Community Veterinary Services

The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL)  Community Veterinary Services Team provides comprehensive veterinary services for the ARL’s Spay Waggin’ as well as ARL’s community cat efforts and community vaccine clinics, as needed.

In 2015, our team:

  • Provided over 4,000 low-cost spays/neuters on the ARL’s mobile Spay Waggin
  • Over 200 community cat spays/neuters and vaccines.
  • Provided over 120 vaccines for at-risk, owned cats in the community.

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Community Surgical Clinic


The Community Surgical Clinic is a new program of the Animal Rescue League of Boston, which provides low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs by using a voucher provided by the Massachusetts Animal Fund. Vouchers are available based on need through your local animal control officer.  This new clinic is located at our Safford Memorial Shelter Campus in Dedham, MA and will open in January 2017.

This low-cost clinic is for pet owners who have received a Massachusettes Animal Fund Voucher from their local animal control officer and for local animal shelters that need assistance with spay and neuter surgeries for the animals in their care. Surgeries are by appointment only and booking for January appointments will begin on December 23, 2016.

ARL’s Community Surgical Clinic Accepts:

  • Dogs between the ages of 2 months and 7 years of age and up to 100 lbs.
  • Cats between the ages of 2 months and 10 years of age.

Scheduling Instructions:

To book an appointment, you must have a Massachusettes Animal Fund Voucher. Please select the appropriate appointment type below.

female cat appointment

male cat appointment

female dog appointment

male dog appointment

If you are an animal control officer or local shelter and you would like to reserve an appointment, please email communityprograms@arlboston.org or call us at (877) 590-7729 to register.

 

Meet the Team


 Dr.Quigley with puppy
Dr. Kyle Quigley, Lead Veterinarian Community Veterinary Services

Dr. Kyle Quigley graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Quigley joined the Animal Rescue League of Boston in July 2012. He has a dedicated interest in shelter medicine and surgery and works as both a shelter veterinarian for the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Brewster shelter and as a high volume surgeon on the Spay Waggin’. Dr. Quigley has both large and small animal experience and is a category 2 accredited veterinarian with the United States Department of Agriculture. While attending Ross University, Dr. Quigley earned several awards including a scholarship and Compassionate Animal Care Award from Hill’s for his exemplary care, compassion and dedication to the stray animal population on St. Kitts. Dr. Quigley is also a veteran of the United States Army. He served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Dr.Gollon with kitten
 Dr. Kate Gollon, Dedham Shelter, Spay Waggin’, and City of Boston Animal Care and Control Shelter

Kate Gollon graduated from Boston College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and an emphasis in Community Advocacy. She spent the following two years working as a technician for humane organizations in Utah and Texas and volunteered in the animal rescue effort in Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Kate received her DVM from Cornell University in 2011 and went on to complete a year-long internship in Shelter Medicine at Cornell University. She has worked as a consultant for the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response Team.Kate’s particular interests are in affordable HQHVSN programs and infectious disease management in shelters. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, cooking, and hanging out with her two fat cats, Lola and Petunia.

 Jean with puppy
Jean Mahoney, CVT

Jean graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2005 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology.  During her studies at VTC, she gained diverse experience with domestic and farm animals.  She also completed an externship at Roberts Animal Hospital.  After graduation, she worked in a private practice for a year before joining the Animal Rescue League’s Boston Veterinary Care in 2006.  In 2007, Jean passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam and became a certified veterinary technician.  After a few years at BVC, Jean was promoted to Lead Veterinary Technician. In 2012, she decided to venture into another branch at ARL and joined the Spay Waggin’, the organization’s mobile spay and neuter program. When she is not working, Jean likes to read, go for walks, and hang out with her family, friends, and dog, Dirty.

 Bonnie with dog
Bonnie Morrissey, CVT

Bonnie has had a strong interest in animal welfare since childhood. She has worked at the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Spay Waggin’ since 2003 and after taking the required courses at Dallas County Community College, she became a certified veterinary technician in 2013.When not working, Bonnie enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, four cats and her Chihuahua mix, and loves being outside going for walks in the woods or at the beach.

Heather with chicken
Heather D’Amarino, CVT

Born and raised on the South Shore, Heather has been an animal lover and advocate for as long as her entire family can remember. Since the young age of fourteen, Heather has had a career in the animal field and has been everything from a dog groomer, kennel attendant, and veterinary assistant. In 2006, she then began her career as a Veterinary technician. In December of 2013, Heather then became a certified Veterinary Technician. Her favorite part about being a Veterinary Technician? Being able to help pets and owners who are in need! She also maintains a strong interest in avians, exotics, and equine.When not on the Spay Waggin’, Heather enjoys spending time with her baby girl and husband. Her weekend activities often involve power boating, yoga, long walks with her pets (and child!), or just being outdoors. The animal part of Heather’s family include six chickens (her favorite is named Maple!), Mackerel (cat), Maisy (cat), Mikey (greenwing macaw), Bird (African grey), Fred (lab/great dane mix), Morgan (podengo mix), and Jameson (pointer mix) – how’s that for a full home?!