VCA Advanced Care Animal Hospital

Cassandra Erickson, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Western University of Health Sciences


I am a Texas native, born and raised in Plains, Texas. I attended Texas A&M University where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. After graduating, I transferred to Western University of Health Sciences in California, where I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008. I joined the VCA family immediately after that through an internship with VCA Vet Care Animal Hospital in New Mexico, where I worked from 2008-2009 and gained experience in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ultrasonography, Surgery and Oncology. I then moved back home to Texas, and worked at VCA Beltline East Animal Hospital in Dallas for three years while seeing mostly emergency cases. I was promoted to Assistant Medical Director at VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital for one year and then joined the VCA Advanced Care Animal Hospital family as their Medical Director in 2014.

I have worked in the veterinary field since I was in high school, where I started out as a kennel tech. I knew at a very early age that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I enjoy coming to work to make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners, and continue to learn every day. I have a wonderful husband, two young daughters, a miniature Australian Shepherd and a turtle who keep me busy. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

For after hours emergency care, please call The Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas at 817-410-2273.