At VCA Atwood Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives for more than 20 years. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Located in Cranston, our veterinarians, technicians and support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best preventive and healing care.
Welcome to VCA Atwood Animal Hospital! We have been serving the Rhode Island communities of Providence, Cranston and Warwick for over 20 years.
Our Animal Hospital provides top quality veterinary services, including medical pet boarding, wellness exams, preventative care like vaccines, diagnostic services, spays, neuters, dental procedures, laser therapy, digital radiology and advanced surgical orthopedic services. Our goal has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. The VCA Atwood team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine, service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.
Local Medical Issues
There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health, and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. But since the winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. Likewise for the potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
RIVMA Companion Animal Foundation
We are proud to be members of the RIVMA and applaud their efforts in assisting RI residence with pet care needs through education and financial assistance.Visit RIVMA Companion Animal Foundation
The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1870, the Society was the first humane organization in Rhode Island and is the 3rd oldest humane organization in the United States. We are the only non-profit animal rescue organization in the state of Rhode Island that is legally able to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases. The RISPCA is charged with the sole purpose of protecting animal life in all situations that might endanger them.Visit RISPCA
The Potter League
The Potter League is the animal shelter of Newport County, Rhode Island, where we promote the humane treatment of all animals, while providing shelter and care for lost or unwanted companion animals.Visit The Potter League
Comprehensive Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit community action agency formed under the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act. CCAP is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. Our professional staff provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.Visit CCAP