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Cutting-Edge 24-Hour Emergency, Critical and Specialty Care Emergency Hospital

Newtown Veterinary Specialists provides the most advanced medical and surgical services available to pets today. Should your pet become suddenly ill or critically injured—and your family veterinarian isn’t available or recommends a specialist—our state-of-the-art facility offers highly trained veterinarians, leading-edge diagnostic equipment, the latest treatment methods, and around-the-clock patient monitoring. Our new 15,000 square-foot facility, located directly off I-84, is open 365 days year—even on major holidays.

exteriorWe understand how important your pet is to you and the stress you feel when a health crisis strikes. When your pet is under our care, we’ll do everything possible to make the hospital experience as comfortable as possible for you and your pet. Our compassionate nurses closely monitor patients in our intensive care unit and an experienced emergency veterinarian is on site 24-hours-a-day.

Our highly skilled team of emergency doctors and board-certified specialists will apply their expertise and training to give your pet the best chance for recovery and restored good health. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and send updates to your family veterinarian so that your pet’s healthcare will be well-coordinated now and into the future.

Just like in human medicine, your family veterinarian may refer your pet to a specialist if a critical or complex disease or condition is suspected or diagnosed. Our board-certified specialists have undergone many years of higher-level academic education and intensive clinical training—and have passed rigorous exams—to earn their credentials. Your pet receives the additional benefit of cross-discipline consultation to create an individualized treatment plan to better manage your pet’s condition.

Newtown Veterinary Specialists offers comprehensive services in the following specialties:

We also offer sophisticated diagnostic imaging and complete laboratory services to save valuable time and reduce stress and travel for pets and their owners.

Our advanced diagnostic and therapy includes:

  • Antifreeze toxicity testing
  • Blood pressure monitoring (non-invasive)
  • Chest tube placement
  • Digital radiography
  • EKG monitoring
  • Emergency surgery
  • Fluid therapy
  • Comprehensive laboratory services
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pain management
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Supportive care
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Transfusion therapy
  • Ultrasonography
  • CT scanning
Our goal is to ensure that all pets receive quality emergency, critical, and specialty care delivered with compassion and in close cooperation with the  family veterinarians who refer patients to us.

The Newtown Veterinary Specialists Story

In 2006 Dr. Debra Weisman and Mr. Scott Schifilliti, MBA, began discussing opening a veterinary specialty hospital in Connecticut. With Dr. Weisman’s medical expertise and Mr. Schifilliti’s business background, they knew they had the right combination of skills to build a premier veterinary center. Their goal was to open a facility that would be privately-owned by the people who worked in the building and dedicated to serving the interests of pets and pet owners, not corporate shareholders. Early in their search for the perfect location, Dr. Weisman and Mr. Schifilliti landed in Newtown, Connecticut.