Veterinary Emergency Referral Center

4800 N. Davis Highway. (850) 477-3914

The Veterinary Emergency Referral Center is a state of the art veterinary hospital providing emergency and referral services 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We pride ourselves on maintaining a highly trained staff of doctors and veterinary technicians. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care available for our patients. As always we are a referral only hospital and no general practice services or product are offered. 

Currently the Veterinary Emergency Referral Center is staffed by doctors who are Board Certified in the following specialties:  Emergency /Critical Care. 
We also have Dr. Matt Chandler and Dr. Dan Brown of the Animal Eye Clinic that have joined with us to provide referral ophthalmology services. Doctors Chandler and Brown are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.  Please refer to our calendar for dates and additional information on scheduling appointments.

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read about our practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please contact us at (850) 477-3914 for specialty referral pet care.

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