Vet Locations & Hours Near Hamden, CT -

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By: J G.
Merryfield Veterinary Hospital
Wow, I'm surprised by these reviews. I've been going to Merryfield since 2008 and have only had good experiences. Perhaps some of the front staff have reserved personalities, and the facilities are no-frills, but that's a sign they're putting their $ into care rather than wallpaper & junk. They don't have a hi-tech scale, e.g., but why do they need one? They don't do unnecessary tests, they don't use awful emotional pressure tactics to "sell" unnecessary services, they're kind, and they've always taken good care of my cats.
By: sophs254
Mount Carmel Veterinary Hospital
The staff at Mount Carmel Vet treats you like family. They love when I bring Oreo in. Dr Michael Dunn is Oreo's VET. He takes care of your pet like it was his own. He gives much care and quality time when Oreo must be seen. He was highly recommended by 3 of my friend's at work. Thank you Dr. Dunn, for all the care and help you give Oreo, your the BEST VET!!!!!Gloria Onorato
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By: Maureen M.
Mount Carmel Veterinary Hospital
Extremely attentive and compassionate. If you want a Vet who will treat your dog as you would treat him/her if you had their knowledge...this is the place to take them. Moe Matthews
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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