VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital

Troy Hexter, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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 OSU I volunteered for a local Veterinarian in Columbus to get experience and also to see what Veterinarians job was really all about. My duties started with cleaning the kennels and medicating the patients to assisting in surgery. Before completing my undergraduate studies I applied to OSU Veterinary School and got accepted. After graduating from Veterinary School in 1990 I moved to Connecticut and started working in general practice for 2 years. Following 2 years of general practice I managed an Emergency Clinic in West Hartford for 4 1/2 years. Emergency medicine was very rewarding, however very demanding. Following my stay at the emergency clinic I came to Old Canal Veterinary Clinic where I have been since 1996. I enjoy working in a general practice again and plan to finish my career at Old Canal Veterinary Clinic.

Personally I have 3 cats, 8 dogs, 3 horses, 12 goats and 7 chickens. I stay very busy on my farm during my free time. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, working out and playing basketball.


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