Meet The Team

Lincoln’s Trusted Emergency Veterinary Team

As members of The Emergency Veterinary Critical Cares Society, this emergency-trained team is here for you, ensuring the best care for your pets and compassionate support for your family.

Our team at Veterinary Emergency Services of Lincoln is passionate about providing exceptional care for your furry family members. We operate like a supportive family, always there to lift each other up.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at 402-489-6800.

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Robin Dishman


Dr. Dishman received her Bachelors, Masters degree and DVM degree at Kansas State University.

She spent 5 years in private practice working in a mixed animal practice before focusing on strictly small animal medicine for 5 years.

She then served as the Director of Veterinary Services at Capital Humane Society. Dr. Dishman joined Veterinary Emergency Services in 2005 and then was appointed to the position of Medical Director in 2006.

Dr. Dishman is a member of the following veterinary organizations: AVMA, NVMA, VECCS, IVAPM.

Dr. Chris Sumner


Dr Sumner graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.

She worked in small animal practice in Seattle, Wa for 6 years, before relocating to Nebraska to raise her son. After 2 years in private practice in Lincoln, she started at the emergency clinic when it opened and has remained for 15 years.

While not at work, she loves to play with her dogs. The dogs play obedience, agility, tracking, scentwork and sometimes treiball. She also enjoys art for relaxation and studied that at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.

Dr Sumner is a member of the AVMA and the VECCS.

Dr Elizabeth Dorwart


Dr. Dorwart earned her Chemistry degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. After a few years of human medical research, she pursued her love for veterinary medicine. She graduated from the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine through UNL and ISU with her DVM.

She started her veterinary career in mixed animal practice before joining Veterinary Emergency Services in 2022. While working at VES, she completed a Virtual Veterinary Internship through VIN in 2023.

Dr. Dorwart is a member of the AVMA, VECCS, DAR, and American Legion Auxiliary. m

Our Team

At Veterinary Emergency Services of Lincoln, our team of compassionate veterinary technicians and assistants are caregivers committed to your pet’s well-being. With a combined wealth of experience, our technicians and assistants bring expertise, care, and unwavering dedication to every case.

Driven by a love for animals, they help to provide a warm and supportive environment to ensure your furry family members receive the highest level of emergency veterinary care.