Union Square Veterinary Clinic

Established in 1994 and renovated in 2016, Union Square Veterinary Clinic is located in the heart of Somerville. Our friendly and knowledgeable veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and support staff strive to make each visit effective, affordable and pleasant. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and equipment as well as efficient administrative tools to provide comprehensive care for dogs, cats and other small animals.

CONTACT

PHONE: 617-628-2644
FAX: 617-628-2665

LOCATION

314 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

HOURS

Monday-Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday:  8 am to 5 pm
Sunday:  9 am to 5 pm

SERVICES AT A GLANCE

  • Wellness Care
  • Diagnostics
  • Digital Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Prescription Diets
  • Retail Shop
  • Grooming

FACILITY

Our 2,200 square foot facility is newly renovated. We are a full-service veterinary utlizing the most modern and efficient equipment and technology to quickly diagnose, treat and monitor dogs, cats, and other small animals.

We are conveniently located in Union Square and serve all of Somerville, as well as nearby communities such as Cambridge, Medford, Malden, Everett and Chelsea. Neighborhoods in close proximity to our practice include:

  • Davis Square
  • Ward Two
  • Prospect Hill
  • East Somerville
  • West Somerville
  • Industrial Park
  • Ten Hills
  • Mystic River
  • Winter Hill
  • Magoun Square
  • Tufts
  • Spring Hill
  • Powder House Square
  • Harvard Square
  • Kendall Square
  • Inman Square
  • West Cambridge
  • Wellington-Harrington
  • MIT
  • Cambridgeport
  • Porter Square
  • Cambridge Highlands
  • Observatory Hill
  • North Cambridge
  • Mid-Cambridge
  • Avon Hill
  • Riverside
  • West Medford
  • South Medford
  • Fulton Heights
  • Wellington/Glenwood
  • Station Landing
  • Brooks Estate
  • Lawrence Estates
  • The Hillside
  • Bellrock
  • Edgeworth
  • Faulkner
  • Ferryway
  • Forestdale
  • Linden
  • Maplewood
  • West End

With the goal of healthy and happy pets in mind, our caring and experienced professionals will make sure you understand all aspects of your pet’s health, what to expect as they age, and the simple steps you can take to help ensure your companion leads a long life.

Although we are equipped to handle serious medical conditions, we like to focus on preventative care, also known as wellness, because through regular examinations, dental cleaning, routine testing, vaccinations, and even professional grooming, we can keep your pal healthier and make pet care more affordable by heading off potential medical problems early or preventing them all together.

We’re there when accidents and sudden illness happens as well. Our on-site diagnostics lab and digital radiology equipment provide accurate results quickly. Our pharmacy enables us to start many treatments right away.

When surgery is needed, our team of experienced doctors and surgical technicians ensure patient safety using the latest tools and technology before, during and after all procedures.

SERVICES IN DETAIL

Wellness Visits

The gradual onset of health problems in an apparently healthy pet often go unnoticed. Once symptoms appear, the condition may be too difficult or costly to diagnose and treat. Age is not a disease; however, there are many conditions, if diagnosed early, can be completely reversed or controlled for extended periods of time.

At least once and perhaps twice a year, your pet must have a complete physical examination. Remember, your pet’s lifespan is shorter than ours. A lot can happen in 12 months.

Dentistry

Dental disease, specifically periodontal disease, is the most common ailment affecting pet dogs and cats. It is very important you understand the impact dental care can have on their pets overall health.

An infection in your pet’s mouth is just like one in his or her kidney, heart, liver or lung. His body becomes stressed as it tries to chronically fight that infection. The infection can easily spread from the gums throughout the body via the bloodstream. Dental infections are responsible for about 80% of heart valve disease which result in heart murmurs.

We offer ultrasonic teeth cleaning and digital dental radiographs that provides your pet with good oral health. As an adjunct to teeth cleaning, we recommend a dental home care plan that is specifically designed to your pet’s needs.

Diagnostics

Laboratory testing plays an integral role in the early detection of changes in your pet’s health. Diagnostic tests provide essential information by which our veterinarians can identify blood disorders, kidney and liver disease, diabetes, infection, cancer, thyroid disease and other hormonal problems.

Our in-house laboratory provides fast and accurate information so that your pet can receive appropriate treatment immediately after arriving at the hospital. We also send diagnostic samples to Idexx Laboratories for routine blood and urine testing, microbiology, cytology, pathology, serology and other specialized tests. Our veterinarians are able to consult with Idexx veterinary specialists in several different fields including pathology, internal medicine, cardiology and radiology.

Radiology

Our state-of-the-art radiology equipment produces excellent radiographs that are extremely helpful for diagnosing medical and surgical problems as well as pre-breeding evaluations for inherited bone and joint diseases.

Surgery

There are no routine procedures at Neponset Animal Hospital. Our team of doctors and surgical technicians provide an individualized anesthetic and pain management protocols for each pet undergoing surgery. For your pet’s safety, our operating suite is equipped with the latest in veterinary monitoring equipment including EKG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, temperature, heart rate and respiration rate.

