VCA Wickaboag Animal Hospital

Our Pet Care Partners

Caring for all of your pet's needs takes more than we could ever provide alone. Here are some local organizations and businesses that we recommend to our patients and their families.

Pet Health and Lifestyle Information

We know a well-informed owner coupled with an expert veterinary care team is key to maintaining the happiness and health of your pet. That’s why we partnered with Vetstreet.com to bring you additional pet health and lifestyle information you can’t find on our website. Vetstreet.com contains a wealth of pet information written by leading veterinarians, journalists, and animal health care experts. Whether you are wondering about why your dog puts his head out of the window while driving, seeking a workout plan for you and your dog, or trying to figure out how to get your cat to take her medicine, VCA and Vetstreet.com are here to help.

Visit: Vetstreet.com


  • People for Animals League

    A private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in local communities.

    Visit People for Animals League


  • Senior Dogs Project

    Posts information and pictures of senior dogs needing homes in the United States and Canada, tips on finding a home for an older dog, lists advantages of adopting a senior pet, and provides articles about the special needs of the aging dog.

    Visit Senior Dogs Project


  • PetFinder

    Visit PetFinder


  • Animal Shelter of Sterling

    The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, MA is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988) and a no-kill animal shelter with no time or age restrictions. The shelter exists to provide humane sheltering and high quality medical care for stray, unwanted and abandoned pets looking for homes.

    Visit Animal Shelter of Sterling


  • Animal Rescue League of Worcester

    The Worcester Animal Rescue League was founded in 1912 by a group of women determined to save overworked and abused farm horses. Almost a full century later, their love for animals and their struggle to rescue all types of pets from abuse, neglect, and inhumane treatment continues.

    Visit Animal Rescue League of Worcester


  • Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

    The Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need.

    Visit Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society


  • Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center

    Our Mission: To provide comprehensive animal control services and programs to our communities for the protection of animals, public health and safety, and the environment. Where appropriate, the Center will responsibly place unclaimed animals into new adoptive homes

    Visit Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center


  • Sterling Animal Shelter

    The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, MA is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988) with no time or age restrictions. The shelter exists to provide humane sheltering and high quality medical care for stray, unwanted and abandoned pets looking for homes.

    Visit Sterling Animal Shelter


  • Dog Channel

    Information about breeds, behavior, caring for your dog and photo gallery

    Visit Dog Channel


  • MSPCA

    The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

    Visit MSPCA


  • National Animal Poison Control Center - ASPCA

    Learn about the ASPCA's unique emergency hotline that provides full time telephone assistance to veterinarians and animal owners.

    Visit National Animal Poison Control Center - ASPCA


  • ASPCA - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

    The ASPCA is dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals throughout the United States.

    Visit ASPCA - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


  • ASPCA - Animaland

    Games, cartoons, a pet care guide, and more on the ASPCA's fun site for kids.

    Visit ASPCA - Animaland


  • The American Kennel Club

    All about purebred dogs.

    Visit The American Kennel Club


  • The Cat Fanciers' Association

    The world's largest registry of pedigreed cats.

    Visit The Cat Fanciers' Association


  • Care for Pets

    Learn about pets and the people who care for them, on this website created by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

    Visit Care for Pets


  • The Pet Loss Grief Support Website

    A website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet, or an ill pet.

    Visit The Pet Loss Grief Support Website


  • Cat Age

    How young is your cat? Based on your cat's health, risk of disease, and behavior, the new CatAge Test calculates your cat's biological age in people years.

    Visit Cat Age


  • Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

    Helping people work through their grief and get through a difficult time.

    Visit Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline


  • Cat Channel

    Includes information about breeds, behaviour, caring for your cat and a photo gallery.

    Visit Cat Channel


  • Weather.com Petcast

    Caring for your pet in all kinds of weather conditions

    Visit Weather.com Petcast


  • Companion Animal Parasite Council

    Offering pet owners information and recommendations about preventing and curing parasite infestation in their cats and dogs.

    Visit Companion Animal Parasite Council


  • Delta Society

    Delta Society registers people and their pets as Pet Partners therapy animal teams to visit hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other facilities.

    Visit Delta Society


  • Dog Age

    How young is your dog? No more multiplying by 7 years to learn your dog's age in people years. The DogAge Test measures your dog's biological age, based on your dog's health, breed, risk of disease, and behavior.

    Visit Dog Age


  • Dog Fancy

    The world's most widely read dog magazine.

    Visit Dog Fancy


  • Dogs and Ticks

    Ticks, Dogs, and Disease: Protecting Your Best Friend

    Visit Dogs and Ticks


  • Growing Up With Pets

    A parent's resource for raising happy kids with healthy pets.

    Visit Growing Up With Pets


  • Healthypet

    The American Animal Hospital Association's website for pet owners.

    Visit Healthypet


  • Healthy Pet - "When Is It an Emergency?"

    What constitutes a health emergency for your pet?

    Visit Healthy Pet - "When Is It an Emergency?"


  • Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Pet nutrition and information from the makers of Science Diet and Prescription Diet foods

    Visit Hill's Pet Nutrition

Pet Loss Resources

Losing a pet can be devastating, but you are not alone in your grief. The following online communities and resources can help you begin recovering from your loss.

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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 or before our normal business hours please call one of the hospitals below.


 VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital 413-783-1203 

1235 Boston Road Springfield, Ma.


Tufts University Foster Hospital for Small Animals 508-887-4623

 55 Williard St North Grafton MA

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