The veterinary hospital welcomes retired veterinarians again

NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — A veterinary hospital has created a program to welcome retired veterinarians to offer their services on their own terms.

Second Chance Animal Services created the Post-retirement veterinary program after many miss being able to help the animals. The program offers retired veterinarians the choice of the area of ​​care and the days they are willing to work as the need for professionals increases.

CEO Sheryl Blancato said, “Second Chance has a long history of working with retired vets who have shared their experience and talent. Some mentored the next generation, sharing skillful surgical techniques or consulting on difficult cases. Others help with our community vaccination clinics, which allow us to bring lifesaving vaccines to pets across the state.

“I invite them to tell me what they are missing, what they would like to do and how often they want to help. We also discuss the most convenient locations. We currently have hospitals in North Brookfield, Springfield and Worcester and are opening a new hospital in Southbridge very soon. The program is flexible so they can set their schedule. This can be one day a week, seasonal, etc. Whatever suits their schedule so they can still help pets and enjoy their retirement. Blancato adds that vets can choose to be paid or volunteer, depending on their preference.

Second Chance strives to provide long-term solutions to the current crisis in veterinary care.

Benjamin M. Yerger