Our Team

One of the things we enjoy most about working in specialty medicine is getting to know our patients and their families. We take great pride in helping everyone understand all aspects of what their pet is experiencing as well as the recommended course of treatment. Every family is unique, and therefore all decisions regarding your pet’s care are personal and may involve many factors. We’ll answer all of your questions and help guide you every step of the way. That’s our ultimate goal, to ensure you receive whatever you need to make a decision that is right for your pet.

Specialized medicine is our specialty. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has now recognized 20 different specialties in which veterinarians can pursue additional training and ultimately receive Diplomate status, also known as Board-Certified. Here at VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center our entire team is highly trained in their respective specialty, making us the very best resource to work alongside your pet’s primary care veterinarian when advanced medicine is recommended.

Our hospital is truly state-of-the-art, designed to facilitate the delivery of optimum care. We have three dedicated surgical suites, a sterile pack and prep area, a quiet and comfortable recovery room, radiology and diagnostic imaging wing, large treatment area and an intensive care unit. Supportive services like our laboratory and dispensing pharmacy are within immediate reach. Most importantly, as a specialty hospital, we provide the best possible care before, during and after a procedure where all hospitalized patients receive continuous care and monitoring by a veterinarian.

We have Emergency and Critical Care Departments in addition to our specialty referral services. Our emergency department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all major holidays to ensure care is always available.

Our Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets.

Explore our veterinarians’ biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet’s care.

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Our Support Team

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve.

Explore our support team members’ biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet’s care.

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Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed each pet owners' expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Audra Lahners

Client Service Representative

Elizabeth Wojcinski

Client Service Representative

Ilea Martin

Client Service Representative

Katie Dorste

Client Service Representative

Kayla Stauffer

Client Service Representative

Lacey Marshall

Client Service Representative

Samantha Hamlin

Client Service Representative

Taylor Sona

Client Service Representative

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Dave Cooke

Facilities Manager

Heather Burwell

Hospital Administrator

Janice McDunn

Administrative Assistant

Laura Bates

Client Service Manager

Molly Tamayo

Assistant Hospital Manager

Contact Us

402-614-9000

Emergency

Call the hospital immediately.

Veterinary Services for Your Pet

Your pet can enjoy comprehensive preventive and wellness care veterinary services for every stage of life, from puppy or kitten through adult and the senior years. We invite you to explore our services to learn more and help keep your pet happy and healthy!
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