VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital

Samantha Simonelli, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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 then graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and has been practicing medicine ever since.

Dr. Simonelli lives with Lenny, her high school sweetheart, their two sons, whom she loves dearly when they are not driving her crazy, their dog Vito, and their two cats, Martin and Napoleon.

Dr. Simonelli loves being active and outdoors and has completed several triathlons and the Boston Marathon. She also has an affinity for baking, to which her co-workers can attest.


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.