VCA Animal Hospital of Vernon

Donald Aronson, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Michigan State University


Dr. Aronson was born in Huntington, N.Y., he has an undergraduate and DVM degree form Michigan State University. He is married, with two grown children and four grandchildren who all live in Connecticut. Dr. Aronson has always been very active, he enjoys skiing, jogging (active participant in more than 25 Manchester Road Races), hiking, and golfing. He was the past president of the Hartford County Veterinary Medical Association, and the board of directors member of Hartford Aid A Pet Association. He lives in Manchester, with his wife and his trusty labrador Redford.


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 call VCA Valley Animal Hospital (860)528-2178 or East of the River Veterinary Emergency at (860)643-0418.