VCA Tender Care Animal Hospital

Pamela Bouchard, DVM, DACVA, Medical Director

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Certifications: DACVA


Dr. Pamela Bouchard created Tender Care Veterinary Hospital in 1996 and is pleased to serve as our Medical Director. She has 30 years of experience in western medicine and enjoys internal medicine, dermatology, behavior, and oncology. For the last 18 years, her primary focus has been on alternative medicine and nutrition, particularly home-made diets and raw diets. She is certified in acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic treatment, herbal medicine, and has studied flower essences and nutrition extensively.


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.