Dr. Laura Ateca

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Laura Ateca

Dr. Laura Ateca is a board-certified veterinary emergency and critical care specialist with extensive expertise.

Dr. Ateca attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for both her undergraduate and veterinary school education from 2003 to 2011. She then completed a small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital from 2011 to 2012. She stayed on at UPenn to complete her residency training in the Emergency and Critical Care Department from 2012 to 2015, serving as Chief Resident from 2014 to 2015.

While at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, she was trained and gained considerable experience in a wide range of emergency and critical diseases, including multi-organ failure, toxin exposures, heart and lung disease, and the treatment of sepsis.

She has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts and authored a book chapter. Since her residency, Dr. Ateca has continued to work at a high-volume, small animal specialty hospital in the Emergency and Critical Care service.

Dr. Ateca is the attending criticalist of the Emergency and Critical Care Service at Guardian Veterinary Specialists. She uses her considerable skill to treat and monitor the care of the hospital’s most seriously ill and injured pet patients.