Thank you very much for your dedication to our Brodie. We thank you for all your support."

-- The Willever Family




Lehigh Valley's Leader in Specialty and Emergency Care




Welcome to Valley Central
Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

It is official!! Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center and Valley Central Emergency Hospital have now merged to create Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (VCVREC).  Now two leaders in veterinary care of the Lehigh Valley have united and as one entity under the direction of Dr. Ronald Hodges and Dr. Carlos Hodges. VCVREC is committed to the goal of providing exceptional specialty and emergency care for our clients just as it has been since we first opened our doors in 1996 as a referral practice.  While we will continue to offer expertise in the field of specialty medicine and surgery, we are pleased to include emergency veterinary medical care as a specialty discipline to help meet the needs of our clients 24 hours a day. 

Our mission is to provide every patient with exceptional specialty and emergency care.  Our state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment to meet your patient’s diagnostic and treatment needs. Our team of specialists provides services in Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine, Behavioral Therapy, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology and Surgery.

As an advanced multi-specialty and emergency veterinary center, we work closelywith your pet’s veterinarian to ensure your pet receives all the advantages of our specialized team. Together, we share the goal of delivering a treatment plan that best meets your pet's medical needs and your expectations. We also understand how important your pets are, so whether your veterinarian referred your pet to us because of an emergency or due to a chronic medical illness, our skilled team is ready to provide the highest level of medical care in a caring and compassionate environment.

We also understand how important your pets are, so we hope that you’ll find we offer so much more than specialty and emergency care after all, it’s not just care, it’s personal.


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                                       Our state-of-the-art Center is now open 24-hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

                               We are open if your pet has an emergency when your family veterinarian's office is closed.

                                       Our specialty services offer appointments by referral only Monday - Friday.



210 Fullerton Avenue Whitehall, PA 18052 | Phone: (610) 435-1553 | Fax: (610) 435-6378 © 2012 Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center. All rights reserved.