VCA Braelinn Village Animal Hospital

Sonja Szymeczek, DVM, DACVS, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, North Carolina State University
Certifications: DACVS
MSpVM, North Carolina State University


Dr. Sonja received a BS in Animal Science and a Doctor or Veterinary Medicine from NCSU. After graduation from veterinary school, she spent a year of intensive training at Washington State University. Following this, she taught surgery and completed a small animal surgery residency at NCSU. During the four year surgical residency/teaching, she obtained her Masters degree. In 2004, she was awarded entrance into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons after completing a rigorous exam.

Dr. Sonja performs soft tissue (general) surgery, orthopedic surgery and neurologic surgery. Her main interests lie in minimally invasive surgery, wound management and fractures.

Dr. Sonja lives in Cary NC with her husband and 3 lovely girls. Their golden retriever, Bailey, keeps them entertained and also pesters their two cats, Puff and Cutie Pie Cow.

"I love being a veterinary surgeon because it allows me the opportunity to help pets and families. I feel very blessed to be in a position where I can serve the community." -Dr. Sonja


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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.