Our caring veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Center in Saugus! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (781) 233-6270 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Duca

Veterinarian

Education: University of Minnesota, College of Agriculture 1973 & University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine 1977
Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin
Pets: Six Cats, One Dog, and Six Birds.

Doctor Duca grew up in Racine, Wisconsin with his family. Once he completed high school he decided to go to the University of Minnesota, College of Agriculture in 1973 where he majored in Nutrition.

In 1977 Dr. Duca continued his education at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. He is continuously looking for new updates in veterinary medicine using seminars hosted by other doctors and technicians throughout the world.

When Dr. Duca is not working, he is enjoying a variety of different activities including: sailing, surf fishing, and taking care of his koi pond. Although Doctor Duca grew up in Wisconsin he has a serious love for Boston sports teams especially the Red Sox.

Amy

Veterinary Assistant

 Amy has an associates degree from North Shore Community College in Animal Care. She has been working with animals since 2008.

She shares her home with 2 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 ferrets, and 2 rats.

Payten

Veterinary Assistant

 Payten has a special interest in animals and has worked here at Animal Center for quite some time. Throughout her life whenever a sick animal crossed her path she would do everything in her power to assist them as well as taking in and rescuing small animals whenever they need a home!

She shares her home with 3 hamsters, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 hedgehog, and a horse.

Dug – Chocolate Lab

Dug is Dr. Duca’s lab that likes to come to work with him every day. He loves to hang out with the staff, run outside and play ball.

If a treat is ever left in the exam room from another dog that didn’t eat it, he will be sure to bark and let us know he wants it!

Diane – South African Grey

Diane is our 26 year old African gray she has been with us since 2004. We consider Diane to be the joker of the family, Diane will mock just about anything from ring tones, theme songs, crashing bomb sound effects, to Dr. Duca’s voice.

There had been times Dr. Duca had been out of the office and Diane would mock Dr. Duca’s voice so perfectly you’d guess yourself asking if it was really Dr. Duca or just Diane being silly again. Diane is definitely one of a kind! Most of our clients look forward to seeing Diane during there visits to the clinic.

Dylan – Yellow Crested Cockatoo

This rambunctious guy is about 28 years old and still gets into so much trouble! He really is a handful, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Dylan is extremely smart and loves to show you by sneaking out of his cage.

He has successfully figured out how to open all the doors in his cage and even likes to free Diane from her cage too! There have been many times were i have found the two of them caught red handed escaping from their cages. Dylan is not much of a flyer but he definitely gets himself around by skipping with his feather fluffed up. He loves oranges and cheez-it’s.

CJ – Domestic Short Hair Cat

CJ is Dr. Duca’s right-hand man and is 17 years young! He was born with a crooked neck and has a mild head tilt to the left, but that doesn’t slow him down! He is also a diabetic that is currently in remission and has
controlled kidney failure and hypertension

He is a very sweet boy! He also enjoys knocking everything off of our counters, including our coffee!

Vinnie – Domestic Long Hair Cat

Vinnie was found on Vine Street in Saugus, and was a case of animal neglect. Now he is thriving! And loves living at our clinic.

His hobbies are eating, knocking things off counters, and stepping on the phone keypad while we are on the phone!

Muggsey – Domestic Short Hair Cat

Muggsey is the cat you are less likely to see – he is more of a scaredy cat than the rest of the resident animals here! He usually can be found hanging out back.

His favorite hobby is rolling around in cat nip on floor!

Bubba – Meyer’s Parrot

Bubba is very friendly and loves to have a head scratch from the staff. He also loves to hitch a ride on Dr. Duca’a shoulder!

His hobbies include taking a bath, and eating snacks!