FAQs:  Veterinary Clinic

» Is the Becker College Veterinary Clinic open to the public for medical services?
» Is the Becker College Veterinary Clinic open throughout the year?
» Where would my pets receive care when the Becker College Veterinary Clinic is closed?
» Is the Becker College Veterinary Clinic an emergency hospital?
» Does the Becker College Veterinary Clinic offer free or sliding scale services?
» What type of animals does the Becker College Veterinary Clinic service?
» Will students participate in the care of my pet?
» Do students perform surgery on my pet?
» What happens to the teaching program animals housed at Becker College?

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Q: Is the Becker College Veterinary Clinic open to the public for medical services?

The clinic examines and treats pets from surrounding communities in central Massachusetts. Routine veterinary services, including minor surgery and dental prophylaxis, are performed regularly. Grooming services are also available. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 774.354.0660.

Q:Is the Becker College Veterinary Clinic open throughout the year?

The clinic is open during the Becker College academic year, from mid-August to mid-May. The clinic is not open for regular appointments between semesters, including mid-December through mid-January.

Q: Where would my pets receive care when the Becker College Veterinary Clinic is closed?

Routine care, such as vaccinations, is coordinated with the clinic business schedule. In the event of an emergency during times of closure, we refer clients to a number of veterinary clinics and 24-hour facilities.

Q: Is the Becker College Veterinary Clinic an emergency hospital?

The clinic is not an urgent care/emergency facility. Clients are referred to other facilities for emergency care.

Q: Does the Becker College Veterinary Clinic offer free or sliding scale services?

All clinic services, scheduled when classes are in session, are at moderately discounted fees. These lower rates are applied to all clients, which lowers the total veterinary cost generally associated with pet ownership.

Q: What type of animals does the Becker College Veterinary Clinic service?

The clinic treats dogs, cats, and pocket pets (hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, guinea pigs), as well as routine bird care, such as wing/beak trims.

Q: Will students participate in the care of my pet?

The clinic is a teaching facility that affords students in the Becker College animal studies programs the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the care provided to clients’ pets.

Q: Do students perform surgery on my pet?

Surgery is performed by licensed doctors of veterinary medicine. Veterinary doctors are assisted by students trained and supervised by certified staff veterinary technicians.

Q: What happens to the teaching program animals housed at Becker College?

At the end of each semester, all teaching animals are available for adoption. The Becker College Veterinary Clinic helps to facilitate animals’ transition from our facilities to forever homes. Information regarding adoptions is available at our front desk.

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