Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine is an Emergency, Referral and Specialty Center
Open 24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week

Our medical staff includes 20 doctors including seven emergency veterinarians and seven board certified specialists. They are supported by a diverse hospital team of technicians, client liaisons, technician assistants and administrators. We have been honored to receive the “Best of New Haven” award eight times. Although our greatest accomplishment has been, and always will be, serving our community.


Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine’s emergency room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has been since 1975. The hospital has experienced veterinarians and technicians dedicated to emergencies and intensive care patients around the clock. There are no appointments necessary, but we encourage you to call before your arrival so we can prepare to best serve you and your pet. Some Of The Services We Can Provide:

  • On Site Diagnostic Laboratory/Blood Gas Analyzer
  • Digital X-Rays 24 hours a Day
  • Oxygen Therapy & EKG Monitoring
  • Intravenous Fluid Therapy
  • Emergency Surgery
  • Advanced Pain Management
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Immediate Services We Provide

EKG Monitoring Fluid & Medication Infusions Oxygen Therapy End-Tidal Capnography Pulse Oximetry Wound Vacuum Therapy Blood Pressure Monitoring Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Nutritional Support Trauma Care Oxygen Incubators for Neo-Natal Care
Laboratory Analysis, Radiography, Ultrasonography, Echocardiography, Endoscopy and Surgery


Our radiology department uses digital radiography, ultrasound and CT scans to help identify problems with parts of the body including lungs, heart, bones, abdominal cavity and more. Central regularly provides these services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Outpatient appointments are on a referral basis only. The department is overseen by Dr. Lance Rozear, a board certified radiologist.

  • Digital Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • CT Scan
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Our surgeons perform both orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. Many of these procedures require the specialized training that was received by our board certified surgeons. We operate a total joint replacement center including procedures on the hip, elbow and knee in addition to repairs on cruciate tears and bone fractures. This is in addition to surgeries on the gallbladder, spine, liver, intestines amongst others. The department consists of Dr. Melvyn Pond and Dr. Donna-Lee Taylor. Here are just some of the Services We Provide:

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Comprehensive Patient Monitoring
  • Advanced Pain Management
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Center
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Our Internal Medicine service offers specialized knowledge, advanced diagnostics, and a high level of experience with the treatment and management for a variety of internal medicine problems of dogs and cats.  Veterinarians that specialize in Internal Medicine have advanced knowledge of small animal endocrinology, gastroenterology, respiratory disease, infectious and immune-mediated disease, and diseases of the kidneys and lower urinary tract.

  • Endoscopy
  • Management of Complex Disease Processes
  • Colonoscopy & Bronchoscopy
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
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As in humans, hyperthyroidism is seen regularly in cats. A common cure for the condition is the treatment with radioactive iodine. When injected into a cat, the radioactive iodine is taken up into the thyroid tissue so it specifically effects that one body part. Complications are rare and treatment is frequently a complete cure.

Cats first have an exam with our Internal Medicine department to make sure they are good candidates for treatment. The pet is admitted to the hospital on a separate Monday and receives the injection that day. Typically cats need to stay at Central for three to four days due to radiation and then they are able to go home.

Our staff will discuss special protocols for at home after discharge to keep you and your pet safe. A couple weeks after leaving the hospital, you can return fully to your normal routine.

Our program is overseen by a Radiation Safety Officer and our staff receives regular training. In addition we are registered and guided by both state and federal agencies.

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Our Ophthalmology Department focuses solely on diseases that can affect your pet’s eye and vision. In addition we work to diagnose and treat diseases that affect the structures surrounding the eye, such as the eyelids, conjunctiva, and some of the bones of the skull that comprise the eye socket. Medical and surgical treatments are combined in order to most effectively treat your pet’s eye problem. Some of the services we provide are:

  • Cataract Surgery & Glaucoma Surgery
  • Eyelid Reconstructive Surgery
  • ERG/Ocular Ultrasound
  • Corneal Ulcer Treatment
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Corneal Surgery
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Rehabilitation is the art of using physical manipulations and therapies rather than drugs to relieve pain, enhance healing, and improve function. Our veterinary rehabilitative plans are specially designed for the individual pet and his or her disease process or disability. The ultimate physical rehabilitation goals for your pet are comfort and his or her ability to accomplish daily tasks as normally as possible. The rewards include improved psychological state and quality of life for your pet and your family.

  • Underwater & Standard Treadmill
  • Laser Therapy & Heat Therapy
  • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Balance Exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapy Packages
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Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine Oncology Department diagnoses and treats many forms of cancer. We utilize many types of chemotherapy and can coordinate procedures with our Surgery Department to maximize outcomes while minimizing complications.

