Dr. Melissa Milligan

Dr. Melissa Milligan
Internal Medicine

    Melissa Milligan, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM), joined the Internal Medicine Team at Guardian Veterinary Specialists in 2022. She is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Milligan received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of an award for outstanding patient care, on the Dean’s List, and had spent a month caring for wildlife in Kenya. Following this, she pursued a rotating internship at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialists.

    Dr. Milligan continued her training at Animal Medical Center as a specialty intern for the Interventional Radiology / Endoscopy Department. She completed her residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Animal Medical Center and obtained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She spent the following year there is a dual position with Interventional Radiology / Endoscopy and Internal Medicine.

    She has published on subcutaneous ureteral bypass devices, esophageal strictures, and upper urinary tract uroliths.

    Her clinical interests include interventional endoscopy, minimally-invasive procedures, hemodialysis, stem cell therapy, and nephrology/urology.

    Dr. Milligan is the owner of a Westie named Freddy (full name Captain Frederick Wenworth). Outside of work, she enjoys running, traveling, and being in nature. Freddy is a constant companion for all adventures.

    Our Locations

    Guardian Veterinary Specialists
    24/7 Emergency and Specialty Care
    Guardian Veterinary Emergency Orange County
    Night, Weekend & Holiday Emergency Care
    Mon6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
    Tue6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
    Wed6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
    Thu6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
    Fri6:00 PM – Monday 7:00 AM
    Sat24 hours
    Sun24 hours
    Holiday24 hours
    Armory Dog & Cat Hospital

    Routine Health Care & Emergency Services

    Mon9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Tue9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Wed9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Thu9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Fri9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Sat9:30 AM – 5:00 PM