VCA Brown Animal Hospital

Marina Tal, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Tufts University


Dr. Tal graduated from Wesleyan University on Middletown, CT with degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. Although her family had encouragued her to enter the human medicine field, her heart was always with the animals. She graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary medicine in 2001 and came to work in Vermont. She joined VCA Brown Animal Hospital in June, 2001 and became the medical director in 2004.
When not working at VCA Brown, Dr. Tal enjoys spending time with her family, which consists of her husband, Geoff and sons, Liam and Eli. Her dog, Tilly, who she adopted while in Veterinary school, completes the family. Dr. Tal enjoys traveling, hiking, dancing and eating (cooking and baking, less so). She hopes to someday find some free time to get back to playing the piano.

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 @ (802) 862 6471. If it is after hours, Call Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists @ (802) 863-2387