VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital

Leah Stern, DVM, DACVS, 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. Stern enjoys performing laparoscopic minimally invasive surgeries. She has a particular interest in surgery in critically ill patients. She has a passion for both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.  She works closely with area oncologists and performs a number of surgeries for cancer in pets.

Dr. Stern obtained her veterinary degree from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She completed an internship in Emergency and Critical Care medicine and surgery at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon before returning to the east coast. She completed a surgical internship and her surgical residency at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. Dr. Stern is a board certified veterinary surgeon. She has been at VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital since July 2010. 

When she's not at work you might find her hiking at Sleeping Giant; she also enjoys yoga and kayaking.


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.