Veterinary Emergency Services

DTVet Building

Truckee, North Tahoe Veterinary Clinics offer emergency services through Veterinary Emergency of Truckee (VET) at Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital. This pet emergency service will be available by calling during the hours of 5:30pm Fridays to 8:00am Saturday and again at 5:30pm Saturday through Sunday and Sunday night to Monday at 8:00am. VET will also be available during the holidays.

Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital is open Monday through Saturday 8:00am to 5:30pm.


Dr. Michelle Lam

Dr Michelle LamDr. Michelle Lam knew from a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian, so after earning her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, Dr. Lam headed to UC Davis for her DVM degree. While at UC Davis, Dr. Lam was co-class president and was active in several student clubs, including the Emergency and Critical Care Society. She graduated with honors in 2009.

After graduation, Dr. Lam completed an intensive one-year small animal rotating internship in Sacramento and developed a particular interest in emergency medicine. She then worked in general practice in South Lake Tahoe for three years and was part of a local on-call emergency service. She has been part of the Veterinary Emergency Team of Truckee team since summer 2012.

Dr. Lam joined DTVH in February 2013 and currently sees small animals and exotics.

An avid skier/snowboarder, Dr. Lam learned to ski as a child at Squaw Valley and all around Lake Tahoe. Since then, she visited the area each winter and was thrilled to move here on a permanent basis. She enjoys all outdoor activities, particularly hiking, backpacking and camping in the summer months.

At home, Dr. Lam has dogs, cats, a ball python, some fish and a frog.


To contact Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital call (530) 587-4366


To contact V.E.T. for emergencies
Friday to Monday call (530) 587-0881