New England Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort is happy to provide care for a wide range of pocket pets as well as non-traditional mammal pets. We offer preventive care, nutritional advice, and general care recommendations for your small pets. Each species has its own specific needs for housing, diet, and care.

Guinea Pig - Veterinary Care for Pocket PetsOur veterinarians are experienced with treating and caring for many types of non-traditional and pocket pets including:

  • Ferrets
  • Hamsters & Gerbils
  • Rabbits

 

New England Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort offers an array of both prescription and over the counter products to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our in-house pharmacy is stocked with prescription medications to provide preventive care, treat illnesses and ensure that your pet's medication is always available.

 

We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. Please call us at 978-744-8325 for immediate assistance. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.

We refer after-hours emergencies to:

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
20 Cabot Road, Woburn MA 01801
(P) 781-932-5802

Essex County Veterinary Referral Hospital
247 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845
(P) 978-725-5544

 

       
   

NEVC Pet Resort

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Boarding Requirements
Hours & Policies
Boarding Forms

 
       
       

We are NOW offering boarding for dogs and cats, so that you can leave your pet in total comfort at our full service kennel.

At New England Veterinary Clinic & Pet Resort, we will make your pet's vacation a special occasion. We know the decision to board your pet can be an anxious time for you and your special friend. Our brand new boarding facility provides a comfortable and relaxing home away from home for your pet when you need to be away on business, vacation or an emergency.

We pay special attention to assure your pet is safe and comfortable.

Boarders at our facility enjoy the following amenities:

  Dog Kennel at New Engand Pet Resort
  Cat Condos at New England Pet Resort
  • Immaculately Clean Cages and Runs
  • Owner Visits and Tours of the Facility
  • Beautiful New Facility
  • A Clean & Comfy Atmosphere
  • Fresh Bedding & Daily Housekeeping
  • Indoor / Outdoor Dog Suites
  • Grassy Outdoor Area
  • Individualized Care
  • Convenient Hours

We also offer peace of mind:

  • Personal Loving Care by Attentive Staff
  • Individual Playtime
  • Extra Treats
  • Veterinarians On Site
  • Medical Services if needed
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NEVC Pet Resort

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We offer a variety of boarding services and a la carte activities to make your pet's stay with us safe, comfortable and fun!

Medication Administration

  • If your pet requires any medications, we can administer all medications on a per day basis.

  • For animals that are Diabetic or that need Subcutaneous Fluids, owners must provide syringes and bag of fluids (lines and needles).

  • In the event that your pet requires a new bag of fluids, owners will be charged a fee for a new bag (set up and needles included).

Grooming

  • Book your dog or cat in for a grooming appointment during their vacation with us. Learn more by visiting our pet grooming page.

  • Please call prior to pick up to ensure your dog is ready.

A la Carte Guest Room Service Menu

Feline Services

Rise & Shine: Feline guests get a special wake up that includes a breakfast treat and hair brushing.

Kitty Explore Time: Cat guests enjoy 15 minutes of explore time in our kitty tree, sunbathing window perch, kitty laser light time or feather toy time.

Catnip Happy Hour: Indulge your cat's senses and bring forth feline euphoria with catnip.

Tuck Me In: Bedtime tuck me in service includes a special treat and a nice soothing song!

 

Canine Services

Rise & Shine: Canine guests get a special wake up that includes a breakfast treat and hair brushing.

Fun in the Sun: 15 minutes of outdoor exercise activities.

Splish Splash: 15 minutes of outdoor water fun! (Weather permitting.)

Tuck Me In: Bedtime tuck me in service includes a special treat and a nice soothing song!

 

NEVC Pet Resort

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Pet Resort Services
Boarding Requirements
Hours & Policies
Boarding Forms

All dogs and cats must be current on required vaccines withing 5 days of boarding. In addition, all pets must be free from Internal and External Parasites (including Fleas and Ticks).

Please feel free to fax your pet's vaccine history to us at 978-741-4546 prior to arrival. We look forward to your pet's vacation!

