We Bring Compassion and Empathy to the Toughest Part of Pet Ownership

End of Life Care

Having and loving a pet means you will likely outlive them. Saying that goodbye is one of the most difficult life experiences. We understand because we love our pets too. And we handle the matter with the empathy and compassion we’d expect if it were our beloved dog or cat we were putting to sleep.

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Compassion in the Procedure

Our euthanasia services will never be something we rush you through. We place you and your pet in the room where the procedure will be done and give you a chance to say your goodbyes. We offer sedation prior to euthanasia if desired and our staff will do everything we can to make the procedure go smoothly and peacefully for your pet.

When you are ready for us to deliver the final dosage we do so gently, even speaking softly to your pet so they feel no harm is being done. The medication takes effect immediately, and then we allow you additional time for your remaining goodbyes.

Aftercare for Your Beloved Pets

Aftercare at Clinton Veterinary Hospital includes the opportunity to memorialize your dog or cat by keeping their cremated remains. We provide beautiful and simple urns you can bring home with you, or we can provide a general cremation.


Our Pet Loss Grief Library offers a number of resources for pet owners in mourning. The loss of a pet can be a major challenge in life. For children in a pet-loving family, this may be their introduction to the concept of dying. For seniors who may have already lost a spouse, the loss of their dog or cat can be devastating.

Our staff can assist you in finding the resources that are right for you.

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"We have been extremely happy with all the docs in this group. Would highly recommend."—Lisa K. Old Saybrook, CT

"Not a fault to be had! Wonderful & caring staff! Your pet will be well cared for!!"

"Care is always knowledgeable and administered with compassion."—Marilyn S. Clinton, CT

"Everyone at this practice genuinely cares for every animal they see. I would not take my cat any place else. They provide consistent service and are knowledgeable and professional."—Elle MP, Westbrook, CT

"Clinton Veterinary Hospital is always so great with Lilly. They always make sure that she is given the best care. The doctors are so courteous and the staff is amazing. I trust them completely with her!!"—Andrea G, Clinton, CT

"I got a same day appt when I called in the morning. Dr Price found the cause and discussed treatment options. By the next morning my cat was his old self. Great staff!"—Paula H.

"Leni loves visiting Dr. Price, and I am always happy knowing she is receiving the best care possible. Thank you!"—Courtney B., Deep River, CT

"I love Clinton vet ! And feel that I am getting The best possible care. They are knowledgeable and very kind kind to my two Pomeranians."—Laura E., Clinton CT

"We have been clients for many years-since 1978. Over that time we have had 3 cats and 6 dogs that we have taken to Clinton Veterinary. They have always been wonderful to our pets and us. Dr Price has continued the wonderful care to our current dogs, Ralph and Dodger. They have a great support staff also-very caring."—Anne C. Guilford, CT

"Dr. Santelli has been wonderful helping us decode Kohl's allergies since we adopted him last month. We have not had experience with the immunotherapy injections we chose to treat with and she has always welcomed questions and has great feedback."—Jessica B.

"I am very happy with CVH and I especially like Dr. Santelli. She is great with my dogs and understands the rules and regs on getting dogs overseas and back. She is super!"—Maureen G. Lyme, CT

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-Guilford
Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine

Connect With Us:

(860) 669-5721