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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Our staff is committed to utilizing cutting edge technology and treatment options to stabilize and treat severely ill or injured pets. Ultrasonography, digital radiography, endoscopy, oxygen therapy, transfusion products and extensive laboratory services are just a few of the areas that are available in order to quickly diagnose a pet's illness or injury. We will work closely with the internal medicine and surgical specialists to provide the best treatment plans for each situation. Our ICU is fully equipped and staffed 24-hours a day to monitor critical situations.


Dr. Carmenn Woolley is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and focuses solely on the treatment of severe illness involving dogs and cats. Some of the common diseases treated by our internal medicine staff include autoimmune disorders, cushings and other endocrine disorders, blood disorders (anemia), chronic diarrhea and vomiting, urinary tract and kidney diseases, chronic coughing and other pulmonary conditions and liver/gall bladder disease. Most of our patients may not have a clear diagnosis or treatment plan on presentation, and we offer special diagnostics and advanced treatment for complex conditions. Our focus will be to provide compassionate and personal care to pets and their owners.

If your pet has any of the following symptoms; diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, loss of appetite, significant weight loss, fever, pale gums, coughing and has not responded to initial therapy with your veterinarian…please discuss and obtain a referral from your veterinarian to meet with Dr. Woolley for a consultation.


At VRCED, we perform the most advanced veterinary surgical services with the latest technology.  Our emphasis rests on providing exceptional patient comfort and care while maintaining clear communication with you and your veterinarian.  VRCED provides 24-hour intensive care and can provide same day consultation and surgery.
Surgical Procedures:

  • Myelography and neurosurgery
  • Knee surgery (including TPLO, TTA and patella luxation repair)
  • Repair of fractured bones and dislocated joints
  • Wound reconstructive surgery
  • Surgery of the head, neck and throat
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Urogenital surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Video arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
  • Laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy
  • Laparoscopic-assisted ovariectomy
  • Oncologic (cancer) surgery


Ultrasound is non-invasive and pain-free procedure that can acquire detailed structural and functional images of organ systems for early diagnosis and staging of many disease processes such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Lung disease
  • Liver or gall bladder abnormalities
  • digestive tract and pancreatic disease
  • disease of the urinary tract (kidney, urinary bladder)
  • disease of the spleen
  • cancer

Our innovative facility provides both standard internal medicine referral and outpatient sonography services:

With a standard internal medicine & ultrasound referral, an appointment is made with our internist who will review the patient’s history, perform a complete physical examination prior to ultrasound and initiate the most appropriate therapeutic and diagnostic plan.

With outpatient-only referrals for ultrasound, your veterinarian will receive a report of the ultrasound findings and will remain responsible for further treatment and case management.

All ultrasound images are evaluated by a board certified radiologist or cardiologist yielding results and therapeutic recommendations within a few hours.


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 ...


Interesting Case

KiaraHistory: “Kiara” is a 4 month old Yorkshire terrier that presented for gagging and foaming at the mouth. Her owner stated that she had aggressively taken a treat away from the housemate 30-40 minutes prior to the symptoms starting. “Kiara” has no other medical conditions and is current on all vaccinations.

Exam: “Kiara’s” physical exam was all normal except for a small amount of regurgitation and persistent gulping.

Diagnostics: Radiographs (see radiographs at bottom of page) revealed a large foreign body lodged in the proximal esophagus...