If your pet is experiencing an emergency, call us at (585) 424-1277.

Between the hours of 10p-6a, contact Vet Triage, and their veterinary staff will assist owners in finding an appropriate location to take their pets if deemed ​necessary.

About VSES

History of Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services


Convenient. Contemporary. Compassionate.

Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services offers more than 25 years of service to companion animals and their families in the greater Rochester area. We offer highly-trained veterinarians and board-certified specialists to meet the needs of your beloved pets throughout their lives. When you bring your pets to VSES, you choose comprehensive care, modern technology, and the finest veterinary professionals in the region, all under one roof. Our highly-trained health care team improves the quality of life for all family pets. We continually enhance and expand our compassionate care and services while building long-term relationships and nurturing the human-animal bond.

Professional Service from the Beginning

Veterinary Specialists of Rochester (VSR) was founded in 1988. VSR, originally co-housed with Animal Hospital of Pittsford, began with one board-certified surgeon and a part-time ophthalmologist. VSR grew rapidly over the next 10 years, and in March of 1998, moved into its own facility at 825 White Spruce Blvd.

The 24-hour emergency service, Animal Emergency Service, joined VSR at the White Spruce location in 2000. The two entities became Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services (VSES).

Over the years, VSES has housed specialists in surgery, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, neurology, cardiology, and dermatology. Today, VSES is a 25,000 square-foot facility with more than 20 veterinarians and 100 team members providing the highest quality, state-of-the-art veterinary care in the greater Rochester area.

Visit Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services

Located across the street from Monroe Community College on East Henrietta Road.

825 White Spruce Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14623

Rochester is in Western New York on the banks of Lake Ontario, approximately 30 minutes from the Finger Lakes region. The VSES hospital is situated directly off the 390 expressway with convenient access from Buffalo, Syracuse, and the Southern Tier.