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Shelton Veterinary Center

Primary Location
560 Huntington St.
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 203-929-7297
Fax: 203-929-4700

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Services Include:

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Digital Radiology
  • In-House Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Consultations by Board-certified Specialists
  • Exotic Animal Medicine (small mammals only)    


Shelton Veterinary Center is a primary care full-service veterinary facility providing state of the art care to a wide range of animals including small exotic pets from the diagnostic phase through treatment and recovery.

Board certified specialists are available for internal medicine, surgery, radiology, ultrasound, and endoscopy.

Laboratory Services

SVC provides an in-house laboratory that allows us to provide immediate results for critical patients. We are also able to perform pre-anesthetic blood work the morning of a surgical procedure for your convenience. In addition, we utilize the full-service Antech Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Our samples are picked up every night so we can have many of our results the following day.

Surgery and Anesthesia


We perform many types of anesthetic and surgical procedures at SVC. We tailor our anesthetic protocol to every patient providing a safe environment for your pet. As no anesthetic procedure is without risk, (see, pre-anesthetic blood work and pre-anesthetic EKG) we use advanced monitoring equipment to ensure the safety of your pet for the duration of each procedure.

We utilize EKG, SPO2, CO2, temperature and blood pressure monitoring during most anesthetic procedures. Most patients are also placed on warm intravenous fluids during anesthesia. Our veterinary technicians monitor your pets' vital signs while the doctor is operating to ensure the continuous safety of your pet.

Our surgery suite is immaculate. It is sanitized after every procedure. We provide sterile surgical packs for every procedure and wear sterile attire. All technicians monitoring your pet during surgery are required to wear a surgical cap and mask to maintain sterility during every procedure.

Body temperature often drops during an anesthetic procedure. In recovery, our patients are placed in heated recovery cages so they can be comfortable and increase their body temperatures gradually. Your pets' body temperature is constantly monitored until normal.


The same care and monitoring is used for dental procedures, as this is also an anesthetic procedure. SVC is well equipped with a high-speed dental unit allowing us to do tooth extractions. We are also equipped with a digital dental x-ray machine to aid in superior dental care.

Treatment Area


The treatment area is the heart of our hospital, acts as the main working area and also serves as our ICU. Here patients are continually monitored, treated and observed. This area provides a staging ground for numerous minor procedures, venipuncture, and in-hospital exams.

Digital Radiology        

Shelton Veterinary Center is happy to offer digital xray imaging. Benefits of digital xray include:   

  • Faster turn around time. What used to take up to a half hour or more can now be accomplished in mere minutes
  • Ability to email images to specialists for consultations rather than having to mail the films.
  • Less anesthesia needed
  • Clearer images
  • Ability to adjust xray images on computer screen which cuts down the number of films that need to be taken  


Dr Steven Heyman** is a board certified surgeon who travels to our practice for advanced orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.                                                                                          

Dr Eric Linnetz** is a board certified veterinarian in Internal Medicine who travels to our practice to perform Ultrasounds.

We are very proud of our hospital and we are growing and expanding every day. We would appreciate the opportunity to care for your pets and the pets of your family and friends.
Please feel free to call for a tour or just stop by and our staff can answer any questions that you have about our facility.



Veterinarian/General practitioner (Drs. Kreiger and Rafferty):
A veterinarian who received a 4-year undergraduate degree and a 4-year graduate degree in veterinary medicine.

**Board Certified Veterinarian/Specialist:

A veterinarian who has a specialty. This means that this person received a 4-year undergraduate degree, a 4-year graduate degree in veterinary medicine, and internship and residency in the specialty of their choosing. Veterinary medicine has many specialists available. Please feel free to inquire about referral services at any time.

Exclusive Offer


New Clients can receive $20 off initial exam!!

Offer good Monday-Friday ONLY

Offer NOT VALID  for same day appointments

New Grooming clients can receive $10 off their 1st groom!!

Must mention offer when scheduling!!!

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.


"Our Golden retriever Lucy loves her trips to SVC. They skillfully guided us through our first year of dog ownership. We couldn't be happier with our vet"

Stephen & Christine Guarrera Shelton, CT

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Pet Poison Help Line: (800) 213-6680
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560 Huntington St.
Shelton, CT 06484
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  • Phone: 203-929-7297
  • Fax: 203-929-4700
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