VCA Animal Care Center

Client Services

  • Receptionist Supervisor

    Noelle Perdue

    Noelle is the Reception Supervisor here at VCA Animal Care Center.  She moved to the Norfolk area in 2004 and began working at VCA in 2010.  In her spare time she loves to paint and hang out with her 3 kitties.

    "I love working with animals on a daily basis and although it can be stressful at times, I find the veterinary field to be very rewarding.  There is never a dull moment and there is always something new to learn."

  • Receptionist

    Emily Thompson
    School: Shepherd University, Bachelor

    Emily has been employed with VCA Animal Care Center since January 2013.  She is married to husband, Ryan, of the U.S. Navy.  They have two dogs, Lanzo, a Dogue De Bordeaux and Gemma, a French Bulldog.   Emily graduated from Shepherd University in 2010, with a Bachelors of Biology.  Previously, she worked as a surgical technician in Hawaii and a veterinary assistant in West Virginia for several years.  Emily has a passion for animals and the medical field.  She enjoys Crossfit, participating in charity events, while also being part of the VCA family and helping to make a difference in any pet's life.  

    "I chose to work in the veterinary field because ever since I was a young child, my dream was to work with animals and to help improve the lives of both young and old 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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please call Greenbrier Veterinary Emergency Center on : (757) 366-9000. Their address is 1100 Eden Way North, Suite 101B, Chesapeake, Va