East Shore Veterinary Hospital in Branford, CT is an AAHA accredited full service companion animal hospital. Our Mission is to provide quality veterinary care for all patients with service excellence to all clients, in a compassionate and professional environment. East Shore has been providing care to pets on the shoreline for more than 50 years!

We believe in educating our clients so you can make informed health care decisions for your pets. Our health care recommendations are based on guidelines provided by the leading veterinary organizations – the American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. You can be assured that you are receiving the most current and relevant medical information.

We offer a wide range of professional services, including complete puppy and kitten care, medical, dental, and surgical care which are all done on the premises. In addition to cats and dogs, we also provide care for ferrets, rabbits, pocket pets, lizards, and turtles. Appointments with a veterinarian or the medical staff are available Monday through Saturday. We have a wide range of diagnostic tools at our facility, including x-ray, blood testing, and microscopy. In addition, our veterinarians have access to specialists and referral hospitals to provide you with in-house consultations when needed.

Our Doctors

Dr. John Beres

Dr. John Beres

DVM

Dr. John Beres is a Connecticut native and lives in Guilford with his family. He has a prior career as an engineer designing medical devices for human medicine. He has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree, as well as his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. He continues to train each year and logs up to 60 continuing education hours annually.

Dr. Julie Cieplik

Dr. Julie Cieplik

DVM

Dr. Julie Cieplik joined us in April of 2011. She is a Massachusetts native and graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. After completing an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, she relocated to Albany, NY with her husband. Julie moved to Guilford in 1998 and enjoys living on the shoreline with her family. Julie has a special interest in pocket pets, rabbits, ferrets and reptiles.

Dr. Genevieve Filion

Dr. Genevieve Filion

DVM

Dr. Genevieve Filion joined our team May of 2014. Originally from Quebec and fluent in French, Dr. Filion graduated from the University of Montreal where she obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2000. She then went on to complete an internship at Cornell University working with farm animals. Afterwards, Dr.Filion spent six years as a practicing veterinarian in upstate New York. Having previously worked at another AAHA accredited hospital for seven years, Dr.Filion is no stranger to upholding the highest standards of veterinary care. Dr.Filion's special interests include dentistry and emergency medicine.

Dr. Jill O'Callaghan

Dr. Jill O'Callaghan

DVM

Dr. Jill O'Callaghan is a Connecticut native. She grew up in New Canaan, CT and graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1997. She then attended Kansas State University where she received her D.V.M. degree in 2002. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and has been performing acupuncture on pets for over seven years with great success. She enjoys her acupuncture sessions with her clients and patients and feels that they respond very well to treatments.