 

Canine Requirements

Puppies (8 – 18 weeks)

  • Distemper (DHPP)
  • Kennel Cough (bi-annually)
  • Negative Fecal Test (bi-annually)

Dogs

  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Kennel Cough (bi-annually)
  • Distemper (DHPP)
  • Negative Fecal Test (bi-annually)

Feline Requirements

Kittens (8 – 18 weeks)

  • Feline Distemper (FVRCP)
  • Negative Fecal Test (bi-annually)

Cats

  • Feline Distemper (FVRCP)
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Negative FeLV/FIV Test
  • Negative Fecal Test (bi-annually) -- Proof required



       
   

NEVC Pet Resort

General Resort Info
Pet Resort Services
Boarding Requirements
Hours & Policies
Boarding Forms

 
       
       

Boarding Hours & Policies

Monday through Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm
Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

  • Check out time is 11 am. An additional day of boarding will be charged after 11 am.

  • We recommend bringing your pet's regular food. If this is not possible, we can provide pet food at no charge.

  • Bedding is provided free of charge. However, you are welcome to bring your pet's favorite blanket or your own bedding provided that it is washable.
       
   

NEVC Pet Resort

General Resort Info
Pet Resort Services
Boarding Requirements
Hours & Policies
Boarding Forms

 
       
       

Pet Boarding Admission Forms

Please download and fill out the appropriate Pet Boarding Admission and Treatment Consent Forms listed below. Bring completed forms with you when dropping off your pet for its vacation at our comfortable and safe full-service kennel. Feel free to fax your pet's vaccine history to us at 978-741-4546 prior to arrival to expedite the admissions process. We look forward to your pet's vacation!

 
 

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Annual veterinary care is crucial to keeping your pet happy and healthy. Click the icons below to learn more about what your veterinarian can do for your pet.

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Exams check overall health and detect problems before they become severe or costly.

 

Vaccines protect against common and fatal diseases based on your pet's age and lifestyle.

 
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Dental and oral care prevents bad breath and diseases that could become life-threatening.   Lab tests diagnose and prevent sickness or injury in safe and non-invasive ways.   Parasite prevention treats and protects against deadly heartworms, parasites, and flea/tick infestations.
         
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  Nutrition ensures your pet gets the balanced diet it needs and maintains a healthy weight.   Spaying and neutering protects pets from serious health and behavioral problems.  
 

Care Guides for Pet Owners

Your pet's health also depends on you. Click on the icons below to learn more about what pet owners can do at home to keep their pets living a long, healthy life.

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Home care is just as important as veterinary care in keeping your pet happy and healthy.

 

Care for all ages includes veterinary care and home care tips for your pet at every age.

 

Ages and stages is our chart to help you find out your pet's age in "human years."

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Bringing your pets to the veterinarian for a physical exam every year is the smartest and easiest way to keep them healthy. Exams allow your veterinarian to detect any problems before they become severe or costly.

Pet Exams for Dogs and CatsYour Veterinarian Will Check...

  • muscular and skeletal health by feeling for healthy muscle mass and joint pain.

  • neurologic system – it could indicate birth defects in younger pets, and cognitive issues in older pets.

  • appropriate weight and  lifestyle for your pet's age.

  • lymph nodes – swollen nodes can indicate a wound, virus, infection or some other illness.

  • vital signs (temperature, pulse and respiration) – an abnormal reading could indicate illness.

  • skin and coat condition for growths, infection wounds and overall skin health.
     
 

Bring Your Pet to the Veterinarian Every Year for a Clean Bill of Health and Peace of Mind

Your pet can't tell us what's wrong. But routine physical exams can help your veterinarian detect any problems or diseases you might not have otherwise picked up on, including heart murmurs, tumors, enlarged organs, cataracts, ear infections, ear mites, dental and gum disease, skin issues and allergies.
 
     


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Vaccines protect against common diseases that your pets may become exposed to.

Did You Know?

