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, there is no better group of veterinary patients than senior pets that benefit from ongoing compassionate monitoring. Of course, their people benefit most from guidance as they care for their aging pets. 
I am now offering virtual visits and follow up for senior pets. The purpose is to keep track of the progression of chronic conditions in old dogs and cats, with minimal stress. Once a diagnosis is made, most pets benefit from ongoing care which can be done via e-mail, phone, or zoom. 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. 

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 there 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



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