Animal hospital welcomes back retired veterinarians


NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An animal hospital created a program to welcome retired veterinarians to supply their providers on their very own phrases.

Second Chance Animal Services created the Post-Retirement Veterinarian Program after many miss having the ability to assist animals. The program affords retired veterinarians to select which space of care and days they’re keen to work as the necessity for professionals are rising.

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

“I invite them to tell me what they miss, what they might like to do and how often they want to help. We discuss which locations are most convenient, too.  We currently have hospitals in North Brookfield, Springfield and Worcester and we’re opening a new hospital in Southbridge very soon.  The program is flexible so they can set their schedule. It can be one day a week, seasonal, etc. Whatever fits in their schedule so they can still help pets and enjoy their retirement.” Blancato provides that veterinarians can select to be paid or volunteer, relying upon their preferences. 

Second Chance is working to supply long-term options to the present veterinary care disaster.