We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. We thank you for your continued patience and support. 
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Cheyenne Shaffer

DVM
Cheyenne Shaffer Staff Photo
Staff Veterinarian
Emergency & Critical Care
Cheyenne Shaffer Staff Photo
Cheyenne Shaffer received her DVM from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021 after completing bachelor's degrees at James Madison University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Though she grew up in rural western Pennsylvania, she fell in love with Ithaca during veterinary school and was thrilled to find a home at VCA Colonial Animal Hospital after graduation. She lives with her partner and three lovely cats, and in her free time, she enjoys reading and writing fiction, playing games of all types, and spending time outdoors.
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Emergency & Critical Care

VCA Colonial Animal Hospital offers emergency care to our community from 8am-10pm seven days a week, 365 days a year and patients under care 24/7. Our emergency services give your pet access to all the resources of our specialty hospital, including a board-certified surgeon, acupuncturist, ultrasound, endoscopy, blood product therapy, in-house laboratory services, and 24 hour care.

If your pet is ill, please call our office at (607) 257-3650. Our receptionists handle calls and will arrange for your pet to be seen as soon as possible. Pets are seen on a triage basis, which means the most critically ill pets are seen first. Our receptionists should be able to advise you of any potential wait. Please note that our emergency veterinarians are unable to discuss problems or offer advice over the telephone without a thorough examination. If your patient would be better served by a specialist that is unavailable at our hospital we will stabilize your pet and offer you a referral.

Note to Patients of Other Veterinary Hospitals:
Please alert us if you are a regular client of another veterinary hospital. We see patients of all other veterinarians between 8am-10pm seven days a week. We will send a summary of our work with your pet to your veterinarian the day after examination.

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

Staff Veterinarian
Staff Veterinarian
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VCA Colonial Animal Hospital

2369 N. Triphammer Road

Ithaca, NY 14850

Main: 607-257-3650

Fax: 607-257-7009

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS:

8:00 am-9:00 pm, 7 days a week

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