176 Willard street
Quincy, MA 02169
Open:Mon - Thurs: 8:30AM - 8:00PM,
Fri and Sat: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Sun: CLOSED

Services

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GeniusVets provides base content for over two dozen of the most commonly provided veterinary services, reviewed and approved by practicing veterinarians. This content can then be customized for your unique practice. Here are just a few samples.

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24/7 Emergency Vet Partners

24 Hour Emergency Vet Partners

If your pet has a medical emergency during your primary care veterinarian's regular office hours, we recommend first contacting him or her for a professional recommendation. If your veterinarian is not available, or requires a critical care facility, we recommend you immediately bring your pet to one of the following emergency vets:

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Cat Dermatology

Most cats will scratch on occasion but if you notice that the occasional scratch and regular grooming turns into a cat who appears uncomfortable, cat skin problems may be present and you should schedule an appointment with one of the veterinarians here at Willard Veterinary clinic.

Excessive scratching, hair loss and a mildly frantic cat are signs that cat skin problems may be present and your feline friend needs medical attention. While cat skin problems are rarely an emergency, an uncomfortable cat will have trouble enjoying daily life until those symptoms are under control.

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Cat Fleas & Ticks

The Dangers Of Fleas And Ticks For Cats

Of all the pesky nuisances out there your cat might face, fleas and ticks are two of the most troublesome. For cats, fleas and ticks pose a variety of potential health issues, including:

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Cat Lab Tests

When Will A Veterinarian Order Blood Tests For Cats?

Sometimes in the case of an eye or ear infection, your feline friend's medical condition affords a veterinarian the opportunity for a relatively straightforward diagnosis. However, other times the results in the need for further examination. In such a case, your veterinarian will order feline blood tests to aid in his or her investigation. The following situations can result in the need for blood tests for cats:

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Cat Medications

If you’re like a lot of cat owners, you know your cat’s daily routine. If you notice your cat is not following his usual activities, or if you see a change in behavior patterns, those could be subtle but important clues that your cat is sick. As a pet parent, it’s time for you to step in and get the vet on speed dial.

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Cat Vaccinations - Everything You Should Know

The importance of vaccinations to the overall health and longevity of your cat cannot be understated. Cat vaccines are medically and scientifically proven to combat the incubation and transmission of crippling and fatal feline diseases. Our veterinary staff is dedicated to educating people about the importance of cat vaccinations, including what cat vaccines are necessary, and when they should be scheduled.

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Declawing Cats: Examining the Pros, Cons and Alternatives

A part of normal cat behavior is their instinctive need to scratch on surfaces to remove excess claw material and keep the nails clean and in good shape. Cats obviously enjoy this behavior and certainly are not aware that their behavior may be seen as destructive to their owners. Unfortunately while your cat is happily clawing on your favorite chenille chair furniture, you may be grimacing and very unhappy with one of your favorite family members.

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Does Your Dog Have Allergies? Dog Allergy Testing

Dog Allergy Symptoms

While not usually life threatening, allergies in dogs do cause discomfort. Most symptoms are associated with dermatologic problems but some can also lead to chronic respiratory issues in some dogs if untreated for long periods of time. Sometimes an owner will bring their dog to a veterinary appointment, suspecting a serious medical condition and end up finding out that their canine companion has an allergy.

Here are some allergy symptoms commonly found in dogs:

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Dog Dental Care - Bad Breath, Teeth Cleaning, Dog Dentist

It is important to realize that your dog will never tell you when it is experiencing dental pain. All dogs will endure some level of dental disease and dental pain during their lives. The best way to minimize these issues is for your dog is to start out with a great dental health routine at home. This should be supplemented with regular dental cleanings performed by veterinary professionals (a veterinarian and veterinary nurse to aid in the dental cleaning and patient care during the procedure).

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Dog Deworming

How Worms In Dogs Are Contracted

At Willard Veterinary clinic, we love helping educate our clients about the best detection and prevention methods for worms in dogs, and we pride ourselves on providing our canine patients in and around the Quincy area with the utmost in care and treatment protocols. Due to their outdoor lifestyles and social natures, most dogs will be at risk of contracting worms throughout their lives. Some of the most common ways to contract worms in dogs include:

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Dog Lab Tests

Understanding Dog Blood Tests

A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your dog's health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries that analyze chemical components in the blood. 

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Dog Nutrition

What Is The Right Food To Feed Your Dog?

