Shoreline Animal Hospital

860-669-9374 Clinton, Connecticut 06413

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Halloween Pet Costume Photo Contest at Shoreline Animal Hospital, Clinton CT

October 16th, 2014 · Uncategorized



  Get into the Halloween spirit with the 1st annual Shoreline Animal Hospital pet costume photo contest!!  Share your pet’s photo on our Facebook page or send it to us via email to We will choose the winner on October 31 and post our choice on Facebook. 

The best costume will be judged on originality, quality and presentation.  The winner will receive a $25 gift card that can be used on products or services here at Shoreline Animal Hospital at 18 West Main St, Clinton, CT. 

So get creative and have some fun!

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Latest Flea and Tick Products available at Shoreline Animal Hospital in Clinton,CT

July 30th, 2014 · Uncategorized

With flea and tick season upon us, Shoreline Animal Hospital  has a few questions for you. Does your dog have sensitive skin?  Is it difficult to apply topical flea and tick products?  Does your cat  run and hide when he sees you coming with that tube of topical?   Well Dr. Michelle West and Dr. Julie Berman have several convenient alternatives for you to prevent and treat these annoying parasites.

We are excited to introduce the first ever ORAL  flea and tick product for dogs-  NexGard; made by Merial (the makers of Frontline Plus and Heartgard).  It is a tasty, soft, beef flavored chew for dogs that kills fleas and ticks.  NexGard is given once a month  and can be given at the same time as monthly heartworm prevention.   Fleas and ticks are a growing problem on the CT shoreline and can lead to serious diseases and medical conditions like flea allergy dermatitis, tapeworms, Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasma to name a few.  They are found in the most common places like backyards, fence lines, tall grass, wooded areas and are also infesting  local wildlife.  So far our clients using NexGard for their dogs have not been having any problems with ticks or fleas and the dogs seem to love the chewable tablet!  To top it off, Merial is offering rebates of up to $50 on the purchase of a combination of flea, tick and heartworm products and if you buy a 6 pack of NexGard, you will get one more dose free. Call our office or stop in to speak to one of our staff about the money-saving details.


NexGard- a new chewable flea and tick preventative for dogs now available at Shoreline Animal Hospital, Clinton, CT

Our clients are also giving us excellent feedback on the Seresto collar, which is available for both cats and dogs. With the Seresto collar there is no need to remember monthly applications because it provides 8 months of continuous protection against fleas and ticks.  It’s also water proof so there is no need to remove it before swimming or bathing.  This collar is  a whole new technology with continuous diffusion of the active ingredient, unlike the flea collars of years ago that never worked well.  This one is great and very cost effective too!  And there is a valuable $20 manufacturer’s rebate available for a limited time on this product.

We also still carry and recommend monthly topicals such as K9 Advantix II for dogs, Advantage Multi for cats and Frontline Plus for both dogs and cats.   K9 Advantix II  is applied monthly and repels and kills fleas, ticks and mosquitos.  Advantage Multi for cats is also applied monthly and kills fleas and can also prevent roundworms, hookworms and heartworms.

Shoreline Animal Hospital offers some great veterinary exclusive discounts and rebates,  so if you have any questions, please stop by or call our office and we would be more then happy to answer any of your questions.  Our staff can make the best recommendation for your pets based on their individual medical history, environment and lifestyle.  Remember the best way to prevent infestation and disease  is to make sure all the pets in your house are treated with a flea and tick preventative every month– even pets that spend most or all of their time indoors.

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Shoreline Animal Hospital Dock Diving Contest a Huge Success!

September 9th, 2013 · Uncategorized

Clinton Heritage Festival Dog Dock Diving

Watson 1st place in style!

Our first dog dock diving contest on Sunday Sept 1, as part of the Clinton Heritage Festival, was a huge success.  With a field of 14 dogs, the competition was challenging and very entertaining.  A lively crowd with hundreds of onlookers lined the dock’s perimeter applauding each spectacular jump and even cheering on a few reluctant jumpers.  The announcers kept up a hilarious dialogue that kept the crowd laughing and the atmosphere fun.

