Lake Ray Hubbard
Emergency Pet Care Center

was established in Rowlett in 1997 by a local group of veterinarians to provide high quality emergency and critical care on nights, weekends, and holidays... more

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Travis DennettTravis Dennett, DVM
Dr. Travis Dennett graduated from Kansas State University in 1996 and completed an internship through the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. After his internship, he became interested in the field of emergency and critical care and helped establish the Lake Ray Hubbard Emergency Pet care Center in 1997. Dr. Dennett loves to push his staff to learn something new every day and enjoys spending time with his family; Tyler, Preston, Carsen, Chloe, wife Amanda, cat “Tiger”, amazing dog “Mico” and a foster pup named \\\\\\\"Annie\\\\\\\" that doesn\\\\\\\'t look like she is going anywhere soon. Dr. Dennett has a pilot’s license but hasn’t had much time to fly lately! He also enjoys golfing and bicycling.

 


 

 

Michelle Hazlewood, DVM
Dr. Hazlewood graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Animal Science in 1996 and then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State in 1999. She spent two years in general practice in Clearwater, Florida before deciding to work exclusively in emergency medicine. She joined the team of LRH emergency pet care in 2006. Away from work, she spends her time with her husband, Tad and her two beautiful children, Dax and Daphne along with the two family pets, \\\\\\\"Sterling\\\\\\\" and \\\\\\\"Dali\\\\\\\". In her limited free time, Dr. Hazlewood enjoys OSU football, snow skiing, and traveling.


 

Shaye Hohner,DVM


 

 

Dr. Amanda RandleAmanda Randle, DVM
Dr. Randle grew up in a suburb of Houston, TX. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Biomedical Science in 2002 and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in 2006. She started her career in Wylie, TX at a dog, cat, horse practice where she met her husband, Mark, at the clinic after his dog ran into a cactus. After her first two years in practice, she started focusing on dogs and cats at a veterinary clinic in Dallas. In 2010, she joined Lake Ray Hubbard Emergency Pet Care Center and directed her attention to emergency and critical care. Dr. Randle is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time Dr. Randle enjoys spending time with her husband, dancing, riding her horse, playing with her dogs, hiking, traveling, and going on mission trips


 Coalson Lasey DVM

 

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 Julie Byers, DVM

 


 

 

Sarah Stratmann DVMSarah Stratmann, DVM

Dr. Sarah Stratmann joined our team in 2015.  She previously worked in general practice for 2 years. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 15 years prior to becoming a veterinarian. She combined her love for travel and veterinary medicine and studied abroad at Murdoch University located in Perth, Australia and completed her Veterinary degree in 2012.  Away from work, Dr. Stratmann enjoys spending time with her husband Michael, daughter Cora, her two dogs and cat.

 


 


Annamarie Albritton, DVM

Dr. Albritton\\\\\\\'s hometown is Flower Mound, Texas.  She graduated from Texas A&M with a biomedical science degree in 2010 and received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2015.  Dr. Albritton enjoys reading and spending time with her family, friends and dog Sofia.

 

 


 

Dr. Lynn Britton - VRCEDLynn Britton, D.V.M., Practice Limited to Surgery
Dr. Britton was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, but moved to Lafayette, Louisiana to attend the University of Southwestern Louisiana on both academic and softball scholarships. While a member of the Lady Cajuns softball team, she was a four-time All-American third baseman and went to the Women\\\\\\\'s College World Series three times. After college, Dr. Britton taught high school English for several years before going back to school to pursue veterinary medicine. Dr. Britton graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her rotating internship at the Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Austin, Texas.  She completed her surgical internship and later was accepted into a 3-year surgical residency program with the Veterinary Specialists of Rochester (NY).  Dr. Lynn Britton’s areas of surgical expertise include wound management and reconstruction, fracture repairs, cranial cruciate ligament disease, and intervertebral disc disease while utilizing the latest in medical technology, pain management and rehabilitation.  For the past year, Dr. Britton has been a staff surgeon at a specialty referral practice in Louisville, Kentucky and is very excited to become a part of the VRCED team.  Dr. Britton’s personal interests include traveling, cooking, and reading. She is an avid music lover, and is currently learning to play the guitar.


 

Nursing Staff

Tim RoachTim Roach, LVT

Director of Nursing, Ultrasound Technician

 

 

 

 

Rosie Navarro, Lead Technician

Mary Wolf, Lead Technician

Elisabeth Brewner, Lead Technician

Sarah Agnew LVT,  Lead Technician

Kayla Sayre LVT, Lead Technician

Christine G., LVT, Surgery Technician

Megan Collins, Lead Technician

Milli Mejia, Lead Technician

 

ICU & Emergency Nursing Support Staff:

Dorothy S., LVT

Juliana M.

Kari J.

Melissa S., LVT

Monica M., LVT

Shannon E., LVT

Emily W.

Felipe E.

Juliana M.

Ashley D.

Lainie C.

Valerie H.

Emmett M.

Alyssa, Veterinary Asst


 

Customer Support Staff

Cathy Krell, Office Manager

Racheal Burchett, CSR Manager

Janett Ramirez, CSR Surgery & ER

Amber S., CSR ER

Kathy S, CSR ER

Genie O, CSR ER

What's New

Dr. Lynn Britton - VRCEDVRCED welcomes Dr. Lynn Britton to our staff.  Dr. Lynn Britton’s areas of surgical expertise include wound management and reconstruction, fracture repairs, cranial cruciate ligament disease, and intervertebral disc disease while utilizing the latest in medical technology ...

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Dr. Carmen WooleyWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Carmenn Woolley has joined our practice as a Staff Internist and is currently accepting small animal internal medicine referrals from your veterinarian. Dr. Woolley graduated from Oklahoma State, completed her residency requirements at Cornell University, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has received advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of serious medical problems including those which affect major organ systems such as the heart ...

