VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

Heather Galano, VMD, DACVIM/Neurology, 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 to travel to Australia and New Zealand. She obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine at the University of Georgia and a fellowship at the Veterinary Neurological Center in Phoenix, and a residency in neurology/neurosurgery at North Carolina State University in 2005. She then went to California to work in a private practice with three other neurologists. After 2 years of missing the East Coast she returned and moved to Westport, CT. Dr. Galano has a yellow Lab named Bodie, who is her best friend. She loves the outdoors, spending the time on the beach, hiking, running, and cooking. She also loves to travel.


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.