VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Joanne Mambrino

    Joanne has been a veterinary technician at Old Canal since graduating college in 1975. When the first national veterinary technician certification test was offered in 1985 Joanne jumped at the first chance and passed earning her CVT title. She is the lead surgical tech and has special interest in anesthesia. She shares her life with a gaggle of golden retrievers and her 34 year old Morgan horse. When she is not at work she enjoys training and competing in canine performance event with her goldens.

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    Amanda Colella

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    Hannah Colley

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  • Technician

    Dorothy Szewczak

  • Technician

    Corinne Vicenzo


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