VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital

Serving Wakefield, the Veterinarians of VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital stand ready to meet your pet's health needs. Call 781-245-0045 to schedule an appointment.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Christine Pelletier

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    Dr. Pelletier graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in biochemistry and then went on to earn her veterinary degree at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining ...
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  • Emily Franquin

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University
    Graduate 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 of Veterinary Medicine, where she continues to ...
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  • Susan Gilmore

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    Dr. Gilmore spent 10 years working in the travel and airline industry before obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Salem State College. She then received her DVM from Tufts University School ...
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  • 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 Ross University in the Caribbean Islands. After graduating ...
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  • Astrid M. Kruse

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University
    Graduate School: Manhattanville College

    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 Ph.D. program. If she had just listened to her mother, ...
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  • Samantha Simonelli

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    Dr. Simonelli was born and raised in Everett, MA, with an older brother and a younger sister. She went to Holy Cross College where she obtained a Bachelor�s Degree in Art History in 1992. Dr. Simonelli ...
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  • Linda J. Siperstein (aka Dr. Sip)

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    Dr. Siperstein received her BA from Northwestern University and her DVM from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in small animal medicine ...
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  • Xuan Mai Vo, CVA

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    Now living in Boston, Dr. Vo is originally from Switzerland and grew up in Lexington, MA.

    She received both her BS (in biology with minor in Greek archaeology) and her DVM degree ...
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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 it is after hours, please contact Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital at 781-932-5802 or VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth at 781-337-6622.

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