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The Veterinary Care Center is a specialized veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in companion animals.

Why choose the VCC

The Veterinary Care Center (The VCC) is a specialized veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injury and illness in animals. Our team consists of nationally and internationally recognized medical and doctors.

Our hospital provides patients with the most modern treatments as well as clinical trials that offer innovative and cutting-edge therapies.

By combining superior medicine with expertise and compassionate care, we help guide pet owners in making informed decisions for their pets. Our approach is to work with primary care veterinarians to form a collaborative and supportive team for the pet and other family members, and to extend the quality and length of a patient’s life. Our mission is to give hope to pet owners by pursuing better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in all animals.

One of our goals is to maintain an atmosphere where pet owners can feel relaxed, at ease, and at home. The entire VCC team understands the unique dynamic that follows a medical diagnosis. Cancer and other illnesses are complex and can have far-reaching effects on the entire pet-lover’s family. Our receptionists, technicians, assistants, and veterinarians all have the necessary skills to care for people and pets during the diagnosis and treatment stages.

In addition to relying on our team, our waiting room is a great source of love and support, filled with other dedicated pet owners. Many are more than happy to share their experiences and provide advice, comfort, and guidance. Welcome to The VCC family.

Primary Care Veterinarians

Our approach is to work with primary care veterinarians and all members of a pet’s healthcare team. The goal is to form a collaborative and supportive network with ongoing communication that lasts throughout a patient’s entire treatment protocol. To ensure the best possible care for each patient, we believe in respecting the knowledge and unique care that each member brings to the team.

Our History

When we first opened in February 2012, we were The Veterinary Cancer Center and the first cancer center for animals in the state of Connecticut. Today, we are the only facility in Fairfield, Rockland and Litchfield counties with a linear accelerator.

In 2016, The VCC became part of a large group of the finest hospitals across the United States called Compassion-First Pet Hospitals. This family of veterinary hospitals works in partnership to advance medicine, empower growth, and provide the very best treatments available today. Compassion-First hospitals retain their unique identities and autonomies regarding medical decisions, while benefiting from the opportunity to share knowledge and maximize resources as part of a dynamic network.

Our cornerstone values are hope, compassion, innovation, and quality of life, while striving at all times to treat your pet like it was our own – with kindness, compassion, and unwavering dedication.

We continually look outside the box for solutions – for ways to better diagnose and treat cancer and other diseases in pets. Leaving no stone unturned is one of the lessons we learned while treating our own pets. We do this while being extremely sensitive to concerns about quality and quantity of life.

In April 2019, we expanded our services to offer even more specialized support. We want to continue providing extraordinary medical care and compassion to pets as well as medical guidance and emotional support to the families who love them.