VCA Central Expressway Animal Hospital

Dr. Carolina M. Allende, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Washington State University


Dr. Allende has been a wonderful addition to our hospital.  She started working for VCA Central Expressway in August 2011 after she moved to the Dallas area from Las Vegas.  She is a graduate of Washington State University and completed an internship at Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center in Las Vegas, NV. She is a member of AVMA and ASVCP.  Her interests are internal medicine and she learns as much as she can by attending Continuing Education seminars.  She is warm and friendly and you rarely see her without a smile. 

Dr. Allende has 2 cats- Luna and Kronk. She is very adventurous and is always on the go!  She enjoys traveling, reading, fishing, hiking and rock climbing when she is not here caring for your pet!


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 or come to our hospital.         11680 Forest Central Drive   Dallas, TX 75243  214-341-3322.  We are open  M-F 7:30am-5:30pm, Sat 7:30am-12pm, Sun Closed.  

VCA Metroplex:   770 West Airport Freeway, Irving, TX   972-438-7113  Open 24 hours.

Emergency Animal Clinic: 12101 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75243  972-994-9110