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VCA Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast

VCA Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast

10331 Gulf Freeway | Houston, TX 77034

Call 281-215-3910
Monday 12:00am - 8:00am, 6:00pm - 12:00am
Tuesday 12:00am - 8:00am, 6:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday 12:00am - 8:00am, 6:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday 12:00am - 8:00am, 6:00pm - 12:00am
Friday 12:00am - 8:00am, 6:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday 24hr
Sunday 24hr
  • Cardiology (Heart & Vascular Care)
  • Dermatology (Skin Care)
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
Description

We are an Emergency and Critical Care Hospital open nights, weekends and holidays.

The team at VCA Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast is dedicated veterinarians, technicians and support personnel specially trained in emergency medicine, and are on staff to care for your pet.

Along with emergency care, we provide support services to assist your veterinarian in providing you with the best in veterinary medicine. Your pet may be referred to VCA Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast for advanced diagnostics, or for critical care. Our staff is committed to keeping you and your doctor informed and involved in the care of your hospitalized pet. We want you to expect the highest level of service and care that your doctor entrusts in us.

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Welcome to VCA Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast! Welcome to VCA Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast!
VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care. VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care.
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Tom Godwin
Tom Godwin

Medical Director
DVM, Texas A&M University

Dr. Godwin received his DVM from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1968. He was one of nine founding members of Animal Emergency Clinic Southeast in 1973 - at that time, the second emergency clinic in the nation and the first in the State of Texas. He has served as hospital medical director at both emergency practices since November of 1988. Dr. Godwin also maintains a full time practice at VCA Animal Medical Center of Pasadena. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, Texas Veterinary Medical Association and is a current volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is a cattle rancher and enjoys doing outdoor activities with his family, which includes his wife, 2 children and 7 grandchildren. Dr. Godwin has a special interest in orthopedics.

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J. Mark Rubash
J. Mark Rubash

Dr. J. Mark Rubash, DACVECC
Veterinary Specialist
DVM, Texas A&M University
Certifications: ACVECC

Dr. Rubash graduated with honors from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and has practiced in emergency and critical care medicine since that time. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 1995. He has served on the ACVECC examination committee, as a journal editorial consultant and a reviewer for the the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. He enjoys four grandchildren, birdwatching and wilderness areas. Dr. Rubash's clinical interests lie in multiple aspects of emergency medicine and surgery, including shock resuscitation, toxicology and trauma.

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Terry Dobson
Terry Dobson

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Texas A&M University
Departments: Emergency/Critical Care, Surgery

Dr. Dobson graduated in1976 from Texas A & M University. He joined the emergency hospital staff in 1978. In 1980 Dr. Dobson along with Dr. Jacob formed Veterinary Emergency Practioners, Inc. They became responsible for staffing the emergency and critical care doctors for emergency hospitals. They also own a daytime hospital in Missouri City, Texas. Dr. Dobson is married with three children. He enjoys gardening and raising American Quarter Horses.

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Kenneth Head
Kenneth Head

Dr. Kenneth L. Head
Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Texas A&M University

Dr. Head received his veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1992 after receiving baccalaureate degrees from Texas A&M in Animal Science in 1986 and Veterinary Science in 1990. Immediately following graduation, Dr. Head joined the laboratory animal medicine faculty of the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center (UTHHSC), reaching the rank of Assistant Professor. He left UTHHSC in 2001 to accept the position of Director of Laboratory Animal Care at the Texas Heart Institute, where he worked until Dec. 2003. Dr. Head has worked part time for the Animal Emergency Hospital since 1993 and joined full time in 2003. He is married and enjoys his two sons and 3 step-children. Dr. Head's special interests are anesthesia, analgesia and post-operative care.

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Gary Klein
Gary Klein

Dr. Gary Klein
Associate Veterinarian
DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Klein graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. After graduation, he joined a small animal practice in northern Illinois. He then relocated to Houston in 1985, where he began his career in emergency medicine. Dr. Klein joined our emergency hospital in 1989. He is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and a former volunteer of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He enjoys life with his wife and children, which includes 2 daughters and twin sons. Dr. Klein has a special interest in soft tissue surgery.

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Darrell Palm
Darrell Palm

Dr. Darrell A. Palm
Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Texas A&M University
MBA, University of Clear Lake

Dr. Palm graduated from Texas A&M University of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He began his career in companion animal medicine full time at practices in LaPorte and Sugarland while working part-time at the Animal Emergency Hospital. Dr. Palm completed a Master's of Business Administration degree from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1997, and began working full time for the emergency hospital. In his free time, Dr. Palm can be found ranching near LaGrange, where he raises Beefmaster Cattle. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and a lifetime member of Beefmaster Breeders United. He is also a lifetime of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and serves on the Veterinarian committee.

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William Smylie
William Smylie

Dr. William Smylie
Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Texas A&M University
Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

Dr. Smylie is a native Houstonian. After graduating from Bellaire High School, he attended Texas Tech University and was designated a distinguished student. Dr. Smylie received his DVM degree with honors, from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A & M University in 1973. After graduation, Dr. Smylie served as a Captain in the United States Air Force Veterinary Corp. He was stationed at Barkdsdale AFB in Bossier City, Louisiana, providing veterinary medical care for military working dogs. After serving in the Air Force, he practiced for three years in Las Vegas, Nevada before returning to the Houston area where he owned a companion animal hospital in Missouri City for over 25 years. Currently, he enjoys the challenges and rewards of emergency medicine. Dr. Smylie is a past director of the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Feline Medicine is his special interest. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, county western dancing and traveling. Dr. Smylie has two sons and a granddaughter living in the Houston area.

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