BOSTON and Danvers, Mass. Sept. 26, 2022 – The MSPCA-Angell announced today that Dr. Heidi Broadley will lead the clinical team at Angell at Essex, a clinic operated by Angell Animal Medical Center in collaboration with Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School in Danvers, Mass.
Angell at Essex is a fully immersive academic and clinical training experience for veterinary science students enrolled at Essex Tech that also serves as a critical resource for low-income pet owners who need care for their animals.
It’s that connection to teaching that inspired Dr. Broadley, the new associate veterinarian at Angell at Essex, to take the position.
“It’s a bit of a homecoming for me,” said Dr. Broadley, who began working at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in 1999. “When I was [at Nevins], I was an education coordinator, so I was able to help not only animals in the community, but those who care about them. It was there that I really fell in love with teaching.”
“I always wanted to return to [teaching],” she added. “The veterinary industry is struggling with burnout and staff shortages exacerbated by the pandemic. This role will allow me to not only teach the next generation of animal health professionals, but also provide them with the strong support system they’ll need to succeed in this field. Students I work with will know that they have a safety net, which is vital to keep them in this challenging – but rewarding – field.”
Essex Tech students interested in a career in veterinary medicine perform basic tasks, such as client and patient intake, record keeping and appointment setting, as well as handling of animals, all supervised under the direction of their licensed classroom instructors, and with guidance from Dr. Broadley.
A Critical Lifeline for Low-Income Pet Owners
Angell at Essex opened in December 2019 to provide discounted spay and neuter services, vaccinations and basic veterinary care for cats, dogs and other pets.
A significant portion of the clinic’s services are offered to the region’s population of low-income pet owners who cannot afford care for their animals at general veterinary practices. Remaining appointments serve the general public in the area who are seeking quality care for their pets.
The clinic is open weekdays from 7:45am-4:00pm throughout the year. It does not provide overnight care, specialty service care, nor 24/7 emergency service as Angell’s Boston and Waltham facilities do, but refers cases as appropriate to surrounding specialty veterinary hospitals.
Those interested in book an appointment may call 978-304-4648.