VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

Our Story

VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, serving Fairfield County and surrounding areas, provides state-of-the-art specialty care as an extension of services provided by your regular veterinarian.

Our highly trained specialists work closely with your veterinarian to provide optimal care for your pet.

Hometown Care at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center located in Norwalk is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide state-of-the-art medical care for your pet. We have been serving Fairfield County and the surrounding areas since 1997. Our center is designed to function as an extension of services provided by your regular veterinarian. We understand that your pet is an important member of your family and deserves the best possible medical care. Your family veterinarian is skilled in many areas as a general practitioner, but recognizes that at times it is in your pet's best interest to utilize the advanced services available at our center. Whether your pet is seen by one of our emergency service veterinarians or by one of our board certified veterinary specialists, we will work closely with your veterinarian, sharing information, as part of a team of professionals to provide optimal care for your pet. Please note that we do not provide 'primary care' -- vaccines and routine health procedures.

Our veterinary hospital is segmented by the following departments:

  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Cardiology


Patient Forms and Documentation

Please be sure to check with us before your first visit to find out what forms and other information you will need to bring with you.

Helpful Resources

Pet Insurance may help your pet get the best veterinary care when they're sick or injured. There are many providers that offer plans that covers certain unexpected illnesses or injuries throughout your pet's life. Rest assured knowing your pet can receive the best veterinary care, without worrying about the cost.

Our hospital works with Trupanion and can assist you with your pet insurance claim filing needs. We accept Trupanion payment at checkout. To find out more about Trupanion’s insurance coverage and offerings, call 1-855-591-3100 or visit

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We accept CareCredit, the pet, health and wellness credit card with flexible, budget-friendly financing options that allow you to pay over time for a range of treatments and services—including procedures, medication and more.*

To learn more about CareCredit, or to see if you prequalify, please visit us.

*Subject to credit approval.

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Lionbridge provides over-the-phone and video interpretation services for non-English-speaking and American Sign Language (ASL) clients. In real time, veterinary providers can enlist an expert Lionbridge interpreter to facilitate a clear exchange of information between themselves and clients. Lionbridge’s on-demand, remote interpretation services enable effective and accurate communication with clients. This service empowers clients to be heard and spoken to in their own language, which in turn facilitates a deeper understanding of the care your pet needs.  

Learn more about Lionbridge’s interpretation services:

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