SERVICE HOURS 24 Hours 7 days a week Open all holidays Call us at 413-665-4911 if your pet is having an emergency!
LEARN MOREDid you know that emergency doctors require special training and experience? Visit the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care web site to learn more about this area of specialization and about the advanced education and training specialists like Dr. Mueller receive in order to become board certified emergency and critical care specialists.
Our Emergency Veterinarians
Our medical staff is specially trained to help pets in emergency and critical situations.
VESH is fortunate to have a board certified emergency and critical care specialist leading our Emergency Service:
Dr. Erika R. Mueller, DACVECC,
Chief of Medicine Dr. Mueller is in charge of medicine at VESH. She also provides ultrasound to further evaluate abdominal soft tissue organs including the liver, spleen, urinary system, and intestines for masses and abnormalities. Ultrasound-guided aspirates for cytology and identification are also available. Dr. Mueller has a special interest in pain management and anesthesia.
Our ER Doctors:
Dr. Christine MacMonegle Ekness: Dr. Ekness is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences' College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year internship at Dove Lewis in Portland, OR, and had been practicing in the Portland area prior to moving to Western Mass.
Dr. Kristin McLaughlin: Dr. McLaughlin joined us in 2012. She is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and practiced in Pennsylvania for several years prior to joining us.
Dr. Krishna Paulson: Dr. Paulson has been providing services for our emergency patients since 2012. She is a graduate of Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a one-year small animal internship at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Kira Randall: Dr. Randall joined us in 2014. She received her DVM from Ontario Veterinary College followed by a one-year small animal internship, and has been a small animal clinician for 15 years.
Dr. Caitlin Vaughn: Dr. Vaughn joined us in 2015. She received her DVM from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed a one-year small animal internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island. Dr. Bushra Zaidi: Dr. Zaidi joined us recently and is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York.