VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital veterinarians and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors are compassionate and highly trained veterinary professionals and specialists who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health concern presents itself. As you will see in our biography section, our staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but, above all, a love of animals and providing the very best care for them.

The Staff of VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital

  • Lisa Keno

    Medical Director
    DVM, Cornell University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Lisa Keno is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Small Animal Internal Medicine. She received her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Cornell University.

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  • Tai Casagrande

    Veterinary Specialist
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology

    Tai Casagrande, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
    B.A. in Biology, Cornell 2002
    DVM, Atlantic Veterinary College (Prince Edward Island, Canada) 2007
    Rotating internship in small animal

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  • Leah Stern

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Tufts University
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Leah Stern is a board certfied veterinary surgeon who is available at VCA Cheshire Animal hospital for consultations and surgeries Tuesday through Saturday, as well as emergency surgeries. Dr.

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  • Stacey Carron

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, University of Missouri
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Carron did her undergraduate studies at the university of Missouri-Columbia in biology. She also attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated in 2008. She then

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  • Renee Hartshorn

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Tufts University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Hartshorn graduated in 2009 with honors from Edgewood College in Madison, WI with degrees in biology, chemistry and broad fields natural sciences. She spent a year doing medical research before

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  • Tara Miska

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Louisiana State University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Miska grew up in Bridgeport, CT. She graduated from LSU school of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She stayed an additional year at LSU to complete a rotating internship in companion animal medicine

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  • Lindsey Mortlock

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Tufts University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Mortlock graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2005. She went on to graduate from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After

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  • Jess Urbonas

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Cornell University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Jess Urbonas joined Cheshire Animal Hospital in July of 2009. Originally from Connecticut, she attended University of Delaware for her undergraduate work in animal science and a sports scholarship

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

24/7/365, if your pet has a medical emergency, you can find us at the following address:

VCA Cheshire Animal and Emergency/Specialty Hospital
1572 S. Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
Telephone: 203-272-3266

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VCA Cheshire Animal and Emergency/Specialty Hospital is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving pets and their people in southwestern Connecticut and the surrounding communities. If you suspect your pet is having a medical crisis, our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to assist you.

Our Emergency and Critical Care units can assist in all of the following situations requiring immediate medical attention: Auto accidents, traumatic injuries (fractures, bites, burns, lacerations, wounds), respiratory emergencies (choking, difficulty breathing), vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty urinating/defecating, shock, loss of consciousness, dizziness, staggering, tremors, seizures, paralysis, toxic reactions, poison ingestion, labor and delivery problems, blood in urine or feces, swollen, hard, painful abdomen, heatstroke.

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