Welcome to Salem Valley Veterinary ClinicSalem Valley Veterinary

The Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic is committed to serving the community by providing the highest level of veterinary care built on knowledge, compassion, and integrity to make a difference in the lives of cats, dogs, equines and their owners.

Our clinic is full service offering wellness care, vaccinations, laboratory diagnostics, radiology, surgery (including spaying and neutering) and dental care. We presently offer Royal Canin, Hills, and Purina Prescription Diets to meet all of your pet’s nutritional requirements. We also carry flea, tick, and heartworm preventative products.


Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting with us.

Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we are devoted to providing our patients with the care they deserve. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 860-859-1649 or email us and we will promptly get back to you.



Featured Articles

  • How to Help Your New Cat Feel Welcomed in Your Home

    Adopting a cat or kitten? Here's what you can do to help your cat adjust to its new home. ...

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  • Box Turtles

    North American box turtles are mainly terrestrial turtles, although they do spend some time in shallow water (Asian box turtles tend to be a bit more aquatic). Compared to aquatic turtles such as red eared sliders, they are more challenging and complex pets, and are not the best choice for beginning ...

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  • Arthritis

    The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on joints from over use, aging, injury, or from an unstable joint such as which occurs with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee. The chronic form of this disease is called degenerative joint disease ...

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  • Fleas

    A common parasite, fleas are found in almost every area of the world and can be found on dogs, cats, and many other mammals. They survive year to year even in cold climates because they live on pets, in buildings, and on wild animals. There are four stages to the flea life cycle. Eggs are laid by an ...

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  • Leptospirosis

    Leptospirosis is a serious, life-threatening disease caused by a spiral shaped bacteria. Dogs, cats, other animals and even people can be infected through exposure to urine, bite wounds, ingestion of infected flesh, or contact with contaminated soil, water and even bedding. Certain environmental conditions ...

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  • Dentistry

    Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease simply means that the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place are being destroyed by oral bacteria. This preventable disease is the number one diagnosed disease in our pets, yet many animals suffer needlessly. Periodontal ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • 8 Common Reasons Why Your Dog is Snoring

    Do you know why your dog snores? ...

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  • Euthanasia

    You may have concluded that it's time to euthanize a pet. Or, maybe the vet told you that euthanizing is in the pet's best interest. Now, you have a responsibility. You now have to explain to your child what happens during the process. You also have to emphasize the fact that the procedure is humane ...

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  • Rainbow Bridge

    You understand that pets get older, they suffer from health problems, and several other issues can affect their lifespans. Children don't quite understand that pets reach the end of their lives. Your child may have a great deal of emotion when a pet passes or is going to be euthanized. They might also ...

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Testimonials

Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "Staff and drs. are always very considerate and caring. This is my first time with aging dogs and its been difficult, but Dr. Slater tries to help in anyway she can and guide us through the aging years. She goes above and beyond as well as the staff."
    10/3/19 Kimberly G.
  • "I can’t say enough about Dr. Baratt’s expertise, and the kindness of he, and all of his staff. They were knowledgeable, as well as caring and compassionate. Communication was clear and transparent, including follow up questions post surgery."
    10/12/19 Karen M.
  • "Dr. Baratt is knowledgeable, professional, and personable. And his staff is friendly and helpful too, well worth the hour plus drive from our home, we're very happy with this clinic!"
    10/15/19 Maria C.
  • "I have had cats and dogs my entire life. I generally do not care too much for veterinarians. Since I've never met one that truly seems to care for the animals. However your clinic has totally changed my mind."
    9/6/19 Judy R.
  • "We have been coming here for over ten years and have always felt that our pets were in the best hands. Dr. Slater, as well as all the technicians we have worked with, have always been kind and knowledgeable with the care they have provided."
    12/5/19 Jacqueline
  • "The staff always goes above and beyond to take care of my dogs. They make myself and my dogs feel comfortable coming to the vet. Very friendly and always puts our pets needs first. Thank you so much."
    1/3/20 Sarah R.
  • "Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Baratt and his assistant along with the front desk are all exceptional."
    1/6/20 Anon.
  • "The Doctors, vet Techs, and all the personnel are always loving and towards my pets and generally care about them and realize they are part of someone's family and not just an animal. We have been going there over 20 years and wouldn't go anywhere !"
    1/14/20 Carol A.
  • "I have recommended this office to everyone I know. I found this clinic by word of mouth in the veterinary community, for their specialty in dental, however, they are wonderful for types of veterinary care. Incredibly kind and skilled staff and doctor."
    1/17/20 Erin K.
  • "Dr. Barratt & Jessica are incredibly patient, informative & highly skilled. At our first meeting, I felt comfortable with our dog Kota’s oral surgery. SVV’s warm care & attention far exceed my high expectations. So worth the drive, Thanks!"
    2/6/20 Iris M.
  • "I felt the entire visit was very easy going. The office is spotless and inviting. The Dr. was very sweet with my pup and explained all options so I could understand. He took my wallet into consideration, not always the case other places."
    2/20/20 Shirley G.