Hospital For Animals

4 Plumtree Road, Springfield, MA 01118
413.782.3183 phone - 413.782.4713 fax

Dr. K. S. Bernstein
Dr. S. B. Himmelstein
Dr. T. J. Crosson

Our Veterinarians:

Dr. Ken Bernstein

Dr. Ken Bernstein (University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 1973) treats dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents, and also volunteers as a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator. His special interests are ophthalmology and lyme disease.

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking in the woods with his dog Tex, fishing, and taking care of his ducks and chickens. He has published articles in peer reviewed veterinary medical journals.

Dr. Ken Bernstein with "Tex"
Photo by Rachel Chmura

Dr. Sherry Himmelstein

Dr. Sherry Himmelstein (University of Pennsylvania 1976) treats dogs, cats, and birds, along with injured wildlife. Her special interests are diabetes and weight management.

She and her husband, Dr Ken Bernstein, have 2 dogs, a cat, 5 ducks, 4 chickens and 2 grand-dogs (who belong to their adult daughters). She enjoys hiking and is president of Minnechaug Land Trust, a non-profit organization that protects open space in Hampden and Wilbraham.

Dr. Sherry Himmelstein
Photo by Matt Laramee, The Republican

Dr. Tom Crosson

Dr. Tom Crosson, a Tufts Veterinary School graduate, has been employed at Spruce Hill since 1986. A dog and cat practitioner, he enjoys both medicine and surgery.

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Crosson enjoys wilderness camping and hiking, and winter skiing.

Dr. Tom Crosson
Photo by Mark M. Murray, The Republican