VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital

Astrid M. Kruse, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tufts University
MAT, 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, she would have started off on the right career path years earlier. Every day she is thankful to have the opportunity to improve the health of her patients and to help their guardians make good, educated choices for their pets.

Dr. Kruse enjoys traveling and hiking the national parks, chocolate, biking, swimming, running, and kickboxing to work off all of the chocolate.

She enjoys spending time with her family (one husband, two small humans, one Maltese, two cats, and three rabbits).


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.