VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital

Plainville Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Fred Cesana

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Michigan State University

    Dr. Fred Cesana wanted to be a Veterinarian since the age of seven when he lived on a farm in Manchester, CT. After obtaining a BS degree from the University of Connecticut he went on to Michigan ...
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  • Troy Hexter

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ohio State University

    Ever since I was old enough to have pets I knew that I wanted to become a veterinarian. After graduating from high school I attended the Ohio State University (OSU) pre-vet program. While going to ...
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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 one of the following nearby emergency care clinics

-VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital & Emergency Clinic - 1-203-272-3266 located at 1572 South Main Street. Cheshire, Ct 06410

-VCA Avon Emergency Animal Hospital - 1-860-674-1886 located at 9 Avonwood Road. Avon, Ct 06001