At the Cove, we support the Suffolk pet community with emergency, critical, and specialty veterinary services. Located in Suffolk, our animal hospital is only a short 10-minute drive from the Arbor Meadows, VA neighborhood. We provide specialty services on an appointment basis and are open 24/7 for emergency cases (no appointment required for emergencies), to provide your pet veterinary care when they need it most. After a visit to the COVE, our veterinarians will work with your primary vet to communicate about your pet’s condition and ensure continuity of care.

For any questions regarding your pet’s health, call us today at (757) 935-9111. Our team is here for you and are always happy to help in any way we can.

Our Emergency & Specialty Veterinary Services

We’re proud to be a unique animal hospital, staffed by specialists who provide expert services to our area’s pets. The services you can rely on us for include:

24/7 Emergency & Critical Care

  • A board-certified emergency veterinarian oversees our emergency and critical care services. As one of the only 24/7 facilities run with a specialist at the helm, you can count on us for any emergency, any time of day or night. Our emergency services include:
    • Emergency care
    • Overnight patient monitoring
    • ICU care with round-the clock monitoring
    • Lab testing, radiology, ECG (electrocardiography), ultrasound
    • Endoscopic procedures including bronchoscopy
    • Emergency surgery
    • Blood transfusions
    • Respiratory treatments
    • Nutritional support
    • Personalized pain management
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Specialty & Referral Services

With a referral from your regular veterinarian, you can make an appointment for our specialty services which include:

  • Cardiology: Dr. Merrilee Small is our cardiology specialist. She has extensive experience treating heart conditions, lung problems, and other respiratory issues. Her range of diagnostic equipment is highly advanced and helps her diagnose and treat cardiological issues. She’s able to provide:
    • Echocardiography
    • Holter and event monitoring
    • Blood pressure monitoring
    • Digital thoracic radiography
    • Pacemaker interrogation and monitoring
    • Acute and chronic medical management
    • Outpatient and inpatient cardiology care
  • Dentistry: Your pet’s teeth and gums are very important to the overall health and well-being of your pet, and taking care of them is essential. Dr. Colleen Fox has advanced expertise in veterinary dentistry and she provides the following dental services:
    • Endodontics
    • Oral disease treatment
    • Oral surgery
    • Orthodontics
    • Periodontal care
    • Dental radiographs
    • Restorative dental care
  • Surgery: As one of the most respected veterinary surgical specialists in the area, Dr. Jeff Stallings is able to perform many complex and advanced procedures. Some of these include:
    • Orthopedic procedures
    • Advanced soft-tissue surgeries
    • Oncologic (cancer) surgeries
    • Endoscopic procedures

Why the COVE?

To take advantage of our advanced specialty care, ask for a referral from your primary veterinarian and contact us at (757) 935-9111. For emergencies, an appointment is not needed so come in whenever you need us—day or night.