Community - Litchfield Veterinary Hospital - Litchfield, CT

Litchfield Veterinary Hospital

289 Torrington Road
Litchfield, CT 06759


In The Community

Litchfield Veterinary Hospital is committed to giving back to the community.  Over the years, we have participated in local fundraisers, helped raise awareness for causes and provided veterinary care for pets in local shelters and foster groups.  We value our community and giving back is just one way we can show our appreciation.  


We Adopt Greyhounds, WAG

In 2016 Litchfield Veterinary Hospital began working with WAG, to provide veterinary care to newly acquired greyhounds in foster care.  Our services provide essential medical care including thorough examinations, vaccinations, laboratory testing including bloodwork and fecal analysis, spaying or neutering, and dental surgery when needed.  Our goal to give these dogs a healthy start in their new homes.  WAG is committed to finding great homes and Litchfield Veterinary hospital is committed to providing great care!

Learn more about WAG here!

Veterinary worker posing with three greyhounds outside


Better Behavior In Dogs 

In 2016 Litchfield Veterinary Hospital began hosting monthly informational seminars at our facility.  Presented by Brian Kilcommons of Great Pets, the seminars focus on educating dog owners on how to achieve wanted behavior in their pet and improve the bond shared with them.  Mr. Kilcommons answers audience questions and demonstrates his approach with guest dogs. Pre-registration is required.  This is a free seminar.

Seminar dates to be determined. info card


Little Guild Of St. Francis

The Little Guild of St. Francis, located in Northwestern Connecticut, is a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats.  Litchfield Veterinary Hospital provides discounted medical care for many of the pets coming into the Little Guild and for those needing care while there. Our team is committed to ensuring that the pets we care for are in good health and receive the care they need, before finding their new homes. 

Veterinary worker examining large, black dog's teeth


Pet Food Drives

In 2019, our 5th annual Pet Food Drive was a huge success!  We donated pet food, treats and monetary donations to Friendly Hands Food Bank in Torrington, CT, valued at $723! Several toys, and other pet supplies were also donated.  Thanks to the generosity of our clients, our doctors, our team and Hill's Pet Nutrition, we can continue to make a difference in lives of pets. We are looking forward to another successful year!  

Our second annual Pet Food Drive was a great success! In 2016 we collected 575 pounds of pet food for Friendly Hands Food Bank in Torrington, CT. In addition, our generous clients donated $448 collectively to be given to the food bank.  Dr. Carey donated 200 pounds of food and Hill's Pet Nutrition matched all Science Diet donations to help us reach our goal.  A great big thank you to our clients and Hill's Pet Nutrition for participating and helping the Litchfield Veterinary Hospital Team make a difference in the lives of pets.

Veterinarian posing in front of piled pet food for a food drive


In 2015 the Litchfield Veterinary Hospital team held our first Pet Food Drive.  Pet food, toys and treats were collected and donated to Friendly Hands Food Bank in Torrington, CT.

This organization services Litchfield County and provides food to over 500 families.  Through donations, they not only care for families but they care for their pets too! Too often, due to the lack of pet food donations, they are purchasing pet food so that family pets can be cared for too.  Our team, with the help of our clients, community and friends, was able to collect 900 pounds of pet food for family pets in need.  Hill's Pet Nutrition generously matched all Hill's Science Diet pet food items.  We look forward to holding an annual Pet Food Drive.

Litchfield Friendly Hands Food Bank collage


Paws for a Cure

In 2013 Litchfield Veterinary Hospital joined the American Cancer Society in their fight to end breast cancer.  Team LVH participated in the Making Strides to end breast
cancer walk at White Memorial Foundation.  Our team, "Paws for a Cure", raised $485  and joined other walkers that day to support this great cause.

In 2014, Team LVH is back and this year we are challenging our clients to match our donation.  Our "Paws for a Cure" challenges our clients to bring their pets in for a routine nail trim and we will donate the cost of the nail trim to the American Cancer Society.  We challenge our clients to match the donation and join our team online.  This year we are well underway of surpassing our fundraising goals last year.

Picture of Team LVH Paws for a Cure shirt


Library/School/Community Programs

The doctors and technicians are often asked to speak to children about veterinary medicine as a career path. Children learn a lot about hard work and dedication after speaking with our team.  We have had small groups visit the hospital to experience first hand what we do on a daily basis. Some students have spent the day with us for career day.  Libraries are a great resource for children and in 2013 our technician, Pam, was asked to do a program at the Gunn Memorial Children's Library entitled "Take Your Pet To The Vet" with a Certified Veterinary Technician.  The children brought in stuffed animals and Pam discussed how to take care of pets.  The children learned about things that are bad for pets and had hands on experience with stethoscopes and other tools used by veterinarians.  They practiced putting surgical gowns and gloves on, they viewed x-rays and had the opportunity to bandage their furry, stuffed friends!

Veterinary worker and a kid playing doctor with a stuffed toy


Project V.E.T.S. 

Litchfield Veterinary Hospital has donated supplies to this organization over the last several years. Project V.E.T.S collects veterinary equipment, technology and supplies ( V.E.T.S.) for use around the world to improve and maintain the well being of animals. We are proud to be a part of this and look forward to continuing to support their efforts.  You can learn more about Project V.E.T.S. by visiting their website.  (Photo courtesy of Project V.E.T.S Facebook page)

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Project V.E.T.S. Poster board


Tails of NWCT

Litchfield Veterinary Hospital has adopted a Mutt!  Donut Dog is one of 39 dogs created by various artists for a collaborative public art project to support Litchfield County. Have you joined the Mutt Hunt yet? From Labor Day to Columbus Day of 2018, you can take part in a community search for 39 dogs sponsored by various local businesses, organizations or community members.  Stop by our location and get your selfie with Donut Dog!

Donut dog staute