VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

Anthony Acquaviva, VMD, DACVS, 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 by a one-year surgical internship at Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware. Dr. Acquaviva continued his surgical training by completing a surgical residency at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. He is a board certified veterinary surgeon.

Dr. Acquaviva is proficient in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He has published research investigating the use of locking plates for bone fractures. Dr. Acquaviva's clinical interests include tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) surgery, fracture management, arthroscopy, neurosurgery, and minimally invasive soft tissue surgery.


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.