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Gillian Lawrence

DVM
Gillian Lawrence Staff Photo 2021
Staff Veterinarian
Emergency & Critical Care
Gillian Lawrence Staff Photo 2021
Gillian Lawrence is excited to join the team at VCA Colonial Animal Hospital after graduating from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She completed a rotating year-long intensive internship at a busy hybrid practice in Weymouth, Massachusetts before moving back to Ithaca. Her professional interests lie in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care and Diagnostic Imaging.

Dr. Lawrence is originally from Connecticut, but currently lives in downtown Ithaca with her partner and their Staffordshire Terrier, Opal. She has a soft spot for and personal experience with pets with special behavioral needs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, drawing, roller skating, and home projects
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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

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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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