Our Doctors

Meet the doctors of West Springfield Veterinary Clinic. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

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Paul Swenson
Dr. Paul Swenson

Dr. Swenson grew up in Chicago and graduated from University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, in May 1977.

Following graduation, to further his training, he moved to MA to complete an internship at the former Rowley Memorial Hospital in Springfield, a MSPCA hospital. He fell in love with New England, and he and his wife decided to settle here and raise their family of 3 children and many pets.

In May 1979 he started his practice career at West Springfield Animal Hospital, associated with Raymond Jackson DVM. July of 1990, he became owner of the hospital, where he remained as owner until Dec. 2022. During this time, he strived to treat his patients as if they were his own. He also desired to maintain the higher standards of an AAHA certified animal hospital.

He has spent 45 plus years in the profession that he loves and is planning on practicing on a part time basis for another two years.

Dr. Cyran
Dr. Cyran


Dr. Laura Cyran is a 2016 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst. She has a love for feline medicine, wellness, and geriatric pets. She is passionate about educating pet owners about their pets’ care and working as a team with pet parents to make the best decisions for the health and happiness of their pets.
“One of my favorite parts about being a veterinarian is teaching pet owners about their pet’s needs so we can work together to provide the best care possible.”

Dr. Cyran enjoys spending her free time with her two children, three dogs, two cats, and her husband, Justin.

Dr. Joos
Dr. Joos


Growing up in upstate New York, Dr. Joos knew she wanted to be a vet from a young age and loved accompanying her mom when she took their Golden Retriever to the vet. After graduation from Cornell University, where she completed both her veterinary and undergraduate degrees, Dr. Joos worked in Pittsburgh before moving to the Pioneer Valley. She practiced in western MA for 5 years before taking the plunge and purchasing her own practice in 2020.

Dr. Joos shares her family with her husband, two young children, and their furry family member, Maxie (golden retriever), Rizzo (Boston Terrier), and two medium-haired cats, Luca and Percy. In her free time, she loves cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.