- 24-Hour Vet
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Christine Pelletier, DVM
Veterinary School: Tufts University
Dr. Pelletier grew up locally in the Three Rivers section of Palmer and went to high school right here in Springfield. She graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in biochemistry and then went on to earn her veterinary degree at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Pelletier is the Chief of Emergency at VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital. See More She has an interest in emergency, critical care and exotic animal medicine. At home, Dr. Pelletier lives with her husband, cats, tortoise and snake.
Jennifer Chow, DVM
Veterinary School: Michigan State University
Dr. Jennifer Chow grew up in California. She obtained her biological sciences degree with a minor in physiology from the University of California, Irvine in 1998. She then attended Michigan State University, obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After graduating from Michigan State University she started practicing emergency medicine in California See More . In 2006, she moved to Massachusetts. Dr. Chow and her husband have two dogs, one Chihuahua and one Welsh Cardigan Corgi. Besides spending time with her dogs, she enjoys her other hobby of salt water fish and coral reefs.
Joyce Mellon, DVM
Veterinary School: Tufts University
Graduate School: Northeastern University /
Dr. Mellon has been a fixture at the Boston Rd Animal Hospital for over 17 years! She attended Northeastern University in Boston for her undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 1992, Dr. Mellon completed her studies at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Mellon shares her home with 2 donkeys, 4 sheep, 4 goats, chickens and guinea hens, 4 cats, one corgi, and her husband, Jim.
Radu Nastase, DVM
Veterinary School: University of Agronomical Sciences – School of Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
Dr. Nastase graduated from the University of Agronomical Sciences – School of Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania in 1994. He worked at the Animal Medical Center in New York City from 1995-2000 before heading to Tufts University to do a clinical year of study (ECFVG). In 2001, Dr. Nastase started his General Internship and Emergency Internship at the Boston See More Road Animal Hospital. After completing the internships in 2003 he moved back to New York to do his one-year Surgical Internship at the Veterinary Specialty Referral Center in Pattersonville. From 2004 to 2007 he worked for a research Pharmaceutical Company. In 2007, Dr. Nastase came back to the VCA Boston Rd Animal Hospital to work in the Emergency Department.
Special Interests: Dr. Nastase's professional interests are in surgery, pharmacology and pathology. In his personal time he enjoys sports, skiing, swimming, and travel.
Gene H. Nesbitt, MS, DVM
Board Certification: ACVD
Veterinary School: Washington State University
Graduate School: Oregon State University / MS
Dr. Nesbitt received his DVM degree from Washington State University in 1966, earned his MS degree from Oregon State University in 1977, and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1978.
Dr. Nesbitt is a dermatologist at VCA Referral Dermatology Service in Cheshire, CT; Northboro, MA; and Springfield, MA. His background includes See More associate, part owner, and owner in private practice; Staff Dermatologist, and Direct of Education, Animal Medical Center, New York; lecturer, clinical professor, Staff Dermatologist at Tufts University.
He is a member of the Editorial Board, Veterinary Therapeutics and Advisor to Board, avVaa World Health Care Products. His past professional activities include EXCEL Examination Committee Section Chairman, and in 1981, Chairman of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.
He is author or co-author of 3 veterinary dermatology textbooks, editor of Veterinary Dermatology book, and primary or co-author of approximately 35 scientific articles. His recent presentations include Central Veterinary Conference in 2005 and Central Veterinary Conference East in 2008.
Nathaniel Fenollosa, DACVIM, DVM
Board Certification: ACVIM/Cardiology
Veterinary School: Tufts University
Dr. Fenollosa graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in May, 2001. As a student at Tufts, Dr. Fenollosa co-authored a large research study on the population characteristics and survival of cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Upon graduation, Dr. Fenollosa completed a Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery See More at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. Following internship, Dr. Fenollosa completed a Cardiology Residency at Angell-Boston. After completing his cardiology specialty training, Dr. Fenollosa moved to Western Massachusetts to join the specialty staff at Angell Animal Medical Center–Western New England, in Springfield. Dr. Fenollosa became board-certified in the specialty of cardiology in July of 2005. In addition to his duties as a staff cardiologist,
Dr. Fenollosa served as Internship Director at Angell – WNE.
Dr. Fenollosa is a cardiologist at VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Hospital in Shelton, CT.
Special Interests: Diagnosis and management of acquired congenital heart disease
Arrhythmia detection and management
Treatment of asymptomatic heart disease and heart failure
Identification and treatment of syncope
John Edward Stambaugh
Board Certification: American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School: University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Stambaugh received his Vmd degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 1983.
Dr. Stambaugh has been a surgeon at VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts since 1978.
He is a member of several professional organizations including American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, Wmvma, and American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
He is the co-author of four scientific articles and a presenter at Orthopedic Research conference in 1976.
Dr. Stambaugh and the staff which supports him handle a wide spectrum of orthopedic, neurosurgical, and soft tissue surgical cases.
Donald R. Crouser
Veterinary School: Texas A&M University
Donald R. Crouser, DVM completed his undergraduate and veterinary education at Texas A&M University, graduating in 1973. He completed his internship at the University of Georgia before joining VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital in 1975. Dr. Crouser has a special interest in preventative medicine, nutrition, and clinical laboratory medicine. Dr. Crouser works with Greyhound Options, Inc. and is the Lay Leader at The United Methodist Church of Enfield, CT. He and his wife Lisa share their home with two greyhounds: Jack, 14, and Artie, 8; as well as 2 birds, a marine aquarium and their four year old daughter, Sarah. "As a veterinarian, my goal is to promote patient quality of life and the bond that exists between animal and owner," says Dr. Crouser. "I do this through disease prevention, nutritional and behavior counseling, and wellness surveillance through life's stages."
Veterinary School: St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine
Graduate School: St. George's University
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. In 2005 after completing 12 months of final year clinical training at Auburn University, Alabama; he moved north to beautiful New England.
Dr. Daniel worked in a small animal practice for the next 3 years in Massachusetts. During that period he completed a 20 month stint at the Emergency & Referral Clinic at The VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital. He then moved back to the Caribbean from early 2008 to late 2009 to serve the government of Trinidad and Tobago as a veterinary officer in mixed animal practice.
Adding to his repertoire, Dr. Daniel came back to the States and worked several years at VCA Montgomery Road Animal Hospital in wellness medicine.
Presently, Dr. Daniel proudly returned to VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital where he practices in Emergency medicine.