About Us

Emergency/After Hours Vet Care

After office hours, when our animal hospital is closed, the following after hour emergencies are referred.

Cornell University Veterinary Specialty Center

880 Canal St.
Samford, CT 06902
(203) 595-2777

Norwalk Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

123 West Cedar St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 854-9960

Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

895 Bridgeport Ave.
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 929-8600 MARKUS 1

Our Resources

As a full-service animal hospital in Fairfield, we play an important role in the health care of your pets. In the case of emergency veterinary care during regular office hours, we will make your pet’s care our priority. We have invested in sophisticated diagnostic equipment and have surgical expertise in our veterinary center.

Pet Health Insurance Options

At Southport Veterinary Center, we urge our clients to consider health insurance for their pets. Veterinary medicine offers many advanced treatment options to help care for your dogs and cats in case of an accident, illness, and aging. Insurance benefits can assist significantly in covering the costs of these treatments.

There are several companies offering pet health insurance. To help you assess the different services they offer, we made a cost/benefit comparison found.

Quotes may differ for different breeds and different ages, so to get an insurance quote for your animals, please go to their websites. You may also find the insurance companies offer introductory offers or special discounts.

Pets Best

Pets Best offers a 5% discount that will apply for the life of the policy.

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Pet Plan

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Dog Training/Behavior Therapy


The Bark Stops Here

We are very fortunate to work with a noted dog trainer and behavior therapist. Jody has been in practice since 1980 and is a well-known, caring, and compassionate authority on all aspects of dog and puppy behaviors. She runs an ongoing series of group workshops here at Southport Vet Center, in addition to seeing clients for private sessions in their homes or location of their choice.Jody is a fantastic resource. We encourage you to seek out her guidance when welcoming a new puppy into the home, or for assistance on any behavior questions.

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Pet Health Handouts and Emergency Preparation

Vaccination Protocol

Spaying and Neutering

Pain Management


Appointment Policy


Tick Prevention

Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Guidelines from Southport Vet for 2020

Helpful Links

We have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine, pet health care, and pet products and services. We will update this page frequently and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list.

Pets Matter

The Bark Stops Here

National Animal Poison Control Center

Veterinary Schools in the US

The Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS)

Preparing for Loss

The sad fact is most pets don’t live as long as we do. When you love your pets, you must also be prepared to lose them. It’s not easy to prepare for the loss. Here at Southport Veterinary Center, we strive to make this decision as easy as it can be. Preparing for pet loss begins the moment you realize that the time has come to turn your thoughts toward how and when you want to say goodbye.

Planning can help lessen the anxiety or any possible regrets you could have when the time comes. To help you make these decisions in the privacy of your own home, we offer a list of different options and costs for you to consider.

Euthanasia and taking your pet home for burial

  • 20 lbs or less at $61
  • 21 to 50 lbs at $75
  • 51to 80 lbs at $120
  • Over 80 lbs at $150

Euthanasia and cremation (no ashes returned)

  • 20 lbs or less at $61
  • 21 to 50 lbs at $75
  • 51to 80 lbs at $120
  • Over 80 lbs at $150

Euthanasia and Private Cremation (with ashes returned to the owner in floral tin)

  • Under 25 lbs at $186
  • 25 to 50 lbs at $245
  • 50 to 70 lbs at $295
  • 70 to 90 lbs at $370
  • Over 90 lbs at $470

Inserve Paw Prints & Urns

Paw Print
Made in clay, comes in a silver color at $45

Inserve also carries a variety of urns to choose from

Peartree Paw Print

A custom paw print is made in clay and is sent to Peartree to be painted with the color of your choice, fired, and personalized with your pet’s name at $120. Silver pet prints will capture your pet’s paw print in fine silver.

Adoption Options

Here are some resources to help you rescue a dog or cat, puppy or kitten, in need of a new home. There are a variety of organizations and shelters working hard to save stray and unwanted animals in our area and beyond. Please consider a rescued pet when you are ready for your next four-legged friend.

Also, you can check out our Facebook page for any individual cats or dogs we know of who are looking for homes.

Westport Animal Shelter Advocates (WASA) Little Black Dog Rescue Connecticut Humane Society in Westport Fairfield Animal Control Animals found by Fairfield Animal Control