Good nutrition is feeding your dog the building blocks and energy components that allow them to grow, develop to their potential and stay active throughout their life. There are many ways to feed your dog and hundreds of diets to choose from. Most people tend to use dry and canned dog food for convenience and cost. However, for owners who are open minded about their dog's diet, there are alternatives to dry and canned dog food that may offer better nutrition for your particular dog.

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Dog Pregnancy

At Willard Veterinary clinic, our reproductive team understands the commitment involved in helping facilitate a dog pregnancy for your beloved canine companion. We have very specific standards for assisted canine reproduction and only work with breeders exhibiting quality breeding practices. Our services include:

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Dog Vaccinations

Everything You Must Know About Vaccinating Your Dog

Dog vaccinations play a critical role in protecting your dog from many dangerous and even fatal diseases. While state law requires all dogs are vaccinated for rabies, there are a number of other vaccinations that can protect your dog from serious diseases that are easily preventable.

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Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats

While cats confined to an indoor environment generally live longer and are at less risk for contracting infectious diseases or injuries due to trauma, they are at greater risk for a variety of behavioral problems. These problems include urinating and defecating outside the litter box, anxiety, eating disorders, attention seeking, aggression, self-injury and compulsive disorders like excessive grooming and scratching.

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Everything You Should Know About Microchipping Cats

What Are Microchip IDs, And Why Does My Cat Need One?

At Willard Veterinary clinic, we understand that the bond you and your beloved feline friend share is invaluable and irreplaceable. We also understand that by nature, cats are roaming creatures and therefore run the risk of wandering too far from home, or just accidentally losing their way. In fact, a staggering number of cats are lost in the shelter system each year because they lack any means to identify them with. This is why we are happy to offer cat microchip identification services.

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Heartworms In Dogs - Symptoms and Treatments

Since 1984 the veterinary staff at Willard Veterinary clinic has made heartworm prevention for dogs an important part of our approach to preventive care. A heartworm infection can lead to numerous health problems up to and including early death. Therefore, heartworm prevention cannot be ignored.

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Kitten Care

Getting a new kitten is a very special experience with lots of joy, warmth and laughter. There is a reason why the internet is so full of kitten and cat pictures and videos. Kittens are super fun, loving and entertaining. Kitten care does involve some amount of hands-on attention from human family members. The focus of kitten care is on acclimating the kitten to its new family, and providing for the kitten's physical well being to support healthy development.

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Laser Therapy For Cats

What Is Laser Therapy For Cats?

At Willard Veterinary clinic, we are always looking to new ways to care for your cat. Medicine and technology are constantly advancing and we embrace staying at the forefront of the best medical and surgical care. We are proud to offer laser therapy for cats at our veterinary clinic.

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Optimum Feline Nutrition - What Should You Feed Your Cat?

The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Cat Food

Feline nutrition is very important for general health. However, the plethora of dietary options, brands and formulas available to consumers can be confusing, when deciding which kind of cat food is best for your feline friend’s health and wellness.

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Outpatient Care

Quincy Veterinarian Offers General Medical Outpatient Care

When you want to find a vet you can trust for your Quincy, Milton, or South Shore pet, Willard Veterinary Clinic is a superior choice. Along with preventative health care, tailored life stage risk assessment, pediatric, juvenile, adult, senior and geriatric care, and many surgical and pet dental services, we offer outstanding general medical outpatient care.

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Pain Management

Pet Pain Management

No pet owner wants a beloved animal to experience acute or chronic pain; fortunately, veterinary science now offers a variety of ways to relieve or control many kinds of pain that can afflict pets. Here at Willard Veterinary Clinic, we make quality of life a priority for all our patients. Our South Shore veterinarian provides pet pain relief, geriatric pet care, and other services to help your pet get the most of life.

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Pet Allergies

Pet Allergies

If your pet frequently itches, scratches or bites his skin, he may be suffering from allergies. The same allergies that affect humans can also affect pets. However, rather than experiencing congestion, a runny nose, or itchy eyes, pet allergy symptoms are typically related to itchy skin. Our South Shore veterinarian understands just how painful and uncomfortable allergies can be for pets. At Willard Veterinary Clinic, we provide comprehensive pet skin care to provide immediate relief for pet allergies and to reduce their recurrence.

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Preventing And Treating Heartworms In Cats

At Willard Veterinary clinic, our highly experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary support staff have been helping educate our clients and win the fight against heartworms in cats since 1984. The importance of heartworm prevention for cats cannot be overstated. Once a cat has contracted heartworms, it cannot be cured.