Vaccines have about a 95% success rate for preventing infections and fatal diseases.

     
  Canine Vaccines

Rabies

The rabies vaccine is required by law and protects against the fatal illness. Rabies can be transmitted to other pets and people through the bite of an infected animal.

Distemper (DHPP)

This combination vaccine protects against viruses that cause life-threatening neurologic, respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.

Leptospirosis

This vaccine protects against a bacteria that can cause deadly kidney or liver disease. Leptospirosis is also transmissible to people.

Lyme

This vaccine helps prevent Lyme disease, which is easily transmitted through the bite of an infected tick.

 
 

Lifestyle Vaccines

These might be recommended if your dog visits boarding facilities, groomers, training classes, dog parks, and other social settings.

Bordetella

This vaccine protects against an airborne respiratory virus known as "Kennel Cough."

 
 
     
  Feline Vaccines

Rabies

The rabies vaccine is required by law and protects against the fatal illness. Rabies can be transmitted to other pets and people through the bite of an infected animal.

Distemper (FVRCP)

This combination vaccine protects against viruses that cause life-threatening respiratory and gastrointestinal issues.
 
     
 

Lifestyle Vaccine

This is given to all outdoor cats, including those who go out occasionally -even if it's just on an open porch.

Feline Leukemia

This vaccine protects against the contagious and often fatal disease, which is easily spread between cats.

 

 

     
 

Vaccines are the key to a long and healthy life. Your veterinarian will suggest the best vaccines for your pet based on age, medical history and lifestyle.

 
     

Download the Pet Vaccines handout

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Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. Without proper preventive or home care, plaque and tartar can build up, which may cause oral infections, bad breath, infected gum tissues (gingivitis) or even bone loss (periodontitis).

Did You Know?

It's not normal for your pet to have bad breath – it can be a sign of serious dental or gum issues.

Pet Dental & Oral Care

     
 

Sixty percent of dental disease is hidden below the gum line, and can only be found with x-rays. Brush your pet's teeth regularly and check with your veterinarian about screenings, cleanings and products available to help keep those pearly whites clean.

 
     


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Yearly lab tests are safe and non-invasive ways to diagnose and prevent sickness or injuries in pets that a physical exam cannot detect.

     
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Blood Screening

A blood screening checks for anemia, parasites, infections, organ function and sugar levels. It is important to get a blood test annually for your pet, to help your veterinarian establish a benchmark for normal values and easily see any changes that may point to problems.

Urinalysis

This test has the ability to screen for diabetes, urinary tract infections, bladder/kidney stones, as well as dehydration and early kidney disease.

Intestinal Parasite Check

Using a stool sample, your veterinarian can check to see if your pet has parasites. Many parasites can be passed on to humans, so it is important to complete this screening annually, especially if your pet has any symptoms including upset stomach, loss of appetite and weight loss.

 
     
 
 
     
 

Routine testing can add years to your pet's life. Your veterinarian will recommend lab tests appropriate for your pet based on age and lifestyle.

 
     
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Canine Tests

Your veterinarian may check for the presence of heartworms in your dog, as well as the three common tick-borne diseases – Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia Canis.
 
     
 
 
     
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Feline Tests

A combination test checks for heartworm, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FeLV and FIV are serious diseases that weaken the immune system, making cats susceptible to a variety of infections and other diseases. FeLV is spread through casual contact, and FIV is transmitted primarily through bite wounds. They can also be transferred to cats by their mothers. Any new pets, or sick/stray cats entering a household, should be tested.

Blood Pressure Testing

Senior cats are routinely tested for high blood pressure. It may occur as a secondary disease to another illness and is commonly seen in older cats. But it can affect a cat at any age and cause damage to the eyes, heart, brain and kidneys. A new heart murmur or alterations in your cat's eyes during a routine exam may prompt your veterinarian to take a blood pressure reading.

 
     

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Prevention is the best approach in protecting your pet against deadly heartworms, intestinal parasites, and flea and tick infestations. Your veterinarian will help you find the product that is right for your pet based on his or her needs.

