VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona

Brian Sessink, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Michigan State University
Departments: Emergency/Critical Care


Dr. Brian Sessink, graduated from Michigan State University, receiving a bachelor of science in 1994 and his DVM status in 1996. He completed a Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Critical Care Internship at Mesa Veterinary Hospital in 1997. Dr. Sessink has a strong affinity for the excitement and diversity of emergency medicine and has practiced emergency medicine at the VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona since its opening in June of 2004.

Dr. Sessink's professional vet interests include emergency and soft tissue surgery and intensive care monitoring for the critically ill. He has become acquainted with and served the referring vet community in the Phoenix area for over the past fifteen years. A focus of his practice is to involve the regular veterinarian as much as possible with any ongoing therapy.

His personal life is spent traveling with his family and friends, exercising, and studying real-estate. He has an adopted rescue cat at home who keeps him on his toes. Dr. Sessink also enjoys home improvement as he put himself through veterinary school working for a residential builder in Detroit, Michigan.


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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at (480) 898-0001 or drive to our location at 1648 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201.


We have emergency doctors and staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays) to help you.

Common conditions we see on an emergency basis include (but are not limited to) vomiting and diarrhea, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, canine parvoviral enteritis (Parvo), complications from diabetes, pancreatitis, pneumonia, hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease), anemia, coagulopathies (like Rat Bait Poisoning), intervertebral disk disease/paralysis, rattlesnake envenomation, heat stroke, urinary obstruction, toxicities, and various types of trauma.

We are located on the West side of Country Club between Brown and McKellips, 1 mile south of the Red Mountain Loop 202.

VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona (VCA ARECA) opened in July 2004.  We are a state-of-the-art referral veterinary hospital supported by an in-house emergency veterinary hospital that is always open.  Our specialty veterinarians are board certified in Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology), Surgery, and Internal Medicine.