Introducing Guilford Veterinary Hospital
As a full-service AAHA-certified animal hospital, Guilford Veterinary Hospital is trusted to deliver exceptional veterinary services. Since 1953, we have prided ourselves on providing our patients with the most current medicine and advanced technology.
We know our pet owner clients trust us to do what’s best for their pets, which is why we ensure accurate and timely diagnosis for each pet we treat. Our team is proud to serve pets and families throughout Guilford, CT, and the surrounding areas.
Dr. David Anderson joined the hospital in 1962 and became an owner in 1965. Dr. Ralph Schoemann joined the practice in 1965 but left shortly thereafter to serve a tour of duty with the Veterinary Corps of the United States Army. He returned to practice veterinary medicine in Guilford and became a partner in the practice in 1969. The hospital was enlarged and remodeled in 1973, when it became primarily a small animal hospital. GVH purchased the Branford Animal Hospital from Dr. Philip Gerlach in 1976 and it served as a GVH satellite until 1990. This satellite practice was then sold to Dr. Robert Schaper, who had been working at GVH as an associate veterinarian at the time.
Over the years, the practice continued to grow and thrive thanks to the hard work and dedication of the veterinarians and support staff. Currently, there are eight veterinarians at GVH. The GVH partners are Drs. DellaMonica, Soucy, and Pixton. Dr. Anthony DellaMonica and Dr. Anita Soucy joined the practice in 1994. Dr. Morna Pixton started in 1998. In 2007, Dr. Ralph Schoemann retired from GVH. Drs. DellaMonica, Soucy, and Pixton became partners. Dr. Deborah Ackles started in 1987, became a partner in 1989, and retired from GVH in 2018. Dr. Donald Mullen joined the practice in 1979 and became a partner in 1984. He retired as a partner in 2021. Dr Dana Muir-Preston started in 2019 and Dr. Jacqueline Pino joined in 2019. Dr. Sarah Dale joined in 2021.
Our current GVH doctors are a diverse group of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds who have been trained all over North America. They work together in the true spirit of a group practice, sharing their knowledge and skills to the benefit of each and every patient.
Dr. Anita Soucy, Kansas State University (1992)
Dr. Anthony DellaMonica, Tufts University (1993)
Dr. Morna Pixton, Cornell University (1998)
Dr. Dana Muir-Preston, Cornell University (2012)
Dr. Jacqueline Pino, Cornell University (2019)
Dr. Sarah Dale, Tufts University (2015)
Dr. Margaret Milano, Cornell University (2019)
It has always been the goal at GVH to provide the highest quality of medicine and care possible to our patients. In the early 1990s, we worked to achieve accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This organization sets standards for companion animal practices that are above and beyond state and federal standards. In 1993, we qualified for the highest level of accreditation and have maintained that level ever since.
As GVH continued to grow and expand we realized a need for more space – both for equipment and for the skilled staff needed to deliver high-quality medicine. In 2005, the hospital was completely redesigned, including the construction of two large additions and the addition of digital radiography. Our hospital was completed in 2006.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technician Visit Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*Technician visits are unavailable during staff meetings; we will inform owners as to when meetings are when the visits are scheduled.