VCA Stirling Square Animal Hospital

Andrew Thay, BVSc, Medical Director

University of Melbourne, Australia


Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Thay made the move to South Florida in 2008. He has a keen interest in endocrinology, emergency and critical care, and soft tissue surgery. 

I decided to become a Veterinarian in high school. I have always loved animals and science, and I believe that veterinary medicine is a perfect blend of these two interests. I love approaching a complicated case and putting together all the pieces to complete the puzzle. I grew up with a wonderful dog named Tyler, and losing him also shaped my desire to help animals and their families.

In 2008, I decided to come to the United States after graduating from The University of Melbourne, Australia. I realized then that I wanted to try something different, maybe live in a different country for a while. I got offered my first job in Miami and found myself flying across the Pacific to be where I am right now.

My current canine buddy is "Samantha". Samantha was left in a box outside of the hospital when she was a few days old. Her eyes were not even open at that point. She often likes to come to work with me and has a very naughty tendancy to follow anyone who smells like they've got treats.


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. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

We refer after hours emergencies to Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists located at 3217 NW 10th Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fl.  They are a 24 hour critical care referral hospital.  Phone number is 954-641-1100.

Alternate emergency service at St. Francis Emergency Animal Hospital located at 6602 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Fl.  Also a 24 hour critical care referral hospital. Phone number is 954-962-8564.