VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center



TEL: 203-929-8600

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VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving communities in and surrounding Eastern Fairfield County. If you suspect your pet may be having a medical crisis, our emergency and critical care team of specialists are here and fully prepared to help your pet.

Our highly trained emergency and critical care teams have direct access to our facility's full complement of state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, they are aided by the support of the hospital's entire interdisciplinary team of specialists, as well as the referring veterinarian '" all working in concert to deliver the best, most expeditious treatment possible. Pet medical emergencies can be stressful and traumatic for owners as well as their pets. So we provide prompt, attentive, personal service starting the very first moment a patient arrives with a quick, clear line of communication to the primary care veterinarian and pet owner.

Our Emergency and Critical Care units can assist in all of the following situations:

  • Traumatic injuries - fractures, bites, burns, lacerations 
  • Automobile accidents 
  • Wounds, bleeding 
  • Respiratory emergencies, choking 
  • Vomiting, diarrhea 
  • Difficulty urinating or 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 

Our ICU's specialized services and equipment:

  • 24-hour care and monitoring by veterinarians and veterinary nurses 
  • Complete diagnostic lab for immediate test results 
  • Blood gas analyzer 
  • Emergency surgery 
  • Avian, exotic and small animal ICU equipment 
  • Digital radiography and ultrasound 
  • Oxygen therapy 
  • Pulse-Oximetry, End-Tidal CO2, blood pressure and continuous ECG monitoring 
  • Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and meds 
  • Advanced pain management 
  • Video-endoscopy 
  • Nutritional support 

VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center's Emergency and Critical Care Specialists can help in the event of a medical crisis. When every second counts, we're here and ready to assist you and your pet. For immediate medical assistance or for information, please call our center at 203-929-8600.


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.