Paw Prints Animal Hospital
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  • Medical Services:  At Paw Prints Animal Hospital, our focus is on accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.  We regularly attend continuing education conferences as well as have access to on-line databases in order to keep up with the latest diagnostics and treatments available.  We maintain open communication with a variety of specialists that we consult with on a regular basis, and refer to specialty centers for complex cases.
  • Vaccinations:  Our vaccine protocols are individualized for each patient based on risk, lifestyle, and the overall health of the pet.  A comprehensive physical examination is performed prior to any vaccines given, and a thorough medical history and risk assessment will be taken.  To pets with minimal risk, we offer 3-year distemper, leukemia, and rabies vaccines.  Lyme and bordetella (kennel cough) must still be given annually.  Ask about our custom vaccine schedules.     


  • Surgical Services:  Our  surgical suite is available for a wide variety of surgical procedures.
  • Anesthesia:  We utilize the safest available anesthetics tailored to the individual needs of your pet to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.  IV catheters and fluids are used on all patients to maintain hydration and blood pressure, as well as provide venous access in the event of an emergency.  Each anethetic event is monitored by a technician, and anesthesia is adjusted accordingly.
  • Radiology Services:  Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders.
  • Electrocardiography Services:  We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
  • Laboratory:  Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.  In an emergency, quick test results mean we can institute appropriate treatment much more quickly.
  • Pharmacy:  We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals to meet the needs of your pet.  All items we carry have been used on our own pets and we recommend them without hesitation.  We also use a licensed pharmacy for compounding medications in various forms, and medications are shipped right to your door.
  • Dentistry:  Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, treatment of periodontal disease, pocket probing, and fluoride application.  We also perform tooth extractions and oral surgery as needed, and refer to a veterinary dentist for advanced dental care such as root canals and oral tumors. 
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  • Individualized Flea & Tick Control Programs:  We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
  • Dietary Counseling:  We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance, as well as medical conditions.
  • Behavioral Counseling:  We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.  We also work with a behavior consultant for more difficult cases.
  • Emergency Care:  We provide after-hours care for established clients patients only.  Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies.

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