VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona
1648 N Country Club Dr | Mesa, AZ 85201Call 480-648-1914
- 24 hour Emergency services
- Board Certified Specialists
- After-hours exams and surgeries
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Internal Medicine and Radiology
- 24-Hour Vet
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
We provide 24 hour emergency care and specialty services such as Internal Medicine, Radiology, and Surgery.
Our specialists are available on an appointment basis Monday through Saturday, to see pets as a referral from area veterinarians. We have an excellent team of specialists who are board-certified in radiology, surgery, and internal medicine.
Our doors are always open and our hospital is always staffed with a doctor capable of handling any emergency situation, as well as specialists who are available on call after hours for the most critical of patients. Appointments and walk-ins welcome.
We provide the best veterinary medicine in the valley, practiced by the best veterinarians in Arizona. At VCA, your pet's health is our top proirity and excellent service is our goal.
We do not provide primary care services, such as vaccinations, spays, or neuters.
Dr. Keith, our Radiologist and Medical Director, has always been committed to delivering excellent veterinary care to families in his home state of Arizona. The opportunity to join the vet specialist team in Mesa (named Mesa Veterinary Hospital at that time) not only allowed him to bring his expertise back home, but also allowed him to help shape VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona and eventually lead the medical team.
A 1990 graduate of the University of Arizona, he obtained his DVM in 1994 from Colorado State University. After practicing in Flagstaff for 2 years, he completed a 3-year residency in radiology at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Vet); and served on the faculty for a year as a Lecturer and Alternative Imaging Fellow (also at the University of Pennsylvania) where he advanced his training in both ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT). He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Professionally his interests include contrast radiographic studies, ultrasound, CT and MRI.
Dr. Lenius received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 2004. After graduation, he began his career as an emergency vet at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, Arizona. In 2005, he joined the emergency/critical care team at VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona. Dr. Lenius' special interests include surgery and endoscopy, as well as all aspects of emergency medicine.
Dr. Christopher Monarski completed his surgical residency in Arizona at VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona, and has been helping to advance veterinary medicine in our community through his residency-related teaching and research projects. However, his unique qualifications also include 2 years as an associate vet and 1 year as a responsible veterinarian at general practices prior to seeking advanced training. His previous work experience gives him an excellent perspective when dealing with clients. His primary research interest is currently in pain management of orthopedic patients, clearly demonstrating his commitment to his patients.
He has special interest in minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopy, tracheal and urethral stenting and laparoscopy. Dr. Monarski is a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He also completed a small animal surgical internship at VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona. He enjoys all aspects of orthopedics and soft tissue surgery and is committed to high quality, compassionate medicine in combination with proactive client education.
Dr. Brian Sessink, graduated from Michigan State University, receiving a bachelor of science in 1994 and his DVM status in 1996. He completed a Small Animal Medicine, Surgery and Critical Care Internship at Mesa Veterinary Hospital in 1997. Dr. Sessink has a strong affinity for the excitement and diversity of emergency medicine and has practiced emergency medicine at the VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona since its opening in June of 2004.
Dr. Sessink's professional vet interests include emergency and soft tissue surgery and intensive care monitoring for the critically ill. He has served and become acquainted with the referring vet community in the Phoenix area over the past ten years. A focus of his practice is to re-involve the regular veterinarian as much as possible with any ongoing therapy.
His personal life is spent traveling with friends, exercising and studying real-estate. He has a cat at home who keeps him on his toes. She was adopted as a rescue. Dr. Sessink also enjoys home improvement as he put himself through veterinary school working for a residential builder in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Melissa Moyer is professionally interested in the large variety of challenging cases seen in Internal Medicine. She particularly enjoys the areas of feline medicine, infectious and immune mediated diseases, as well as endocrine diseases.
Dr. Moyer completed her undergraduate education at Yale University, completed a MS degree in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Florida in 2004, then graduated from veterinary school at the University of Florida in 2008. She then went on to complete a one year small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University. Following her passion for internal medicine she completed a 3-year residency program at Texas A&M University in 2012, participating in both the Feline and the Canine Internal Medicine Services as well as being actively involved in teaching 4th year veterinary students.
Dr. Savicky is excited to be home in Arizona practicing state-of-the-art veterinary surgery. He especially enjoys minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and even minimally invasive fracture repair. His areas of particular interest and expertise include orthopedics, soft tissue surgery, and neurosurgery. A product of Arizona State University, Dr. Savicky attended veterinary school at Colorado State University. He then completed an internship (Michigan Veterinary Specialists), surgical internship (Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists) and a surgical residency at VCA All-Care Animal Referral and Emergency Center in Fountain Valley California. Prior to his Arizona homecoming, Dr. Savicky?s practice was located in Long Island, NY.read more
Dr. Markovich brings expertise in Internal Medicine and Veterinary Nutrition together in her practice to help patients live longer, healthier lives. She enjoys working with pet owners to demystify decisions regarding the best diet for pets with a variety of special dietary needs. As a board certified Veterinary Internist, she has found that medical management of many chronic conditions is more effective, and easier, when combined with proper nutrition. Dr. Markovich enjoyed Arizona during her time at VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona and couldn't wait to return! She is a 2008 graduate of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After her internship she completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has completed a second residency in small animal clinical nutritionread more