VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital

Tai Casagrande, DVM, DACVIM/Cardiology, 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 medicine and surgery, VCA Aurora/VCA Berwyn (Chicago suburbs) 2008
One year of general practice at VCA Berwyn 2008-2009
Residency in Cardiology, University of Wisconsin (Madison) 2012
Board certified in cardiology 2012

Dr. Casagrande is interested in all aspects of Cardiology, with a special interest in acute and chronic management of congestive heart failure.

Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Casagrande is very excited to be relocating back to New England, where she will be closer to family and friends. When off-duty, she loves to go hiking, travel and is an avid baseball fan!



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.