Our Philosophy – “We are an extension of your practice”

VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, high quality specialty and emergency care for your client’s pets. We function as an extension of your practice and understand the importance of maintaining the doctor-client relationship that you have established with your client. As an extension of your practice, it is our goal to provide the best possible care to your client’s pets and to keep you apprised of their condition and any change in their condition and to get them back to you as soon as possible.

During regular office hours, our board certified specialists are available 6 days per week to handle your day time referrals and or emergency transfers. To transfer patients to VCA AVCC please call the office at (310) 542-8018. Referral forms are also available upon request to the same phone number. For you convenience, you can also download our referral forms.

Emergencies: After Hours, Weekends and Holidays
With VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center, you can rest assured knowing that there is ‘round the clock' emergency and critical care for your client’s pet should they ever need it.

We provide emergency and critical care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An experienced emergency doctor is always on duty, with board certified specialists in internal medicine, cardiology, oncology and surgery available for consultation around the clock.

Our Emergency Service is under the guidance and direction of Dr. Heather Elliott. Dr Elliott is availabel to assist you.

Emergency Services Posters - Should your clients have an emergency after your regular office hours, we offer an Emergency Services window decal that can be displayed on an office door or window of your office. These convenient decals provide the essential information your clients will need to seek emergency services at our facility in Lawndale (office hours, location and phone number etc.). To help keep your clients informed on how and where to obtain emergency services after hours, we also have "Emergency Care 24/7" brochures and brochure racks available for use in your office. Refrigerator magnets with the same emergency information are also available upin request. Should you wish to inform  clients who call your office after hours we alo provide scripts for use on your answering machine. For request any of these materials please call our office at (310) 542-8018 and ask for Jennifer Dahlstrom, Administrative and Client Services Supervisor. 

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