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Amaris Franco

Practice Limited - Critical Care
Amaris F
Associate Veterinarian
Critical Care
Amaris F
Undergrad school: Bachelors of Science in Biology from Cal State Los Angeles.
Veterinary school:
Western University; Class of 2012.
Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care in Las Vegas (sister hospital of and attached to the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center). I did my internship there (2012-2013) and stayed on for a residency in Emergency and Critical Care (2013-2016). 

Why did you choose to become an emergency veterinarian?  
Although it can be heartbreaking at times, there is nothing more satisfying and rewarding than bring a pet back from the brink of death and home to its family.

Why do you choose to practice at VCA West Coast?  
The critical care department is structured (or will be soon) in a way that will allow me to do what I love doing most, provide high quality intensive care to the patients who need it. VCA West Coast also has a wide array of dedicated specialists and high quality diagnostic and therapeutic tools all under one roof.

What do you enjoy doing outside of practicing medicine?
Honestly, it has been so long since I have had the time to enjoy anything outside of practicing medicine that it will take some time to figure out! My husband and I do love traveling and have plans to do a lot more of it soon.

Critical Care

What Is Critical Care?

While an emergency is unfolding, or throughout recovery from a serious illness or accident, ongoing diagnostic and therapeutic care and constant monitoring of your pet's condition may be required. Many emergency and critical care facilities offer 24-hour supervision of critically ill pets and, just as in human hospitals, may have dedicated Intensive Care and Critical Care Units (ICU/CCU). Such facilities are equipped to provide oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, blood transfusions, and nutritional support. Such facilities also typically have advanced diagnostic capabilities onsite, such as ultrasound and echocardiography.

At VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital, we have a team of emergency and critical care doctors and technicians treating and monitoring critically ill pets around the clock, 365 days a year. In addition, our Intensive Care Unit is equipped with a full complement of advanced, state-of-the-art emergency and critical care medical equipment. In the event of an emergency, our emergency and critical care team is ready at all times to help your pet.

Our Critical Care Team

VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital

18300 Euclid Street

Fountain Valley, Orange County, CA 92708

Main: 714-241-9001

Fax: 714-241-9020

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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