Our Philosophy

Health. Love. Family.  These three tenets guide the everyday thoughts, words and actions of Park Animal Hospital.

Health. Our commitment to providing exceptional pet health care by holding ourselves to the highest standards in veterinary medicine and services to dogs and pets in Darien and surrounding communities.

Love.  Impassioned by a true love for pets, our team is unwavering in providing gentle, loving care and support to each of our pet patients. This extends to their owners too!

Family. As a family-owned and operated veterinary practice, family means everything to us. We treat each pet and their family as family. After all, you become our family-the Park Animal Hospital family!

 As the husband and wife veterinarians and owners of Park Animal Hospital, the only family-owned and operated veterinary practice in Darien, CT, we personally welcome you to our website where you can learn more about our full-service veterinary hospital. We take personal pride in offering individualized care and attention and collaborative, high quality veterinary treatment and alternative therapies to each pet and their family in Darien and surrounding Fairfield County communities.

 Since purchasing the practice in 2013, we are so grateful to have gained the confidence, trust and loyalty of many pet families who turn to us for expert knowledge and advice on caring for their healthy pet, and for the best treatment when their pet is not well.  Our advanced training, use of cutting-edge technology, and progressive services and procedures, serve on our promise to deliver the best care for your best friend!We are happy to answer questions you may have about Park Animal Hospital or your pet's health care, and look forward to meeting you and your pet soon! 

 Here’s to health, love and family.


Dr. Damian Battersby and Dr. Shelley Skopit

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