We are able to perform most surgical procedures from spays and neuters to more complicated abdominal surgeries, mass removals and some orthopedic (bone and joint) procedures.

Pharmacy

An extensive inventory of pharmceutical medications and supplies at our on-site pharmacy provides the ability to treat your pet right away. We do honor requests for scripts but do not deal directly with any online pharmacies.

Prescription Diets

The treatment of many conditions often requires the feeding of specialized veterinary diets. We carry a variety of Hills Science Diet and Purina prescription foods. If you need a special item please let our staff know and we try to accommodate.

Grooming

Grooming is more than coat-deep – it’s a very important part of your pet’s health, protecting the eyes, ears, skin and claws from infection and parasites.

Our modern grooming facility accomodates dogs and cats, and our well-trained and experienced staff are accustomed to handling difficult or high anxiety pets. If your pet is particularly stressed or has a serious medical problem, anethesia grooming can be performed under the direction of one of our veterinarians.

Rates start at just $35 for dogs and $25 for cats. All pets must be picked up after 12:00 pm.

Proof of the following vaccinations, performed within the last year, must be provided prior to grooming (missing vaccinations can be performed onsite with prior scheduling):

 

DOGS

  • Distemper/Parvo combo
  • Rabies and Bordatella
  • Recent fecal or be on heartworm preventative

CATS

  • Distemper
  • Rabies
  • Feline Leukemia
  • FIV
Retail Shop

Our on-site retail shop has hundreds of products that your pets needs or wants, including:

  • Food and treats
  • Prescription medications
  • Dietary supplements
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Pet carriers
  • Shampoos
  • Collars, leashes and harnesses
  • Feeding stations
  • Designer bowls
  • Flea and tick control
  • Toys of every kind

Our shop is open during normal business hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8 am to 7 pm
Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm

VETERINARIANS

Your pet’s health and comfort are our top priorty. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced veterinarians and support staff work together to ensure a safe yet efficient experience each time you visit.

Dr. Chris Kennedy

Caring for patients at:

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Internal medicine

About Dr. Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy was raised in Arlington with two cats, Fonzy and Mimi. After college, he completed an externship at Mote Marine Labs in Sarasota, FL and then worked in a research lab studying biomechanics and exercise physiology for several years.

Dr. Kennedy enjoys biking, movies, international travel and international volunteer projects. He presently has fish for roommates, but enjoys sitting for friends' dogs.

Dr. Lisa Jablonski

Caring for patients at:

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Surgery
  • Client education

About Dr. Jablonski

Lisa Jablonski, D.V.M. is a native of Massachusetts and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine.

Prior to her position in the Callanan Veterinary Group, she completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital.

When not at work, she will frequently be found with her recent rescue, a black cat named Sluggo.

 

Dr. Kaitlyn Bickford
Dr. Dave Clark

Caring for patients at:

Professional Designation/Memberships

  • DACVS
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Surgery

About Dr. Clark

Dr. Clark is a 1981 graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine where he also completed his residency. Dr. Clark is a board certified surgeon who provides services to veterinary hospitals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Before becoming a traveling surgeon, Dr. Clark was an associate professor and chief of Small Animal Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University.

When not busy traveling, Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with his 3 cats at his home.

 

Dr. Diana Man

Caring for patients at:

Professional Membership

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Preventative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pathology


About Dr. Man

Dr. Diana Man grew up in Brighton, Massachusetts and attended UMass Amherst for undergrad where she received a B.S. in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary.

Dr. Man worked as a receptionist and veterinary technician after graduation for a couple of years and decided she still wanted to go to vet school. She went abroad to attend the Royal Veterinary College in London, England and moved back to the states shortly after graduation on 2014.

Being a Boston native, she spends time with her family and friends. She currently lives with her family pitbull, Poppycorn and two cats, Ellison and Mineu. She also enjoys volunteering, traveling and archery.

Dr. Johnna Lowell

Caring for patients at:

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Wellness Care
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Behavior and Training

About Dr. Lowell

A native of New York, Dr. Lowell attended Michigan State University and earned her DVM from Tufts University. 

Dr. Lowell currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband, sons, two cats and a dog. Her hobbies are snowboarding and gardening.

Dr. Anne Domit

Caring for patients at:

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Surgery
  • Emergency/Critical Care

About Dr. Domit

A 1996 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Domit completed an internship in Theriogenology in 1998. She then worked as a consultant in small animal theriogenology at Tufts for an additional two years. She also holds a Master's degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont, with a concentration in microbiology.

Dr. Josh Gidlewski

Caring for patients at:

Professional Designation/Memberships

  • Diplomate ACVIM
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

About Dr. Gidlewski 

Dr. Gidlewski attended Pennsylvania State for his undergraduate degree. In 2001, Dr. Gidlewski graduated from the University of Georgia with honors, from there he went to the university of Illinois for a rotating internship in small animal surgery and medicine. From 2001-2004, Dr. Gidlewski did a residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Gidlewski became board certified in 2004 and has been a part of N.E.V.S since 2007.

In his free time, he enjoys running triathlons and marathons and spending time with his wife and three children.