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Supporting the programs of the Animal Rescue League of Boston



We will require all clients to confirm their pet’s appointment timeslot by responding to our confirmation email, phone call, or text message by 2:00pm on the business day before their visit. If we do not receive your confirmation response by 2:00pm on the business day prior to your visit, we will proceed to cancel your appointment so that we may offer the timeslot to another pet in need of medical care.

If you have a scheduled appointment and become ill, you may have an approved caretaker bring your pet in for treatment on your behalf. Please call us at (617) 226-5605 to share your caretaker’s information or to discuss any questions you may have.

View our Full Client Health & Safety Guidelines

Located in the historic South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Veterinary Care (BVC) is a clinic with a mission– all profits benefit the shelter pets of the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL).

BVC aspires to integrate the health of animals into the community consciousness for both the benefit of animals and people, and to serve ARL’s mission of keeping animals safe and healthy out of shelters and in the habitats and homes where they belong.

Get to know the team at Boston Veterinary Care

Boston Veterinary Care provides a full range of high-quality outpatient services to pet owners in the Greater Boston Area:

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Wellness exams
& vaccinations

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Dental care

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Senior pet care

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Advanced diagnostics

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To Schedule an Appointment

To schedule your appointment, please give us a call at (617) 226-5605, email us at bvc@arlboston.org, or fill out our online form. Se habla español. BVC accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Care Credit, cash and checks.

Pre-appointment forms:

Appointment Sheet
New Puppy Appointment Sheet
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BVC Spa Treatment

Does your pet need some extra TLC? Bring your pet in for BVC Spa Treatment (a nail trim + ear cleaning for $50, plus tax) during one of our designated Technician Clinics*. Our skilled technicians have a range of convenient appointment times available, including evening hours through 6pm or later.

All pets that receive a BVC Spa Treatment during one of our Technician Clinics will receive a free gift while supplies last! Slots are booking up fast – give us a call at (617) 226-5605 or email us at bvc@arlboston.org to confirm your pet’s eligibility and schedule their visit today!

*You pet must have been seen by a BVC veterinarian within the last 12 months to be eligible to come in for a Technician Clinic appointment.

Microchip Special

Did you know, microchipped cats and dogs who go missing are much more likely to be reunited with their families? If your pet is not yet microchipped, please consider getting them chipped. For the month of August, BVC clients can receive a 20% discount on microchip services and exams through a technician appointment—and a free gift! To be eligible, your pet must have been seen by a BVC veterinarian for their annual wellness visit within the last 12 months*. Give us a call at (617) 226-5605 or email us at bvc@arlboston.org to schedule your pet’s microchip technician appointment.

* BVC clients whose annual wellness visit is not up to date are not eligible to receive this discount.

Contact Us

We are located at 10 Chandler Street Boston, MA, 02116.

FREE on-site parking available. BVC is conveniently located off of I-90 and I-93; and is close to the MTBA Green Line, Orange Line, and Silver Line. Directions to Boston Veterinary Care.

Monday through Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Phone: (617) 226-5605  |  Fax: (617) 482-5113  |  bvc@arlboston.org

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Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

“I have been bringing my dog to BVC since he was 3 months old…he’s almost 4-years-old now. He has always received excellent care.The entire staff is very professional. I’m very happy that I chose BVC for him.”

Virginia K.

“Great service. Very knowledgeable and nice people. They treated my puppy with much care and patience.”

Antonino N.

“Your doctors really care about my pet’s well-being. I do want to acknowledge Jessica at the front desk. She really is great! She is knowledgeable, kind, and caring.”

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Client Resources

After-Hours Emergency Care

For emergency care outside of BVC’s hours of operation, contact:

BluePearl: Specialty and emergency medicine for pets at (781) 684-8387 (Waltham) or (617) 284-9777 (Charlestown)

MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center: for emergency veterinary care at (617) 522-7282 (Jamaica Plain)

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