|Monday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|Sunday||10:00am - 2:00pm|
- Feline Radioactive Thyroid (I-131)
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, an honor awarded to fewer than one in five veterinary hospitals. To maintain our accreditation, AAHA conducts regular inspections to ensure that we maintain the highest standards in patient care, diagnostics, housekeeping, and record-keeping. Our doctors and staff work hard to provide the very best in veterinary care, and we're proud that we passed our latest inspection with flying colors.
Susan Gilmore, DVM
Dr. Gilmore spent 10 years working in the travel and airline industry before obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Salem State College. She then received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (2002) and has been in private practice since then.
Dr. Gilmore loves spending time with her family, travelling whenever she can, and rooting for the Red Sox. Her pets include two dogs and a hamster.
Astrid M. Kruse, DVM
Dr. Kruse was born to be a veterinarian but didn't realize her calling until she had worked at a bank, taught high school students, and started a Ph.D. program. If she had just listened to her mother, she would have started off on the right career path years earlier. Every day she is thankful to have the opportunity to improve the health of her patients and to help their guardians make good, educated choices for their pets.
Dr. Kruse enjoys traveling and hiking the national parks, chocolate, biking, swimming, running, and kickboxing to work off all of the chocolate.
She enjoys spending time with her family (one husband, two small humans, one dog, two cats, and two rabbits).
Samantha Simonelli, DVM
Dr. Simonelli was born and raised in Everett, MA, with an older brother and a younger sister. She went to Holy Cross College where she obtained a Bachelor�s Degree in Art History in 1992. Dr. Simonelli then graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and has been practicing medicine ever since.
Dr. Simonelli lives with Lenny, her high school sweetheart, their two sons, whom she loves dearly when they are not driving her crazy, and two cats.
Dr. Simonelli loves being active and outdoors and has completed several triathlons and the Boston Marathon. She also has an affinity for baking, to which her co-workers can attest.
Linda J. Siperstein, DVM
Dr. Siperstein received her BA from Northwestern University and her DVM from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in small animal medicine and surgery. Before attending veterinary school, she was a public radio producer in San Francisco. In her free time Dr. Sip plays goalie in a women's soccer league, does book-binding, and is learning the banjo. She has two dogs, a cat, a parrot, a rat, and a turtle.
Jacqueline Warner, DVM
Dr. Warner received her BA in Marine Biology from Boston University and her DVM from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at Windhover Veterinary Center.
Dr. Warner's personal pets include Kelsey the cat, Spirit the dog, Slippers the cockatiel, Hobbes the lovebird, Buttercup the rex rabbit, Toni the iguana, Viktor the fire-bellied newt, three fish tanks, and two children!
Christine Pelletier, DVM, Medical Director
Dr. Pelletier 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. Prior to joining us in 2012, she spent four years as Chief of Emergency at VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital in Springfield, Mass. She has special interests in emergency, critical care, and exotic animal medicine.
Originally from western Massachusetts, Dr. Pelletier lives in Boston with her husband and three cats, Emory, Olivia, and Sarah.