VCA Bristol Animal Hospital

Our Story

At VCA Bristol Animal Hospital we’ve helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives for over 35 years. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

Serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Terryville, Torrington and Winsted, our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.

Hometown Care at VCA Bristol Animal Hospital

Our doctors and staff have been serving the community for over 35 years serving Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Terryville, Torrington and Winsted areas. We have grown to a full-service hospital providing medical care, and boarding to our clients and patients, seven days a week. We are also proud to be a Cat-Friendly Practice, certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).

Local Medical Issues

There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. And since the winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. Likewise for the potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites - each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and scaly skin.

Accreditations & Affiliations
American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.