Our Emergency Team Serving the Toledo, OH Area

Since 2013, Veterinary Emergency Center has made it a priority to offer outstanding emergency vet care and urgent care services to Toledo, Maumee, and surrounding areas. Our veterinarians and support staff give their all every day to help, heal, and save lives. We strive to give pet parents confidence knowing that their animal companions are receiving exceptional, around-the-clock treatment when their regular vet’s office is closed.

Meet our amazing team, and call (419) 708-5799 if you have questions!

Our veterinary team in Maumee, OH


Dr Swanson

Robert Swanson DVM

Dr. Robert Swanson graduated from Ross University in 2014 and spent his clinical year at Purdue University. At Purdue, Dr. Swanson focused on medicine and emergency cases where he grew his love for emergency and critical care. He is originally from Michigan, but now lives in Ohio with his wife and two daughters. He spends most of his free time hanging out with his family, attending sporting events, tailgating and camping with his RV, and enjoying traveling. Dr. Swanson is also a big craft beer fan and loves to travel and explore new breweries. He has been with Veterinary Emergency Center since he graduated and looks forward to meeting you and your fur babies, but hopes he doesn't have to!

dr cole

Amanda Cole DVM

Dr. Amanda Cole is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She attended Adrian College, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in biology. Dr. Cole grew up and lives in Michigan, where she is involved in her local state veterinary association. She is interested in emergency medicine and physical therapy. Dr. Cole shares her home with a Poodle mix, Smarty, and two cats, Smokey and Jack. In her spare time, Dr. Cole enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and doing many outdoor activities.

dr gardam

Megan Gardam DVM

Bio coming soon

dr brown

Anna Brown DVM

Dr. Anna Brown graduated Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After school, Dr. Brown worked in private practice for 9 years. She then switched her focus to shelter medicine and worked at the Toledo Area Humane Society for 8 years.  In 2019, Dr. Brown joined Veterinary Emergency Center, where she is able to effectively combine her experience from private practice and the humane society. When she is not working, Dr. Brown likes to relax at home with her husband and 3 sons. She also has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 7 horses, a mini-donkey and ducks to round out her home life.  

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Kirsten Thomas DVM

Dr. Kirsten Thomas grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and moved to the Toledo area 4 years ago. She went to undergrad at Middlebury College in Vermont, and completed her veterinary training at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies and Oregon State University. Since graduating veterinary school, she has worked as both a small animal veterinarian and at several zoological institutions. In addition to working at Veterniary Emergency Center, she also has her own Zoo Medicine practice, and is currently getting licensed in Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. When not working, Dr. Kirsten enjoys traveling, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, road biking, and adventuring with her Boston Terrier, Stewie.

Veterinary Technicians


Theresa RVT


Jacki RVT


Beth RVT


Megan RVT

coming soon

Christy RVT

Veterinary Assistants









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