VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center 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.

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  • Alice Benedict

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

    Dr. Alice Benedict graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Following graduation she did a one year Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Veterinary

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  • Heather Galano

    Medical Director
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Heather Galano is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology/Neurosurgery). Prior  to attending veterinary school she took one year off after college

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  • Anthony Acquaviva

    Veterinary Specialist
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Acquaviva graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Upon graduation, he completed a one-year rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital followed

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  • Jethro Forbes

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ontario Veterinary College
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr Forbes received his BA in psychology from the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA) in 1997 and worked in the human services field supporting adults with developmental disabilities for a number

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  • Jonathan Goodwin

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Tuskegee University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Jonathan Goodwin, our board certified cardiologist, is one of less than two hundred board certified cardiologists in the United States. Dr. Goodwin offers comprehensive consultations and complete

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  • Dianne Kittrell

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Kittrell was born and raised in Massachusetts. She spent the majority of life prior to veterinary school competitively showing Morgan and Saddlebred horses. She graduated from The Ohio State

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  • Bari Morris

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Tufts University
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Bari Morris graduated from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation, she completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal

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  • Meg Musser

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Margaret Musser is our Board Certified Oncologist.  She was born and raised in Delaware, Ohio.  She received her B.A. cum laude in Biology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, with

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  • Dawn Nolte

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

    Dr. Dawn Nolte is a 2005 Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery. She graduated from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and then completed a rotating internship

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  • Lauren Pinchbeck

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVD
    M.S., Ohio State University
    Departments: Dermatology

    Dr. Pinchbeck graduated from Princeton University and earned a DVM from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After a small animal medicine and surgery internship in Norwalk,

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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

VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center
895 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 203-929-8600
Fax: 203-944-9754

In the event of a pet medical emergency, no appointment is needed. We are open 24/7/365 to help your pet. For directions to our facility, please call us at at 203-929-8600.

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