Dr. Scott Heckerling, Medical Director of Middlesex County Animal Hospital, is devoted to providing you pet with up to date, compassionate, and practical medical care. Prior to opening Middlesex County Animal Hospital he had eight years’ experience working in large referral veterinary hospitals where he has learned from board certified internal medicine, emergency, and surgical specialists. Dr. Heckerling’s work experience has provided him with a unique understanding of all aspects of veterinary medicine. He has an extensive knowledge of and practical experience in preventative medicine, emergency cases, and surgical veterinary care. He feels at ease discussing the most appropriate vaccines for your new puppy, the best course of action for your vomiting cat, and the different surgical options for repair of the ligaments in your dog’s knee.
Dr. Heckerling grew up in Miami, Florida and attended the University of Florida undergraduate and veterinary colleges. He graduated with high honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and completed a one year internship at South Shore Animal Hospital in 1999. Dr. Heckerling has handled hundreds of emergency medical and surgical cases and has gained a reputation for exceptional customer service and patient care. He loves to teach both his clients and staff and held the position of Director of Staff Medical Education.
Away from the office Dr. Heckerling relaxes at home. He loves the mountains and gets away for skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing whenever possible. He is an avid Boston Red Sox fan but unfortunately has remained a Miami Dolphin fan from his younger years. His hobbies include dabbling in the stock market, weight lifting, fishing, and planning the next project around the house.