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Emergency & Critical Care

Natalie Fording, DVM
Alexis Kotelko, DVM
Nina Mahoney, DVM
Joohee Seo, DVM
Jonnie Quantz, DVM, Hospital Director

If your animal companion is injured or suddenly develops an acute, life threatening disease, it is imperative that he or she receives prompt and accurate emergency care.  The Department of Emergency and Critical Care at AEMC is dedicated to giving your pet the best possible chance of survival when he or she is suffering from a critical, life-threatening situation. Dr Louis DelGiudice leads a team of dedicated veterinarians, available 24 hrs a day, every day, to provide around-the-clock intensive care for every emergent need. AEMC’s emergency room provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and monitoring equipment to provide immediate answers for your pet’s emergency.  Treatment can be started immediately to help alleviate suffering and start on the road to wellness.

The Department of Emergency and Critical Care is responsible for all incoming emergency patients.  Your family veterinarian may refer you and your pet to our emergency and critical care department for diagnostics, treatment, and monitoring when they are not available.  Emergency veterinarians and technicians are always on duty.  This design ensures the best possible care for your pet 24 hours a days, 7 days a week.  Services of the department include, but are not limited to:

  • Stabilization of critically ill and trauma patients
  • Management of major and minor illnesses / injuries
  • Emergency surgery
  • Emergency ultrasound
  • Foreign body retrieval by endoscopy
  • Full in-house laboratory
  • Ventilator support
  • Oxygen support
  • Blood, platelet, and plasma transfusion
  • Partial and total enteral / parenteral nutrition  

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ensures focused, continuous monitoring and treatment of critically ill patients.  In severe cases, it may take several days of hospitalization before the disease process or physical trauma is stable and recovery can occur.  Cases supervised by the ICU include, but are not limited to:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Infectious disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Heat stroke
  • Poisoning
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Disease
  • Seizures
  • Automobile injury


Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarians at Animal Emergency Medical Center:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Please call (310) 325 3000 to schedule appointments and to obtain additional information.

Animal Emergency Medical Center
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year

3511 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite A
Torrance, California 90505
(310) 325-3000 Phone
(310) 257-0900 Fax

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