VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital veterinarians and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors are compassionate and highly trained veterinary professionals and specialists who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health concern presents itself. As you will see in our biography section, our staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but, above all, a love of animals and providing the very best care for them.

  • Amy Alwood, Medical Director

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Tufts University
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Alwood is a Critical Care Specialist currently serving as Medical Director at VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital in Springfield, MA.  Prior to relocating to New England in 2010 she had worked

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  • Megan Brace

    Veterinary Specialist
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Brace, a South Shore native, is excited to be back in New England working at VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital.  She attended Veterinary School at the University of Pennsylvania  and

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  • Merilee Costello

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Michigan State University
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Costello received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University and completed her residency training in emergency and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Board-certified

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  • Jeanne Ficociello

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Jeanne Ficociello was born in raised north of Boston in Wilmington, MA. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Harvard University and attended veterinary school at the University

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  • George Daniel

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine
    BS, St. George's University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. George Daniel is originally from the twin Island republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. He attended St. George's University for both his bachelors and graduate veterinary degrees.

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  • Deb Lindsey

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Lindsey graduated from The Ohio State University in 2004 and began working at VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital in 2011.  Prior to VCA Boston Road she worked in feline exclusive general and

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  • Kirstin Piotrowski

    Associate Veterinarian
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care


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  • Christa Skribiski

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, University of Minnesota
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Skribiski graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with a degree in veterinary medicine and went onto complete an internship in emergency medicine at VCA South Shore Weymouth.

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  • Richard Segaloff

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, Tufts University
    Departments: Oncology

    Rich Segaloff, DVM, received a B.S. in animal science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2004. In 2009, he received his DVM from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital
1235 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Tel (413) 783-0603
Tel  (413) 783-1203

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In the event of a pet medical emergency, please call us at 413-783-0603 or drive immediately to our facility - no appointment is needed. VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital has doctors and staff on duty and ready to assist you and your pet during a medical crisis - 24/7, 365 days a year.

PLEASE NOTE:  After 11 pm our hospital's front door is locked for security reasons. Simply ring the doorbell to the left of the front door, and our ICU staff will come immediately to aid you and your pet.

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