Vet Care

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Our hospitals are now scheduling wellness appointments in addition to  urgent, emergency and chronic care for your pet. Extra precautions remain in place to help safeguard the health of all. Curbside admissions: pets will be admitted to the hospital by staff for their appointment. Pet owners are able to speak with vets and pay for services by phone and pets will be returned to you along with any medication if necessary, at the conclusion of your pet’s appointment.  We ask that pet owners remain onsite during their pet’s appointment unless otherwise advised

We know this is not what you are used to and we look forward to welcoming pet owners back when it’s safe to do so. Thank you for your understanding!

Three full-service veterinary hospitals to help everyone care for their pets, plus weekly vaccine clinics, a low cost spay/neuter program and more!

Offering wellness exams, sick visits, surgery, x-ray, ultrasound, dental care and more. Our hospitals are open to everyone and offer subsidized rates for qualified households as part of our Community Healthy Pet Initiative.

N. Brookfield Community Veterinary Hospital

372 N. Main St.
North Brookfield, MA 01535

Mon-Wed-Fri: 8AM – 4:30PM
Tu & Thur: 8 AM – 7 PM
Sat: 8 AM – 2 PM

Springfield Community Veterinary Hospital

67 Mulberry Street
Springfield, MA 01105

Mon – Fri: 8AM – 4:30PM

Worcester Community Veterinary Hospital

831 Main Street
Worcester, MA  01610

Mon – Fri: 8AM – 4PM

Three Community Veterinary Hospitals providing full-service veterinary care for your pet, plus weekly vaccine clinics, a low cost spay/neuter program, and more! And all our hospitals offer subsidized rates for qualified households.

Second Chance Animal Services operates high quality veterinary hospitals in Springfield, Worcester and North Brookfield. Our hospitals are open to everyone and offer subsidized rates for qualified households as part of our Community Healthy Initiative Program (CHIP). These reduced fees are only available to those that qualify. You must meet the income requirement to receive the subsidized rates. Those that do not qualify pay the regular fees and all proceeds benefit the programs that help pets in need.

Our caring staff of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and support staff provide the best care and treatment for your pet. We have the latest in equipment and cutting edge spay/neuter surgery techniques to help ensure a great experience for all pets.

Our hospitals, coupled with our long standing spay/neuter and vaccine clinic programs, are another way that Second Chance Animal Services is leading the way to fight suffering in the pets in our community and beyond. Second Chance is a very different animal organization that provides programs to help in every way possible to make lives better for pets. We make a difference in the lives of over 40,000 pets each year.

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For Our Special Patient’s Health & Comfort

  • Surgeries are performed on heated surgical tables
  • Post-surgical comfort includes heating units to keep pets comfortable and warm
  • In-house laboratory services including state of the art comprehensive blood chemistry and cytology machines
  • Anesthetic monitoring
  • Dental cleanings and extractions
  • Digital Dental X-Ray
  • Digital Full Body X-Ray
  • Parasite control
  • Pain relief
  • Individual comfortable recovery cages
  • A loving and knowledgable veterinary staff
  • Licensed veterinarians trained in cutting edge spay/neuter surgery

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Grace Park

Medical Director
Dr. Grace Park is a native of Connecticut. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2005.  She was voted the 2019 Best Veterinarian by readers of Worcester Magazine.
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Dr. Ashley Raymond

Veterinarian
Dr. Ashley Raymond is a native of Pomfret, Connecticut where she developed a love for animals while growing up on her family’s small farm. She attended Syracuse University and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 2010. She completed her Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University in 2014 and…
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Dr. Jackie Celmer

Veterinarian
Dr. Jackie Celmer grew up in Southbridge Massachusetts. She earned her undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Dr. Jackie attended Ross University school of Veterinary Medicine on the small Caribbean island of St. Kitts. She completed her clinical year at…
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Dr. Kristen Cormier

Veterinarian
Dr. Kristen Cormier has been a member of our surgical team since 2012. She has been performing high quality, high volume, spay and neuter surgeries since 2011 and has safely spayed and neutered over 20,000 animals! Through her work, she hopes to help end the pet overpopulation, and homelessness problem, in our country.
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Dr. Rosario Delgado-Lecároz

Veterinarian
Dr. Rosario Delgado-Lecároz grew up in Puerto Rico. She graduated from Tufts University in 1993 and completed a one year large animal production medicine internship at Cornell University where she worked with farm animals mainly cows, horses, sheep, goats and pigs. She did a second internship in CT working with medicine and…
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Dr. Alison Gouinlock

Veterinarian
Dr. Alison Gouinlock, a native of Rhode Island, received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Kinesiology from the University of South Alabama. Dr. G then completed her Doctorate degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and attended her clinical year at Michigan State University.
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Dr. Erin Casey

Veterinarian
Dr. Erin Casey grew up both on Cape Cod and in the Berkshires where they developed a love of animals and the outdoors. They received their Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cornell University, and then earned their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Tufts University in 2019.
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Dr. Colleen Dugan

Veterinarian
Dr. Colleen Dugan grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire. She graduated with a Veterinary Medicine Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.
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Subsidized Pricing

Everyone is welcome at our Community Veterinary Hospitals.  Second Chance strives to alleviate the suffering of pets from treatable medical conditions. We offer subsidized rates for those that cannot afford to care for a pet in need. Subsidized pricing provides access to care for pet owners on fixed incomes, ensuring that pets get the medical care they need for treatable medical conditions.

Owners who don’t qualify for subsidized rates receive great veterinary care for their pets and help provide access to care for those who need assistance as well as help pets at our adoption center.  It is a win for everyone – especially the pets!

To Qualify For Subsidized Pricing: Your combined household income must be below 150% of the poverty level. Income verification is required.  Please bring proof of household income (paystubs, w-2, Social Security statement, etc.) along with a photo id to qualify.  Otherwise, the standard veterinary rates apply. 

Please note, subsidized pricing is not available to those pet owners that are actively breeding their pets, or for the litters of those breeding pets. Subsidized pricing is meant to help pet owners who have financial restraints that limit their ability to provide veterinary care for their pet. If you are breeding your pet for sale, you are disqualified from this program. You can still welcome to use our programs but at the regular, non-subsidized rates.

We Need Your Help

We do our best to see every pet that needs us and you can help:
 
Please call us if you are unable to make your pets appointment.  We ask for 24-hours notice if you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment. Last minute cancellations or no-shows may result in a $10 fee for office visits or $25 for surgeries.
 
Please arrive on time.  If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, we will do our best to accommodate your pet but we may need to reschedule based on the day’s schedule.  A $10 fee may apply for late or rescheduled appointments or $25 for surgeries.

 

Need Help Paying for Your Pet’s Care?

We work very hard to keep your pet’s medical care affordable, but for those who may need to pay over time, Second Chance accepts CareCredit and ScratchPay.  Visit their websites to see if one of these options is right for you.

 

More Veterinary Services!

Spay & Neuter
Vaccine Clinics
Homebound Rescue
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