Veronica Higgs, DVM

Veronica Higgs, DVM


Educations & Trainings

Auburn University Class 2010.

Residency - Emergency Critical Care 2011-2014

Professional Memberships





Higgs V, Rudloff E, Kirby R, Linklater A. “Autologous Blood Transfusion in 25 Dogs with Thoracic and/or Abdominal Hemorrhage: A Retrospective Review.” JVECC 2015; 25(6): 731-738.

Linklater A and Higgs V. “Treatment of Acute Hemoabdomen in a Dog.” Clinician’s Brief 2013; 11(1): 13-15.

Higgs V and Linklater A. “Chapter 10: Red Blood Cells and Hemoglobin,” Monitoring and Intervention for the Critically Ill Small Animal: The Rule of 20. A Wiley-Blackwell Textbook 2017; 157-176.

Dr. Veronica Higgs

Dr. Veronica Higgs is a 2010 graduate from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She then completed a 1-year rotating internship in North Carolina before completing a 3-year residency in small animal emergency and critical care in Wisconsin. 

Dr. Higgs worked in emergency and critical care for the first ten years of her career and has spent the last few years in small animal private practice.  On a personal note, she is married to her amazing husband Nick and they can often be found at the park with their sibling Brussels griffons named Mario and Luigi.

Recent Articles

Botulism in Dogs
Botulism in Dogs
What Is Botulism in Dogs?Botulism is a rare but potentially fatal illness caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Dogs become affected by eating decomposing animal carcasses or spoiled vegetation where the bacterium grows. Once eaten and absorbed from the stomach and intestines, the toxin attacks the body’s nerves, resulting in weakness (paresis), and eventually the...
Tylenol® (Acetaminophen) Poisoning in Cats
Tylenol® is the common brand name for the drug acetaminophen. It is a staple in many homes for treatment of pain and fever in humans and comes in hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription formulations. However, Tylenol® (acetaminophen) is fatal to cats and must be safeguarded to prevent ingestion by your feline friends.  Here’s some useful information on why cats can’t take...
Ivermectin Toxicity in Dogs
Ivermectin Toxicity in Dogs
The following may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. What Is Ivermectin Toxicity in Dogs?Ivermectin is a medication used to treat parasite infections in animals. It works by interfering with the nervous system of parasites to ultimately paralyze and kill them. Ivermectin is a dewormer used to treat many types of intestinal, lung, and external parasites. It can also be used in...
Brown Recluse Spider Bite Poisoning in Cats
What Is Brown Recluse Spider Bite Poisoning in Cats?The irrational fear of spiders (arachnophobia) is a real and common concern for many people. This fear may cause anxiety about spiders biting not only us but also others, including our feline companions.  Cats add to this anxiety because they are usually fascinated by spiders. They may crawl into spaces where spiders live or even bat one around...
Is Marijuana Bad for Cats?
Is Marijuana Bad for Cats?
With the increased accessibility of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, the Pet Poison Helpline reports a 448% increase in cases involving dogs and cats ingesting marijuana or marijuana products. Even though some studies have shown that marijuana can aid humans with certain health conditions, it is not safe for cats to ingest it in any form or to inhale secondhand marijuana smoke. To...
NSAID Toxicity in Cats
NSAID Toxicity in Cats