Emergency + Critical Care

Linda Ahn
Andreas Andreou
Emily Coddon
Nicole DeNezzo
Peggy McMahon

24/7 Pet Emergency


  • Bite Wounds
  • Snake Bites
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Hit By Car
  • Bleeding
  • Eye Injuries
  • Breathing Problems
  • Gagging
  • Choking
  • Unconsciousness
Toxicity + Poison
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Poisonous Human Foods
  • Prescription Complications/Reactions
  • Antifreeze
  • Insecticides
  • Rat Poison
  • Household Cleaners
  • Human Medication
Other Conditions
  • Foreign Objects (including Bones)
  • Bleeding From Eyes, Nose or Mouth
  • Heatstroke/Frostbite
  • Inability To Walk
  • Distended Abdomen
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Changes in Behavior or Appetite
  • Disorientation
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Inability or Straining to Urinate
  • Reproductive Emergencies
  • Seizures (Abnormal or First Time)
  • Blood in the Urine, Stool or Vomit.
  • Diabetic Crisis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Dermatologic Emergencies
Diagnostic Tests/Equipment
  • Endoscopy
  • Sonography
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Gastrointestinal Contrast Studies
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Cytology
  • Biochemical Profiles
  • Pathology (In-House + Out-Service)
  • CBC Machines
  • Blood Gas Analyzer
  • Blood Coagulation Analyzer
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital + Mobile Radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Spiral Computed Tomography (CT)
Critical Care Transfers

ASG provides 24-hour patient care. Referring veterinarians can transfer a patient to Animal Specialty Group for round-the-clock monitoring by our experienced staff. Click here for printable Critical Care Transfer Form and return to (818) 507-9418.

  • Please include blood work results, radiographs, vaccine history, and relevant portions of the medical record.
  • Radiographs sent with the owner will be returned promptly.



EMERGENCY + CRITICAL CARE BROCHURE: ASG Emergency and Critical Care Brochure

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ER + Critical Care Partners

AVCECC American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care www.ACVECC.org

Emergency + Critical Care

When every second counts for your dog or cat, our Emergency Center is open for you and your pet 24/7, 365 days a year.

If your dog or cat becomes sick, or is injured during your veterinarian’s normal business hours, he/she should be your first choice for treatment. But pets, like people, seem to need medical attention in the middle of the night as often as they do during business hours. If this is the case, Animal Specialty Group is here, acting as an extension of your primary veterinarian, providing  24-hour emergency + critical care services after-hours when they are closed (nights, weekends & holidays).

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Is it an emergency?

Perhaps your pet wasn’t bitten by a rattlesnake, but, if he/she is sick, hurts, or just doesn’t feel well, we recommend that they be evaluated by one of our qualified emergency veterinarians. Chances are we can make them (and you) feel better.

Please understand that, in the case of traumatic injury (such as in the case of a dog bite or being hit by a car), serious internal injury could have resulted that is not obvious, but needs immediate treatment. If there is any question, we recommend that you have your pet examined by a veterinarian.

Our Emergency + Critical Care team is in place to help you and your pet 24/7 (including holidays).

We put the “Care” in Critical Care

Not all emergencies (like lacerations) require “critical care,” but seriously ill pets truly need critical care. Similar to an ICU or a CCU in a human hospital, our veterinarians and critical care technicians keep close vigil over your pet. Whether your dog has parvo, your cat is having a diabetic crisis, or something else is seriously wrong, some pets require close monitoring until they are well enough to go home.

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Veterinarians refer patients to us for hospitalization and ICU care, because we have the staff and the equipment to care for these sickest of pets ‘round-the-clock. Our “criticalist,” Dr. Young, is board-certified in internal medicine and in emergency & critical care medicine, and he works closely with our emergency doctors to ensure your pet is getting the most appropriate, most tender care possible.

At Animal Specialty Group, “intensive” is an understatement.

Referring veterinarians can fill out our Critical Care Transfer Form online, or fax it to us, so that we have all of the information needed, such as the results of tests that have been done and medications given, to provide good continuity of care. We will continue the care plan already in place, as well as make any other diagnostic or therapeutic recommendations as the situation demands. One of the benefits of having a Critical Care Unit inside a large referral hospital is the access to the latest equipment, and specialists from several disciplines, working together to ensure the best possible outcome.

Click here for 24/7 Emergency information

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