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Karen Truong

Karen Truong
Medical Director
Emergency & Critical Care
Karen Truong

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Specialties Include:


My Pets:

Rambo - Miniature poodle
Doogie - Corgi mix
Tommy - Siamese

Dr. Truong is a native of San Francisco who returned to her hometown. She graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and completed a small animal internship at San Francisco Veterinary Specialists in 2011. Dr. Truong enjoys emergency medicine for the variety of cases she sees on every shift. She also enjoys caring for critically care patients in collaboration with the BAVS critical care veterinarians.

She lives with her pit bull Tilly May, corgi mix Doogie, and betta Harvey. Besides veterinary medicine, she enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, exploring San Francisco, and spending time with her niece and nephew.

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Emergency & Critical Care


Doctors are on site and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide the finest medical care when your family veterinarian is unavailable. Patients are seen as walk-ins without appointments and as transfer referrals from your veterinarian. We have state-of-the-art therapeutic and diagnostic aids available for our experienced veterinarians and support staff.

Your pet will be seen by one of our emergency veterinarians as promptly as possible. Conditions requiring immediate treatment or involving life-threatening problems will be our first priority. Once stable, your pet may be released to you, returned to your primary veterinarian for continued care or transferred to one of our specialists should you and your family veterinarian elect to do so.

After your pet's comprehensive examination, presumptive diagnosis and prognosis, an estimate will be presented detailing recommended diagnostics and treatment. Your family veterinarian will also be notified/updated of your pet's visit via phone calls and faxes. Our staff is available 24/7 to answer questions about your pet's care.

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

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VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital

14790 Washington Ave.

San Leandro, CA 94578

Main: 510-483-7387

Fax: 510-483-7389

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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