Our Team

Our doctors and staff have been serving the Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Terryville, Torrington, and Winsted  communities for over 35 years. We have grown to a full-service hospital providing medical care, boarding, and grooming to our clients and patients. We are available seven days a week, with two late nights and Sunday hours.

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. As winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk.

Likewise is 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.

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paw Team Spotlight
Carrie Van De Stadt
Medical Director

Dr. Carrie VandeStadt graduated from Simmons College in Boston in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She worked for the New England Aquarium in Boston as part of the marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation network,and for the New England Medical Center in the dermatology research lab.Wanting to combine her interest in medicine and her love of animals,she successfully applied to the Tufts University of School of Veterinary Medicine,receiving her DVM degree in 1993.She started her professional career working in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia,but soon returned to New England where she started working at our hospital.

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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