North Shore Animal Hospital unexpectedly announces closing

Lynn, Mass. — North Shore Animal hospital abruptly announced that it will be closing its doors.

The announcement came on social media that the hospital is going to be closing its doors later this month.

“It is with a heavy heart we announce the permanent closing of North Shore Animal Hospital on December 16th, 2022. First and foremost, we thank you for your loyalty over the years. It has been a privilege meeting your four-legged family members, and we sincerely thank you for entrusting us with their care. It’s always hard saying “Goodbye”, so please know it’s been an honor being a part of your pet’s life,” the hospital wrote on their website.

The hospital said that there were multiple factors that prompted the close.

“There are several factors that led to this difficult decision. Over the past 6 months we’ve dealt with numerous facilities issues, including two recent sewage backups into our basement. Issues like these have hindered not only our ability to provide a safe and clean environment for our employees, but also our ability to recruit veterinarians during a time of unprecedented staff shortages in our field.”

The hospital also wrote that they want to provide safe care to animals but that is not possible because they don’t have enough staff to support their efforts or a safe and clean work environment.

The hospital is recommending that customers request their pet’s medical records as as soon as possible. They say that records can be picked up in person or emailed.

The hospital is set to close on December 16.

The hospital recommended a list of nearby animal hospital that customers can take their pets to:

Bond Vet – Somerville

(617) 302-8055

320 Foley St

Somerville, MA 02145

Saugus Animal Hospital

(781) 570-5751

300 Broadway

Saugus, MA 01906

Atlantic Veterinary Hospital

(781) 631-8881

10 Ocean Ave

Marblehead, MA 01945

VCA Everett Animal Hospital

(617) 394-0471

251 Chelsea St

Everett, MA 02149

VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital

(781) 245-0045

60 Audubon Rd,

Wakefield, MA 01880

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