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Clarence Lee

DVM
Clarence Lee
Staff Veterinarian
Emergency
Clarence Lee

At a Glance

Specialties Include:

Emergency

Department:  Emergency Department 
Undergrad school :University of California Polytechnic University of Pomona
Veterinary school: University of California Davis
Internship: VCA Loomis Basin - Internship

Why do you choose to be an emergency veterinarian?
I love being able to treat immediate problems and stabilize the patient for further work up. I enjoy the adrenaline and excitement of not knowing what is going to come through the doors!

Why do you choose to work at VCA West Coast?

The facility is beautiful and there are so many specialists that are willing to help out!

Part of VCA West Coast's mission is to help advance the profession of veterinarian medicine, how do you contribute?

My goal is to always provide the best medicine possible, this includes keeping up with journals and learning from specialists.

VCA West Coast has core values, which one relates best to you? (Teamwork, Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Accountability, Passion, Initiative, Kindness, Gratitude, Efficiency, Teaching, Empathy, Reliability 
Compassion is my strongest suit! However, I would also say that teamwork, respect, passion, kindness, gratitude, teaching and empathy would be the other ones! It's hard to just choose one.

What do you enjoy doing outside of being a veterinarian?

Helping those without a voice. You are able to see the joy and excitement in the animal's eyes without them even being able to say anything!

Emergency

Complete Emergency Care

At VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital, we're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with a full staff of top veterinarians, technicians, and client care specialists to handle any situation requiring immediate medical attention. Whether your regular veterinarian's office is closed or you have been referred by your family veterinarian, we are prepared to care for your pet and handle all emergencies -- from the minor to most complex.

Our highly trained emergency and critical care teams have direct access to the Hospital's full complement of state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, they are aided by the support of the Hospital's entire interdisciplinary team of specialists, as well as the referring veterinarian - all working in concert to deliver the best, most expeditious treatment possible. Pet medical emergencies can be stressful and traumatic for owners as well as their pets. We provide prompt, attentive, personal service starting the very first moment a patient arrives, with a quick, clear line of communication to the primary care veterinarian and pet owner.

VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital's Emergency and Critical Care Specialists can help in the event of a medical crisis. When every second counts, we're here and ready to assist you and your pet. For immediate medical assistance or for information, please call our center at 714-963-0909.

Our Emergency and Critical Care units can assist in all of the following situations that can be considered an emergency:
  • Traumatic injuries - fractures, bites, burns, lacerations
  • Automobile accidents
  • Wounds, bleeding
  • Known or suspected ingestion of a foreign object or unknown substance
  • Respiratory emergencies, choking, difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting, diarrhea
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Shock, loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness, staggering, tremors, inability to move, sudden weakness, unusual or erratic behavior
  • Signs of extreme pain, such as whining or shaking indicating a problem
  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Toxin reactions, poison ingestion
  • Labor that does not progress and delivery problems
  • Blood in urine or feces or vomiting blood
  • Swollen, hard, painful abdomen
  • Any injury to the eye
  • Heatstroke

What Is an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian?

A veterinarian whose sole focus is on emergency and critical care of pets has a background and experience in treating life-threatening conditions. While your general practitioner veterinarian can diagnose and treat many health problems and handle many routine emergencies, certain situations may require the care of a doctor who has had intensive training and experience in handling emergency and critical care of pets. An emergency and critical care veterinarian typically works in tandem with your general practitioner veterinarian on a referral basis, as well as with any other needed specialists, until the emergency is resolved.

Our Emergency Team

Associate Veterinarian
Staff Veterinarian
Staff Veterinarian
Specialty Veterinarian
Staff Veterinarian
Staff Veterinarian
Staff Veterinarian
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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