VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center

For Veterinarians Overview

Our technologically advanced 22,000-square-foot hospital is fully equipped with in-house laboratory diagnostics, imaging equipment and monitoring tools. 

We offer a wide range of referral services including:

  • Surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Care

Other Available Patient Services:

  • 24-Hour Intensive Care and Monitoring
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Nutritional Support such as Feeding Tube Placement and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Advanced Imaging and Diagnostic Procedures
  • Nuclear Medicine (On-Site Iodine Therapy For Hyperthyroid Cats)
  • Pacemaker Implantation and Catheterization Procedures and Much More'�..

We know that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a challenge. At our hospital, we want you to know that your referred patients will receive the best care from us. You can count on us to be your partners in health care. We have a full range of services and specialists to meet the needs that even your most challenging cases present. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility or to meet some of our staff.

We are also a teaching hospital and offer internship and/or residency programs to veterinarians seeking advanced training in a specialty area. Call us to find out more.

Additionally, we offer conferences and seminars to help you meet your ongoing continuing education needs. Be sure to check back often for conference listings.


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.