The Visiting Vet Service was established in 1991 by Dr. Melissa Shapiro. The purpose was to provide individual, compassionate, caring medical attention to clients and their pets, in the comfort of their own homes.  Since then, the practice has grown and changed but the philosophy has not. We take care of our patients as if they were our own. 
In this new age of telemedicine, senior and chronically ill pets are well suited for ongoing virtual monitoring with compassionate guidance for their people as they care for their aging pets. 
We are now offering virtual follow up visits for senior and chronically ill pets. The purpose is to keep track of chronic progressive conditions, especially in old dogs and cats, with minimal stress. Once a diagnosis is made, we are able to monitor response to new medications, adjust dosages, add new treatments, and manage overall treatment plans. We use e-mail, phone, or zoom, depending on individual preference. Continual contact with a veterinarian gives pet parents peace of mind as they care for their senior and chronically ill pets. 
Contact Dr. Shapiro for details. 

In Person House Calls:
Routine checkups and vaccines, as well as examinations for simple medical issues, can usually be provided in your home. Many pets find a house call to be a much more comfortable experience than a trip to the vet hospital. Elderly and disabled patients that are difficult to move also benefit from house calls. Senior pet services include quality of life evaluations, palliative care, and in-home euthanasia.  

When a hospital visit is necessary, we arrange our own appointments and we meet you at our base hospital or give you the option of dropping your pet off if that is more convenient. Either way, your pet will continue to receive the same personal care he/she would receive during a house call. 



CONTACT                                                EMERGENCY

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday - Friday


Flexible hours available for urgent situations.  

   mshapirodvm@gmail.com      Norwalk Vet Hospital- 203-838-8421
   203-984-1613                           VREC, Norwalk- 203-854-9960

                                                     Cornell Specialty- 203-595-2777


                                                     ASPCA Poison Control




 Preventative and Routine Vet Care for Dogs and Cats

 Wellness Screening
Full Service Diagnostics with Hospital Backup

 Laser Therapy
Senior Pet Care

 Quality of Life Consulting
End of Life Care

 Vet School for Kids! and Adults


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