ABOUT THE COVE
Since The Center Of Veterinary Expertise (The COVE) opened its doors in 2012 at 6550 Hampton Roads Parkway in Suffolk, Virginia, it has been one of the most trusted and respected veterinary practices of its kind in the region.
As Suffolk’s only 24/7 emergency and specialty veterinary hospital, our team has cared for thousands of patients from the greater Suffolk area and beyond. In fact, pet owners have brought their pets to us from as far away as Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Emporia, Richmond, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
The secret to our success?
The COVE’s veterinarians and staff wholeheartedly embrace the core values of Community, Collaboration, Commitment, Compassion, and Integrity. This focus ensures that pets, the people who love them, and their primary care veterinarians have as positive and affirming a healthcare experience as possible—regardless of the circumstances that bring us all together.
Our emphasis on exemplary care and outstanding service also has earned loyalty from the region’s referring veterinarians. As a specialty practice, The COVE staff works closely with primary care veterinarians—also called general practice veterinarians—in the same way that specialists in human medicine work with primary care doctors, referring patients to a specialist when a complex medical condition requires more advanced diagnostic or treatment expertise.
In this way, we are an extension of the primary care veterinarian’s practice, and its veterinary specialists maintain close communication with the referring veterinarian to ensure each patient’s care is carefully coordinated. Learn more about our specialty services.