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Danielle Hundley

DVM, MS, DACVECC
Dr. Danielle Hundley
Veterinary Specialist
Emergency Care
Availability: Monday - Wednesday & every other Sunday
Dr. Danielle Hundley

At a Glance

Board Certified:

Emergency and Critical Care 

Specialties Include:

Sepsis and SIRS
CPR
Transfusion Medicine
Acute Kidney Injury 
Mechanical Ventilation 
Veterinary Team Education 

My Pets:

Cash - English Labrador Retriever 
Roxy - Shepherd mix 

Dr. Danielle M. Hundley is originally from a small town north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She received both her undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Iowa State University. Critical care medicine was always her interest and passion throughout her veterinary studies. To that end, she completed internships at Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center (Waukesha, WI) and Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center (Cedar Rapids, IA). She then completed a comprehensive residency in small animal emergency and critical care and earned her Master of Science degree at Purdue University. Dr. Hundley's special interests include minimally invasive vascular access, fluid therapy, trauma, mechanical ventilation, SIRS/Sepsis, and ultrasonography.

When she is not caring for critically ill patients, Dr. Hundley enjoys spending time with her extended family and exploring the outdoors with her Labrador Retriever named Cash. She also enjoys traveling, camping, baking, crafting, theater, music, and attending Cyclone athletic events (although she admits she will give being a Husker fan a chance).

Papers Authored
Crystalloids: A Quick Reference for Challenges in Daily Practice

Abstract: There are numerous types, routes, and strategies of intravenous crystalloid therapy in veterinary medicine. Understanding basics of physiology and underlying disease pathologies can play an essential role in determining fluid therapy choices. This article provides an overview of fluid compartment physiology, a review of crystalloid types, and indications and interactions associated with intravenous crystalloid use.
Authored: Hundley DM. Brooks AC. Thomovsky EJ. Johnson PA
Published: Top Companion Anim Med. 2016 Jun;31(2):46-53

Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided and Landmark-Based Techniques for Central Venous Catheterization via the External Jugular Vein in Healthy Anesthetized Dogs

Objective: To compare time to achieve vascular access (TTVA) between an ultrasound-guided technique (UST) and landmark-based technique (LMT) for central venous catheter (CVC) placement in healthy anesthetized dogs. 
Authored: Hundley DM. Brooks AC, Thomovsky EJ, Johnson PA, Freeman LJ, Schafbuch RM, Heng HG, Moore GE
Published: Am J Vet Res. 2018 Jun;79(6):628-636

Applications of Serial Focal Ultrasound Techniques in the Hospitalized Small Animal Patient

Authored: Hundley DM
Published: Thomovsky E, Brooks AC, Johnson P (Eds). Basic Monitoring in Canine and Feline Emergent Patients. 2020

Vitamin B6 Assay Development and Comparison of Vitamin B6 Levels in Dogs with and without CaOx Urolithiasis

Authored: Clemans, JM, Imerman, P, Philliips, J, Jergens, AE, Deitz, KL , Lulich, J
Published: Presentation at the ACVIM Forum in Anaheim, California, February 2010

Emergency Care

We hope pets never experience a healthcare emergency or require critical care. Yet, inevitably, we know they will! Our team of experienced emergency doctors and board-certified veterinary emergency and critical care specialists are ready to help your pets in their time of need. A board-certified veterinary emergency & critical care specialist is a veterinarian who completed an internship and residency (an additional 3-5 years of training after graduation from veterinary school) and passed a rigorous examination to achieve board certification in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). These doctors have a deeper understanding of life-threatening conditions, including:

  • Shock
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Respiratory distress
  • Poisonings
  • Seizures
  • Diabetic crises
  • Acute organ failure

Any of the following situations can be considered an emergency:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object, drug, poison or unknown substance
  • Bleeding or unexplained bruising
  • Blood in vomit, feces, and/or urine
  • Severe vomiting, retching, and/or diarrhea
  • Swollen, hard, and/or painful abdomen
  • Serious wound
  • Broken limb(s)
  • Any injury to the eyes
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Inability to move or sudden weakness
  • Unusual or erratic behavior
  • Signs of extreme pain
  • Straining to urinate (especially a male cat)
  • Labor that does not progress
  • Prolonged heat exposure, overheating, or heat stroke
  • Snake bite

Our hospital offers 24-hour supervision of critically ill pets. Just as in human hospitals, we have a dedicated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipped to provide oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, advanced imaging (i.e.: ultrasonography, CT scans), blood transfusions, and nutritional support. To help ensure pets receive the best possible healthcare, our emergency and critical care doctors communicate extensively with family veterinarians to ensure your pet’s primary care team always knows what’s going on regarding your pet’s medical progress.

Our Emergency Care Team

Lead Associate Veterinarian - Emergency
Staff Veterinarian - Emergency
Associate Veterinarian - Emergency
Associate Veterinarian - Emergency
Associate Veterinarian
Associate Veterinarian - Emergency
VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

9706 Mockingbird Drive

Omaha, NE 68127

Main: 402-614-9000

Fax: 310-442-4429

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Specialty Hospital Hours:

Cardiology
- Call for appointment availability
Internal Medicine
- MON-FRI: 8:00am-5:00pm
Neurology
- TUES-FRI: 8:00am-5:00pm
Surgery
- MON-THUR: 8:00am-5:00pm

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