VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital

Phone: 781-245-0045
Fax: 781-245-4213
19 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
Business Hours
We will close for staff training this Thursday, November 13, from 12-3. We will close at 4 on Thanksgiving Eve, and we are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day.

Dr. Christine Pelletier
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Now open seven days, we offer a full range of services for cats, dogs, small mammals, reptiles, and birds. Although most clients come from Lynnfield, Melrose, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Woburn, many drive up from Boston or down from New Hampshire to see one of our seven doctors.  We offer wellness care, treat diseases and injuries, and perform complex dental procedures and surgeries. Typical dentals include cleaning and polishing, full-mouth digital x-rays, and -- if necessary -- extractions. We also provide pharmaceutical products and pet foods, and acupuncture is available by appointment. 

VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, an honor awarded to fewer than 12% of North American veterinary hospitals. To maintain our accreditation, AAHA conducts regular inspections to ensure that we maintain the highest standards in patient care, diagnostics,

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

Our local specialty hospital is VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth.  They are open 24/7 for emergencies, and they have specialists in internal medicine, ophthalmology, neurology, emergency medicine, and cardiology.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals. Each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Our staff enjoys all kinds of pets. Be sure to peek into Exam Room 3 to see a wide and varied gallery of their personal avian, canine, equine, feline, reptilian, and other pals.

Dr. Astrid M. Kruse
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Tufts University

Dr. Kruse was born to be a veterinarian but didn't realize her calling until she had worked at a bank, taught high school students, and started a

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Dr. Leah Goulart
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Leah Goulart received her BS in Biology from Salem State University, where she graduated cum laude prior to attending vet school at

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Thank you for your kindness and professionalism
Stacy Arambages from Wakefield

Dear Dr. Simonelli & VCA Staff (Family),

On behalf of my son Evan and myself, I wanted to relay a big THANK YOU for your kindness and professionalism the last 2 years. When we adopted Trusty from PAWS, he already had a lengthy medical history and within our first three months together, he and I were at your facility 3 times. When you suggested the new food, I was skeptical of its success but was willing to try anything. I am SO VERY GRATEFUL that his issues cleared up for almost 2 years before reoccurring 3 weeks ago. You and your team were always kind whenever I came in to get food for him during these 2 years. You always cared and that means so much to me now that he is gone. I didn’t get to have Trusty in my life for a long enough period of time. It just wasn’t long enough, but I hope that I did right by him while he was part of my family. Evan and I (and our other cat Toby) miss him desperately but we know that time will heal all.

Please continue to do your good work. The pets that come through your doors are very lucky indeed to have all of you.

I have attached a photo of Trusty, my handsome lion, and hope you can use his picture in your photo collage. He was truly a gentle giant.