Our Veterinary Services

Giving Your Pet the High Quality Care They Deserve

Countryside Veterinary Hospital offers all the services you need to take care of your animal family members. Our AAHA-accredited veterinarians have all the tools and experience to make sure your pet’s visit to our animal hospital goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible. With 25 years in practice serving the Shelton area, you can trust that we will do everything necessary to give your pet the best care possible.

Call (203) 779-6566 now to schedule your appointment.

Services We Offer

Making a trip to the veterinarian can be a stressful experience. That’s why our Shelton veterinarians take the time to make your pet’s experience as pleasant as possible. We're pleased to offer the following services.

Wellness Exams & Vaccinations

An annual comprehensive physical exam promotes a long and healthy life for your pet. Our doctors will recommend the appropriate vaccine schedule and health screening tests that best suit your pet's life stage and style.

Urgent Care

If you feel you have a pet emergency, please call (203) 779-6566. It is always best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency. We have veterinarian and support personnel on duty six days a week who are trained and equipped to handle urgent and emergency care. Usually, an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as rat poisoning, being hit by a car, or chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call.

Countryside Veterinary Hospital offers urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you can schedule an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to squeeze you in between scheduled appointments. When you call, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

General Surgery

Our doctors perform soft tissue, reconstructive, obstetrical, and general surgical procedures. Elective surgeries such as spays and neuters receive the same high quality care and careful anesthetic monitoring as an exploratory or orthopedic surgery.

Anesthetic Monitoring

All anesthetic procedures are monitored by trained veterinary technicians while using monitoring devices to check blood pressure, pulse oximetry (measures the amount of oxygen in the blood), respiratory signs, temperature, CO2 levels and ECG.


This noninvasive test performed at our hospital records the electrical activity of the heart and aids in the diagnosis of heart disease.


Our doctors are committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of your pet with cancer. Depending on the type of cancer, our doctors will either treat your pet at our hospital or refer you to an area oncologist for consultation and/or treatment.


For our clients' convenience, we have a comprehensive pharmacy including the most commonly dispensed medications for all types of conditions, including flea and heartworm prevention for both dogs and cats.


Dr. Kerns, DVM, MS, DABVP, who owns Mobile Veterinary Imaging, is at our hospital one day a week to perform diagnostic ultrasounds. The machine is capable of color doppler and pulse wave doppler, both of which are forms of ultrasound that allow for the visualization of blood flow through the heart and vessels. Ultrasound is often used as a non-invasive method of diagnosing many types of cardiac and abdominal diseases, along with other areas of the body.

Digital Radiographs

The doctors and technicians at our hospital take full body radiographs, barium series, contrast studies, and dental radiographs.

Dental Care

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not able to offer dental services at this time.

On-Site Laboratory

Some of the testing available on site includes serum chemistries, complete blood cell counts, feline leukemia and FIV testing, heartworm, Lyme, and cytology (ear smears and skin scraping). There is also an outside laboratory available for more complex evaluations.


A permanent type of identification for your pet that involves inserting a small rice-size chip under their skin near their shoulder blades. Collars and tags may be lost, but microchipping is permanent. Countless pets have been reunited with their owners by this method.

Nutritional Counseling

Counseling is available for various needs in your pet's life such as growth, weight loss, dental disease prevention, aging, and disease management.


Our doctors are available for consultations on any type of pet problem. We also have an extensive list of experts to refer an owner if the situation warrants.

Types of Pets Seen

Currently our practice is limited to dogs and cats.

We provide treatment plans for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received a treatment plan, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.

Call (203) 779-6566 or contact us online for more information. Our dedicated veterinary team looks forward to treating your pet.

What Makes Us Stand Out

From the crowd
  • Providing the highest quality of compassionate care to your beloved pets.
  • Making each patient's life as free from pain, suffering, and disease as possible.
  • Educating our clients and community in providing lifelong quality care for their pets.
  • Committed to adding patient services for the convenience of our clients.
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  • “All care, that all my furr-babies have experienced at Countryside, has been top-notch.”

    - Teri C
  • “Great place, good hours, and helpful and friendly staff.”

    - John E