VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center

Robin E. Wall, DVM, DACVECC, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Ohio State University
Certifications: DACVECC
Departments: Emergency/Critical Care


Dr. Wall received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Honors from the University of Nebraska, followed by the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the Ohio State University. Following graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a referral hospital in West Los Angeles. Her 3-year residency in small animal emergency and critical care medicine was undertaken at Tufts University, wherein she studied with some of the pioneers in veterinary critical care.

Following her residency, Dr. Wall successfully tackled the 3-day specialization exam, achieving board certification from the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She briefly worked as a consultant for Cardiopet before starting her tenure at VCA Mission in 1994.

Dr. Wall has lectured nationally and internationally on topics as diverse as acute congestive heart failure, toxicities, fluid therapy, and respiratory disorders. Dr. Wall has authored numerous articles, case reports, book chapters, has contributed to clinical research, and has been a publication reviewer for a number of veterinary journals. She is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, local and national veterinary medical chapters, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 


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

VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center '" 913-722-5566

In a life-threatening emergency situation, take your pet to an emergency facility immediately. Heavy or difficult breathing, weakness or collapse, pain/vocalizing, seizures, protracted vomiting or diarrhea, and unresponsiveness are just a few signs that warrant immediate attention. If your pet has ingested a poison or medication not prescribed for it, call one of the emergency numbers below. You may be instructed to make your pet vomit. Do not induce vomiting unless instructed to by a veterinarian. Bring the poison or medication container with you.

ASPCA Poison Control '" 1-888-426-4435

Use caution when moving an injured, painful, distressed, or disoriented pet. A fearful or painful animal may bite, regardless of its normal temperament. Speak soothingly and calmly, move slowly, and wear gloves. Your pet should be moved as little as possible. An injured pet should be transported on a stretcher or board, or, in the case of smaller animals, a carrier or box with sturdy base. A muzzle may be useful if your pet is painful but should not be used if your pet is having difficulty breathing. Covering your pet with a blanket or towel may help prevent heat loss and may encourage calmness. Most importantly, stay calm and drive carefully.