VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center

Doctors

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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  • Johnny Cross

    Medical Director
    DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging, Neurology, Surgery

    Johnny Cross was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and then moved to Blacksburg, Virginia at the age of four. He attended Blacksburg Middle and High School where he played football, basketball, and

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  • Carl Budelsky

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DACVO
    Departments: Ophthalmology

    Dr. Carl Budelsky received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. He completed an ophthalmology internship with the Animal Eye Consultants in Elgin, Illinois, and a fellowship

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  • Kristi Chandler Stanley

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Auburn University
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Kristi Stanley is an Indiana native, born and raised in Peru, Indiana. She attended Western Kentucky University for her undergraduate training (where she also played collegiate volleyball). She

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  • Rikki Fitzpatrick

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    I am originally from Wisconsin, however, I went to veterinary school at Ross University in Saint Kitts. After leaving the island, I was fortunate to return home for my clinical year at the University

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  • Timothy Hui

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Timothy Hui was born and raised in Sacramento, California.  He graduated from Stanford University for undergraduate training in 2006 and then attended University of California, Davis Veterinary

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  • Lauren Pugliese

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, North Carolina State University
    Certifications: DACVS-SA
    MS, The Ohio State University
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Lauren Pugliese grew up in Syracuse, NY and attended Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate degree.  She graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary

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  • Kerri Rechner

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DACVR/Rad
    Departments: Oncology, Radiation Oncology

    Dr. Kerri Rechner is a 1999 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine. She spent 9 years in general small animal practice in the Chicagoland area, 5 of which she was the

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  • Jacob Rohleder

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVR
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging



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  • Andrea Sangster

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    MS, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Sangster graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After beginning her veterinary career in general practice and emergency medicine, she completed a residency

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  • Emily Talaga

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Cornell University
    CCRP, Cornell University
    Departments: Rehabilitation

    Dr. Emily Talaga was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs.  She moved to New York to attend Cornell University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees, graduating in 2009. 

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 317-578-4100. We are located at 7712 Crosspoint Commons. Fishers, IN 46038.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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