Dr. Laura Ateca

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Dr. Laura Ateca
Board Certified in Emergency and Critical Care
24/7 Emergency & Critical Care

Dr. Laura Ateca – Board Certified in Emergency and Critical Care

Laura Ateca, VMD, DACVECC, is the attending criticalist of the Emergency and Critical Care  Service at Guardian Veterinary Specialists. Since joining the practice in 2019, she applies her considerable skill and experience to treat and monitor the hospital’s most seriously ill and injured pet patients.

Dr. Ateca completed her undergraduate and veterinary school education at the University of  Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, as well as a small animal internship at that institution’s Matthew J.  Ryan Veterinary Hospital. She remained at UPenn for her residency training in the Emergency and Critical Care Department from 2012 to 2015, serving as chief resident during her final year. She received her board certification in emergency and critical care.

Through her extensive training, Dr. Ateca has gained broad and deep experience in treating a  range of emergency and critical conditions in pets including multi-organ failure, toxin exposures, heart and lung disease, and sepsis.

To help advance knowledge in this field, she has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts and authored a book chapter. Learn more about Dr. Ateca’s scientific publications.

Our Locations

Guardian Veterinary Specialists
24/7 Emergency and Specialty Care
Guardian Veterinary Emergency Orange County
Night, Weekend & Holiday Emergency Care
Mon 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Tue 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Wed 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Thu 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Fri 6:00 PM – Monday 7:00 AM
Sat 24 hours
Sun 24 hours
Holiday 24 hours
Armory Dog & Cat Hospital

Routine Health Care & Emergency Services

Mon 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun Closed