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Samantha Hauke

Samantha Hauke
Contingent - Veterinarian Contractor
Emergency & Critical Care
Samantha Hauke

I was born and raised in Rinteln, Germany. My family and I moved to the United States in 1992. With a mother born in California and a British father, life was never dull. I grew up outside of Glacier National Park in the beautiful Flathead Valley of Montana. I moved to Bozeman, Montana for my undergraduate training and met the love of my life and husband Luke.

Following undergrad, we set off to tackle veterinary school. I attended Colorado State University and left with a basis in veterinary medicine. I moved to Texas and started in a small animal practice. My parents followed the grandbabies here and I followed them. Since then I have moved into emergency medicine and have never looked back. I currently live part time in Houston and part time in Montana.

My passions outside of veterinary medicine revolve around horses mainly. I also enjoy hiking, road and downhill biking, skiing, scuba diving, rock/ice climbing and kayaking. My husband and I love the outdoors and spend every minute possible outside when I am in Montana. While in Texas, I enjoy my family and my sphinx cat Onyx. I hope to continue my career in emergency medicine, growing with the ever changing need and new information as it comes out.

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Emergency & Critical Care

We provide the following emergency care:

  • Traumatic injury (including fractures, bite wounds, burns, lacerations)
  • Surgery: (correction of dilation-volvulus, exploratory (abdonimal/thoracic), soft tissues)

When Does My Pet Need Emergency Care?

Any of the following situations can be considered an emergency:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or unknown substance
  • Bleeding
  • Vomiting blood
  • Blood in the feces or urine
  • Swollen, hard abdomen that is painful to the touch
  • Serious wound
  • Suspected broken limb
  • Any injury to the eye
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Inability to move or sudden weakness
  • Unusual or erratic behavior
  • Signs of extreme pain, such as whining or shaking
  • Straining to urinate (especially a male cat)
  • Labor that does not progress
  • Signs of heatstroke

What Is Critical Care?

While an emergency is unfolding, or throughout recovery from a serious illness or accident, ongoing diagnostic and therapeutic care and constant monitoring of your pet's condition may be required. Many emergency and critical care facilities offer 24-hour supervision of critically ill pets and, just as in human hospitals, may have dedicated Intensive Care and Critical Care Units (ICU/CCU). Such facilities are equipped to provide oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, blood transfusions, and nutritional support. Such facilities also typically have advanced diagnostic capabilities onsite, such as ultrasound and echocardiography.

Will My Regular Veterinarian Still Be Involved?

Many emergency hospitals work on a referral basis with general practitioners. In some cases, your pet will only be referred to the emergency service for after hours care. In other cases, your pet may be in the care of the emergency and critical care specialist for the duration of the emergency and recovery, but then referred back to your general practitioner veterinarian for follow up and routine care.

Did You Know?

There are more than 125 board-certified veterinary emergency and critical care specialists in the U.S. today and it is the fastest growing specialty in the profession.

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

Contingent - Veterinarian Contractor
Contingent - Consultant
Contingent - Veterinarian Contractor
VCA Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast Calder Road

1108 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 280

League City, TX 77573

Main: 281-332-1678

Fax: 281-332-7999

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 6:00 pm - 8:00 am

    Sat-Sun: Open 24 hours

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