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We’re Consolidating in Darien!

We're Consolidating in Darien! Effective August 1, 2015, Park Animal Hospital will be consolidating our two hospitals into one central location at our 168 Noroton Avenue, Darien CT office. Our Darien office is a modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Located just off of I-95, it offers easy access for our…

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How to help your dog when they have seasonal allergies

How to help your dog when they have seasonal allergies Damian Battersby, DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Park Animal Hospital, Norwalk and Darien, Connecticut Similar to people, many dogs suffer from seasonal allergies. This type of allergy most often occurs during the warmer months of the year, usually starting in…

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Keep cats healthy by preventing and reducing obesity

Shelley Skopit, DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Park Animal Hospital, Norwalk and Darien, Connecticut There is an ongoing trend that we are seeing in veterinary medicine. Cats are getting heavier and heavier. Recent studies have shown that upwards of 50% of the feline population is overweight. As with people, overweight…

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‘Dogupuncture:’ Ancient medicine meets man’s best friend

Darien News, Megan Spicer, Updated 7:57 am, Monday, October 14, 2013 As Dudley reached the age of 13, his owner, Sue Strange, noticed the overly active border collie was having trouble getting off the hardwood floors in her Garrison, N.Y., home. Strange and her husband put Dudley on anti-inflammatories and…

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Ribbon Cutting for Park Animal Hopsital NEW OWNERS

Posted on September 20, 2013 | By Carol W. For over twenty years, Park Animal Hospital was owned by the Lawendy family. The hospital’s new owners, veterinarians Dr. Damian Battersby and his wife, Dr. Shelley Skopit, of Wilton, CT, are continuing the tradition of family ownership in both the Norwalk…

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Grand Opening for Park Animal Hospital Under New Owners

Posted by David Gurliacci (Editor) , September 19, 2013 at 06:35 AM The new owners of Park Animal Hospital in Darien and Norwalk can give your pet not just traditional veterinary care, but acupuncture treatment, and soon grooming and boarding. If you trust your veterinarian to diagnose and treat Fluffy…

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Coping with cold weather: A dog owner’s guide to surviving the winter

As frigid weather continues to drag on here in the northeast, most of us take precautions to keep ourselves and our children safe and warm. But many forget that our four-legged family members are experiencing the same environmental factors. Here are some important tips to keep your pets safe and…

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