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From a Technician's Perspective

Emergency practice is completely different from the day practice. The animals in the hospital are usually very sick or severely injured. You become so close to the animals because your primary job is to care for them. You know that each animal is part of a family and it is up to you to get them back home.

At the beginning of each day I review cases, make sure that every animal in the hospital is as comfortable as possible and has everything it needs. I get the hospital ready for any emergency that could arrive. When the doorbell rings the day begins...

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The following article appeared in The Dallas Morning News.

ROWLETT - Bud had crawled home bleeding from what looked like buckshot wounds.

Coco had stopped eating and was barely generating enough body heat to stay alive.

Whiskers had parvo so severe that he couldn't stand, and Ozzy was starting to show parvo symptoms.

Just a typical weekend at the Lake Ray Hubbard Emergency Pet Care Center, the only 24-hour, seven-day-a-week "animal ER" in the Rockwall-Rowlett area and one of only a handful in North Texas.

By Monday, the furry patients would have stolen staffers' hearts and taxed their skills. As in human hospitals, there would be long, uncertain waits, some ending in relief, others in sorrow.

At first glance, Coco appeared to be an old piece of fleece someone had left in the corner of the incubator. But a tap on the glass brought up the 15-week-old toy poodle's head to see what had disturbed his nap.

Owner Lupe Zepeda of Rowlett said his older poodle had been scaring the puppy away from food and water at home. Eventually, the pup had stopped eating altogether. When he arrived at the clinic Saturday morning, Coco was near death...

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Interesting Case

LaylaSignalment: 4 YR FS DSH

History: “Layla” was an adult stray cat, wandering the neighborhood when she was taken in by her good hearted owner. For the first two years in her new home “Layla” was healthy and received regular veterinary care. Layla’s owner began to notice weight loss and then blood tinged urine outside the litter box. At that time, “Layla” also began hiding and avoiding all attention. “Layla” was taken to her regular veterinarian where her blood work revealed anemia. It was suspected that she had a blood borne parasite or an autoimmune disorder, immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA). She was prescribed the antibiotic Doxycycline and a vitamin supplement. Her owner observed labored breathing and increasing lethargy the following morning, “Layla” was referred to the ER.

Exam: She presented depressed with fair pulses, pale mucus membranes and increased bronchovesicular sounds in dorsal lung fields.

Diagnostics: The CBC revealed anemia (Hct 14%) and thrombocytopenia (62 K/uL). Hyperbilirubinemia (0.8 mg/dL) and hyperglycemia (266 mg/dL) were noted on the chemistry analysis.

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DieselHistory:  Diesel presented with facial swelling redness and hives on his chest and abdomen.  His owner stated that he was outside for approximately 1 hour, and noted the swelling after 30 minutes. Owner gave him a bath the he began rubbing his face.  Diesel began developing hives on the car ride to the clinic. The family’s yard is small and in a residential area, and they are not aware of any toxins or abnormal items that he could have ingested.  Diesel had had no recent changes in his diet, no flea products applied, and no vomiting.  He has no history of allergies or any other medical issues. He is also current on vaccinations and takes a monthly heartworm preventative.

Exam:  All of the abnormalities found were associated with Diesel’s skin.  He had generalized red skin (erythema) which was most pronounced on his head/neck, and swelling (angiodema) which was primarily affecting his face.  He was itchy (pruritic) and also had hives (urticaria).  Otherwise Diesel appeared to be a normal Boston Terrier.

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DeetsSignalment: 4YR, intact male, Belgian Sheepdog

History: Acute onset of abdominal discomfort noticed by owner several hours prior to presentation. “Deets” had been seen crouching in a “praying” posture and also was acting unusual. No retching, vomiting or diarrhea had been observed and there had been no history of dietary indiscretion.

Exam: Mucous membrane color was slightly muddy, femoral pulses reduced, and very mild stomach distension was observed on abdominal palpation. Hydration status was normal and “Deets” was very alert and active in the examination room.

Diagnostics: CBC, chemistry analysis, and electrocardiogram were normal. Radiographs revealed abnormal gas accumulation with compartmentalization in the stomach suggesting gastric distension and volvulus...

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SateviaSignalment: 3 month old, Chihuahua

History: Acute onset of weakness and lethargy. Owners also observed difficulty breathing (dyspnea).
Exam: Tachypnea (rapid breathing), pale mucous membranes, weak, lethargic, muffled heart sounds bilaterally.

Upon further discussion with the owners, it was found that the puppy had eaten rat bait poison approximately 3 days prior to presentation.The owners believed that the poison was an anticoagulant.

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Signalment: 6 1/2 YR NM DSH

JackHistory: ~2wk history of lethargy; owners now reporting loss of appetite, vomiting and vocalizing when picked up. Hx of feline asthma. Becomes stressed while owners are out of town. Current meds include prednisolone and amoxicillin.

Exam: Presented lethargic, ~8-10% dehydrated, unkempt hair coat, occasional vocalizations, mild gingivitis, tender on abdominal palpation, wt loss.

Diagnostics: Normal WBC on CBC (later elevated to 23k), elevated liver values (ALT 473 U/L), hypokalemia (3.2 mMOL/L), hypophosphatemia (3.0 mg/dl), mild hyperbilirubinemia (1.0 mg/dl) and severe hyperglycemia (425 mg/dl) observed on chemistry analysis. UA revealed concentrated urine (sg 1.044) with severe glucosuria (500 mg/dl) and severe ketonuria. Bilirubin initially normal but elevated to 4.2mg/dl 3 days after admission.

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