If only they treated humans!

Written by Marina Chub | North Andover, MA Hospital: Bulger Veterinary Hospital

lino lookin goodA little over a year ago we were given the news our beloved abused rescue cat “Linus” would probably die due to his condition of then unknown cause.  We were lucky to later get one of Bulger’s excellent Vets, Dr. Russo to act as ‘primary’ and through her efforts and the Bulger team, we finally got a diagnosis. The course of treatment would be long and costly.  It has required extra  “homework” for the doctor, extra Bulger team work and tweaking of the care plan as new issues arose.

Dr. Russo has tried wherever possible to minimize unnecessary expenses and often calls from home using her own personal time.  Linus is not an easy case. He needs frequent visits to the doctor and his anxiety makes him a hissing ball of fangs and claws for the very caring staff to treat. (I am sure if he could talk he would say, “I hate coming here but I LOVE Bulger staff for making me feel so much better.”)

He must be anesthetized for most vet visits,  has had an e- tube for a year which needs regular replacement, and is on many medications.  As a result, I am a regular visitor to Bulger and no matter how last minute, routine or emergency-(harried and still in my slippers),  the visit may be, I am always met with a pleasant accommodating face at the (truly exceptional and courteous) front desk and a  skilled, understanding and effective treatment team.  I cannot recommend this practice enough.  If only they treated humans!  Happy 2015 Bulger from Linus and his very grateful family.  

247 Chickering Road
North Andover, MA 01845

ER: 978-725-5544 GP: 978-682-9905


Hospital Hours
Emergency: 24 hours/365 days
General Practice:
Mon - Thurs:
7 am to 9 pm
Fri: 7 am to 8 pm
Sat: 8 am to 4 pm
Specialty Services: Mon. - Fri.

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Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905