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VCA  Laconia Animal Hospital

VCA Laconia Animal Hospital

3 Maple Street | Gilford, NH 03249

Call 603-581-2774
Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Sat boarding pickup
  • Professional groomer
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Welcome all to V.C.A Laconia Animal Hospital where we take superior care of your best friend! Let us show you how we will meet and surpass your expectations of what a veterinary hospital should be. Our knowledgeable staff of caring and compassionate veterinarians will provide you their expertise in all fields of complete veterinary care.

Plus we have the backing of the full resources Veterinary Centers of America has to offer, with numerous specialists and a network of over 450 hospitals nationwide. We are a member of nationally recognized A.A.H.A (American Animal Hospital Association), proud to have received some of the highest scores awarded.

All of us here at V.C.A Laconia Animal Hospital are pet owners ourselves, and we know in the past that sometimes bringing your animal to the hospital could be a stressful situation. We are here for you providing a relaxing atmosphere which really allows us to concentrate on you and your pet one on one. We promise to answer all your questions and meet all your needs. Dare we say you might even have fun at the veterinarian! Our friendly staff is ready and willing to make you a part of our family. We know you’ll be glad you came.

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Our house kittie Nelson loves to play! Our house kittie Nelson loves to play!
Receptionist Billie with Carol and her kitty Lily Receptionist Billie with Carol and her kitty Lily
Dr. Heather Manning listens to Angus' heart Dr. Heather Manning listens to Angus' heart
Steph & Chris drawing pre-anesthetic bloodwork from Beau. Steph & Chris drawing pre-anesthetic bloodwork from Beau.
Professional groomer Chris using the HydroSurge Bathing system on this lucky pup! Professional groomer Chris using the HydroSurge Bathing system on this lucky pup!
VCA Laconia Animal Hospital VCA Laconia Animal Hospital
Bios
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DR. JOHN GUEST
DR. JOHN GUEST

Dr. John Guest is a relative newcomer to the Lakes Region having moved here from Virginia in 1999 after completing his veterinary training at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Guest worked at the Food and Drug Administration, using his electrical engineering degree to evaluate human medical devices.
During his years at the VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Guest has developed special interests in skin disease and heart disease. “Skin and ear problems are among the most common problems seen in dogs and cats, and can cause significant discomfort to the pet,” comments Dr. Guest. “Finding the right treatment to help a pet can be challenging, but is very gratifying to help a pet feel so much better.” Cats and dogs with heart disease often are initially evaluated by specialists, and then have continued care with general practitioners. “New medications and even nutritional supplements can really help pets with heart disease live longer and feel better,” comments Dr. Guest. Dr. Guest is also our Medical Director, having responsibilities for helping to establish medical policies for the hospitals.
Dr. Guest lives with his wife Kathryn (also a veterinarian at our hospital), children Connor, Ella, Madelyn & Caroline plus 3 cats and 2 dogs in Gilford. When he is not working, Dr. Guest enjoys hiking and mountain-biking the trails of the Lakes Region and White Mountains.

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DR. KATHRYN GUEST
DR. KATHRYN GUEST

Dr. Katie Guest came to the Lakes Region in 1999 after completing her veterinary training at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Although she now limits her veterinary practice to cats and dogs, Dr. Guest previously treated horses, cows, sheep, goats, and cats and dogs in her prior workplace.
Dr. Guest has developed special interests in surgery and reproductive medicine. She has completed advanced courses in laser surgery and performs some of the more challenging surgical procedures, such as thyroidectomy (the removal of one or both of the thyroid glands – a treatment option for cats with hyperthyroidism) and entropion (correction of eye lid abnormalities). In the field of reproductive medicine, she has experience with artificial insemination, semen collection and evaluation, pregnancy evaluation, and caesarian section.
Dr. Guest lives with her husband, John (also a veterinarian at our hospital), children Connor, Ella, Madelyn & Caroline plus 3 cats & 2 dogs in Gilford. When she is not working, Dr. Guest enjoys hiking, skiing, and gardening.

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Dr. Jonna Fulton
Dr. Jonna Fulton

Dr. Jonna Fulton, originally from Connecticut, settled in New Hampshire in 2000 after completing a one year small animal medical and surgical internship at VA-MD Regional School of Veterinary Medicine following her DVM degree at Louisiana School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Fulton is no stranger to VCA Laconia Animal Hospital and VCA Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital as this was her first position as associate veterinarian after moving to NH. After 4 years in general practice, in 2004, she decided to change gears and worked full time as a small animal emergency veterinarian for the past 10 years, where she learned many new skills. �I am very excited and thrilled to be back at VCA Laconia Animal Hospital where I started from! It is great to see familiar faces of clients and working with the doctors and staff that were there from years ago!� Dr. Fulton enjoys using the advanced skills she has learned in treating the more challenging medical and surgical patients that present to the clinic. �It is amazing that after 14 years in practice, I am still seeing new conditions all the time and learning from each patient I treat.� She has special interests in soft tissue surgery, critical care, and ultrasound. Dr. Fulton enjoys her free time in the beautiful outdoors of NH with her chocolate Lab Mr. Finn.

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