building1VE+CC has been providing the Las Vegas area with cutting edge emergency care since May 2011. With 2 locations, VE+CC provides the only fully staffed, dedicated 24 hour emergency hospitals in southern Nevada.

VE+CC works closely with the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center (LVVSC), allowing for rapid consultation with specialists in surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology, radiology, and neurology. The combination of VE+CC and LVVSC allows for rapid intervention, diagnosis and treatment, across a broad range of specialties. All the doctors at VE+CC and LVVSC work together to provide the highest quality of collaborative medicine to ensure your pet is treated with the highest level of care.

welcome02Our Tropicana location is conveniently located at the corner of Tropicana and Durango, while our North location is located off the 95 at Craig Road, just north of the intersection of Rainbow and Craig. Having multiple locations across Las Vegas allows VE+CC to provide the highest quality care while being more accessible to our community’s residents and pets.

We are dedicated to setting the standard of excellence in veterinary emergency care by treating our patients and their owners with compassion, and maintaining thorough communication with referring veterinarians and their clients- relationships we greatly value.

If you have any questions about veterinary emergency care, please don’t hesitate to email us at


As teaching facilities, the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Hospitals, offer veterinary student externship opportunities for veterinary students wishing to advance their training.

Externships can vary in length up to a maximum of two weeks long. Externships are offered in the specialties of Cardiology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Surgery. To provide for the best experience, we limit the number of externs to 1- 2 per service at any given time.  

To apply, please reach out directly to Dr Suzanne Russo,, with information on which dates and services you are interested in visiting and she will work to get you scheduled.