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Caring for pets - and their people, too.

VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital offers highly skilled board certified veterinary specialists and experienced emergency doctors with a caring, knowledgeable support staff. In collaboration with your veterinarian, we provide seamless care for your pet. Patients visit us for consultations and special procedures. Once pets are diagnosed and treated, you are referred back to your family veterinarian for follow-up care.
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VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital

413-783-1203

1235 Boston Road, Springfield, MA, 01119

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital, we look forward to serving you, your dog, and cat. We believe that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. When you come in to meet us, you'll see the sincere, kind and thorough care we provide to you and your pets. We will give you all the time you need with our staff members, and never rush you through the exam. We will carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

If financial assistance is needed, we also offer our clients CareCredit® no interest payment plans*. To learn more about CareCredit® or apply now, please visit www.carecredit.com/vetmed.

*Please note that not all financing plans on the CareCredit® website are available. Please verify with the receptionist which current plans are offered.

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Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

An exceptional pet healthcare experience.

Our Team Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital veterinarians and staff and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors and staff are compassionate and highly trained veterinary professionals and specialists who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health concern presents itself. Our staff has a wide variety of...

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Our Veterinary Services

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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Know Your Pet

Tube Feeding - Esophagostomy Tubes in Cats

An esophagostomy tube is a small rubber tube that enters the esophagus through a surgical incision on the side of the neck. This allows food you to place food directly into the esophagus so that it can flow down into the stomach. The feeding tube is not placed directly into the stomach.

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Nutrition - Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements of the cat have developed through the process of biological evolution.

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Gastrostomy Tube Feeding in Cats

A gastrostomy tube is a small rubber tube that passes directly into the stomach through the skin and body wall of the cat's abdomen. It permits you to deliver food and water directly into the stomach.

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Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Aggression is defined as threats or harmful actions directed toward another individual and can include threat displays, lunging, growling, snarling, snapping and biting. In animals, aggressive behaviors are a means of communication.

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Behavior Management Products for Dogs

Behavior Management Products for Dogs

There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to help prevent undesirable behavior in dogs. Leashes, harnesses, and head halters are needed to keep pets under control, especially when outdoors.

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Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Counterconditioning and desensitization are powerful ways to change behavior. They are usually used in combination. Desensitization provides a means of safely exposing the pet to the stimulus at a level at or below which fear is likely to be exhibited.

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Flying with your Cat

Flying with your Cat

Successful flight with a cat begins long before the day of travel. It requires planning and preparation in order to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both you and your cat.

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Breeding and Queening Cats

Breeding cats and raising kittens can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may result in frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success and make the experience more enjoyable and safe.

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Brushing Teeth in Cats

Brushing Teeth in Cats

Teaching your cat to accept the brushing of its teeth will take some training, but will be relatively easy once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial and will help to establish a routine for your pet.

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