Pain Management for Pets on the Connecticut Shoreline

Pain Management

The best feeling a pet care provider can have is when an animal under their care feels no pain. And we know that you, as a pet owner, feel the same.

We take the steps necessary to make sure your dog, cat, or pocket pet has his or her pain managed in the safest and most effective way.

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In-House Pharmacy

There are many different options for pain management. Sometimes a medication is appropriate, but there are also many supplements and procedures that can also decrease pain for your pet. Anti-inflammatories, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are often what we use to manage your pet’s pain. For moderate to severe cases, multiple medications and/or treatments may be needed.

We have pain medications and supplements in stock. So when your pet needs to begin doses, you can get them started right away.


We use ultrasound, digital X-ray, and our in-house lab to spot the issue causing your pet’s pain.

Sometimes, a regular wellness checkup reveals that pain is being caused by something more ordinary, like weight issues or arthritis. Your pet’s annual exam allows us to find issues before they cause a problem and helps us to intervene before problems become irreversible.

Surgical Care

Surgical patients receive both pre- and post-operative pain medications to try to diminish any pain associated with their procedure. We also provide you with instructions for administering pain meds at home, as well as guidelines on identifying pain in pets. Animals instinctively try to hide their pain, so it helps to know what to look for.

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“We think you guys are great!!! We are new puppy owners and have not had a dog before and are real novices. All of you — docs, technicians, front desk personnel — have been so patient and accommodating with us as we get used to Puff being a member of our family. It is really helpful and reassuring to know that you guys are there for Puff and us.”

“We just love Dr. Price! Her kind and calm demeanor immediately puts our Sophie at ease. She is a genuine “dog whisperer” and a valuable resource in maintaining our dog’s health.”

“Looking for the very best in veterinary care look no further; Clinton Veterinary Hospital offers the ultimate in veterinary expertise and a true love and compassion for every pet that comes through the door. They are a very caring group of people.”

“Have been going to the Clinton Veterinary Hospital for decades. Literally. They are knowledgeable, and treat you and your pet with respect and consideration.”

“I’ve been going to Clinton Vet for years now. Many cats have come and gone. Good times and bad. The staff there is so caring!!!!! Drs. The Best!!!!!!! Now, if only my own Dr. could be so caring!”

“I have been visiting the Clinton Veterinary Hospital for many years. I am happy to say that I’m always very happy. Dr Price is our vet and my husband and I are very happy with her. She takes the time and is patient with our pets. It means a lot to us. Thank you for being there for us.”

“For my little girl Jessie to be so excited when we arrive to go see the Doc or Tech is remarkable! Thank you for all your consideration and the pleasant atmosphere.”

“Dr Ciok is always friendly, helpful , knowledgeable and unhurried in the time he spends with us. We're very happy that he and Dr Price found CVH and stayed there.”

“Dr. Price and Dr. Ciok are wonderful Vets with broad knowledge, and genuine love and concern for our 2 cats. When both cats faced critical procedures and treatments they shared direct contact information should there be an urgent need.”

“In my 60 years of owning pets, I have never had such knowledgeable, up-to-date, compassionate, caring veterinarians. Our current four animals are receiving excellent care. I wouldn't go anywhere else!”

We Are Here for You, We Want to Hear From You:

Clinton Veterinary Hospital welcomes your calls and your face-to-face visits. We want you to be informed before, during, and after any interaction with us.

Clinton Veterinary Hospital

  • Monday – Friday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Saturday
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 9 a.m.)
  • Sunday

After Hours Emergencies

Clinton Veterinary Hospital sees emergencies Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. For emergencies during all other hours, please contact one of the facilities below:

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center

Connect With Us:

(860) 669-5721