Our Emergency and Critical Care service is experiencing an unprecedented caseload, which is resulting in significant wait times. Critical pets will be prioritized.

We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. Face coverings/masks are required at all of our U.S. hospitals. We thank you for your continued patience and support. Learn more about our COVID-19 response and guidelines.

Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein
Medical Director Emeritus
Michael Bernstein

At a Glance



Board Certified:

Internal Medicine

Dr. Bernstein joined the staff at VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital as Medical Director in 2004. He obtained his DVM degree from the New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University in 1971, and then completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. After his internship, he joined the staff at Angell, where he became Director of Clinics and eventually Department Head of Medicine. He also held appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bernstein became board certified in internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1981. The author of numerous published articles, Dr. Bernstein was also a frequent lecturer at local, national and international continuing education seminars.

In addition to over 40 years of experience as a small animal internist, Dr. Bernstein has significant expertise in hospital management. He currently serves as our Medical Director Emeritus, focusing on recruitment and our internship program.

Our Administration Team

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.
Financial Coordinator/Pet Insurance Specialist
Office Manager
Interim Hospital Director & Technician Manager
Boarding & Training Manager
Experience Manager
Referral Coordinator
Referral & Marketing Manager
General Practice Manager
Referral Coordinator
VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital

595 Columbian Street

South Weymouth, MA 02190

Main: 781-337-6622

Fax: 781-337-0069

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Appointments Seen:

Monday - Friday, 7am-9pm
Saturday, 9am-5pm
Sunday, 9am-4pm
Emergency Services Open 24/7

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