VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital

Phone: 203-272-3266
Fax: 203-272-2630
1572 S. Main St.
Cheshire, CT 06410
Business Hours

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Welcome to VCA Cheshire Animal and Emergency/Specialty Hospital! We are a full service general practice and emergency/specialty hospital serving pet owners, their pets and referring veterinarians in southwestern Connecticut and the surrounding communities. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the many resources available at Cheshire for all of your pet's health care needs.

VCA Cheshire Animal and Emergency/Specialty Hospital has the unique distinction of being both a veterinary general practice and veterinary emergency/specialty hospital under one roof. Our general practice veterinarians can assist you and your pet with all general healthcare needs from puppy or kitten through the senior years. The general practice of VCA Cheshire Animal and Emergency Hospital ensures that your pet will receive the most professional care whether it is for routine vaccines or more advanced treatments. Our hospital's compassionate and expert medical team has years of experience

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, and each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.

Dr. Tara Miska
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Louisiana State University

Dr. Miska grew up in Bridgeport, CT. She graduated from LSU school of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She stayed an additional year at LSU to complete

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Dr. Lisa Keno
Medical Director
Veterinary School: Cornell University

Dr. Lisa Keno is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Small Animal Internal Medicine. She received her undergraduate

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CAPPIO'S ANGELS
Doreen A. Festa from Hamden

You all gave of your minds, hearts and souls. It will soon be four months since my sweet, handsome Cappio passed on, those of you that knew Cappio and me best will understand when I say it feels like fours hours ago and the bond we shared is ever present. Dr. Michael Suhie provided extraordinary medical care (a complex case to say the least), filled with constant compassion and understanding, he is a superb doctor and an outstanding human being, not a combination easily found. Because of Dr. Suhie's expertise, dedication and sensitivity I in turn received such a wonderful gift - my Cappio went on to live a year more than expected and he had a truly amazing, active and loving year. He loved life and the humans closest to him. Two months short of his 18th birthday he passed, Cappio was a fighter and a trooper beyond any compare!! To all the technicians and assistants who tended to Cappio everyday for so many months with your expertise, always so giving, kind, loving. Everyday you were there for my Cappio, everyday in every way! To all the staff and your never ending patience, your kind words, your love,I send my many thanks. Dr. Suhie, I recall reading this some time ago... so very true...

"W.R. called vets the noblest of doctors because their patients can't tell them what's wrong. The doctor has to reach, and he reaches with his heart." (from "The Company of Cats")

To all Cappio's Angels, I thank you from the bottom of my heart........Doreen

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
203-272-3266 or request an appointment.