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 over 30 doctors of which 17 are 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.


4 Devine Street
North Haven, CT 06473
In the Crossroads Medical Center

535 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437

4 Devine Street
North Haven, CT 06473
In the Crossroads Medical Center

535 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437

No Appointment Needed for Emergencies!

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine’s emergency service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has been since 1975. Our hospital has experienced veterinarians and technicians dedicated to emergencies and intensive care patients around the clock. No appointment is necessary, but we encourage you to call before your arrival so we can prepare to best serve you and your pet.

Our emergency and critical care department provides:
Continuous around the clock EKG monitoring Oxygen therapy
End-tidal capnography Pulse oximetry
Hematocrit and hemoglobin monitoring Stat blood gas, electrolyte, and coagulation analysis
Multi-lumen central line placement Peritoneal dialysis
Cardiovascular, respiratory, and nutritional support Vacuum therapy for wound management
Isolation unit for patients with contagious diseases.

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DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING FOR SMALL ANIMALS

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 radiology service provides:
Standard abdominal and thoracic imaging Interventional procedures such as ultrasound guided biopsies and aspirates
Less conventional imaging of the musculoskeletal system and other structures Color and power doppler procedures
Computerized tomography scanning and 3D reconstruction

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SURGICAL CENTER HANDLING COMPLEX CASES

Our surgeons, Dr. Cara Blake, Dr. Jennifer Lansdowne, Dr. Melvyn Pond, and Dr. Donna-Lee Taylor, are board certified and can perform a wide variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries including total joint replacement and minimally invasive procedures when applicable.

Some surgical 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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INTERNAL MEDICINE

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.

Our internal medicine service provides:
Endoscopy including: Upper/lower gastrointestinal, nasopharyngeal, lower respiatory, urogenital, and bronchoscopy I-131 radioactive iodine therapy for feline hyperthyroidism
Partial parenteral nutrition Bone marrow aspiration and core biopsy
Tracheal wash and bronchoalveolar lavage Stem cell therapy for the treatment of inflammatory or immune mediated diseases
Thoracocentesis, abdomenocentesis, arthrocentesis INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY – STENTING AVAILABLE
Feeding tube placement (PEG, esophagostomy, and NE/NG tubes) Blood component transfusion therapy
Blood pressure monitoring (Direct and indirect)

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A CURE FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM

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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ANIMAL EYE DISEASE

Our ophthalmology department focuses 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 to most effectively treat your pet’s eye problem.

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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.

  • Underwater & Standard Treadmill
  • Laser Therapy & Heat Therapy
  • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Balance Exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapy Packages
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COMPASSIONATE CANCER CARE

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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SMALL ANIMAL ALLERGIES AND SKIN DISEASE

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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CHANGING BEHAVIOR, CHANGING LIVES

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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EXOTIC ANIMALS

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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CARDIOLOGY

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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Some ophthalmologic services we provide:
Cataract and glaucoma surgery Eyelid reconstructive surgery
ERG and Ocular Ultrasound Corneal ulcer treatment
Dry eye treatment Corneal surgery