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Immediate help for all your pet's emergencies

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Hours Of Operation Open 24 Hours for Weekends & Holidays & 6pm - 8 Am Mon - Thurs Please Visit Our Web Site For More Information

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Animal Emergency Centre is a Los Angeles pet emergency room offering after-hours veterinary care to local pets. Located in the Studio City area of Los Angeles, our emergency veterinary clinic is fully accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association as a state-of-the-art animal emergency center. We opened the Animal Emergency Centre in 1980. Our primary goal is to work with your pet's regular veterinarian to provide the absolute finest pet emergency room care in Los Angeles. We are open when your veterinarian is not. Our hours are Monday through Thursday from 6 pm to 8 am, we open Friday at 6 pm and remain open until 8 am Monday, providing 24-hour emergency veterinary care throughout the weekend and on holidays. Our phone number is 818-392-4035. In 2005 we moved to our new location at 11730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91403 (map). It is one of the preeminent custom-designed veterinary hospitals and is optimal for providing emergency and critical pet care. Our veterinary hospital serves as the Blood and Anti-Venom Bank for the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Because of this, we are able to handle snake bite and severe trauma emergency situations. Los Angeles Animal Emergency Services Our Los Angeles animal emergency services also includes advanced emergency veterinary techniques to diagnose and treat a variety of urgent care conditions or injuries. Our facility has a state of the art Intensive Care Unit to monitor and rehabilitate severely injured or ill pets. We also offer echocardiology, ultrasonography, endoscopy, and digital radiography for quick and accurate diagnoses. On-site immediate laboratory analyzers, including hematology, blood chemistry and coagulation, toxin screenings are also utilized to speed up the diagnosis and recovery process. Our pet hospital is equipped with the latest technologies, including blood pressure monitors, respiratory ventilators, and pediatric incubators. Also, every cage is equipped with heat and oxygen to provide immediate access for every patient. Since we are a pet urgent care center we do not make appointments. We accept walk-in patients only. As we see pets who are usually injured or sick, sometimes we may go out of order of arrival for an animal that is in imminent danger. This is referred to as a triage method, where the most urgent cases are always handled first. We ask that you understand the nature of our practice and we will attend to your pet as quickly possible. We also suggest that you call before leaving home so that we can advise you concerning your pet's emergency. Our licensed veterinarians at the Studio City Animal Emergency Centre are especially trained for pet emergency room care. Likewise, our caring support staff is trained for emergency pet care situations. Generally, we see dogs and cats. However, if you own an exotic pet that needs a pet emergency room, it is likely that one of our veterinarians is familiar with your pet type-but call ahead to our Studio City veterinary hospital to be sure at 818-392-4035. If your pet has suffered a sudden injury or is critically ill, there is no better animal hospital in Los Angeles than the Pet Emergency Centre.
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South Valley, Studio City
English, Spanish

American Animal Hospital Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

American Animal Hospital Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

American Animal Hospital Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

American Animal Hospital Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

Better Business Bureau

Veterinarian Emergency Services, Veterinarians, Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Pet Specialty Services
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Price Range : Average

Specialties: Snakes


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I would highly recommend this ...

I would highly recommend this hospital! My 10 year old lab, Cali, had stopped eating, started throwing up, and seemed very uncomfortable. I ended up taking her into this hospital around 11:30PM and the staff was very welcoming. They got my information and brought Cali into the back within 15 minutes of being there. They ran a few tests and found out Cali had pancreatitis. I had to leave her there for a couple days. I called probably three times a day to check on her and the staff was very knowledgable about my dog and happy to tell me how she was doing. The doctor there also kept me updated and was helpful in keeping the bill within my budget. I would definiely go back if I ever needed to!



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Surgery Review

This place saved my dog's life! I had called in for my 7 year old lab, Marley. Marley was doing fine during the day, but later that night he couldn't get up and he was acting very lethargic. As soon as I got on the phone with these technicians, they seemed to understand the problem in a short number of words, and told me to bring him in. Once I got there, a very sweet man and woman used strecher to help me carry him into the back. Since I could not lift him up myself, this was a good beginning to our stay at this hospital. They took over from there.

When I got inside, I filled out some paper work and was put into a room right away. Dr. Lan came into the room and explained that she suspected Marley had a hemoabdoman, and she would need to do a few tests to confirm this. She got my permission to do an ultra sound and some other blood tests, which was well worth the money to figure out the problem. Dr. Lan came out within a few minutes and comfirmed that my dog did indeed have a hemoabdoman, something that would kill my dog if gone untreated. She recommended I put Marley into surgery quickly to remove his spleen, and hospitalize him for a few days afterwards.

I was concerned leaving Marley with people he didn't really know, and I felt very bad about leaving him for longer than a day. However, I would be devasted if I lost him earlier than expected. I agreed to the surgery and the follow-up care. The people were extremely friendly and allowed me to go to the back to say goodnight to my boy. When I walked over to his cage, I was relieved to see that he was in a very large dog-run with about 3 or 4 blankets under him, and already hooked up to an IV. He was wagging his tail when he saw me and made me feel as if he was content there.

