VCA Metroplex Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge

Desiree Poore, Associate Veterinarian

Oklahoma State University


Dr. Desiree Poore originally hails from New Mexico where she grew up rodeoing, showing livestock, and traveling greener pastures. She completed her Wildlife Science degree at New Mexico State, and attended Oklahoma State University to finish her Masters in Animal Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

An internship took her to Charlotte, NC after graduation where she enjoyed the rain and beaches for a couple of years before returning home to America’s heartland. She joined Metroplex VCA in June of 2013, and is thrilled to be back in Big 12 range (Go Pokes!). Professionally she enjoys emergency work and believes that it’s rewarding to help our patients when they are at their sickest. Other areas of interest include dentistry, ultrasonography, and surgery.

Her dogs, Beau and Roscoe, run the house and enjoy watching Dukes of Hazard episodes. In her off time, Dr. Poore can be found kayaking in Texas lakes and rivers, attempting to do Crossfit, taking photographs, or helping with church activities.


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.