Iodine-131 Treatments

Iodine-131 Treatments

Feline hyperthyroidism is one of the most common diseases of older cats, usually due to enlargement of the thyroid gland. The veterinarians of Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine have experience in diagnosing and treating this disease, as well as the effective  radioactive iodine or I-131 treatment option.  I-131 treatment has advantages over medical and surgical […]

Animal Behaviorist

Animal Behaviorist

Visit Dr. Ellen Lindell’s website click here Dr. Ellen Lindell is a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist. She is available by appointment to help families solve the behavior problems of their companion animals. Common problems are: A well-behaved pet is a pleasure to live with. One of our goals at is to help people and their […]

Radiology Department

Radiology Department

Dr. Lance Rozear is a Board Certified Radiologist and head of the Radiology Department at Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine. He is available Monday through Friday for interpretation of all imaging studies performed on-site at Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine. He is also available for consultation on digital and conventional imaging studies submitted through the mail or through Central’s Teleradiology service.

Emergency & ICU Services

Emergency & ICU Services

We are open twenty four hours a day seven days a week! No appointment is necessary for emergency visits and ICU services. We have been part of the community for over 40 years and will always be here to help. Our veterinarians are supported by a diverse hospital team of nurses, technicians, handlers and administrators. Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine is honored to have been the recipient of the New Haven Advocate’s “Best of New Haven” in the veterinary category award eight times before the Advocate was discontinued. Call us on your way to the hospital or complete the welcome form in advance so we can assist you immediately. The welcome form is located to the right of this field (scroll over the lightbulb symbol).

Internal Medicine Department

Internal Medicine Department

Internal Medicine is accessible for case consultation and updates 6 days a week. This ensures that all hospitalized pets receive seamless monitoring and care. Our internal medicine specialists have advanced knowledge of small animal gastroenterology, endocrinology, immune-mediated and infectious disease, diseases of the kidney and lower urinary tract as well as respiratory disease. Our internists provide a continuum of care for both inpatients and outpatients, working closely with you and your referring veterinarian.
Cardiology/Interventional Radiology – Dr. Eric deMadron has joined our staff and has advanced training in in diseases of the heart and circulatory system. Some of the conditions a veterinary cardiologists may evaluate and treat include: Coughing, Heart Murmurs, Breathing Problems, Congenital Heart Defects, Irregular Heartbeats, High Blood Pressure, Cardiac Tumors and Heart Disease.

Surgery Department

Surgery Department

We offer some of the most advanced diagnostic and innovative surgical facilities in Connecticut. As the referring veterinary hospital for many small animal hospitals we have procedures that require specialized training and state-of-the-art technology. Our surgeons have completed advanced training in small animal surgery and are specialists in their field. Veterinary surgeons are dedicated to providing the very best in surgical care. This expertise helps to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet.

Oncology Department

Oncology Department

Oncologists focus on diagnosing and managing cancer, no matter where the tumor might be located. The Oncologist will perform a complete and thorough physical examination on your animal, and based on these initial findings, additional tests and treatment options will be discussed. Depending on your animal¡¯s condition, diagnostic testing or management

Advanced Physical Rehabilitation

Advanced Physical Rehabilitation

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 offers underwater treadmill and swimming programs for your pet’s rehabilitation. This rehabilitation is perfect for weakening canines that have poor balance, need cardiac muscle strengthening or are in need of the soothing effect of water. Pet water therapy is also valuable for the conditioning of canine athletes as it provides excellent cardiovascular strengthening and total body conditioning in a very safe environment.

Ophthalmology Department

Ophthalmology Department

A veterinary ophthalmologist specializes in diseases that may affect your pet’s eye and their vision. In order to become a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, a veterinarian typically will complete an internship program followed by a residency, which results in a total of 8 to 10 years of post-college medical education. After completion of an ophthalmology residency, the candidate must then pass a rigorous 3-day, 5-part examination in order to become board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. This process is very similar to the pathway that human medical doctors take to become board-certified.

Some eye conditions can often be managed by your pet’s primary care veterinarian. However, many eye diseases require the attention of an ophthalmologist for advanced medical and surgical treatment.

Dermatology Department

Dermatology Department

Our veterinary dermatologist has expertise and specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of animals with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, mouth, hair, ears, and claws. We treat animals with allergies and allergy-induced skin diseases, infections and non-infectious skin diseases, parasitic skin diseases, autoimmune diseases, and can recognize the skin manifestations of systemic disease, including internal cancers.