Important Information

If you prefer a telehealth appointment first from the comfort of your home, please contact our partner Vetster via the link below:

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Disclaimer: the COVE is not liable for medical advice provided through Vetster’s professional partner team of licensed veterinarians and technicians.

If you are unsure, please call us at 757-935-9111 and we are honored to assist you with your inquiry 24/7.  

Veterinarian in Suffolk, VA Delivering Trusted Care to the Pet Community

If your pet needs emergency care or advanced treatment from veterinarians board-certified in cardiology, surgery, or critical care, you can count on The Center of Veterinary Expertise—The COVE—24 hours a day, every day of the year. Our specialty referral and emergency animal hospital in Suffolk, VA is proud to serve pet owners and primary care veterinarians throughout the region and in surrounding cities, including Hampton, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach.

Having an emergency?

Bring your pet to The COVE any time, day or night, no appointment needed. Find out more about our 24/7 emergency services or call (757) 935-9111.

Need to consult with a specialist?

Simply ask your pet’s primary care veterinarian for a referral to The COVE. See our specialty and referral services for more information.


Meet Our Team

The COVE’s reputation for excellent care and service stems from our growing team of board-certified veterinarians and team members. Our skilled vets specialize in different areas of medicine, allowing us to meet our patients’ many different needs. Get to know our wonderful, compassionate team of Licensed Veterinary Technicians, Managers, Veterinary Assistants, and more before you make your first appointment with us!


Explore Our Services

We excel at providing quality emergency medicine and specialty and referral care for pets in and around Suffolk. Our goal is to be available when you need us most. You can be confident that if your pet needs immediate or specialized care, our team stands ready to help in every way possible.

Our Emergency Care Services

The COVE offers 24/7/365 emergency and critical care, with services including:

  • Overnight patient Monitoring

  • Intensive care hospitalization

  • Sophisticated on-site diagnostic capabilities

  • Surgery

  • Blood transfusions

  • Advanced respiratory care

Specialty & Referral Services

Our veterinary specialists excel at delivering the following advanced services:

  • Surgery

  • Dentistry

  • Cardiology

  • Critical care

Our Mission Statement

First and foremost, we are committed to the creation of a team oriented customer service dedicated, patient care focused hospital community that is also sensitive to the needs of our clients and referring veterinarians.

In order to accomplish our mission, we will embrace the following concepts on a daily basis:

  • Creation and maintenance of a positive and professionally stimulating work environment for doctors and our highly motivated and dedicated veterinary support staff.
  • The pursuit of excellence and consistent delivery of the highest possible levels of veterinary patient care.
  • Informative, caring and compassionate client interactions.
  • Courteous, professional and responsive relationships with our referring veterinary community.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity

  • Commitment

  • Collaboration

  • Compassion

  • Community

What People are Saying

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Join Our Incredible Team

The COVE is looking for talented, experienced professionals to help us provide exceptional 24/7 emergency care and specialty services and grow our organization. Learn about our current job openings and apply today!

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Donate to Help Us Help Pets in Need

Healing Animals Together is a charitable fund that allows us to provide financial assistance for critically ill or injured pets. Learn more about this special fund and donate today.

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