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.

paw Team Spotlight
Michelle Meyer
DACVS-SA Medical Director/Surgeon
Dr. Meyer earned as both her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Industry and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University. She then completed a rotating internship at the University of Missouri, a surgical internship in Wichita, KS, and residency in small animal surgery in El Paso, TX. In 2019, Dr. Meyer was named Medical Director of VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

Dr. Meyer enjoys all aspects of surgery, but she has special interests in surgical management for CCLR (TPLO), IVDD, wound management, and soft tissue surgeries. She's eager to partner with ...
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Veterinarian Support

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.


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.
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