Progressive Animal Wellness (PAW) is a one-doctor veterinary practice that merges personalized traditional veterinary medicine with the larger animal hospital benefits of an on-site laboratory, state-of-the-art radiology services, and a HEPA-filtered surgical suite. Dr. Corey Shagensky founded PAW to deliver a solid commitment to the highest quality patient care, and he is excited to utilize his internship training to provide continuity of care for pets, to help them enjoy the benefits of an overall healthy lifestyle and approach to wellness the way we people do.

Contact Details

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  City Avon, CT
  Zip Code 06001
  Address 70 East Main St
  Phone Number (860) 325-2124

Products & Services

Advanced Diagnostic Services

Radiographs (X-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. X-rays are useful in examining your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. An X-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect tumors, help with the diagnosis of heartworm disease, or locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet’s intestine or stomach. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures like ultrasound, X-rays can accurately diagnose problems, making treatment faster and easier for your pet and your veterinarian.


Vaccines

Vaccinations are not only safe and effective; they are a fundamental piece of your pet’s preventive healthcare plan.

PAW’s vaccination protocol follows American Animal Hospital Association guidelines and is carefully tailored to the lifestyle and particular health needs of your pet. We truly believe that our carefully balanced approach is the best means to prevent infectious disease as well as the possibility of your pet having an adverse reaction to a vaccine.


Surgical Services

We understand that surgery is not an easy experience for you or your pet. At Progressive Animal Wellness we strive to ensure your pet’s surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We provide our clients with a clear understanding of why procedures are necessary, what they entail, proper post-operative care, and any other information our clients might need to make the best decision for their pets.

  • I would recommend this business

Always a great experience. Left our other veterinarian due to their lack of service. This has been a breath of fresh air. They are kind, genuine, and take excellent care of our furry family members.

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  • I would recommend this business

I brought Lucy for the first time on Saturday to PAW. I am so pleased with the care she was given and the quick results I got back!
Everyone was so caring and kind and I felt at ease!

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  • I would recommend this business

Simply the best, clean, cutting edge, from start to finish everything and everyone goes above and beyond.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Shagensky and his staff made one of the hardest days of my life, saying goodbye to my pup Koz, as comfortable as it possibly could have been. They explained everything patiently and thoroughly, making sure we were comfortable at every step. The compassion and care that they show truly makes a difference and should not go unthanked. They are amazing and I wouldn't go anywhere else...and I even live in Maine now!

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  • I would recommend this business

I had my 1 st appointment and was very pleased with the reception we recieved and the explanation of everything that needed to be done.Everyone took time to listen to my concerns and thoroughly explained everything. I recieved a follow up call on some lab work and a surgical procedure that needed to be performed.Overall the place was clean with very friendly staff.

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Customer Testimonials

My cat AND girlfriend absolutely loved these guys. They went for Bernard's first checkup. He is a ragdoll that's about a year and a half old. Everybody was very nice and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend them already for all you animals needs.


I suffered an infection in my neck following a bite by my cousin on Labor Day while in Wash., DC. Progressive Animal Wellness, VCA Avon Emergency Animal Hospital, Drs. Dudek, Michael & Shagensky, and the staff at each facility provided me with first rate medical care. Due to their efforts, I expect to have a 110% recovery -- the bionics will make me better than ever! Thank you!

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From Our Website

Progressive Animal Wellness (PAW) is a personal veterinary clinic in Avon, CT that merges traditional animal medicine with the high-tech benefits of an animal hospital. As one of the most technologically advanced practices in the region, we strive to bring veterinary medicine into the 21st Century by providing our best care at a great value in a way that's convenient and efficient for pet owners. Please browse our website to learn more about our staff and services and feel free to contact us to make an appointment or ask questions.


Progressive Animal Wellness (PAW) is an advanced, full-service veterinary clinic fully capable of providing a level of care traditionally only offered at large animal hospitals. We offer the best modern veterinary medicine has to offer within a practice uniquely focused on client service and personalized care. As one of the most technologically advanced practices in the region, PAW operates with the goal of bringing veterinary medicine into the 21st Century. With our paperless electronic medical record system, we can easily share pets' complete medical information with other veterinarians in case of emergency or referral to a specialist.


During our regular business hours, Progressive Animal Wellness offers complete emergency care for your pet. Dr. Shagensky has many years of experience working as an emergency doctor and can handle most emergencies onsite.


Pets are like family and as such they frequently travel with us. When traveling internationally there are many regulations and a substantial amount of paperwork required to bring your pet along. At least two months in advance, it is important that you check the USDA APHIS website for the specific travel requirements for the country you plan to travel to. The requirements for each country vary greatly so it is important that you speak with your veterinarian well in advance of any international travel by your pet.


As medical professionals, we know that preventive care is the most effective and least expensive means of protecting a pet's well being. That's why we recommend yearly nose-to-tail wellness checkups, a balanced approach to vaccinations, microchip pet identification, and regular screenings for diseases that afflict pets in their later years. Good communication is an essential part of preventive medicine. We believe that educating our clients and being as open as possible to questions and concerns are vital aspects of ensuring a lifetime of good health for pets.


Dr. Corey Shagensky is the founder and owner of Progressive Animal Wellness (PAW). He has been practicing veterinary medicine since earning his degree from Cornell University in 2004. Dr. Shagensky has served as co-medical director and Chief of Staff of Farmington Valley Veterinary Emergency Hospital since 2008. A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, Dr. Shagensky says that his experience owning a pet as a young boy helped spark a love for animals as well as a sense of compassion for his clients and their pets.


Connecticut state law requires that dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies, and that the vaccine stay current for the duration of the pet's life. To comply with state law, and for the safety of our staff, your pet, and other patients within the hospital, we require your pet to be up-to-date or be brought up-to-date on their rabies vaccination while visiting our hospital. Therefore, permitting that your pet is healthy, if proof of vaccination is not available or is out of date, a rabies vaccine must be administered prior to proceeding with their visit.


Did you know that proper dental care can add two to four years to your pet's life? Unfortunately, more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop tooth and gum disease by three years of age. Pet owners frequently overlook dental disease believing diet alone is enough to protect their pets. Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's preventive health care plan. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to larger systemic issues in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart, and liver.