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Paw Prints Animal Hospital, LLC


Welcome to our Web Site.

At Paw Prints Animal Hospital, our goal is to provide the highest quality, most up-to-date medical care to our patients.  We are fully equipped to ensure we can meet your pet's medical needs.  Attention to your pet's comfort is our top priority.

We have the latest in monitoring equipment, safe anesthesia, and are pro-active in your pet's pain management needs.  We will treat your pet as if it were our own.  Referrals to specialists for complex cases and second opinions are encouraged.

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you, and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional information.

Feel free to browse through our site. If you would like more information about our practice, please go to the Contact Us page and use one of the convenient methods to communicate with us.

Thanks for visiting and we look forward to serving you.


As many of you have noticed, Dr. Ford's availability has decreased recently.  We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.  In order to gain more hands-on experience with emergencies and critically ill patients, Dr. Ford is now spending three nights a week at the Connecticut Veterinary Center in West Hartford, serving as the overnight emergency doctor at the 24-hour referral hospital.

The sheer volume and variety of cases seen daily provides endless learning opportunites while also advancing her skills in transfusion medicine, monitoring critical diabetics, and stabilizing trauma patients.  On staff at CVC are a board certified radiologist, an internist, a surgeon, as well as internship-trained staff veterinarians.

What does this mean for Paw Prints?  Our goal is to provide quality care to our patients with the latest medical and surgical techniques.  Shortly we will be expanding our hours to 7 days a week, with the ultimate goal of being available to our clients on a 24/7 basis.

Along those lines you may notice some new faces around the hospital.  Faith is our newest technician who comes to us with ICU nursing experience in the veterinary field, as well as Janet, our new assistant.  Carrie has taken a leave of absence but will be returning shortly as well.

We apologize for any inconvenience our current limited schedule causes.  The end result will be a new and improved Paw Prints Animal Hospital, equipped and staffed to meet your pets' medical needs.

Thank You.

Paw Prints Animal Hospital is conveniently located in the center of Colchester on Rte. 16 East, just past the town green.  See map link below for further information.


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Paw Prints Animal Hospital
35 Lebanon Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415
Phone: 860-537-6397