Welcome to VCA Turco Animal Hospital!
VCA Turco is a full-service veterinary facility serviing the communities of Westerly, Pawcatuck and Mystic. We offer a wide variety of veterinary services from diagnostics, radiology, dentistry and surgery for dogs, cats, birds and exotics.
We understand the strong bond between human and pet so we care for each patient as if they were our own. One of our goals is to educate each pet owner on the best ways to prevent disease and detect problems early. We have plans for all stages of life to help your pet live a long happy life from the early years through the senior years. We tailor each pets treatment plan to suit their individual history, environment and lifestyle.
We maintain the highest standards in all areas of Veterinary Medicine including pain management, surgical protocols, equipment standards, record keeping, continuing education and facility maintenance.
We will always make time for you and your pet, and pledge to go above and beyond your expectations.
Local Medical Issues
Having a pet is a wonderful experience. However, there are some zoonotic diseases that you should be aware of. These are diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans, including intestinal parasites, leptospirosis, rabies and tick-borne diseases. There are things we can and should do to protect our pets and our human family members from these diseases. Pets can be protected from many diseases by vaccinations and year-round prevention.
Intestinal parasites can be transmitted through contaminated soil and fecal matter. To protect your pets, they should be on year-round parasite protection such as Comboguard, Simpleguard and Paradyne. You should have your pet's stool sample checked at least twice a year to make sure they aren't infected and shedding parasites. Humans should wash their hands after gardening or playing outside.
Heartworm disease effects both dogs and cats, yes even Indoor Cats. It is a deadly disease that is transmitted by a mosquito and can be prevented. Both dogs and cats need to be on year-round preventatives such as Quadriguard and Paradyne.