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Renee Fenty

DVM, DACVECC
Dr. Fenty
Medical Director
Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Fenty

At a Glance

Board Certified:

Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Renee Fenty, DVM, DACVECC, attended Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed a rotating small animal internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston in 2006, and worked as an emergency clinician for one year at Roberts Animal Hospital in Hanover, Massachusetts. She went on to specialize in emergency and critical care, completing a 3 year residency at Tufts University. Dr. Fenty became board certified in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine in 2010.

Dr. Fenty is the head of the Emergency and Critical Care Department at VCA Veterinary Specialists of The Valley. Dr.Fenty has published papers on coagulation, immune mediated disease and cardiac arrest. She has a special interest in coagulation disorders, transfusion medicine, immune mediated diseases and trauma. In her spare time Dr. Fenty enjoys horseback riding, hiking, reading and spending time with her husband Ian and her kitty, Randor.

Emergency & Critical Care

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care is a veterinary specialty that could save your pet's life!

If your pet should become injured, or suddenly develop an acute, life threatening disease, he or she will need prompt emergency care. In addition to needing initial emergency treatment, many days may be needed for the disease process to run its course before recovery occurs. During this time, close monitoring and life support measures in the intensive care unit (ICU) may be needed. A vigilant team lead by a veterinarian who is specialty trained in emergency and critical care will improve the quality of care your pet receives.

What is Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care?

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care is a veterinary specialty that could save your pet's life! If your pet should become injured or suddenly develop an acute, life threatening disease, he or she will need prompt emergency care. In addition to requiring initial emergency treatment, many days may be needed for the disease process to run its course before recovery occurs. During this time, close monitoring and life support measures in the intensive care unit (ICU) may be needed. A vigilant team lead by a veterinarian who is specialty trained in emergency and critical care will improve the quality of care your pet receives during this crucial time, improving his or her chance for a good outcome What is a specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care? Does this involve additional training beyond their veterinary training?

What is a specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care?

A specialist in emergency and critical care is a specially trained veterinarian who is dedicated to treating life-threatening conditions. Yes, they do have additional training! They must first be a graduate of a recognized veterinary school, then receive a minimum (or equivalent) of 3 additional years of intense training in emergency, surgery and critical care through completion of an American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC)-approved training program.

This intense program is referred to as a residency in emergency and critical care and focuses on the most up-to-date techniques for diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening disease processes in an emergency, and for the critical time while the animal is recovering. The emergency and critical care residency is supervised by mentors who have been through similar training programs and are themselves board-certified Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC).

Once the veterinarian has completed these years of specialty residency training, the individual must then pass a tough board -certification examination given by the ACVECC. Upon successful completion of the training and passing of the examination, the veterinarian is a Diplomate of the ACVECC, is termed a specialist, and is board-certified in veterinary emergency and critical care.

VCA Veterinary Specialists of the Valley

22123 Ventura Blvd

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Main: 818-883-8387

Fax: 818-436-4660

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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