Colleen McCarthy, DVM
Originally from Waltham, MA, Dr. McCarthy earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Brandeis University in 2002 and continued there for her master’s degree in molecular and cell biology which she earned in 2004. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and has been practicing small animal medicine in Massachusetts since May 2009.
“Obviously, healing sick puppies and kittens is the most rewarding part of being a veterinarian. But developing long-term relationships with clients and their pets is the most satisfying part of my job,” says Dr. McCarthy. “I love working with clients to develop personalized care plans for their furry children and, in turn, feeling like these families welcome me not only as a doctor but also as a friend.”
Dr. McCarthy is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Her professional interests include dentistry, feline medicine, behavior, oncology, and multi-modal approaches to pain management.
At home, Dr. McCarthy cares for her clowder of domestic shorthair rescue cats (Percy, Meeks, Roxy, Frankie, Avery, Silver, and Peanut Butter as well as her foster cat, Ebenezer) and a disabled Betta Fish named Gustavo. Her hobbies include reading, music, knitting, yoga, writing, and exploring local cuisine.
Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2009