The COVE delivers specialty and emergency care to Holly Acres, VA and the greater Suffolk pet community. Our emergency services are available 24/7 so we can be there for you anytime, day or night. Furthermore, we offer specialty veterinary services in cardiology, dentistry, and surgery to help pets with acute and chronic conditions get the care they need. Plus, we work directly with your primary veterinarian to ensure continuity of care for your furry family.

So don’t wait, call us today at (757) 935-9111 so your pet can get the care they need as soon as possible.

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

Emergency situations can happen at any time, day or night, so we’re open 24/7, 365 days of the year to accommodate your emergency and critical care cases. Our veterinary emergency services are overseen by our board-certified emergency veterinarian so you expect the very best care for your pet. Our advanced emergency and critical care services include:

  • Emergency medical services and overnight patient monitoring
  • Intensive care hospitalization with round-the clock monitoring
  • On-site advanced diagnostic capabilities including lab testing, radiology, ECG (electrocardiography), ultrasound, endoscopy, and bronchoscopy
  • Emergency surgery
  • Blood products and transfusions
  • Respiratory treatment
  • Nutritional support
  • Personalized pain management
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Specialty & Referral Services

In addition to emergency care, we also have board certified specialists in cardiology and surgery, and a vet with advanced training in dentistry to provide referral specialty services. Our specialty services include:

Cardiology takes care of heart conditions, lung conditions, and other respiratory illnesses. To diagnose and treat these conditions, we utilize advanced technologies including:

  • 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

While most veterinarians can perform routine soft tissue procedures, many do not have the specialty training to perform advanced procedures. At the COVE, our surgical specialist, Dr. Jeff Stallings, performs complex procedures including:

  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Advanced soft-tissue procedures
  • Oncologic (cancer) surgeries
  • Endoscopic procedures


Dentistry is essential to your pet’s health and well-being. At The COVE, we have extensive training in veterinary dentistry that allows us to perform more complex procedures beyond cleanings and extractions. Our dental services include:

  • Endodontics
  • Oral disease treatment
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontal care
  • Dental radiographs
  • Restorative dental care

Why the COVE?

For a consultation with one of our specialists, ask for a referral from your primary veterinarian and then contact us at (757) 935-9111. Emergencies never require an appointment, so if your pet needs urgent care, don’t hesitate; bring them straight to us.