VCA Animal Medical Center of Omaha


  • Hospital Manager

    Heather Burwell, ML
    School: College of Saint Mary, Masters of Organizational Leadership

    Heather-Anne Burwell is the Hospital Manager for VCA Animal Medical Center of Omaha. She oversees hospital operations, finances, human resources, facilities management and marketing. Her primary focus is quality patient care and excellent client service.

    Prior to joining VCA Animal Medical Center of Omaha, Heather worked in practice management, retail management, and as a management consultant. She has also worked for a U.S. Senator and a Congressman. As a consultant Heather has consulted with in the automotive, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, medical, non-profit, and retail industries, as well as clients in government and education.

    Heather received her bachelor’s degree in business leadership (BLD) and her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership (ML) from the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. She has published several research studies on “Leadership Skills That Lead to Financial Success in the Retail Industry,” “Generations and Interactions in the Workplace,” and “Key Components That Lead to the Success of At-Risk Students.” Additionally, Heather has a certificate in Animal Behavior.

    Heather has been a member of DECA, an international association for marketing students, and has served on the board of directors and as chairperson of the Business Partnership Network. She received recognition as a DECA Award of Merit recipient in 2005 and as an Outstanding Business Partner in 2006. She has also been a member of the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee for Millard Public Schools. In 2008, Heather was named a Rising Star for her strong performance and ability to create transformational relationships with clients. Heather is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts having earned both her Gold and Silver award as well as being named 2001 Outstanding Volunteer.

    Heather has two Border Collies, Victotia (Tori) and Dalwhinnie (Whinnie). Heather is also a  classically trained soprano and has performed at Carnegie Hall and at the Vatican in Rome. When she is not rehearsing for her next performance she can be found reading.


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,

Urgent Pet Care at (402) 597-2911

8419 S 73rd Plaza #107
Papillion, NE 68046

Urgent Pet Care Hours:

M - F 5:00 pm -1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm -12:00 am
Sundays 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
All Major Holidays 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Animal Emergency Clinic at (402) 339-6232

9664 Mockingbird Drive, Omaha, NE

Animal Emergency Clinic Hours are:

Everyday 6:00pm - 8:00am

Open Major Holidays.