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VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital

VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital

49 East Main Street | Plainville, CT 06062

Call 860-479-1921
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 7:30am - 1:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Bone & Joint Surgery
  • Cardiology (Heart & Vascular Care)
  • Chemotherapy (Cancer Treatment)
  • Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital has been in service since 1975, and servicing the communities of Plainville, Southington, New Britain, and Newington. Our goal has always been to provide outstanding healthcare to our patients, and superior service to our clients. We have complete medical, surgical and diagnostic facilities to provide services for dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and other exotic pets. Cat boarding and basic pet grooming are also available.

Our team of doctors, technicians and receptionist work hard to maintain the highest standards of veterinary medicine available.

Additional Services/Information:
• Bone and Joint Surgery
• Cardiology
• Chemotherapy
• Comprehensive Annual Exams
• Diagnostic Imaging
• Digital Radiology
• Digital Radiology including X-Ray
• Endoscopy
• Ophthalmology
• Orthopedic Surgery
• Pediatric & Geriatric Care
• Preventive Health Care
• Tonopen
• Ultrasound
• Vaccinations

Please call us today for more information about our veterinary, boarding & grooming services and to schedule your pet's appointment!

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Welcome to VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital! Welcome to VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital!
The Caring Staff at VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital The Caring Staff at VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital
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Dr. Fred Cesana
Dr. Fred Cesana

Medical Director
DVM, Michigan State University

Dr. Fred Cesana wanted to be a Veterinarian since the age of seven when he lived on a farm in Manchester, CT. After obtaining a BS degree from the University of Connecticut he went on to Michigan State University for his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. The next year was spent at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts where he did an internship and befriended Dr. Lyell Williams. Dr. Cesana then spent 6 months working in private practice in Avon, CT before opening Old Canal Veterinary Clinic in May of 1975. Over the past twenty-five years the practice had grown to four clinics but was later downsized to provide more personalized quality care.

As Hospital Director Dr. Cesana takes a personal interest to see that the clinics mission and policies are maintained. When not at the clinic, Dr. Cesana enjoys his two English Setters and three cats. He is also an avid collector of Veterinary memorabilia, Indian relics and decorated stoneware. During his free time he enjoys visiting with his parents and two daughters, Jody and Jamie.

Dr. Cesana's professional affiliations include the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, World Veterinary Congress, Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the Hartford County Veterinary Medical Association.

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Dr. Troy Hexter
Dr. Troy Hexter

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Ohio State University

Ever since I was old enough to have pets I knew that I wanted to become a veterinarian. After graduating from high school I attended the Ohio State University's pre-vet program. While going to Ohio State University I volunteered for a local Veterinarian in Columbus to get experience and also to see what Veterinarians job was really all about. My duties started with cleaning the kennels and medicating the patients to assisting in surgery. Before completing my undergraduate studies I applied to Ohio State University Veterinary School and got accepted. After graduating from Veterinary School in 1990 I moved to Connecticut and started working in general practice for 2 years. Following 2 years of general practice I managed an Emergency Clinic in West Hartford for 4 1/2 years. Emergency medicine was very rewarding, however very demanding. Following my stay at the emergency clinic I came to Old Canal Veterinary Clinic where I have been since 1996. I enjoy working in a general practice again and plan to finish my career at Old Canal Veterinary Clinic.

Personally I have 3 cats, 8 dogs, 3 horses, 12 goats and 7 chickens. I stay very busy on my farm during my free time. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, working out and playing basketball.

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