He went into surgery later that night to have his spleen removed. The doctors called me after the surgery and let me know exactly how it went. They were patient and informative with me everytime I called for an update, which was probably more than usual. Marley had to be hospitalized for three days afterwards. The treatment Marley got was phenomenal. Dr. Lan's work looked very professional as well, and Marley's recovery was as if it never happened.

Now for the bill. The bill came out to be about $4,000. However, it truly was worth every penny. Marley is family to me and my husband. We are confident that the surgery and treatment was fairly priced and the hospital was honest with all charges. I am greatful that Marley is still in our lives and we have many years of memories left to create. I woud recommend this hospital to anyone looking for quality treatment and a compasionate staff.



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Vet hospital#1

Best place hands down. They see emergencys only. If something happens in the middle of the night this is the place to go. I have used them several times over the years.

Ilove LA


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You saved Baby

My 15 year old Baby became very sick two weeks ago. Pacing back and forth and unable to get comfortable. Once I got to the hospital she was taken to the back and examined quickly. It was discovered she had what is called a bloat. It is considered a surgical emergency. Two weeks later she is doing great. Thank you guys!

Ab 12


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Great vet ER

I had a great experience at this ER last week.

My older cat was acting lethargic and didn't want to eat which is unusual for him. He had vomited once or twice recently but of course he got worse over the weekend when my regular vet was closed and was basically vomiting everything he ate. On late Saturday night I realized that I couldn't wait through the weekend, so I brought him to Animal Emergency Center, which is where my vet refers emergencies to when her office is closed. The staff took Stanley straight to the back because he was so quiet and told me that they would have the doctor take a look right away. A few minutes later a technician (I think her name was Lorna) came up and told me that the doctor was worried because Stanley's temperature and blood pressure were low and he wanted to start some fluids right away. I signed a consent form and they asked for a deposit, and I was relieved that Dr. Cavanaugh came up to talk to me after just a few minutes to let me know what was happening with my favorite cat.

Long and short is that Stanley has kidney failure, which Dr. Cavanaugh explained is common in older cats. It looks like he might have gotten a kidney infection on top of the kidney problems that older cats can get and that's why he got so sick. Dr. Cavanaugh kept him hospitalized through the weekend on fluids and antibiotics and we took him to his regular veterinarian on Monday morning. He had to stay in the hospital for another 2 days but thankfully he is doing better now and came home earlier this week. Our regular vet showed us how to give fluids under the skin to help keep him feeling OK.

I was super nervous about going to an ER because I have seen my regular veterinarian since my cat was young and have never had to go anywhere else. I was glad that my vet referred me here because the staff made me feel at ease almost from the moment I walked in, and they certainly took great care of Stanley. I really appreciated the communication I got from not only the doctor but also the staff. I know Stanley won't live forever but they have helped make him feel better for now and I would not hesitate to go back if he gets sick again.

If you have a pet with an emergency and live anywhere near this hospital, I would highly recommend you go here.



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Super Caring and Competent!

My puppy ate my stash and began convulsing. I rushed him to the doc at the Animal Emergency Center. They performed a rapid detox and sent my pup home 110% in the morning. These people are super caring, competent, and even gave me a discount and helped to work out financing. What an exceptional hospital and experience!



Another Miracle

AEC just saved my 18 year old kitty from kidney failure, and given her another chance at life.

I've been going to this hospital for years, and they continue to provide excellent medical care and great customer service. Even when I've been stressed emotionally and/or financially they've always come through for me. They've spent time consoling me, reassuring me, and helping me financially. I really have to thank each and every staff member for the the compassion, concern, and knowledge that they display. You are the best!!!

So Compassionate......

I can hardly write this review, but I felt I needed to thank this wonderful hospital and doctors. My 16 year old poodle with heart failure was on her last leg, and could barely breathe. She was wheezing so hard and I didn't know what to do. I took her to the Animal Emergency Center, and the doctor was so caring and up front with me. He treated me and my sweetheart like family members and helped us through this time of sorrow. He was extremely consoling when my beloved was put down, and the receptionist even held my hand. Bless their souls.



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Animal Emergency Center will always be in my prayers!

I brought my dog to the Animal Emergency Center for smoke inhalation after my house caught on fire. He was hospitalized for 3 days in oxygen and treated with antibiotics. The staff was extremely warm, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Dr. Morgan Cavanaugh spent a long time consoling me and my family, and brought our precious pet back from the brink of death. I hope to repay them someday. They will always be in my prayers.



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Incredible ER!

My dog was bite by a rattlesnake several weeks ago, and was literally brought back to life by the staff at the Animal Emergency Centre! The staff are miracle workers, and extremely professional. They even discounted the bill a little to help me afford the intensive care my dog required. Thank you Animal Emergency Centre!