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Annika Sundby

DVM
Dr. Annika Sundby
Veterinarian - Surgery Resident
Surgery
Dr. Annika Sundby

At a Glance

My Pets:

Albus - Cat, Domestic Long Hair
Myrtle - Cat, Domestic Short Hair
Dr. Annika Sundby grew up in Stilwell, Kansas, just south of Kansas City. She stayed close to her roots and completed both her undergrad and graduate studies at Kansas State University, graduating in 2018. She then went on to complete a rotating internship at Nashville Veterinary Specialists while also finding her love for small animal surgery. From there she pursued surgical internships beginning here at ASEC for 1 year and on to Ohio State University for another year. We are so thrilled that she has landed back here with us at ASEC to complete her surgical residency with the ultimate goal of becoming a board certified surgeon. Outside of the ASEC world, she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and really anything outdoors with family and friends.
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Surgery

VCA ASEC is among the largest surgical groups in Southern California, in business for over 30 years. With multiple, board-certified surgeons on-site 7 days a week for consultations and procedures, VCA ASEC provides your pet with an unmatched depth of expertise. VCA ASEC’s surgeons employ the latest technology for all types of surgery and have published articles in veterinary journals for over 25 years.

Here are just a few of the reasons why over 1600 veterinarians refer their challenging surgical cases to VCA ASEC:

  • Multiple surgeons can scrub in on each case, minimizing operative and anesthetic time and enhancing patient care.
  • Multiple specialists means multiple perspectives and opinions instantly available for any given case.
  • Unmatched depth of expertise: VCA ASEC’s team of surgeons has many decades of combined experience.
  • We are always happy to get on the phone and talk through cases.
  • Surgeons are available 24/7/365 for emergency cases requiring immediate surgery.

Surgery Department Services:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Oncologic (Cancer) Surgery
  • Neuro-spinal Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Myelography
  • 3D Printing & Surgical Planning
  • T.P.L.O. (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Procedures 

VCA ASEC’s specialists provide minimally-invasive procedures 7 days a week. Minimally-invasive procedures speed healing and provide optimal patient outcomes. Our specialists perform and teach these techniques regularly.

Minimally Invasive Abdominal Procedures:

  • Exploratory laparoscopy
  • Biopsies: gastrointestinal (full-thickness), liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, lymph nodes, masses
  • Laser Ectopic Ureter Ablation
  • Ovariohysterectomy & ovariectomy
  • Cryptorchidectomy
  • Laparoscopic & endoscopic Gastropexy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Percutaneous laser cystic calculi ablation
  • Cystotomy
  • Nephrectomy

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Procedures:

  • Lung lobectomy (neoplasia; spontaneous pneumothorax)
  • Non-infiltrative thymoma removal
  • Thoracic duct ligation for chylothorax
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Biopsies: lung, pleural, & hilar lesions
  • Pyothorax exploratory

Stents & Interventional Radiology:

  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Ureteral obstruction (calculi, neoplasia)
  • Urethral obstruction (calculi, neoplasia)
  • Esophageal stricture (stent or balloon dilatation)
  • Colonic obstruction (stent or balloon dilatation)
  • Nasopharyngeal stenosis

Common Surgical Conditions:

Our Surgery Team

Veterinary Specialist
Veterinary Specialist
Resident Veterinarian
Veterinarian - Practice Limited to Surgery
Veterinary Specialist
Veterinary Specialist
VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

1535 South Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Main: Specialty: 310-473-5906 / Emergency: 310-473-1561

Fax: 310-479-8976

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Specialty Hours:

By Appointment

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