Veterinary Services in North Branford, CT

Keeping your pet healthy for life is our highest priority here in North Branford. We use all the resources available to us to ensure that they continue to enjoy the best quality of life possible while in your care.

Call or text (203) 562-9896 today to make an appointment.


Annual physical exams are an essential part of your pet’s lifelong care regimen. These exams typically include blood and fecal testing to screen for disease and parasites, recommended vaccinations, and a thorough evaluation and discussion about your pet’s diet, physical activity, behavior, and much more. Our clinic provides care that is tailored to your pet’s age, overall condition, and medical history.

Vaccinations boost your pet’s disease immunity and help give them much needed protection against rabies, parvo, distemper, and various other diseases. We focus on providing every pet with a custom vaccine plan that suits their individual needs.


Dentistry is vital to your pet’s complete health, and can even lengthen their life. Teeth cleanings involve the removal of calculus above and below the gum line, teeth polishing, and an in-depth exam to check for periodontal disease, which can result in tooth decay and loss, bone damage, and heart, liver, and/or kidney disease.

All puppies and kittens need to be spayed or neutered at the appropriate time to prevent accidental pregnancies and lower their risk for certain cancers. Spay and neuter surgeries can also help to alleviate hormone-driven behaviors like urine spraying and marking, roaming, and vocalizing.

Shot of a kitten sitting on floor at home and looking at camera

Our veterinarian can perform a wide variety of surgeries in the state-of-the-art surgical suite at our affiliate hospital just 5 minutes away. If your pet needs a complex soft tissue or orthopedic procedure, we can connect you with a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. In addition to following strict safety protocols, we also use heated tables and blankets to keep our patients warm and comfortable.

We can provide various laboratory tests in-house for dogs and cats, including CBC/chem and heartworm testing. For digital X-rays and ultrasound, we’ll be happy to refer you to Central Hospital just down the street, where a board-certified radiologist will perform the necessary procedures.

Vet examining cat.
Dog Laser Therapy after Knee Surgery

Montowese Veterinary Clinic uses a Class IV Companion laser to assist in the healing of various conditions, including arthritis, back pain, muscle sprains, lick granulomas, and soft tissue injuries. Laser therapy is non-invasive, drug-free, and pain-free, and works well in conjunction with other treatments.

Allergies and skin problems often go together in dogs and cats. At our clinic, we can examine and diagnose the cause of your pet’s skin troubles and offer a treatment plan that addresses all of their symptoms — including itchy skin!

Cute British short hair cat kitten
Cute Maltese dog relaxing on sofa at modern living room


A microchip is a permanent form of identification that every pet should have. The procedure itself is quick and virtually painless, and as long as you keep your pet’s chip registered under the correct contact information, they’ll always be traced back to you. Furthermore, a microchip increases the odds of your pet being found and returned to you, should they get lost.

For emergency medical care for your pet, we recommend going to Central Hospital, our affiliate hospital located just down the road. They offer 24/7 emergency and critical care services, hospitalization, an ICU, and the latest technology for diagnosing and treating serious medical conditions. If you call us first, we’ll get you in touch with Central and send your pet’s medical records directly to their front desk for direct admission. Dr. Mendillo is also on-call to perform emergency surgeries as needed.

Veterinarian listening to cat's heart.