I have been bringing my dogs, cats and rats to this animal hospital since the early 80s. The care has been absolutely marvelous. The attention they gave my son's rat who had cancer, removing the tumor and bearing with two teary eyed owners was a blessing for a 11 yr old. My dogs were always treated with care and respect, one female that was terrified of men was always scheduled with a woman and eventually she came to accept the male doctors. My current doctor for my daughter's two cats and my two (large) dogs is Kate Pietsch and she is caring, knowledgable, loving and flexible with my own desires regarding my animals treatment and medical choices. My one time with Gerald Pietsch is when my 17yr old wolf cross ( no longer legal in Massachusetts) finally succumbed to multiple illnesses, etc and needed to be put down, his care and understanding of my grief and my dog's pain was exemplary.