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VCA Brown Animal Hospital

VCA Brown Animal Hospital

8 Calkins Court | South Burlington , VT 05403

Call 802-503-1504
Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Bone & Joint Surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Laser Surgery
  • In-house Endoscopy & Pharmacy
  • Acupuncture
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

Years of Local Experience and Expertise at Your Service!

At VCA Brown Animal Hospital, we are Your Local Pet Doctor. Our staff believes that the better we get to know you and your loving companion, the better we can serve your health care needs. Our doctors will take into account your pet's age, lifestyle and other considerations in tailoring the treatment options specifically to your situation. "Where Your Pet's Health is Our Top Priority, and Excellent Service is Our Goal." We look forward to serving your pet's needs for many years to come.

We are conveniently located at 8 Calkins Court, just behind Pet Food Warehouse, off Williston Road.

As a member of the VCA Animal Hospitals network, we're part of a group of over 650 hospitals across America that share resources and knowledge. Our highly-trained veterinarians regularly consult with our 200+ board certified specialists, and always have access to the latest medical training, treatments and technology.

Additional Services:
- Full-service Veterinary Hospital
- Serving the Community for Over 40 Years
- Early Drop-offs at 7am (pick up as late as 6:45 pm)
- All Major Credit Cards Accepted
- Saturday and Evening Appointments
- Acupuncture
- Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery

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Marina Tal, DVM
Marina Tal, DVM

Medical Director
School: Tufts University

Dr. Tal graduated from Wesleyan University on Middletown, CT with degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. Although her family had encouragued her to enter the human medicine field, her heart was always with the animals. She graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary medicine in 2001 and came to work in Vermont. She joined VCA Brown Animal Hospital in June, 2001 and became the medical director in 2004.
When not working at VCA Brown, Dr. Tal enjoys spending time with her family, which consists of her husband, Geoff and sons, Liam and Eli. Her dog, Tilly, who she adopted while in Veterinary school, completes the family. Dr. Tal enjoys traveling, hiking, dancing and eating (cooking and baking, less so). She hopes to someday find some free time to get back to playing the piano.

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Katie Wheel, DVM
Katie Wheel, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: Tufts University

Dr. Katie Wheel graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science prior to attending Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. While at Tufts, she earned several academic excellence awards and was admitted to the presitigious Phi Zeta veterinary honor society. After earning her veterinary doctorate in 2006, Dr. Wheel completed extensive training and national certification in canine physical rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee. She worked as a general small animal practitioner in Laconia, NH, Lebanon, NH, and Montpelier, VT before joining the VCA Brown Animal Hospital team in the spring of 2011. She also serves as a physical rehabilitation specialist at PEAK Veterinary Referral Center (formerly Burlington Veterinary Specialists) in Williston, VT. With a strong interest in pain management, Dr. Wheel is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, the American Canine Sports Medicine Association, and the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy.
Dr. Wheel and her husband, Matt, share their home with two adorable yet mischievous cats, Thai and Kenya. During her free time, Dr. Wheel enjoys virtually any outdoor sport imaginable.. top picks include hiking, biking, skiing, skating, kayaking and tennis. She can frequently be found working in her gardens or trying out new recipes in the kitchen!

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Kurt Kenney, DVM
Kurt Kenney, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: Iowa State University

Dr. Kurt Kenney joined the Brown Animal Hospital in January 1998. An Iowa farm boy, he graduated from Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He then completed an intership and surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center. Kurt has been a resident of Vermont since 1988. Dr. Kenney does a wide range of orthopedic, neurological, and soft tissue surgeries. Orthopedic procedures include, but are not limited to, CCL (fibular head transposition), FCP, OCD, and fractures repairs; femoral head ostectomies; and lameness exams. Kurt has been using CO2 laser as a routine part of almost every surgery. The laser seems to be especially beneficial with procedures involving the oral cavity, ears, anus, and urogential region

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Susan Averill, DVM
Susan Averill, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: Ohio State University

Dr. Averill graduated from Ohio State Veterinary school in 1989, cum laude. She completed an internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey the following year. She came to VCA Brown Animal Hospital in 1991 and enjoyed treating cats and dogs here ever since.
Former president of the Greater Burlington Area Veterinarians as well as the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association, Susan is married to Peter Averill, a practicing dairy veterinarian. They have two teenage daughters, Hannah and Summer, who are constantly begging them for more pets! Present pets include two dogs, Lizzie and Maddie, two miniature donkeys named Oliver and Twist, a flock of chickens, and a beta fish named Batman.
When not working, Susan and her family enjoy skiing in the winter and camping in the summer. She is in the process of renovating a 50 year old airstream, in which she and her husband have dreams of travelling cross country ( with pets of course)!

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Jenna Reynolds
Jenna Reynolds

DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Kansas State University

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