Our Practice

Our hospital is well equipped with advanced equipment and technologies that allow us

to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. Our facility has the equipment to

provide comprehensive in house testing for advanced diagnostic services, including

digital x-ray, ultrasound imaging and CT scanning. We also have cutting edge surgical

suites, well-stocked pharmacy, and much more.

Our feel at home exam rooms and the genuine concern our dedicated staff has for each and every one of our clients and patients are what sets us apart and makes us the emergency and specialty care center of choice for so many local pet lovers. Our doctors stay in touch with clients, providing daily updates, whether it’s an intensive care case in our ER, a referral to our surgical or internal medicine departments or something else. We’re ready to partner with you with the shared goal of helping your loved one remain as happy and healthy as possible.

At Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care West, we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care at affordable prices. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn’t feeling well, but also to work with you AND your family veterinarian to provide the highest level of care and service to you and your loved one. We will communicate with both you and your veterinarian through every step of the way to ensure that all members of your pet’s healthcare team are involved in his or her important health care decisions.

Whether your pet is arriving from one of our many referring veterinary practices or if you simply found us on your own, we promise to treat your four legged family member with compassionate care and involve you and your regular veterinarian in the management of your pet’s case. In addition to our specialist referral services, our emergency care team is available around the

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care West is a state of the art, advanced animal health care facility, providing the latest in veterinary surgery, diagnostics, imaging and intensive care for dogs and cats on Indianapolis’ Westside, Speedway and other surrounding communities. We focus on delivering that care in a way that places you and your pet as our highest priority.

With us, you’re never just a number. You’ll be welcomed with open arms and caring, compassionate hearts.


Our dedicated team is available to handle even the most

critical situations.  We also offer a wide variety of specialty services to manage your companion’s ongoing good health.

Our patients have access to an elite team of doctors,

specialists and support staff that are prepared to step in and handle all of your pet care needs at a moment’s notice.You can feel confident that when your pet is with us, he or she is in caring, capable hands.

clock and every day of the year for any pet related emergency that may arise.  While you hopefully never have to experience such a situation, it's good to know that there's someone you can count on in your time of need.

Regardless of the reason you’re visiting our hospital, when you’re with us, you can expect to receive compassionate care and genuine concern, starting with the first contact via the phone with our receptionists, all the way through to our aftercare follow up, and every step along the way. We want you and your pet to feel as comfortable and at ease as possible with us, and we pledge to always go the extra mile in everything we do to achieve that goal.

We look forward to serving you and your loved one in every way we can and helping to improve the chances of you both enjoying many happy, healthy years of companionship with one another.  To learn more about the services we offer, click here.

Our Team

Dr. Julie Lada

Emergency Veterinarian

As a rat owner, Dr. Julie Lada found that it was difficult to find a veterinarian who was both skilled and passionate when it came to her rodent pet’s health. She decided to do something about it, and vowed to herself that she would one day be able to provide quality medical care for animals of all types!

Dr. Lada is a native of Marion, Indiana, and attended Purdue University to earn her undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary medicine and animal science. During her studies, she worked as a kennel assistant, a research laboratory animal caretaker, a veterinary assistant, and even volunteered as a part-time zookeeper assistant and exotic-animal rescue worker! After earning her degree, Dr. Lada headed to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts to attend veterinary school at Ross University. She then completed her clinical year at the University of Illinois before relocating to Indianapolis with her husband in 2014.


As a veterinarian, Dr. Lada particularly enjoys the visual aspect of radiology and cytology work, and has a special passion for behavioral medicine. She also loves working with exotic pets, and is proud that she’s able to care for every member of a client’s animal family, from a lizard to a German shepherd.


Outside of her interests in the veterinary world, Dr. Lada enjoys cooking, gardening, and scuba diving. She has fond memories of swimming side-by-side with sea turtles and enormous stingrays while doing reef research in the Caribbean! Dr. Lada lives with her husband and several pets of her own: a pit bull mix named Rowdy, Nic the leopard gecko, Reggie the ball python, and six cats named Mama, Castiel, Dean, Crowley, Mallory, and Willow.

Dr. Wynne Collins, MVB, PhD


With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Collins has helped with the reproduction process on everything from dogs to rhinos!

She graduated from the Animal Science Program at the University of Georgia in 1993, and then attended University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine, where she received her MVB in 1998.

​Dr. Collins has spent years conducting research, teaching & lecturing around the world. She was also a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Conservation & Research Center, a Directorate for the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in Front Royal, Virginia. ​

She has extensive experience working with small animals, large animals, zoo animals and wildlife. One of her favorite positions was as a PhD student at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute, where she conducted reproduction research on the Prezewalski's Horse.

​Dr. Collins is looking forward to meeting you and your pet, and helping ensure the safest, healthiest reproductive experience possible. 


For more information on Dr. Collins and our pet reproduction services, visit www.IndyPetRepro.com.

Katie Ellsworth, RVT

Veterinary Technician

Mariel Land

Veterinary Technician

Jessica Johnson

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Krista Klindt

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Lisa Hollingsworth, RVT

Veterinary Technician

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