VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

Beth Whitney, DVM, DACVIM, Medical Director

DVM, Colorado State University
Certifications: DACVIM
Departments: Internal Medicine


Dr. Whitney was born and raised in New Hampshire. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in French from Providence College in 1991. After spending time abroad in Europe and working in a financial institution in New York she decided to pursue her true passion with animals. She then obtained her DVM degree from Colorado State University in 1999. During her four years in veterinary school she spent time in Vietnam and a summer in Indonesia studying orangutans. Dr. Whitney then moved to New York City to complete her Internship and Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at The Animal Medical Center in 2002. She then received her board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). She currently works at the VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk. Although she enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, her specific interests are in renal, endocrine and gastrointestinal disease and enjoys ultrasound and endoscopic procedures. Dr. Whitney loves spending her free time with her two young daughters, her husband and their Labrador retriever. She loves outdoor activities with her family, yoga, running, and reading and shares a passion for food and travel with her husband. Dr. Whitney has been with VCA VREC since 2002.


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

24/7/365, if your pet has a medical emergency, you can find us at the following address:

VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center
123 West Cedar Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
Telephone: 203-854-9960

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VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving pets and their people in Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Fairfield County and southwestern Connecticut. If you suspect your pet is having a medical crisis, our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to assist you.

Our Emergency and Critical Care units can assist in all of the following situations requiring immediate medical attention: Auto accidents, traumatic injuries (fractures, bites, burns, lacerations, wounds), respiratory emergencies (choking, difficulty breathing), vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty urinating/defecating, shock, loss of consciousness, dizziness, staggering, tremors, seizures, paralysis, toxic reactions, poison ingestion, labor and delivery problems, blood in urine or feces, swollen, hard, painful abdomen, heatstroke.