New Options for Pet Owners in the Western Suburbs!December 08, 2011

IVG MetroWest – a 24-Hour Emergency and Veterinary Referral Hospital for Dogs & Cats.

Natick, MA – Dec. 8, 2011: IVG MetroWest opened for business in Natick, MA on Wednesday December 7. MetroWest provides 24 hour emergency care and board certified specialty services by appointment. Services include: behavior, cardiology, internal medicine, ophthalmology and surgery.

While the medical team at MetroWest is equipped with state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic tools, it is the training and human interaction of our team with each pet that makes all the difference. “As an organization, we value and respect the nature of the human-animal bond”, said Ames Prentiss, CEO of IVG, MetroWest’s parent company. “We understand that expectations for care are higher than they have ever been; our veterinary teams strive to exceed these expectations,” he continued.

“Knowing how to get to an emergency hospital can be half the battle when you’re panicked in the middle of the night” said Karen Mehegan, Director of Human Resources at IVG, and long-time Natick Resident. “I’m certainly relieved to know that there is a new emergency and specialty hospital close to home, even if I am a little biased!” she went on to say.  The new 24 hour hospital is located behind the Sherwood Plaza in Natick, at 5 Strathmore Road.

“If you’re interested in taking a tour of our new hospital,” added Karen Mehegan, “we encourage you to call and ask. Our team is more than happy to show you around”. More information about MetroWest and IVG is available on our website:

“We look forward to developing a strong relationship with the communities that surround Natick, MA” said Ames Prentiss, “we have some experience here, this is our fourth hospital, but we understand that relationships are built on trust and mutual respect, and this takes time.”


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About IVG MetroWest
IVG MetroWest is a 24-hour emergency/critical care and specialty hospital dedicated to providing referring veterinarians and their clients with timely access to the most advanced specialists and emergency services available. Board-certified veterinary specialists and licensed practitioners provide a complete range of care in emergency/critical care, behavior, cardiology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, and surgery. MetroWest is fully equipped with state-of-the art surgical facilities and technologically advanced diagnostic capabilities, including ultrasonography, endoscopy, electrodiagnostics and an in-house laboratory. For more information visit us at

About IVG
Established in 1979, IVG is a team of accomplished veterinary professionals dedicated to providing pet owners with the most comprehensive and advanced medical care available today. With three veterinary hospitals serving the greater Boston area, and one in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, hospitals in the IVG network provide board-certified specialty services, emergency/critical care and general care – staffed by some of the country’s most highly trained veterinary professionals and supported by sophisticated diagnostic capabilities. IVG is committed to maintaining the highest standards of medical care for the benefit of its clients, colleagues and the greater community of pet owners. For more information visit us at



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