VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

Dawn Nolte, DVM, DACVS, 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 at Oradell Animal Hospital in Oradell, NJ. Her surgical training included a surgical internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center, a small animal surgical residency at The Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, and a surgical fellowship also at The Animal Medical Center. Dr. Nolte is proficient in soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery. Her research and clinical interests include oncologic/reconstructive surgery, fracture management and minimally invasive surgery, specifically laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.


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.