Three judges rated each jump on distance and style.  Each dog had two jumps.  The distance was cumulative and in the end there was a jump off between Zip an Australian Cattle Dog and Nova a Labrador Retriever who both had a cumulative distance of 34 ft.  In the end Zip pulled out a first place victory with an 18 ft jump.  Nova made an impressive 16 ft jump for runner up. 

In the style category, we saw high jumpers, long jumpers, twisted jumpers and even a few that needed a push.  The judges came to a consensus with first place going to Watson, a 100# mixed breed and the runner up was Ben, a 95# lab mix.  All 4 winners received a gift bag from Shoreline Animal Hospital that included treats, toys, a T-shirt, shampoo and ear cleaner.  All participants received a bag of dog treats for their participation. 

Shoreline Animal Hospital would like to thank the Clinton Heritage Festival committtee for providing the entertaining announcers, fencing, tents, their time and many other logistics,  our three judges for their time, Petco in Clinton for the balls and frisbees that were used to throw to the dogs, Henry Schein Co. for the dog treats and most of all the enthusiastic participants and onlookers who made this event so much fun!

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Dog Dock Diving, Clinton, CT sponsored by Shoreline Animal Hospital and Clinton Heritage Days Festival

August 22nd, 2013 · Uncategorized


Sunday September 1, 2013

 Join Drs. Julie Berman and Michelle West, co-owners of Shoreline Animal Hospital, for an exciting dog dock diving competition at Esposito Beach in Clinton, CT.  The event will take place off of the boat docks adjacent to Rocky’s Aqua Restaurant at 10 AM.  FREE on site registration starts at 9:30 AM or you can pre-register by calling Shoreline Animal Hospital at 860-669-9374. 

Each team will consist of one dog and 2 handlers,  all dogs must be leashed except when diving, dog must have a current Rabies tag and dog license from town of residence. 

Dogs will be divided into size categories based on registration numbers.  They will be judged on distance and style.  Prizes donated by local and national vendors!  Come join the fun and tell your friends!

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Licensed Veterinary Technician Needed at Shoreline Animal Hospital in Clinton, CT

May 28th, 2013 · Uncategorized

Madison, Killingworth, Clinton, Westbrook

Veterinary Technician using Idexx Lasercyte

 Now Hiring a Licensed or Experienced Veterinary Technician  

 Shoreline Animal Hospital is a two veterinarian, animal hospital that provides complete veterinary care for cats, dogs and small mammals.  Owned by Drs. Julie Berman and Michelle West for the past 6 + years, the hospital has served the shoreline community for over 25 years.  Shoreline Animal Hospital is focused on making sure our clients and their loved pets feel welcomed and that their individual needs are met in a compassionate way.  Office visits are scheduled for a minimum of 30 minutes to provide enough time to listen, examine and assess each case and then work together with the clients to make the best health care choices for their pets.  Technicians play a vital role in this process because we encourage our staff to interact with clients at many levels.  Answering questions on the telephone, providing support in times of loss, answering medical questions on topics ranging from flea and tick prevention to concerns about aging pets.  Technicians take medical histories in the exam rooms, carry out diagnostic tests as directed by the vet, care for hospitalized or surgical patients and educate clients. 

We are currently seeking to hire a licensed or experienced veterinary technician for a part time position which will be approximately 25 hours per week.  The individual we would like to hire must have a dynamic, friendly personality.   Applicants should feel very comfortable and confident talking with clients about medical questions and enjoy educating clients on a variety of topics.  Desired technical skills include phlebotomy, placing IV catheters, anesthesia monitoring, surgical preparation, radiology, laboratory and microscope use.  Our hospital is fully computerized and using Avimark.  We have an in house laboratory including the Idexx Lasercyte and Catalyst. The part time schedule will include one shift that requires staying until closing at 7 PM and some Saturdays may be required until noon.  Pay will be based on license, education and years of experience.  Interested and qualified applicants should apply in person at 18 W. Main St, Clinton, CT or via our email .  Please provide a resume complete with work related references.  Any questions, please call us at (860) 669-9374.

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