The Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County was incorporated in 1987 by 21 small animal veterinarians who practiced in the cities of Plano, Allen, McKinney and Wylie in Collin County, Texas. Initially a lease space of about 1,700 square feet was rented near Alma and Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX. This emergency hospital was managed by a board of directors elected from the 21 owners. In the late 1990’s, approximately 1.9 acres of land was purchased on Legacy Drive near Chase Oaks Blvd in Plano, TX.
During the preliminary workup of this site, it was determined that this site would not allow the construction of an 8 to 10,000 square foot building. This site was then sold, and another site at 10225 Custer Road, Plano, TX of 5.3 acres was purchased.
In 2001 a 9,650 square foot building was constructed on this site. In 2002, the Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County, the Animal Diagnostic Clinic and the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center leased space and moved their practices into the building. Animal Diagnostic Clinic and Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center use the facility during the day and the Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County uses the facility at night, weekends and holidays. In 2011, another veterinary specialty practice, Veterinary Eye Institute (VEI) began leasing space. In 2015, VEI moved to their own facility next door.
Prior to the purchase of a majority share of the Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County, Inc. by NVA, the membership numbers varied between 21 and 25. NVA purchased a majority interest in the Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County, Inc. in May, 2016. Approximately 7.5 of the current owners retained their ownership in Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County, Inc. after this transaction.