Office Hours

  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Complete Veterinary Care

We provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients and offer the best possible service to our clients. Our staff values the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with you and your pets while offering comprehensive health care ranging from preventative medicine to modern diagnostic and surgical capabilities. We pride ourselves in our top quality care and in our friendly, knowledgeable staff which continues to supplement their knowledge and years of experience by regularly attending continuing education conferences and training.
 17 Covey Rd./ Burlington, CT 06013 / USA  1-860-675-6009

Annual/Wellness Exams

Provides preventative, diagnostic & therapeutic services for your pet's complete health care needs for every stage.
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Sick Patients

Drs Esherick and Trevino work with you to help you understand your pet's condition by thoroughly communicating.
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Our veterinary surgeons employ only the safest anesthesia protocols and utilize the finest in anesthetic monitoring equipment and dedicated personnel.
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X-Ray Radiology

On-site digital radiology services yielding virtually instantaneous high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders by Board Certified Radiologists.
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Our in-house ultrasound capability is a powerful immediate site of care diagnostic tool that can reveal abnormalities not detectable
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Diagnostic Lab Services

Our In-house laboratory provides blood chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, cytological, bacterial culture and parasite testing for immediate lab
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We have created dental packages that bundle the cost of your pet's oral health care needs to make the all important oral health care services.
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Acupuncture & Herbal Therapy

A pharmaceutical free therapy for pain relief, nervous & immune systems, fevers, appetite, the GI and circulatory systems, and neurological
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Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy offers an alternative, drug-free, complimentary means of treating acute & chronic conditions and accelerating healing, diminishing
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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is "the use of fingers, hands, and machines to manipulate the soft tissues, or stimulate at the cellular...
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Behavior Consults

Consults on separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, barking, chewing, attention seeking, house soiling, noise phobias...
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Puppy Class

Animal Behavior College trained instuctors. Puppy class is the best way to start socializing puppies in a positive environment to raise
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Learn More About Us

Let us make your veterinary visit a wonderful experience for both you and your pet. 

Best Care - Best Team - Best Medicine

We understand that your pet is a member of your family and as such that you want the best for your beloved companion. Our dedicated health care team partners with our clients to provide the most effective and most complete veterinary care at affordable prices. We are leaders in innovation, truly providing veterinary care beyond compare. We address the concerns of our clients as well as the health care of our patients, and we do so in such a way that our patients love to come back to see us!

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Client Testimonials

Pet Owners Just Love Us!
“A great experience with my Pippin!”
-Stephen Wasley
“I feel the doctors and the staff are very kind and friendly and are wonderful with the animals.”
-Mary Daley
“We can’t even begin to tell you how satisfied and proud we are to have Burlington Vet as our veterinary care for Stella. Dr. Esherick and his staff are AMAZING!! Thank you for taking the time and sincerely caring. “
-Diana Witte
“I love all the staff: receptionists, vet techs, and Dr. Trevino!!! Scout (and our cats as well) do too!”
-Catherine Garber
“You all always take such great care of my pups. It’s so comforting to know that we have amazing veterinary care if we need it and thorough wellness checks to make sure they are doing great!”
-Jaci Koachman
“The entire staff is extremely knowledgeable and all have pets of their own so they ‘actually walk the walk’ when it comes to the care and treatment of our pets”.
-Mark Sevetz
“This was our first visit and we received exceptional service. I also thought that the complimentary nail trim was great. It’s hard for me to trim my dogs’ nails so that made my life a little easier!”
-Lisa Maurer
“Rudy is our third cat that has been a patient of Burlington Vet and we have always been happy with the service and consideration we have received.”
-Mitch Siqueiros
“Top of the line service and excellence in diagnosis and care are in order at BVC.”
-Stan Valinski
“Staff was very pleasant and my kids thought the vet was very funny, friendly, etc. “
-Eugene Pickert
“5 stars. We love everyone there.” “This was our first visit, and it was clear from the moment that we walked in the door how you’re your staff cares about what they do. The level of care and consideration that was given to our cats far exceeded my expectations. Thank you, well done!
-Chris Jacobson
“Although it was only a first visit, the quality and professionalism of the service provided was exemplary in my opinion. Never have we experienced such a thorough and compassionate indoctrination on Lil Eddie’s condition. We will eagerly return!” “Staff is always welcoming, paying special attention to creating a safe and friendly environment for the animals.”
The entire staff is caring and compassionate. I feel very reassured that my ‘fur family’ is in good hands!” “Burlington Veterinary Center is the best place to take your pet. Very knowledgeable and kind, everyone feels comfortable here.”
-M. Porter
“Great communication, sincere interest, friendly, professional, but not at all stiff; gentleness, looks at the whole picture! Terrific!”
-Nicole Defelippi
“The veterinarians and all staff members have a genuine concern for our pets and us as clients. Everyone at BVC acts as their work at BVC is not just a job but a vocation!”

“I was very impressed how friendly and caring everyone is. The entire office is very welcoming.”
-Marlena Dess
“Dr. Esherick has always been the best vet in our area his quality and professional service is incomparable to any vet in the area, I trust his abilities. He is the best.”
Andy Trykowski
“We love the BVC family! The staff is friendly & extremely knowledgeable!”
-Marissa Sylvester
“You are the best in the business- always striving to improve in areas that may need improvement. Keep up with your dedicated and caring work ethic”.
-Liz Brophy and Zeke

Meet Our Team

Burlington Vet Center is built with experience, friendliness and proficiency with one of the most skilled staffs in Connecticut.
RKE and abby Dr Richard Esherick, DVM, CMO. Dr. Esherick graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He began his career as a practitioner at a large 24 hour emergency and referral facility in Connecticut where he had extensive training and skill development in emergency medicine, surgery, and internal medicine.
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Dr Lisa Trevino DVM Dr. Trevino was born and raised in Valley Cottage, New York, a suburb of New York City. Her childhood dream was to become a Veterinarian. Dr. Trevino attended Cornell University for both her undergraduate and her DVM degrees. After graduating veterinary school, Lisa moved to Connecticut beginning her career with Burlington Veterinary Center.
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Gina Client Service Team and Management Gina started here at the Burlington Veterinary Center after moving around the United States with her husband Anthony as he pursued his career in the Air Force. After his service they moved to Connecticut where Gina joined the Burlington Veterinary Center in June 2006. Gina graduated from Rutgers University
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Burlington Veterinary Center

 17 Covey Rd. Burlington, CT 06013 / USA  1-860-675-6009

Office hours

  • Monday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed


Emergencies during office hours will be seen right away. Please call ahead. After hours please contact either:

Veterinary Emergency Center
135 Dowd Ave, Canton, CT 06019
Open 24/7/365
Avon Veterinary Emergency Referral
9 Avonwood Road Avon, CT 06001
Open Mon – Thurs 5 pm–8 am
Fri 5 pm – Mon 8 am
24 Hours on Holidays

About Us

Our facility is conveniently located in Hartford County and is easy to get to by interstate highway and major state roads while maintaining its pet friendly and relaxing rural setting.