We have fear free certified professionals on staff.
Whether your pet is sick or simply needs a wellness visit, coming to an unfamiliar environment can be strange and scary for them. At Wellesley Animal Hospital, ensuring your pet has a positive experience is a critical component of the care we provide. Our staff are specially trained and fear free certified to make every visit a happy and stress-free one.
We only employ licensed RVTs to care for your pet.
An RVT, or Registered Veterinary Technician, is a highly trained professional who acts as the right-hand of the doctor. Their role in a veterinary clinic is comparable to a Registered Nurse in a human hospital (they are actually called Veterinary Nurses in Europe!). RVTs need to keep updated with the latest developments in veterinary medicine through continuing education, otherwise they can lose their license. See our blog post on what an RVT is and what they do here. Some clinics will utilize unlicensed or on-the-job trained technicians. Our commitment to the welfare of your pet means we will only accept the most highly trained and dedicated people in our profession to look after animals in our care.
We have small mammal veterinarians on staff.
Small mammals may be tiny, but they deserve a huge level of care and attention! “Pocket pet” medicine is extremely unique, and takes a high level of focus and skill. We are proud to say we have TWO small mammal veterinarians who call our hospital home. If your pocket pet is sick or needs a wellness visit, at Wellesley Animal Hospital, we are here for you! Our staff are specially trained in small mammal medicine, surgery, and anesthesia. Dr. Young is a member of the AEMV, an association of veterinary professionals dedicated to advancing the care of ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, rats, mice, chinchillas, hedgehogs, and other exotic companion mammals. Did you know there are currently only 47 members in the whole COUNTRY? Your pocket pet is in good hands with us!
We work with and fundraise for the Farley Foundation.
The Farley Foundation is a registered charity that assists seniors and people on disability who are struggling to help their sick or injured pets. The Foundation subsidizes the cost of critical veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them. Farley relies exclusively on donations and fundraising events to provide funding to people and pets in need. Helping pets in need is our highest priority, and we are proud to support essential foundations such as the Farley Foundation. Every year, the Wellesley Animal Hospital staff participate in the “Ride For Farley” charity bike-a-thon, cycling upwards of 50km to raise funds and awareness. A minimum donation amount of $500 per participant is required in order to help the Foundation support the hundreds of requests it gets each year. This year our goal is $1,500! Click here if you’d like to support us!
We use calming pheromones throughout our hospital.
When cats are in a familiar and safe environment, they rub their cheeks on walls or objects throughout the area to mark it as their happy place. Both dog and cat “moms” also produce a pheromone for their kittens and puppies in their mammary tissue, and these are profoundly calming and make cats and dogs feel secure. These pheromones are replicated in Feliway and Adaptil. We use plug-in diffusers and spray bottles throughout the hospital to ensure these pheromones are always helping to make your pet feel safe and comfortable.
We have a free app to keep you connected.
Keep your pet’s health at your fingertips with the new Wellesley AH app! At the touch of a button you can:
- Call, email, or text us
- Request appointments, refill medication, order food
- View your pet’s vaccines and heath care reminders
- See upcoming appointments scheduled
- Order items for home delivery
- Be connected instantly with our after-hours emergency hospital
- Participate in our App-exclusive Rewards program
- Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
- Send us pet selfies!
Click here to learn more about all the different features on our app! Never again will you be left without access to critical information, services, and details of your pet’s health profile.