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  • 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
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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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Surgery


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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Ultrasound


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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Dentistry


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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Hi there, it’s Becky one of your favorite technicians over at the Burlington Veterinary Center. Some of you may know about the love of my life, also known as the cutest dog in the entire world, also known as Blaze. He’s a Golden Retriever/German shepherd mix. He’s been coming in for annual check up’s here for a while now and he check’s out as one happy healthy pup from blood work and physical exams by both Dr. Esherick and Dr. Trevino. He loves to run around like crazy and I can never keep him out of the water. Everyone knows because my whole social media is FULL of Blaze pictures (sorry, not sorry). Well, just the other day he had me really worried. He ran to jump on my bed and he let out the loudest yelp. Everyone knows I baby him like no other so you could guess my dog mom instinct had me freaking out. So, he came to work with me the next day, of course he was so excited. He is in love with Dr. Trevino so when she went to do his exam he just thought she was trying to rub his behind. But when she went to palpate his hips he was like “no way doctor”. My poor baby boy was for sure in discomfort. I knew right there he was going to need sedation and have some x-rays. Being a technician, we give sedation to dogs all the time, it’s safe, they do very well, but being my OWN dog this was different. I was a nervous wreck! Luckily I got to be with him watching over and monitoring him and also got to take the x-rays myself… but the anticipation waiting for the pictures to come up and for Dr. Trevino to tell me what could be wrong with him, had me shedding some tears.
Okay, so now for the results….. Blaze has hip dysplasia. UGHHH my poor baby… This pretty much means his femoral head does not fit smoothly into the socket of his pelvis, so it is not held in tightly which causes it to slip. His joint is not stable and his body will try to stabilize it which will result in arthritis at the site over time. BUT this means that Blaze gets some yummy treats every morning now (on top of all the other treats he gets). He will be taking Dasuquin and Catalysts daily for the rest of his life and he really enjoys both of these supplements. After we did cold laser therapy on both of his hips, he was already feeling a lot better.
Thankfully going home that afternoon I felt relieved, he jumped into the backseat of my car and stuck his head out the window the whole way home and we cuddled up together that night. Being a technician I am in these sorts of situations all the time with clients and their pets. Sometimes I forget that my pet is not perfect and he will have problems over the course of his lifetime, and it’s a lot for me to handle. My crazy dog mom self comes out. But I am thankful that I have such a great team at BVC and such great doctors. It’s a huge relief to know there are many treatment options that I will be able to use too help him with his hip dysplasia and to help him live a long, comfortable life.

 

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.”
-Cathy
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

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

 
Veterinary Emergency Center
860.693.6992
135 Dowd Ave, Canton, CT 06019
Open 24/7/365
 
 
Avon Veterinary Emergency Referral
860.470.7456
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.