VCA Animal Hospital of East Hartford

Dr. Thomas Maley, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Minnesota


Dr. Thomas Maley graduated from University of Minnesota in 2008. After graduating he came to Connecticut with his wife, who is also a veterinarian. He started work at Banfield Animal Hospital in Norwalk CT as an associate from 2008 to 2009, and then in 2009 he became the Chief of Staff and held that position until leaving in the spring of 2011. From there he started working as an associate at VCA Northside in Danbury CT and finally was promoted to Medical Director at VCA East Hartford in the fall of 2011.

He and his wife had their first child, Julia, in July of 2010. They also share their home with their four pets Onyx (10 year old Spaniel mix), Beam ( 9 year old English Setter), Brinkley ( 3 yr old Yellow Lab) and Finn ( 5 year old Domestic Shorthair). When not working, Dr Maley is an avid outdoorsman, on weekends you might find him with a fly rod in hand, somewhere wading in the surf of Cape Cod. When he isn’t out and about he prefers to be home caring for his daughter, and taking care of the home he and his wife have created here in Connecticut.

Dr .Maley has a special interest in promoting and fostering the animal human bond by educating his clients and by providing the most cost effective wellness care (preventative medicine) available. He also has a special interest in, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and dermatology.

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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.