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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Edward Payne

DVM (Practice Limited to Emergency and Critical Care)
Dr. Edward Payne
Medical Director
Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Edward Payne

Dr. Payne joined the staff at VCA Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center of Kalamazoo as Medical Director in June of 2020. He obtained his DVM degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Payne then completed an internship in Emergency and Critical Care at Michigan State University teaching hospital. After his internship, he joined the staff at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, where he became lead emergency doctor for two years. After two years he entered an Emergency and Critical Care residency in Florida and completed training in 2010. He then moved into a position at Veterinary Specialty Center in Chicago as their Criticalist.

At VSC he was an integral part in starting up their hemodialysis program and nephrology department. After working in Chicago, he made the hard choice to return to the east coast to be closer to his family. After his commitment to the east coast was no longer needed, the decision was made to come back to Michigan. 

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Emergency & Critical Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, trouble breathing, major bleeding, difficult labor, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

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VCA Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center of Kalamazoo

104 West Cork Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Main: 269-381-5228

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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