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Nicole Spurlock

Dr. Spurlock
Criticalist/Emergency & Critical Care Department Co-Manager
Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Spurlock

At a Glance

Board Certified:

Emergency & Critical Care

Specialties Include:

Rotating Intern Program Co-Director

My Pets:

Frankie - Golden retriever
After graduating from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Spurlock moved to New York City to pursue advanced training at the Animal Medical Center (AMC). During her 4 years at AMC, she completed both a rotating small animal internship and a residency in Emergency and Critical Care. Post-residency, Dr. Spurlock successfully completed the ACVECC exam to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (Board Certified Criticalist). Dr. Spurlock practiced as the Chief of Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) and Intern Director at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island for two years before moving to Australia to expand the ECC department of the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney. She has published articles on human immunoglobulin transfusion in animals and has authored a chapter in the textbook Manual of Veterinary Transfusion and Blood Banking. Dr. Spurlock has lectured at several conferences, locally and internationally. Professional interests include trauma, peri-operative care, and transfusion medicine.
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Emergency & Critical Care

VCA ASEC’S Department of Emergency and Critical Care is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our team of veterinarians and technicians are equipped to handle any emergency, including vehicular trauma (hit by car), bite wound injuries, respiratory impairment, cardiac disease, gastrointestinal emergencies, endocrine disorders, and ophthalmologic conditions. Our intensive care unit provides the maximum level of care and technology for critically ill dogs and cats.

At any time, day or night, referring veterinary hospitals may transfer pets to our I.C.U. for overnight care or ongoing continuous care, to be transferred back to the referring veterinarian once the patient is stable. We also offer first-class post-operative care to ensure your pet the best possible surgical recovery.

Emergency Services:

  • Fully staffed state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.)
  • Multiple doctors present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays
  • In-house blood work available in less than one hour:
    • Hematology instrumentation
    • Blood chemistry analysis
    • Coagulation analysis
    • Blood gas analysis
  • Indirect and direct blood pressure monitoring
  • Continuous ECG telemetry
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Blood product transfusion capability
  • Nebulizers
  • Pediatric incubators
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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