  • Advanced laboratory testing of various blood or tissue samples
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Diagnostic Imaging, Ultrasound, Radiography(x-rays), CT Scans
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We understand the concern and frustration of living with a pet that suffers from allergies or skin disease. We will help you develop an understanding of your pet’s problems, the potential causes, the tests needed to define the primary cause, and the treatment and prognosis. We will present you with options, potential outcomes, and realistic expectations. You will decide what best fits your needs. Here are a just a few of the service available. The dermatologist is on-site on Wednesdays. For more information visit our dermatologist’s website: http://www.nevetdermatology.com/. Some of the Services We Provide Are:

  • Allergy Testing
  • Ear Flushes
  • Skin Biopsies & Fungal Cultures
  • Cytology
  • Skin Scraping
  • CT Scans
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Our Behavior Department can help pet owners control dangerous and self-injurious activities. The Behaviorist is a board-certified veterinarian who focuses solely on helping pets live within their surrounding in harmony. For more information visit our behaviorist’s website at http://www.lindellvetbehavior.com/.

  • Dog Aggression & Stranger Aggression
  • Excessive licking
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Post-operative Consultations
  • Behavior Changes
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The Avian/Exotic Pet department at Central Hospital offers wellness examinations as well as treatment and hospitalization of sick birds and small companion animals such as sugar gliders, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets. Basic evaluation and supportive care is available through our emergency department.

  • Proper Diet and Husbandry
  • Reproductive Diseases
  • Dental Disease
  • GI Stasis in Rabbits and Other Herbivores
  • Self- Mutilation in Birds and Sugar Gliders
  • Head Tilt Disorders in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
  • Adrenal Disease in Ferrets
  • Trauma Care and Wound Management
  • Geriatric Pet Management
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The Cardiology department provides treatment for animals with conditions that affect the heart, lungs and circulatory system.

  • Echocardiography
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Management of Routine and Emergent Cardiac Disease
  • Management of Systemic and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pacemaker Implementation
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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology allows our doctors to treat some medical problems in a less invasive manner using  fluoroscopy to guide a wide variety of specially adapted instruments to treat conditions. The result is smaller incisions, less pain, decreased anesthetic time and shorter hospital stays.

  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Tracheal Stenting
  • Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Repair
  • Urethral Stenting
  • Urinary Tract Stenting
  • Ductal Occlusion for Patent Duct Arteriosus
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We have been honored to work with many charities in CT and several other states, MA,NY, PA to name a few. But this week we are proud to be working INTERNATIONALLY!! The Turks and Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reached out to us for help last week. An island dog, named Sage, gave birth to 11 puppies a couple weeks ago and was then hit by a car. Her spine was broken, but her spinal cord seems to have been spared major damage. She has fought to be a good Mom and has continued to feed and take care of her puppies with help from the folks at the Turks and Caicos shelter. The medical care she needs is not available on the island so the group raised funds to transport her to us. Her puppies, who are doing well, are being cared for by a rescue organization. But In the meantime ANOTHER dog came into the shelter with a broken leg!!! His name is Prince and because of the overwhelming generosity of their donors, they also have the resources available to transport him to us for care!! Two of our technicians, Molly and Stephanie left this morning ..... in the snow.... to fly to Turks and Caicos to get these two dogs stabilized for transport on Tuesday. They are in constant contact with our Pain Management Specialist Dr. Andie Looney and the Critical Care Specialists at the hospital. Stay tuned for more pictures!! And some video feed of how everyone is doing!! Island dogs are called Pot Cakes!!! Join me in wishing our TEAM POTCAKE good luck and safe travels!!! Learn more about the TCSPCA on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/TCSPCA-137439339618179/ ... See MoreSee Less

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TRAVEL PLANS ARE CONFIRMED FOR SAGE! On Sunday Molly Weathered and Stephanie Tomasino from the Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine in CT will be arriving on Provo to meet Sage and her pups. These two wonderful staff members from Central Hospital are confirmed to travel back to CT with Sage on Tuesday February 20th on American Airlines through Miami & connecting onto JFK. At JFK airport a pet ambulance arranged by the hospital will be waiting to transport Sage and another TCSPCA special need puppy named "Prince" to their facility. The TCSPCA is so grateful to Ken Aldrich and the vet teams at Central Hospital for accepting these two special dogs into their rehabilitation programs and for providing the specialized surgery they need. None of these plans would be possible for Sage and Prince without the generous donations many of you have made during the past couple of weeks! The response to Sage's story has been fantastic and we will also be using the donations to care for Sage's family of 11 puppies as they continue to thrive.

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Lucy is jumping for joy!! After going through treatment several months ago she tested negative for heartworm today! Lucy belongs to Jill one of our technicians. Many staff members at Central Hospital have taken in dogs that have heartworm. Many of these dogs come from the south, several were rescued after the hurricanes this summer in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. Heartworm is a deadly disease, that can cause major damage to the heart!! But the good news is .... It's treatable and preventable!! Be sure your dog is on Heartworm Preventive!! CONGRATULATIONS LUCY!!! We're so happy for you!! Learn more about Heartworm at www.heartwormsociety.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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We worked on a very special project a couple months ago, highlighting some of our patients and our specialists, Dr. Dorbandt and Dr. Pond in a professionally shot short video. It is an honor to be part of this community for so long and to fulfill our commitment to be here for you and your pets whenever you need us. Visit our website and take a look!
Special thanks to David Ruzicka of Batteries Included
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