At VCA South Hadley 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 the pet owner.
Located in South Hadley, 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.
VCA South Hadley Animal Hospital is proud to have served the communities of South Hadley, Chicopee, Holyoke, and Granby for decades.
We provide quality medical care for pets of all shapes and sizes, including cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and pocket pets! Everything we do from our investments in medical technology, to the hours our veterinarians and veterinary technicians devote to mastering the latest advances in veterinary science, we do to ensure that our patients and clients receive the best care possible. We look forward to meeting your family and welcome you into ours!
Local Medical Issues
Having a pet is a wonderful experience. However, there are some zoonotic diseases that you should be aware of. These are diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans, including intestinal parasites, leptospirosis, rabies and tick-borne diseases. There are things we can and should do to protect our pets and our human family members from these diseases. Pets can be protected from many diseases by vaccinations and year-round prevention.
Intestinal parasites can be transmitted through contaminated soil and fecal matter. To protect your pets, they should be on year-round parasite protection such as Interceptor and Revolution. You should have your pet's stool sample checked at least twice a year to make sure they aren't infected and shedding parasites. Humans should wash their hands after gardening or playing outside.
Heartworm disease affects both dogs AND CATS. It is a deadly disease that is transmitted by a mosquito and can be prevented. Both dogs and cats need to be on year-round preventatives such as Interceptor and Revolution.
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.
Concerned Citizens for Animals
spay/neuter assistance program to aid in the control of dog/cat overpopulationVisit Concerned Citizens for Animals
Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
The Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need. DPVHS is a private, non-profit organization serving the communities of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties.Visit Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
Furry Friends Pet Sitting Inc
Petsitting service, Daily walking packages, Mid-day potty breaks, Pet taxi serviceVisit Furry Friends Pet Sitting Inc.
Holyoke Community College
Veterinary Technician Internship ProgramVisit Holyoke Community College
Dog training/pet suppliesVisit K9 Etiquette
Quincy Animal Shelter
100% volunteer-run organization established in 1999, Q.A.S. is a "no kill" shelter making every effort to find the right home for every animal. VCA builds upon a long-standing relationship with Q.A.S. by continuous contact with the Medical Manager and staff. They can be contacted at 617-376-1349.Visit Quincy Animal Shelter
Sterling Animal Shelter
Sterling Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988) and a no-kill 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.Visit Sterling Animal Shelter
Thomas J OConnor Adoption Center
To provide comprehensive animal control services and programs to our communites 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 Adoption Center
Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline
The hotline was established in 1996 by veterinary students to provide a community based resource for people to safely grieve the past or impending separation from a pet.Visit Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline
Worcester Animal Rescue League
The Worcester Animal 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 Worcester Animal Rescue League