At VCA Roberts Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives for more than 45 years. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Located in Hanover, 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 get the best preventive and healing care.
For over 45 years, VCA Roberts Animal Hospital has been serving the comunities of Hanover, Hanson, Norwell, Hingham and Rockland. We are passionate about providing exceptional veterinary service for our clients and top-notch medical care for their pets. Our hospital provides wellness exams, preventative care, vaccines, diagnostic services, spays, neuters, dental procedures, as well as 24-hour medical boarding and overnight care. Our hospital also provides endoscopy, cardiology, internal medicine specialties and surgical orthopedic services. Our friendly staff looks forward to knowing every client by name and treating you like family when you are in our care!
**VCA Roberts offers help to rescue groups! If interested please contact our Hospital Manager, Gerry Martin**
For our Feline Friends...
The team at VCA Roberts understands that bringing your cat to visit their veterinarian can be a stressful event for your cat, since many of us are cat lovers and owners as well. We are striving to make our hospital more cat friendly so the visit goes more smoothly for you and your cat. We are currently adding Feliway diffusers in the hospital to relax your feline friend and have also added a designated "cat corner" of the waiting room. We believe with changes like these we can make it easier for you and your precious cat to see your veterinarian on a regular basis.
Local Medical Issues
Here on the South Shore, we live in an area that is endemic for Lyme disease. It is a preventable disease.
AVOID TICKS. First, be aware that the tick that transmits Lyme is active all year. Anytime the temperature goes above 42 degrees F they can be active. Even dogs that don't spend a lot of time outdoors will get ticks occasionally. Keep your grass mowed short, and keep the brush away from areas where the dog will play. Avoid known tick areas such as high grass, brushy woodlots, deer trails and marshes.
CHECK FOR TICKS. Since it takes the tick 48 hours to transmit the disease, if you can get them all off every day, you can significantly reduce the risk of transmission.
USE PROTECTION. There are several products available from VCA Roberts Animal Hospital that can be applied topically on a monthly basis and are very effective. Your pet's veterinarian can recommend the best preventative product during your visit. We recommend applying topical preventatives year round, since fleas and ticks can still survive during the winter months.
VACCINATE. There is a good vaccine that is approximately 80% effective in dogs. This vaccine is based on a new concept that kills the organism within the tick before it gets transmitted to your pet. We do not recommend vaccinating positive dogs until they finish treatment to be sure the vaccine is effective.
TEST. Talk to your vet about testing for Lyme disease. It is a simple blood test and results are available in about 10 minutes. We are finding 50-70% positives in routine testing.
LYME POSITIVE: WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Your veterinarian at VCA Roberts Animal Hospital will work with you to outline an appropriate treatment plan. Antibiotics, pain medication and additional diagnostics are commonly prescribed in treating Lyme disease.
WHAT ABOUT CATS? Rarely, cats have been found with antibodies against Lyme but none have had symptoms.
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.
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Duxbury Animal Shelter
Duxbury Animal Control and Shelter offer invaluable rescue and adoption services to Duxbury residents. Eddy Ramos-Duxbury's Animal Control Officer-is committed to providing the best care and treatment of the pets in the shelter while they wait to be found or adopted! VCA Roberts is proud to help!Visit Duxbury Animal Shelter
Pookies Pals Inc
Pookie's Pals is based in Norwell and provides valuable feral cat services in our area. We at Roberts help treat many of the organizations cats while they are waiting to be adopted, and we also provide spay/neuter and vaccination services for their feral cat program.Visit Pookie's Pals, Inc.
Quincy Animal Shelter
Quincy Animal Shelter is a 100% volunteer run non-profit organization dedicated to caring for and finding homes for hundreds of pets each year. All pets receive appropriate vaccinations and are spayed or neutered before adoption.Visit Quincy Animal Shelter
South Shore Humane Society
South Shore Humane Society is a non-profit volunteer-run organization, established to help place local animals that need homes. They do not have a shelter, but have several foster homes for animals that need assistance. Their primary focus is on spay/neuter assistance.Visit South Shore Humane Society
Standish Humane Society
Standish is a no-kill cat shelter and adoption center that provides a reduced-cost spay/neuter program. This program allows owners that cannot afford regular vet costs to get their pets spayed or neutered at reduced pricing through their organization.Visit Standish Humane Society
Sterling Animal Shelter
"The Sterling Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization and 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, abused and neglected animals and to find loving, lifelong homes for orphaned pets"Visit Sterling Animal Shelter
The Companion Animal Parasite Council CAPC
The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.Visit The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)
The Last Resort
The Last Resort here in Hanover is a kitty shelter that is involved with surrender and adoption of many wonderful felines in our community! Our good friend Joan Norris leads the organization and we assist in the treatment of the shelter cats while they are in her care!Visit The Last Resort