Natalie Fording, DVM

Nina Mahoney, DVM

Robert Righter, DVM

Joohee Seo, DVM

Ravi Srungaram, 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

 

Click here for the AEMC Emergency Guide to Pet Emergencies

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:

 

Natalie Fording, DVM

Nina Mahoney, DVM

Robert Righter, DVM

Joohee Seo, DVM

Ravi Srungaram, DVM

Jonnie Quantz, DVM, Hospital Director

 

Availability:

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

3511 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, SUITE A

TORRANCE, CA 90505

TELEPHONE: 310.325.3000

FAX: 310.257.0900

EMAIL: (GENERAL INQUIRIES):

INFO@AEMCVET.COM

HOURS OF OPERATION:

24 HOURS A DAY

365 DAYS A YEAR

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