330 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: 203.295.8201
Fax: 203.846.8146
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Harlan McLaughlin Soundpaws Norwalk

I have had pets my entire life and love working with animals.  I am originally from Maine, but also spent time growing up in Texas.  I completed high school and college in San Antonio before graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  Shortly after graduation, I moved to Connecticut and started practicing at Norwalk Animal Hospital.  I became a partner in 2009.  It was around this time that I developed an interest in rehabilitation.  I attended a meeting about rehab because I wanted to see how I might be able to help my family‚Äôs newly acquired three-legged Yorkie.  I was immediately hooked and began looking for more formal training.  In the spring of 2009, I started my first course at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida.  I finished my training a year and a half later and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, or CCRT.  Sound Paws was born in the spring of 2011 with a mission to provide both my general practice patients and referrals with a state of the art rehabilitation facility. 

My work week is equally divided between general practice and rehab therapy.  I enjoy the diversity physical rehabilitation offers and have a special interest and training in neurorehabilitation.  There is a certain satisfaction that comes with helping a paralyzed dog regain its ability to walk.

Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family, kayaking, playing ice hockey and riding my Harley.  I currently have two dogs, two cats and a tarantula.