- 24 Hours Emergency
- Specialty Hospital
- Internal Medicine
- Surgery Specialist
- 7 days Ultrasound service
- 24-Hour Vet
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
Welcome to VCA Cheshire Animal and Emergency/Specialty Hospital! We are a full service general practice and emergency/specialty hospital serving pet owners, their pets and referring veterinarians in southwestern Connecticut and the surrounding communities. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the many resources available at Cheshire for all of your pet's health care needs.
VCA Cheshire Animal and Emergency/Specialty Hospital has the unique distinction of being both a veterinary general practice and veterinary emergency/specialty hospital under one roof. Our general practice veterinarians can assist you and your pet with all general healthcare needs from puppy or kitten through the senior years. The general practice of VCA Cheshire Animal and Emergency Hospital ensures that your pet will receive the most professional care whether it is for routine vaccines or more advanced treatments. Our hospital's compassionate and expert medical team has years of experience in companion animal medicine, and they are dedicated to one thing -- helping your pet to get well and stay healthy.
Complementing our hospital's general medical care veterinary practice is our 24/7/365 emergency and our specialty services. When a pet emergency arises or your regular veterinarian's office is closed, our emergency and critical care team of veterinarians and technicians are ready to assist you and your pet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
-Cats and Dogs seen
-Doctor on site nights, weekends, and holidays - Emergencies welcome
Dvm, Cornell University
Certifications: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Lisa Keno is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Small Animal Internal Medicine. She received her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Cornell University. She completed a 1 year internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey and an Internal Medicine residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She joined Vca Cheshire in 2010.
Dr. Keno enjoys all aspects of Internal Medicine but especially enjoys gastrointestinal diseases, endoscopy, and abdominal ultrasound.
During her free time, Dr. Keno enjoys horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, downhill skiing and antiquing. She and her husband have 1 cat (Wilbur) and a retired saddlebred show horse (Sarah).
Dvm, Ohio State University
Dr. Michael Suhie is Medical Director at Vca Cheshire Animal Hospital. He joined the Cheshire team in 2007 after finishing a one year internship in general and emergency medicine at the Norwalk Referral and Emergency Center.
Dr. Suhie enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping and target shooting. He is lucky enough to share his life with his wife Michelle and his two children, Tyler and Caitlyn. Tater, his dog, and Claudia, his cat, have accepted the two additions to the family.
Dvm, Tuskegee University
Dr. Branner received her veterinary degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. After graduation, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then went on to complete a residency in emergency and critical care at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. Prior to joining our staff at Cheshire Animal Hospital, she worked as an emergency and critical care clinician in central and eastern Connecticut. Dr. Branner is with our hospital’s emergency/critical care department and also works in our general practice.
In her leisure time, Dr. Branner enjoys spending time with her family -- her husband , two sons and one Pit bull. She also enjoys walking, reading, and entertaining with family and friends.
Dvm, University of Minnesota
Dr. Golovyan joined Cheshire Animal Hospital in 2009. She graduated from University of Connecticut in 2003, where she received her degree in pathobiology. She then received her veterinary degree from University of Minnesota, where she met her husband Tom, who is also a veterinarian. Dr. Golovyan completed a one-year rotating medicine and surgery internship at Vca Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT and at Vca Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Shelton, CT.
Dr. Golovyan and her husband have an extended family which includes Casey, a 14 year old yellow lab; Onyx, a nine year old mixed spaniel; Beem, a 7 year old English Setter; and Finn, a 4 year old domestic shorthair cat. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking and jogging.
Dvm, Louisiana State University
Dr. Miska grew up in Bridgeport, CT. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She stayed an additional year to complete a rotating internship in companion animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Miska returned to Connecticut in January 2009 after practicing at an emergency and referral practice in Atlanta, GA.
When she is not working, Dr. Miska enjoys spending time with her husband, Alex, and their 2 year old daughter, Sophia. They reside in Bethany, CT with their 4 dogs, Rio, Sombre, Benny, and Argus, and 3 cats, Lola, Lila and Meow Meow, as well as 2 parakeets, Birdie and Duckie.