Shakespeare Veterinary Hospital was founded in the spring of 1977 by Dr. Thomas A. Milos, a 1970 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine. The name reflected its close proximity, in a storefront rental space on the corner of Woodend Road and Main Street, to the then operating Shakespeare Theater (now the Stratford Festival Theater).

In 1982, Dr. Milos moved the practice to its current location, after purchasing and personally renovating a former restaurant. This 2,200 square foot facility houses two examination rooms, and Digital Radiography and Surgery suites. Additionally, a sizable treatment area provides space for outpatient care and treatment Services, while accommodating an in-house diagnostic Laboratory. A fully-stocked Pharmacy rounds out our full-service facility.

The iconic stone dog situated on our front lawn was cast in Portland cement and crushed marble with a lead tail. Weighing approximately 750 pounds, the sculpture was designed by Kenneth Lynch & Sons, who were also responsible for much of the ornate ironwork on bridges along Connecticut’s Merritt Parkway, among other notable projects.

Core Values

At Shakespeare Veterinary Hospital, our experienced staff is ready to help with care and guidance in maintaining your pet(s) in good health, and in diagnosis and treatment should they become ill. With that in mind, we offer a comprehensive range of Services and care options

In addition to practicing the best preventative medicine whenever possible, our core values include treating you and your pet(s) as we would our own family and pets. We look forward to meeting you and your pet(s).