Shelter Veterinary Services

Our Shelter Veterinary Medicine Team provides comprehensive veterinary services for all three of the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) shelters in Boston, Brewster, and Dedham, and assists the City of Boston’s Animal Care and Control Shelter.

Every animal that comes to an ARL shelter receives a medical evaluation from one of our highly-qualified, caring shelter veterinarians.  Our team members continuously train and work to expand skills to meet the needs of a diverse range of species including dogs, cats, rabbits, small animal, bird, reptiles, and livestock, coming from a variety of living situations and conditions.

In 2015, our team:

  • Completed over 4,300 exams on our shelter pets
  • Performed over 1,500 surgeries for our shelter pets

Want to learn from our team? View our student opportunities: