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 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