Why Choose The COVE?

Since The Center of Veterinary Expertise (The COVE) opened its doors in Suffolk, VA in 2012, 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, we have cared for thousands of patients from the surrounding communities. In fact, pet owners have brought their companions to us from as far away as Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Emporia, Richmond, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Vet Staff Looking At Cats Paw
Cat Ultrasound

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 has also 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 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, The COVE is an extension of the primary care veterinarian’s practice, and our veterinary specialists maintain close communication with the referring veterinarian to ensure each patient’s treatment is carefully coordinated.