     
 

EXTERNAL PARASITES
are assessed visually by your veterinarian.

 
     
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Fleas

Fleas thrive when the weather is warm and humid. All cats and dogs are susceptible to flea infestations. Beyond the skin irritation and discomfort, flea infestations can also cause deadly infections, flea-allergy dermatitis (OUCH!) and the transmission of tapeworm parasites if ingested.

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Ticks

Ticks can spread serious infectious diseases such as Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis to pets and people. Pet owners should inspect their pets regularly for ticks, large and small, especially after being outside in a wooded or grassy area.

 
     
 
     
 

INTERNAL PARASITES
are assessed by blood tests and fecal exams.

 
     
 
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Intestinal Parasites

Roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, whipworm, Coccidia, Giardia and Cryptosporidium are all common in cats and dogs. Many of these parasites can be transmitted to you and your family if your pet becomes infected.

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Heartworm

Mosquitoes can spread heartworm, a harmful disease that affects both dogs and cats. As its name implies, heartworm lives in the blood of a pet's heart and blood vessels. We recommend annual screenings for both dogs and cats, even if they are already on heartworm preventatives.

 
     
     
     
 

Life is better for your pet and family without parasites.
Let us help you choose your flea, tick, heartworm and
intestinal parasite preventatives today!

 
     


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Just like humans, an animal's diet directly affects its overall health and well-being. Allowing a pet to overeat, or to consume the wrong foods, may lead to a wide variety of ailments including obesity, diabetes and arthritis.

Did You Know?

Over 50% of dogs and cats in the United States are obese or overweight.

Proper Nutrition

Although we think of our pets as family members, they shouldn’t be allowed to eat like us. Maintaining a proper diet will help keep your pet at a healthy weight. Be sure not to overfeed, and that you are providing a diet tailored to your pet's breed, age, weight and medical history.

Common Foods To Avoid

Think twice about feeding your pet table scraps. Common foods such as chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions and garlic could be dangerous to an animal. Some non-food items like lily plants and antifreeze are also toxic to pets. Check with your veterinarian if your pet has ingested anything questionable.
Pet Nutrition

 

Growth Diet

Growing puppies and kittens need more nutrient-dense food than adults. Ask your veterinarian which food is right for this stage of life. Cats switch to an adult diet right after being spayed or neutered, no matter what the age, to decrease the likelihood of obesity and related conditions.

Adult Diet

Selecting an adult dog or cat food that will keep your pet healthy and energetic starts with knowing your pet's lifestyle. Does your dog weigh just the right amount and go for long walks daily? Or is it a lap dog that loves nothing more than to snooze the day away? Talk to your veterinarian about these issues to help guide you in choosing the best food for your pet.

Senior Diet

Your senior dog or cat may need fewer calories, less fat, and more fiber as he or she ages. Many older pets can continue eating the food they always have – just a little less to compensate for not being as active. Check with your veterinarian which food and amount is best for your pet.

   
     
 

Every pet ages differently. Your veterinarian can help you determine the best diet for your pet's needs.

 
     


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Spaying or neutering can protect your pet from serious health and behavioral problems later in life. It also helps control the stray animal population.

Spaying or Neutering Reduces the Risk of...

Uterine Disease

Known as a pyometra, this is a potentially life-threatening condition which can be very expensive to treat. It is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.

Mammary Tumors (Breast Cancer)

Over one-half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.

Testicular Cancer

This cancer, as well as prostatitis (an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate), can be greatly reduced with early neutering.

 

Behavioral Problems

Unwanted behaviors such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with spaying or neutering.

Overpopulation

There are more puppies and kittens in shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized. Spaying or neutering can help reduce the number of animals in need of homes.Cat and Dog graphic

   
     
 

Spayed and neutered pets live healthier and longer lives! Consider the benefits to your pet and the community, and ask us when is the best time to spay or neuter your pet.

 
     


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