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Vanessa Washburn

Vanessa Washburn
Emergency & Critical Care Department Manager
Emergency & Critical Care
Vanessa Washburn

At a Glance

My Pets:

Forester - Border Collie Mix
Patrick - Betta Fish
Vanessa grew up in Thousand Oaks and began her veterinary career at the age of 12 volunteering and working as a kennel tech for general practice. She then starting working at Village Vet in Westlake when she was 14. Vanessa went on to get her AS in Veterinary Sciences from Pierce College and obtained her RVT license shortly thereafter. While in college, she started working nights and weekends in ER at PEC, which is now VSEC. She then joined us here at ASEC as a cardiology tech right after finishing school. Three years later she followed her passion as a technician for ER medicine and quickly became the supervisor. She is now the manager for the emergency and critical care department and is working towards her VTS-ECC. Vanessa loves caring for and growing all kinds of interesting plants aka green babies, and also enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, back-backing, camping, and running marathons.

Emergency & Critical Care

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

VCA ASEC’s Department of Emergency & Critical Care is 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

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

Emergency Critical Care Clinician/Emergency & Critical Care Department Co-Manager
Emergency Critical Care Clinician
Emergency Critical Care Clinician
Emergency Critical Care Clinician
Emergency Critical Care Clinician
Criticalist/Emergency & Critical Care Department Co-Manager
Emergency Critical Care Clinician
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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