1999 Foxon Rd, North Branford, CT | Directions 0647141.333379 -72.758521
M 9:00am - 5:00pm, Tu-Th 9:00am - 7:00pm, F 9:00am - 4:00pm, Sa 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wouldn't go anywhere else! – I adopted two cats almost a year ago now. I have been to Pet Shield for regular shots and for when my kitties have been sick and not yet have I been disapointed. When I show up there I just feel like my two cats are the only thing that matters, they get full attention from the moment I step in the door. Any and all questions I have get answeredwhile there and even over the phone and I am never made to feel stupid for not knowing something. I would never bring them anywhere else!
is this a veterinary hospital or what!!!!! – i brought my cat in for a ck up,and the office manager [stephanie]basically raped me with her eyes,i dont know if she thought she knew me or just wanted to but it was very uncomfortable I think if i wasnt happily married I could of gotton lucky if you know what I mean.... Neddless to say i'm going to find another vet for poor little tigger and me and I feel for Dr. Gerald and if I ever get the chance to talk to him personally I'll try to let him know to let the gold digger go. I'm a good looking middle aged man and an Attorney at that not to far off from the Dr status. Women these days cant even go to the vet...
they need a office manager that knows what she is doing – the doctors are great,but they really need to hire a new office manager,get rid of the white trash named Stepanie they have now.doctors should not hire girlfriends that know nothing about running a office,gonna lose a lot of buisness this way i will never bring my dog there again.
Owners and pets treated as friends – My dog Sachem has been going to Pet Shield for 9 years or so. The staff is wonderful and Dr Perry is the best I have ever found in my 50+ years of owning dogs! I wish I could find a doctor for myself as knowledgeable and caring.
Sachem was so sick yesterday we thought we were going to have to put him down. He couldn't hold his head up and wasn't eating. He's 12+ years old. Dr Perry examined him and correctly diagnosed an infection. Antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory and he's his old self again, the very next day! The doc or the staff always follow through to see how everyone is doing.
I can't say enough good things about the group at Petshield..... I totally trust them all with the animals I love.
Setting the record straight for CT Girl (AKA California Girl – CT Girl forgets to mention that the advice given to her and her husband was at their home free of charge!!!!! Nice to hear that her 2 dogs are doing well. Happy to hear that they have found another vet. Now I can walk down the street without being approached for free advice.
Amazing way with animals! - - 2010-04-20
I had a rescue dog with fear aggression who refused to be touch for examination by any other vet and always required muzzling. Going to the Vet was a traumatic experience b/c of all the restraining that happened in order to examine her. She was a small dog of 18lbs but very strong and ferocious. Dr. F, saw that she was afraid and aggressive, Dr. Fischbach said to the dog, "ok, I wont touch you if you don't want me to."
The next time my dog and Dr.Fischbach saw eachother, my dog was still fearful, but did not need to be muzzled, was not viscous or aggressive. Her tail was between her legs, but she cooperated with the full exam! I contribute her changed behavior to the respect given her by Dr. F.
He truly is a medicine man and understands both the both the concrete and subtle needs of dogs. The staff is always friendly and helpful and they are less expensive than any Vet in New Haven where I live. Its worth the 20 minute drive from New Haven to North Branford for this level of animal care.
Pet Shield participates in programs to help strays get spayed/neutered also... the good Karma just keeps coming! Keep up the good work Pet Shield!
Not open to other options – Disturbing to visit a practice where the vet presses you to pursue surgery with a private specialty practice and discourages using an educational institution. We decided to follow our own research and instincts. Turns out Tufts was 1/2 the price, care was superb, and outcome excellent. For another dog, she insisted a rash was mange. Med$$ prescribed...itching continued and eventually subsided. Exactly 12 months later dog again had exact same symptoms but--no longer using same vet--seasonal allergies diagnosed and treated and dog finally has relief.
Great place to trust with your pets! – I have been a client of Pet Shield and Dr. Gerald Fischbach for many years now. He has performed surgery on my dog, as well as treated my ferrets over the years. He treats a variety of animals and doesn't lmit his practice to only cats and dogs as some vets do. He is both knowledgeable and honest, and I trust my pets will get the best treatment in his care. He is not afraid to suggest euthanasia if he feels as though it will minimize the suffering of your pet, but if he feels there is hope of treatment or cure he will counsel you on the pros and cons of doing so, monetary included. He helps you make the right decision for you and your pet. His staff is friendly and helpful, and although I recently moved out of North Branford, I still make the 45 minute trek to North Branford to continue my pet's quality treatment.
Okay, but... – The staff and vets are all really nice, but I guess it's more important to milk people out of money by suggesting useless medical procedures for very obviously dying pets. I might be a little bitter, but if a vet can't come out and tell you that your dog needs to be put down, s/he's not really a vet I want. When we get a new dog, after I finally stop crying, it will never set food in this office, even though it's right down the street.
You couldn't ask for a better place for your pets to be treated – I just wanted to update my 2006 review of Pet Shield Veterinary Hospital. I must say as other places get worse they just keep getting better and better. You can take you pet there and know that it will get the best care. Their charges are fair and doesn't break the bank. One Veterinarian that i especially like is Dr Gerald
Fischbach. He not only is a Fantastic Vet truly cares about the animals. Like i mentioned before I live just a few minutes from a Veterinary hospital but I drive and will continue to drive the 45 minutes to get to them. They have a great staff it's clean and most of all informative. You can asked them about anything and they will give you a honest answer. If you are looking for a good Veterinary hospital give them a call. I know you'll be as pleased as i am.
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