We are a full-service veterinary medical facility. For 30 years now our professional and courteous staff continues to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for their highly-valued patients. Having a veterinarian always on premises or on call you can rest assured that your pet is in a safe and loving environment!


Richard H. Gruszka, DVM photo

Richard H. Gruszka, DVM

Rich Gruszka is a 1981 graduate of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Warsaw Agriculture University. He came back to his home area of Waterbury and began working at the Wolcott Veterinary Clinic in 1983 as an associate veterinarian. Rich became a partner in 1989 and was instrumental in developing the Prospect Veterinary Hospital in 1986. He now, along with his wife Carol, are the sole owners of the practice. Dr. Gruszka's professional interests are general practice, surgery, and therapeutic laser treatment. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, four children and his new grand-children! - Golf, skiing, and boating are his past time pleasures. 

Curt Ciarleglio, DVM photo

Curt Ciarleglio, DVM

Dr. Curt Ciarleglio is from the local area and received his Bachelor of Science degree from UCONN in 2008 and his Veterinary Medical Doctor degree from UPENN in 2012. We are proud to have him join our team here at Prospect Veterinary Hospital as of March 2015. His professional interests include general practice, emergency medicine and surgery. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, daughter and son, hiking, camping and traveling.


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Melissa Werner

Dr. Melissa Werner grew up in Prospect and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 at The Ohio State University. She is excited to be back home and join the team at Prospect Veterinary Hospital! Dr. Werner's professional interests include general practice, internal medicine, and dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her mastiff "Mila" and spending time with her family and friends.

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Sheila Clancy

Dr Sheila Clancy grew up near Buffalo NY. She is a 1997 graduate of NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has degrees from St Lawrence University and Duke University. Dr Clancy is owned by her dogs Josie and Hudson and her cat. She enjoys cycling, kayaking and watching college basketball (go Duke!)

Prospect Veterinary Hospital

93 Waterbury Rd

Prospect, CT 06712

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(203) 758-6601
Fax: (203) 758-3894
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Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Closed