VCA Metroplex Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Joseph Beck

  • Technician

    Anthony Aguinaga
    Veterinary Tech School: Cedar Valley College

    Tony has worked at VCA Metroplex Animal Hospital since 1998.

  • Technician

    Angela Cano

  • Technician

    Karey Harris

  • Technician

    Thelma Huebner

    Thelma started at VCA Metroplex as a high school intern in July 2006. She went to college for three years studying Entrepreneurship. Thelma's dream is to own her own pet shop. Thelma has a "farm" of animals including cats, dogs, a rabbit, and a turtle.

  • Technician

    Meg Morris

  • Technician

    Krista Murphy

    My name is Krista and I have been a tech off and on for about 10 years. I have been married for almost 12 years and we have two beautiful daughters. Payton is 15 and Ashlee is 6. We have 4 dogs and 1 cat. Callie is our chocolate Labrador and she is 13 1/2 years old. Jake our black Labrador is 12 years old. Oscar my black and white shih tzu is 8 years old. Oliver my white shih tzu and Simba, our cat, are both 2 years old.

  • Technician

    Sandi Welch

    Sandi has been a veterinary technician since 1997. She has 4 amazing dogs Bella, Dallton, Julz, and the newest addition is Oreo.

  • Technician

    Dana Willett

    Dana has worked as a technician at VCA Metroplex Animal Hospital since 1995.

  • Technician

    Jaleesa Williams

  • Veterinary Assistant

    LaCresha Covin

    LaCresha has been working for VCA since 2010. LaCresha has two American Bulldog named Lilly that she has rescued and also a tiny Tea Cup Yorkie named Stink Bait. She has been in the animal medical field for 15 years. She is very family oriented and likes to ride horses and is very corky, witty and always smiling.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Lindsay Gray

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Luis Guarin

    Luis arrived here at VCA Metroplex in November 2007. I enjoy working, but when I am not working any kind of playing or exercise helps ease the time off. I enjoy raising rabbits and birds.

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.