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Preventive Care That Will Ensure A Happy, Healthy Cat

What Is Involved In A Cat Preventive Care Program?

At Willard Veterinary clinic, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your cat is concerned. This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote cat health, wellness and longevity of life.

A cat preventive care program consists of:

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Puppy Care

How To Take Care Of A Puppy

One of the greatest joys in life is having a cuddly, cute puppy to have and hold. This is a memorable time for the entire family and everyone can participate in loving and caring for your new puppy. Our staff and veterinarians know what an exciting and special time this is for you and we want to provide you with the best information and health care to get a great start for your new puppy's life. The time you commit to this puppy in the beginning of its life will have a great impact on your relationship for the next 12-15 years.

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Senior Dog Care

Taking The Physiological Changes Of Aging Dogs Into Consideration

At Willard Veterinary clinic, we love providing senior dogs with the care and support they need to age gracefully and comfortably. We understand that the experience of caring for older dogs can be a tremendously rewarding one that enhances and enriches the lives of dogs themselves, as well as their human caretakers. We truly are dog people at heart. We love to lend insight and guidance into caring for older dogs.

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Senior Pet Care

South Shore Animal Clinic Provides Geriatric Pet Care

Older pets are more at risk for specific geriatric conditions and ailments, and Willard Veterinary Clinic, provides testing and treatment for diseases of aging as part of our geriatric pet services. Our Milton and Quincy animal clinic is a reliable vet on the South Shore for all stages of a pet’s life with specific treatments and wellness programs for each. Our dog and cat vet geriatric services include glaucoma testing, pain assessment and end of life counseling.

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Skin Care

Pet Skin Care at Our Cat and Dog Clinic

Humans are not the only creatures who develop skin problems, some of which can prove deadly if untreated. Our animal clinic in Quincy sees many pets who suffer from uncomfortable or threatening skin conditions. Fortunately, our pet vet can provide the skilled diagnosis and treatment necessary to restore your pet’s skin to health.

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Soft Tissue Surgery

When a pet requires surgery, it’s important to know that your veterinarian is well-trained and experienced so that your companion animal will receive the best possible care.  Unless emergency surgery is necessary, you should ask questions prior to any scheduled procedure, and learn all you can about the soft-tissue surgery itself, any pre-appointment recommendations, required recovery expectations, post-operative care, and necessary follow-up or next steps.

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Spaying or Neutering Dogs

If you have owned an animal, or if you know anyone who has, chances are you have heard of the terms spay and neuter. Spaying is a term that describes the ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of portions of the reproductive system of a female dog. Neutering is a term that describes the castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male dog. Veterinarians perform these surgical procedures, which render dogs incapable of reproducing.

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The Importance Of Cat Wellness Exams

It is very important to have a veterinarian examine your cat at least once a year. Cats age significantly faster than humans and therefore it is imperative for cat owners to stay on top of wellness exams in order to catch any potential health problems before they begin. Most cat illnesses are much easier and less expensive to treat and cure when caught in the early stages before they progress or develop complications. Therefore, regular cat wellness exams are the cornerstone of preventive veterinary medicine.

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Veterinary Services

Willard Veterinary clinic Offers A Full Service Veterinary Clinic

At Willard Veterinary clinic, we believe that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care and that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the Quincy area, and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help.

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Veterinary Services For Cats

Since 1984, the veterinarians and support staff at Willard Veterinary clinic have sought to achieve the highest standards of veterinary medicine. We feel that cats are part of the family, yours and ours. Our clients' response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for their cats.

You can find our recent client feedback here.

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What To Know About Your Cat's Pre and Post-Op Surgical Care

Understanding Why A Cat Surgery Has Been Recommended

At Willard Veterinary clinic, our primary concern is for the health and well being of your cat. Unfortunately, there may arise a circumstance when a surgical procedure is in the best interest of your feline friend, and in these times you will need to make that decision. We understand what that feels like, and our veterinarians and staff are here for you too.

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What To Know When Your Cat Needs Anesthesia

There may be a time when your cat will require a procedure or surgery for his continued health. At the time of surgery your cat will require anesthesia which will be carefully administered and monitored by our veterinary staff. Knowing the basics about how anesthesia will be is used in cat surgery and the recovery basics will help to ease your mind while kitty is under our care.

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