About Our Emergency Service
If your pet suffers an emergency, first attempt to contact your primary care veterinarian. If they cannot assist you, or if they recommend transfer to a 24-hour care facility, call Metropolitan at (502) 266-7007. We will provide you with emergency instructions and prepare for your arrival.
Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Service opened in 2009 to provide after-hour and weekend emergency care for your pet in times of crisis. With the oversight of a board-certified criticalist our emergency veterinarians and staff strive to stabilize, diagnose, and treat patients in an efficient and compassionate fashion.
Meet Our Emergency Doctors
Jeff Smith, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC
Dr. Jeff Smith is a 1996 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship with Purdue University in 1997. Dr. Smith completed an emergency and critical care residency at Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1997-1998) and Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services in Louisville, KY (2003-2005).
Todd Yates, DVM
Dr. Todd Yates is a 2002 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Services in 2011.
James Redmon, DVM
Dr. Jimmy Redmon is a 2005 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship with Louisiana State University in 2006.
Wade King, DVM
Dr. Wade King is a 2014 graduate of Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services in 2015.
Kari Owens, DVM
Dr. Kari Owens is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship with Auburn University in 2013.
Monica King, DVM
Chancey Rogers, Office Manager
Chancey joined Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Services as a receptionist in 2013 and has since transitioned to the role of office manager. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of the emergency practice. She takes great pleasure in making sure clients, patients, and the community have a good experience at MVES.