Vet Care

With the lifting of state COVID restrictions, Second Chance is excited to welcome everyone back inside our facilities. For everyone’s comfort, we have a few temporary rules as we adjust and staff members complete vaccinations.

Starting Tuesday, June 1st, pet owners will once again be able to accompany pets for office visits.

  • Masks will be required in exam rooms and lobbies (due to confined spaces)
  • We ask that you limit visitors to two pet owners in a room at one time
  • Please continue to observe social distancing when possible. (If there are too many people in the lobby, you may be asked to wait outside)

Curbside service will continue to be available for pet owners who wish to remain in their cars while their pet is brought inside for exams.

Our weekly vaccine clinics are now exclusively  by pre-registration – eliminating lines and long waits and allowing us to help more pets. Pet owners will remain outside while their pet is brought inside for registered treatments and promptly returned.

Second Chance Community Veterinary Hospitals can help you care for your pet. 

Wellness exams, sick visits, surgery, x-ray, ultrasound, dental care and more. Plus weekly vaccine clinics and  low-cost spay/neuter services.

Our hospitals are open to everyone and offer subsidized rates for qualified households as part of our Community Healthy Pet Initiative.

All Second Chance locations will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.

N. Brookfield Community Veterinary Hospital

372 N. Main St.
North Brookfield, MA 01535

Mon & Fri: 8AM – 4:30PM
Tu, Wed, 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

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 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.

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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. Ashley Raymond

Medical Director
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. Kristen Cormier

Lead Surgeon
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. 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. Alison Gouinlock

DVM, MS, CSCS
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. 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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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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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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

Thank you to PetSmart Charities for helping us provide access to the highest quality veterinary care for all pets.

More Veterinary Services!

Spay & Neuter
Vaccine Clinics
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