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Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida

Dr. Lori Tilley graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2008 with a B.S. in Biology and received her D.V.M. in 2013 from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After working in general medicine, she joined the team at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida. She has been with V.E.C. for over 6 years, and excels at diagnosing and treating critical and complicated medicine and surgery cases. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). 

Teaching has always been an interest of Dr. Tilley. It is a value instilled by both of her parents who were educators. In turn, she enjoys educating future generations of veterinarians as well as the public about animal care. Dr. Tilley is a returning guest lecturer for the University of Central Florida’s Pre-Veterinary Society and has also mentored multiple Society students while introducing them to emergency medicine. In addition, she has taught veterinary students from various universities while they completed their externships. In 2018, she presented on the topic of emergency veterinary care for the National Association of Guide Dog Users.

Dr. Tilley believes in taking the time to make sure clients fully understand their pet’s diagnosis and treatment. One of her core values is treating patients as if they were her own, and she makes her recommendations based on this value. She has a passion for helping animals in need, which stemmed from caring for a severely injured 3-day old puppy almost 11 years ago. This puppy became her much loved pet and was named Frankenstein due to his scars. She and her husband, Robert, have rehabilitated and cared for over 40 injured and/or ill dogs, cats, and ferrets which were in situations (strays without an owner, shelter animals, etc.) that would have likely lead to death without proper medical care. These animals have since been treated and placed in loving homes.


Since 1975, the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida has been providing quality emergency care for Central Florida’s pets. The company currently consists of five hospitals that are open nights, weekends, and holidays to care for patients when their regular veterinarians are closed, and there is always a doctor present when the hospital is open. The Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida stands for only the highest level of emergency medicine and ethics, and boasts Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society certification for the Casselberry and South Orlando hospitals. The purpose of this certification is to recognize emergency hospitals that meet and exceed the minimum standards and guidelines that are published by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. 

Each hospital has in-house diagnostics and the ability to perform in-patient and out-patient treatments as well as numerous surgical procedures. All of the doctors are dedicated to timely  diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The technical staff is superb and has been trained to triage patients, recognize true emergencies on presentation, and provide ordered treatments. The receptionists are friendly and welcoming and are always happy to answer any questions they can over the phone and provide directions to the closest location.


The Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida is your area’s best rated, most recommended, and most qualified after-hours emergency pet care choice.