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East Shore Veterinary Hospital in Branford, CT is an AAHA accredited full service companion well-known animal hospital in whole Madison, CT. 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 vet 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.


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Dr. Rebecca Murray

Dr. Rebecca Murray was born in England but raised here in Connecticut. She has lived in Branford with her husband for over 30 years. She graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine 2001. She has been a practicing veterinarian in the area for the last 17 years. She enjoys drawing and painting in her spare time.

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Dr. Jill O'Callaghan

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.

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Dr. Genevieve Filion

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.

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Dr. John Beres

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.


East Shore's Veterinary Hospital
50 N. Main St
Branford, CT 06405
Mon-Fri : 8.00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am - 12.00 pm
Sunday : Closed


East Shore's Animals Wellness Center
29 Boston Post road
Madison, CT 06443
Monday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday : 9.00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday : Closed
Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun : Closed
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