Emergency Care


When your pet has an emergency we understand how alarming that is!

Established in 1975 as Peninsula Emergency Veterinary Clinic (PEVC), PARC emergency provides 24-hour emergency critical care for pets. The in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, and red blood cell/plasma banks enable our emergency clinicians to get crucial diagnostic information and establish treatment plans very quickly. Because we are a 24-hour emergency and specialty care facility, your pet will have access to board certified specialists without unnecessary delays.

Should your pet require hospitalization, our team of emergency clinicians, licensed veterinary technicians, and critical care trained veterinary assistants and receptionists are on site 24 hours a day ensuring safety and comfort for your loved one. Once your pet is stabilized, they can be transferred to your primary care veterinarian for follow-up care. We value the human-animal bond and are dedicated to providing compassionate emergency care.

Our goal is to keep you informed of your pet's condition and to provide the best medical care. In addition, we will keep your primary care veterinarian informed of all medical and diagnostic results that your pet receives.

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  • Dr.
    Renee Akins D.V.M.

    Dr. Renee Akins obtained her degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and has worked in both large and small animal, general practice and emergency medicine. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has an affinity for surgery. She loves spending time outdoors, usually at the beach and exploring the waterways by kayak. When it’s not beach or kayak weather, she enjoys spending time at the movies.

  • Dr.
    Heidi Breeze,
    M.Ed., D.V.M.

    Dr. Breeze received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2006 completing her final clinical year at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Breeze is passionate about bringing veterinary care to remote regions of the world and finds it a rewarding experience to work in these places and also a good reminder of how fortunate she is to be able to practice high quality medicine when she is back home. Outside of practicing medicine she enjoys running, biking, swimming, sailing, standup paddle boarding, and hiking with her boyfriend and her adorable super mutt, Raven.

  • Dr.
    Erin Gibbemeyer D.V.M.

    Dr. Erin Gibbemeyer received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys traveling, trying new foods, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband and three cats. She especially enjoys traveling to Knoxville to cheer on the Tennessee Volunteers.

  • Dr.
    Rachel Gunther

    Dr. Rachel Gunther received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She has spent the past two years in general practice and is excited for the transition to emergency medicine! When she is not practicing medicine, you will likely find her with her Dutch shepherd, Grayson, or on the mats, drilling Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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