About Us

Park Animal Hospital opened its doors in Norwalk in 1993. In 2009, the practice expanded to a second office in Darien, which allowed it to be able to service a wider area of lower Fairfield County, including New Canaan, Stamford, Westport, Weston, and Wilton.

Twenty years later, the family tradition of Park Animal Hospital has been continued, as the husband and wife veterinary team of Dr. Damian Battersby and Dr. Shelley Skopit purchased both the offices, in Norwalk and Darien. In addition to continuing to provide quality health care for dogs and cats, the couple will be introducing healing arts services which are offered by few veterinarians in the region. The couple resides in Wilton, CT.

"Shelley and I feel privileged to provide for the health needs of pets in our community," said Dr. Damian Battersby. "As members of our families, our animals deserve the best care possible so that they can enjoy happy and healthy lives. We're dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for them, where they will feel cared for and safe. We've very pleased to re-establish both the Norwalk and Darien offices as go-to facilities for animal care.

​ The doctors at Park Animal Hospital are focused on general wellness and preventative medicine for pets. Earlier detection of a problem typically allows for more treatment options. Our doctors use examinations, nutrition and weight counseling, health supplements, and wellness lab screens to keep your pet as healthy as possible.

Acupuncture and therapeutic laser treatment has now been fully integrated into Park Animal Hospital's conventional veterinary practices and treatments. Once greeted with skepticism by many in the western world, alternative medicine for humans has become readily accepted as a legitimate and effective approach to health care. Although its acceptance into modern veterinary medicine has been more recent, acupuncture for animals was practiced on a regular basis in China for the past 2,500 years.

"We're excited to be offering alternative health therapies for pets in addition to traditional medical & surgical treatments," said Dr. Shelley Skopit. "Animals suffer from many of the same problems as us--arthritis, pinched nerves, herniated disks, soft tissue problems, to name a few--it is very gratifying to see the relief they receive from those treatments that have been time tested for humans.

What to Expect

Friendly Staff and Knowledgable Vets.

Our staff will do everything possible to put you and your pet at ease and our veterinarians can answer all of your questions about the best care for your loved one.

Excellent Health Care

In addition to preventative maintenance and general wellness, our clinic provides alternative healing methods such as acupuncture and laser therapy.

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