is worth it to me to continue to use them for my pugs needs. Angel (fawn pug) has also had some recent visits. We always feel well cared for.

    Thanks to all the doctors and staff at Southwick Animal Hospital.

  • Dr. Schettino is great with rabbits

    -Ashley from North Granby, CT
    Pet Name: Sputnik, Freya and Lexi

    Pet Image I just wanted to thank Dr. Schettino and his team for his great work with my three rabbits: Sputnik, Freya and Lexi. It is such a relief to know that there is a rabbit-savvy vet nearby. They are hard to come by! I was very impressed with the level of care that they received. I'll be recommending the Southwick VCA to others!

  • Extraordinary Care

    -Anna Zina from Huntington, MA
    Pet Name: Ted

    When I first met Dr. Schettino I knew right off that my pets were going to be o.k.
    On first meeting Ted (the cat) Dr. Schettino said hello as if they were old time buddies, speaking directly to Ted and looking at his eyes while gently stroking his fur. Within minutes of getting into the room my 9 month old decided to throw up on the floor near Dr. Schettino but it didn't even faze him he just focused on making Ted comfortable. I wasn't sure that Ted was going to be o.k. but Dr. Schettino assured me that he was going to do his best to save Ted without sacrificing the quality of his life. He has done that and so much more. He truly cares for Ted like he's his own little Buddy. As a matter of fact he from time to time calls Ted his "Bud". I am blessed for having been able to meet a vet and a hospital staff that can not only handle a emotional owner but show love and compassion for my kitties.

  • So happy my research brought me to SAH

    -Candida from Westfield, MA
    Pet Name: Jada

    Pet Image I am new to Southwick Animal Hospital and came because my darling Jada has seizures and was not getting the care/love she deserves from our first Vet in MA. We came from NC in 2009 and had the most amazing Vet care. I thought moving to MA, the Vet I chose was thorough and caring but determined that not to be true. After a baby and moving to Westfield from Springfield, it was time for a new Vet. My first Visit was amazing. Everyone was so king and the care provided to my Jada was warm, friendly and EXPLAINED! Dr. Klaiber and the Tech not only explained what they were doing but what was wonderful about Jada's health and concerns, why and how can we test and then fix. I have not been with them a month and Jada goes back today and I am so pleased with the calls from Dr. Klaiber to explain the tests Jada will have today and when I called back she explained again and set my mind at ease. I am so glad I made the change and took the time to research and ask neighbors and friends. Southwick Animal Hospital is our new home from home for our Jada.

  • Losing Mittens

    -Kelly from Southwick, MA
    Pet Name: Mittens McSweeney

    Pet Image I have never had to put any animal down in my life...So when Mittens (our cat) was very sick and showed no improvement, we were told the best thing for her was to be put down. Dr. Suzanne Gerber went above and beyond with her compassion and concern for her well being. The whole staff at the Southwick VCA was absolutely amazing in this difficult time for our family. Thank you Dr. Gerber and staff for going the distance and caring for Mittens during her last days.

    Kelly & Aaron


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