Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1975 by several local veterinarians to improve their individual abilities to practice veterinary medicine through centralization of staff, equipment, facilities and ideas. We are a small-animal practice, which means our primary focus is on cats and dogs. Over 200 veterinarians refer patients to us for emergency and specialty care every year. We are committed to providing the highest standard of veterinary care whenever you may need it 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Recently we moved from it’s long time location in downtown New Haven, CT to a new larger facility in North Haven, CT. This move will allow us to provide you with expanded medical services in a more comfortable environment, with plenty of parking, large reception area and enclosed state of the art walking area for hospitalized dogs.
Central Hospital is a partner in your pet’s health care. We share all records of the treatment we provide with your family veterinarian. We are one of the first veterinary hospitals to use the rVetLink system to keep your family veterinarian connected to your pet’s care while in the hospital.
Our in-house staff includes 20 doctors, seven of whom are dedicated to emergency care. Our veterinarians are supported by a diverse hospital team of nurses, technicians, handlers and administrators.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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/.
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.