Angell at Essex


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Angell Animal Medical Center has partnered with Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School (Essex Tech) in Danvers, Massachusetts to create Angell at Essex, a not-for-profit veterinary clinic dedicated to providing quality veterinary care, including deeply discounted services for qualified low-income families. The new clinic opened its doors in December 2019.

Additionally, Angell at Essex serves as a rigorous academic training program for students enrolled in the Veterinary Science program at Essex Tech. The Veterinary Science program provides clinical training available through the on-site veterinary clinic overseen by Angell clinicians.

Angell at Essex Services

  • Spay/neuter services
  • Vaccinations
  • Primary veterinary care

To Financially Qualify

Angell at Essex welcomes all pet owners and reserves a portion of appointment times for discounted services. For those interested in discounted services at Angell at Essex, clients must financially qualify by presenting a photo ID and one of the following:

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program card
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card (formerly known as Food Stamps/EBT)
  • Spay and Neuter Assistance Program certificate
  • Letter/lease from the owner’s local housing authority showing that the owner is a participant in public housing

The person whose name is on the card or documents must be present (i.e., they can’t send a relative or friend). The only exception is a spouse with the same last name and address.

The clinic is open weekdays from 7:45am-4:00pm throughout the year. The clinic does not provide overnight care, specialty service care, nor 24/7 emergency service as Angell’s Boston and Waltham facilities do, but will refer cases as appropriate to surrounding specialty veterinary referral hospitals.

To book an appointment, please call 978-304-4648.

MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center

The mission of the MSPCA-Angell is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

Each year, more than 50,000 animals receive outstanding routine and specialty care at Angell Animal Medical Center located in Boston and Waltham. Our partnerships with Nashoba Valley Technical High School (Angell at Nashoba) and with Essex Tech (Angell at Essex) help us further serve our mission by providing care to animals in need.

Erin Turowski, DVM (Medical Director)

Dr. Turowski earned her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in 2010 and then completed a post-doctoral training program in laboratory animal medicine at MIT before entering private practice. Her professional interests include microbiology, surgery, pathology, gut health, and feline medicine. She lives in Salem with her two cats, Orange Julius Caesar (“Julius”) and Claudius Fancius Maximus (“Fancy”) and enjoys knitting, reading, Buckeye football, yoga, and endurance sports.

Amanda Dix, BS, CVT (Practice Coordinator)

Amanda is a certified veterinary technician with over twelve years of experience in veterinary internal medicine, shelter medicine, and small animal general practice. She graduated Mount Ida College in 2010. She spent most of the last twelve years working in general practice where she enjoys doing clinical procedures and surgery.

In her personal life, she enjoys cooking, theatre, and dance. Amanda is a part of Patriots nation and is a fan of many other sports. She has two dogs, Wyatt and Gwen, who are allowed to live in the house by her two tuxedo cats, Finn and Pearl.

Tracy McNair, AS, CVT (Practice Coordinator)

Tracy graduated from Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute in 1995 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and is now working happily in general practice. At work, Tracy enjoys seeing new puppy appointments and helping owners provide the best possible care for their pets.

When she’s not working, Tracy has two boys that keep her busy. She also has two cats, Peg and Gary. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping, and biking. She has a love of Shih Tzu dogs and horses.

Laura Lee Shields, BS, CVT, CCFP (Practice Supervisor)

Laura is a Certified Veterinary Technician with more than fifteen years of experience in small animal general and emergency medicine. In 2003, she graduated from Mount Ida College with her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary technology and also became certified in the state of Massachusetts

Laura has experience in teaching at the college level. Teaching veterinary technology students was a very rewarding experience and she now enjoys teaching at the high school level. She also pursued a certification in compassion fatigue, a topic that she feels passionate about and is an ongoing concern in the field of veterinary medicine.

In her personal life, Laura has a four-year-old Labrador name Cooper and enjoys hiking, biking, and vacationing. She also enjoys spending time with her family including her two nephews and her niece.


Angell at Essex
565 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Phone: 978-304-4648
Fax: 978-309-3749

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