VCA Darien Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Sarah Brainard

  • Technician

    King Brown

  • Technician

    Christa Conte

    Christa has been working with the VCA Darien Animal since 2005. She is a LVT from L.I. New York where she worked as an ER/ICU tech for 4 years before moving to CT. As a tech supervisor, Christa enjoys teaching and overseeing patient care. She has interests in wildlife, feline care, and ER medicine. Her favorite dog breed is the Scottish Terrier. Christa is proud owner of 2 healthy cats and currently nursing a very special kitty named Josephine.

  • Technician

    Lorraine Zeidler

    Lorraine has been with VCA Darien Animal Hospital since 1979. She went to Newbury Junior College for a Canine Science program and has continued to devote her career helping our clients and their animals. She enjoys long walks with her active German Shepherd Gunther and his Shepherd friend Mason. She spends every minute she can with her two adopted and very special cats Frito and Milton and rabbit Blackjack.

    Favorite hobbies include going to dog shows, shopping on weekends, and hugging dogs and kitties.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Michael Chejin
    School: NCC Veterinary Assistant program

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Samantha McLaughlin
    School: NCC Vet Assistant program


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact the Veterinary Referral Emergency Center at (203) 854-9960.  They are located at 123 West Cedar St. Norwalk, CT 06854.