New Clients

Thank you for choosing 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.

Please review the following requirements before scheduling your first appointment. When you are ready to schedule an appointment, please call us at 203-378-8276:


  • Proof of Rabies Vaccination: Rabies Vaccination is required for dogs and cats by Connecticut State Law.1 If proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination can not be provided, your pet will be vaccinated during its first visit.

  • Medical Records (If Applicable): If your pet has been to another veterinary hospital previously, please bring all available medical records to your first appointment, as certain factors may prevent us from obtaining this information from your previous veterinarian and necessitate rescheduling your appointment.

    Alternatively, you may need to contact your previous veterinarian to request your pet’s records be sent to us prior to your first appointment. Please call us at 203-378-8276 prior to your appointment to make sure we have received them.

  • New Patient Form: Expedite the check-in process by filling out our New Patient Information Form prior to your pet(s)’s first appointment. (If you experience issues viewing or printing this fillable PDF form, please try the Standard PDF).

If hospitalization is deemed necessary for your pet, supplementary Vaccinations or Laboratory services (blood-work, etc.) may be required. One of our veterinarians will discuss with you such details at that time.


Shakespeare Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility specializing in the treatment of companion animals, including dogs, cats; birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, and other exotic pets. We offer a wide range of advanced veterinary medical care services, which include:

Payment Types

Payment is required when services are rendered. We accept cash, check, VISA®, MasterCard®, and Discover Card®. We also accept CareCredit® in certain situations (See our full CareCreditSM Policy for more information).

Discover Card

For additional information, please see our full Payment Policy.


  1. ^ State of Connecticut: General Assembly. Conn Gen Stat Ch 435 § 22-339(b). 2009.