About Us 

Experience what makes us Different

Experience

As the first animal clinic in the Darien community, Darien Animal Clinic has been providing full service small animal veterinary care for over 30 years. 

 

AAHA Accredited

Darien Animal Clinic is an accredited American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) facility since 1989. Approximately 15 percent of the small animal veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited AAHA members. 

Fear Free Certified

Which means we use calming techniques to reduce anxiety and create positive experiences for all pets in our animal hospital.

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Complete Exam
Darien Animal Clinic believes that this time is so important to the long term health of your pet we set aside an entire 30 minutes with a doctor.  This allows our doctors to ensure that every question and concern is covered.

 

Personalized Pet Care

Every pet is different, that is why the doctors will create an individual vaccination plan for each pet to ensure that your pet is protected from certain viruses and illnesses.  Darien A.C. is dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care at all times, so we have developed a Personalized Care system. This system guarantees that your pet will receive care from the same doctor and technician consistently throughout his or her visit.

 

Technology

Darien Animal Clinic consistently invests in technology, ranging from digital radiography, digital dental radiography, ultrasound, advanced surgical monitoring, paperless records, to a complete in-house lab which enables us to be an advanced clinic and a leader in technology.

 

In-house lab

Darien Animal Clinic has a complete in-house lab capable of running hematology, blood chemistries, urinalysis, electrolytes, endocrinology, coagulation, and blood gases.  This allows our doctors to have blood results in minutes.

 

Anesthesia and Surgery

All surgical procedures are performed with the safest and modern anesthetic agents under strict sterile conditions.·    

  • Procedures done every weekday morning    

  • Every surgery receives an admission appointment with the surgeon

  • Pre-surgical examination by the surgeon   

  • Advanced surgical monitoring equipment    

  • Dedicated technician for monitoring your pet

  • Multi-modal pain control  

  • Warm water pad heating pad and warm air blanket to reduce risks of hypothermia 

  • Recovery technician for your pet    

  • Discharge appointment with clear written home care instructions


Dentistry
Our advanced dental procedures are performed with all the same standards as our surgical procedures.  Dental procedures are performed by ultrasonic scaling, polishing, and periodontal probing where teeth are evaluated for fractures, discoloration, and gum recession.  Digital dental radiographs are then taken to evaluate the teeth below the gum line.  Digital dental radiography is faster, has higher image quality, and there is less radiation exposure to your pet.  With digital dental radiography we can take a full mouth of radiographs in less than 10 minutes, something that takes up to 45 minutes without digital radiography which means your pet is under anesthesia for a shorter period of time.   If extractions are needed, the gingival is sutured closed at the extracted site to speed healing and prevent infection.  At the time of discharge, we train you on preventative care you may provide at home.

Patient Comfort
Patient comfort is of the utmost importance to the staff of Darien Animal Clinic that is why we take every extra precaution to ensure that our patients are comfortable.  From heated water blankets and warm air blankets during and after surgery, thermal blankets, plush towels and even socks because much of an animal's body heat is lost from it paws.  A recovery technician ensures your pet is comfortable after the procedure

Trupanion Express

We help you deliver an exceptional service to your clients with Trupanion Express, our web-based application for instant billing and direct payments. We make it possible to submit claims online in seconds, so our clients don't have to file paperwork and wait for reimbursements. Instead of worrying about high upfront costs, pet owners only have to pay their part of the bill, while we pay the rest of the balance directly to DAC.

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