VCA Metroplex Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge

Charisse Davidson, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, University of California, Davis
Certifications: DACVS


Charisse Davidson, DVM, MS graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1996, Cum Laude. Thereafter, she completed an internship in avian and exotic medicine in 1997, and earned a Master's Degree in Ecology in 1998.

In 2001, Dr. Davidson completed a Surgical Internship at the California Animal Hospital and thereafter an American College of Veterinary Surgeons approved residency program at VetSurg in 2004. Dr. Davidson successfully completed her certification examinations and is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Dr. Davidson's professional interests include orthopedics, surgical oncology, neurology, arthroscopy, pain management including Stem Cell Therapy for the treatment of canine osteoarthritis and tendon/ligament injuries. She has been TPLO certified since 2002 and is also certified in Penn HIP evaluation. She has authored publications in both pain management and orthopedics as well as authored textbook chapters in small animal orthopedics and avian medicine.


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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Metroplex Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 972-438-7113. We are located at 700 West Airport Freeway. Irving, TX 75062.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.