VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital

Michael Bernstein, DVM, DACVIM, Medical Director

DVM, Cornell University
Certifications: DACVIM
Departments: Internal Medicine


Dr. Michael Bernstein joined the staff at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital 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 in 1974 and Department Head of Medicine in 1987. He also held appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine from 1976 until 1981, and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine from 1981 until 1997.

Dr. Bernstein became Board Certified in Internal Medicine by The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1981. Over the years, he has contributed to many publications, and has been an invited lecturer at numerous continuing education seminars, both nationally and internationally.

In addition to over 34 years of experience as a small animal internist, Dr. Bernstein brings with him significant expertise in hospital management. He has a special interest in feline medicine and is available to see referral appointments.


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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately or come right in. We are available and have doctors and technicians in the building waiting to help you and your pet 24 hours a day.

As pet parents ourselves, we understand when there is a concern about your pet, waiting can be excruciating. That is why we are here for you 24 hours a day. There is no question, concern, or problem too small so don't hesitate to contact us or come right in!

*Please note that between the hours of 9pm and 7am, our front doors are locked for security. Please ring the door bell and a staff member will come to the door and assist you.