Pretty Fun: Making the Pets of the Connecticut Shoreline Beautiful


Don’t feel guilty for wanting to show off your well-groomed dog or cat. Grooming and bathing your pet can help maintain its health.

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Why Grooming Should Be Part of Pet Care

Here are some reasons why grooming should be part of any pet’s regular veterinary care:

  • Injury inspection— When your dog or cat’s nails get trimmed, our groomer will examine whether your pet has any cuts or punctures from thorns or debris.
  • Flea and tick prevention— A thorough bathing and hair trimming gets our groomer up close and personal on the status of parasites on your pet’s skin.
  • Early detection of disease— Our groomer can detect abnormalities like lumps, lesions, discoloration, rashes, bald patches, and other conditions that indicate a larger health issue.
  • Pampering— Whether it’s a massage or just tender love and care, your pet emotionally and physically benefits from proper grooming.

Meet Our Groomer

Madeline McKinley has been the lead groomer at Clinton Veterinary Hospital for over 10 years. Our clients know her as a bit of a whisperer with all personality types, and a master of making any breed look its best.

Madeline can be reached directly for an appointment at our hospital. Her number is (860) 575-8448.

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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