VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital

Phone: 781-245-0045
Fax: 781-245-4213
19 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
Business Hours
We will be open on Easter Sunday. Beginning April 10, we will be open until 8 on Friday evenings.

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

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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. Emily Franquin
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Tufts University

Prior to joining our team, Dr. Emily Franquin was a veterinarian at Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic, an extension of Tufts Cummings School

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I cannot say enough about the care Cassie received
Linda Gorgone from Reading

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for being so professional and caring each time I was there with Cassie.

I cannot say enough about the care that Cassie has gotten along the way for the six years I've had her. The staff is unbelievable. It is really something that everyone works together as a team. These days sometimes people aren't like that in a workplace. Everyone is upbeat, happy, joking around but at the same time working.

I really appreciated getting to know the people that I have known along the way. Dr. Sam's been wonderful, and I felt bad for Dr. Rousseau the last night that I came in with Cassie. Dr. Sam was in surgery, but he rose to the occasion.

Everyone was always so helpful and always pleasant and compassionate. Special thanks to Denise, Kaytee, Elizabeth, Christie, Tegan, Melody, Amanda C., Anne, and everyone else. I just really can't say enough about everybody. It's been a very great experience. You are a great team and I have enjoyed getting to know all of you.

I feel Cassie got the best care, and I couldn't have asked for more. Cassie brought a lot of joy to my family, and she is missed.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
781-245-0045 or request an appointment.