Contact Us, Resource Links, and Documents

Your Senior Pet's Vet

Melisa Shapiro, DVM

In-Home Veterinary Care for Senior and Special Needs Pets in Lower Fairfield County, CT

Tel:  203-984-1613


Emergency Contacts:

Norwalk Veterinary Hospital-


Veterinary Referral and Emergency-


Cornell Specialty and Emergency-



ASPCA Poison Control-



Resources and Links:


Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement


International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care


Healing Pet Loss


Pet Loss Professionals Alliance


Arbor Day Foundation Trees for Pets


Quality of Life Scale



Special Veterinary Services for Special Senior Pets


Download and print a discussion of my custom in-home services for senior and special needs dogs and cats.


Planning In-Home Euthanasia


Download and print a discussion of planning in-home euthanasia for a beloved pet.  


The Consent Form


Download and print the consent form prior to an in-home euthanasia appointment.  


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Wellness Care for Senior Dogs and Cats

Evaluations, Diagnostics, Treatment Plans, and Follow-Ups
Laser Therapy and Pain Management

Quality of Life Evaluations

Hospice and Palliative Care

Euthanasia and Cremation Services




Monday - Friday 9-5

Flexible Weekend and

Evening Hours arranged on

an  Individual Basis


Territory Covered

Lower Fairfield County, CT




Norwalk Veterinary Hospital- 203-838-8421

VREC, Norwalk- 203-854-9960

Cornell Specialty and Emergency, Stamford-



ASPCA Poison Control Hotline- 888-426-4435