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VCA Animal Emergency | Critical Care

About the Practice

Rest assured, when your pet is in need of emergency or critical care, they will receive compassionate, expert care from the most credentialed and experienced emergency and critical care team in the area. Lead by a board-certified specialist in emergency and critical care, the practice includes nearly a dozen emergency clinicians and approximately twenty licensed veterinary technicians, several of whom have advanced certification in the specialty of emergency and critical care. Our dedicated team is uniquely qualified to provide the best across-the-board care from stabilizing trauma patients to overnight monitoring and advanced critical care.

The Perfect Partnership For Your Patients’ Care

From minor emergencies to complex conditions, we will be here for you and your pet. When time is of the essence, knowing what to do and having the right tools on hand with the expertise to use them is what ensures successful treatment. AECC has a vast array of diagnostic and treatment technologies in-house and at our fingertips. We are available 24-hours a day, ensuring that all patients can be seen in a timely manner, especially when your primary veterinarian’s office is closed.

You can count on VCA Animal Emergency Critical Care

  • Emergency pet care and urgent care
  • Advanced critical care
  • Comprehensive diagnostics
  • 24/7 accessibility
  • Timely communication
  • Experienced emergency clinicians


  • Real-time complete laboratory
  • Digital radiography
  • Contrast radiographic studies
  • Ultrasonography (F.A.S.T., physiologic echocardiography, guided centeses)
  • Cystocentesis, thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis, abdominocentesis, arthrocentesis
  • Advanced imaging (CT, MRI)


  • TLC patient care: compassionate overnight monitoring to advanced critical care
  • Blood gas monitoring
  • Acid base monitoring
  • Blood pressure monitoring (Doppler, CVP to continuous invasive)
  • ECG monitoring: interval to continuous telemetry
  • Capnography, oximetry, anesthesia monitoring


  • Advanced life support, resuscitation and defibrillation
  • Multi-modal pain management
  • Blood product transfusion therapies with blood typing and cross matching
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Critical care ventilation
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition support
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


To learn more about the VCA family of veterinary hospitals, please visit vcahospitals.com

Meet our Specialists


Glynis McCorkle, DVM, Medical Director

Danielle Lewis, DVM

Charla McKoy, DVM

Lisa S. Reese, DVM

Polly Glover, DVM, DACVECC

Nadine Farber, DVM

Melissa Edwards, DVM, DACVECC