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Animal Specialty Group Inc

Animal Specialty Group Inc

4641 Colorado Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90039

Call 818-396-6940
Monday 24hr
Tuesday 24hr
Wednesday 24hr
Thursday 24hr
Friday 24hr
Saturday 24hr
Sunday 24hr
  • Diagnosic Imaging -In House MRI /CT
  • 24-Hour Vet
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Docking
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Animal Specialty Group is recognized throughout the nation as a cutting edge multi-disciplinary veterinary specialty hospital. Specialty services include Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Emergency/Critical Care, Radiology and Physical Rehabilitation and Alternative medicine. Additionally, the diagnostic imaging service includes an in-house Mri & CT.

Animal Specialty group is renowned for its open, collaborative approach to partnering with referring veterinarians. Operating as an extension of the primary care veterinarian's practice, Animal Specialty Group provides referring veterinarians with access to sophisticated, leading-edge resources, plus timely patient information and full participatory consultation throughout the treatment process.

Doctor on site 24 hours a day for your emergency/critical care service needs.

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Kirk Wendelburg, DVM
Kirk Wendelburg, DVM

Dr. Kirk Wendelburg received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1982. He then completed a one-year internship followed by a three-year small animal surgery residency at the Ohio State University.

Dr. Wendelburg received board certification and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1989. He started Animal Specialty Group in March of 1990.

Dr. Wendelburg has authored numerous book chapters and lectured extensively in orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue and joint replacement surgery.
He has also received awards and recognition for his work in radiology, teaching and publishing, including his articles in the leading clinical surgery journal, Veterinary Surgery.

Dr. Wendelburg is particularly well known for his collaboration in developing today’s most-utilized canine total hip replacement implants and procedures. He is a past chairperson of the hip section in the annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference and has authored several presentations involving hip replacement and limb biomechanics.

In 2005, he was recognized by Los Angeles Magazine, appearing on its “Best In LA” list.

He lives in Hidden Hills with his wife, Bliss, three children and their mini-menagerie of happy pets.

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Michael L. Huber, DVM, MS
Michael L. Huber, DVM, MS

Dr. Huber received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1993 from Purdue University.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Huber pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Minnesota and
Auburn University.

While at the University of Minnesota, he completed an internship in small animal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine.

In 1998, following the completion of a three-year residency program at Auburn University, Dr. Huber passed the board certification examination and earned his designation as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Dr. Huber has received awards for academics and for outstanding poster presentation at the 1996 ACVS meeting.

His special interests include congenital and developmental diseases, emergency and critical care medicine, and thoracic, soft tissue and oncologic surgery.

Dr. Huber joined Animal Specialty Group in 1997.

He lives with his wife Kris, their kids, Jonathan and Megan, and their two dogs Foster and Webber.

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Stephen A. Bilbrey, DVM, MS
Stephen A. Bilbrey, DVM, MS

Dr. Stephen Bilbrey received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1985, after earning a Master of Science degree.

Upon graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Bilbrey completed an internship in small animal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group –
where he received an award as Intern Of The Year.

In 1991, following completion of a three-year surgical residency at the Ohio State University, Dr. Bilbrey passed the board certification examination and was awarded the title of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Dr. Bilbrey has received awards for academics and teaching, and has authored numerous veterinary surgery publications. His special interests include thoracic, abdominal, oncologic, plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Bilbrey joined Animal Specialty Group in 1991.

He resides in Moorpark with his wife, Mary, who is also a board certified veterinary surgeon – and their two golden retrievers and two cats.

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Emilie Chaplow, VMD
Emilie Chaplow, VMD

Dr. Chaplow received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Following graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Chaplow completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles in 2005, and was board certified later that year.

Dr. Chaplow is skilled in endoscopy, abdominal ultrasound, bone marrow aspirates, feeding tube placement (PEG and E-tube), CSF taps, joint taps, arterial blood gas, and numerous other areas of internal medicine.

Dr. Chaplow resides with her husband, and two dogs.

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Rhonda Schulman, DVM
Rhonda Schulman, DVM

Dr. Schulman received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University Of California at Davis, School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.

Following veterinary school, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine.

She then took her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Illinois, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.

In 1999, Dr. Schulman became board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

She has authored numerous book chapters, and journal articles, and has lectured nationally on a variety of topics.

Dr. Schulman’s special interests include endocrinology, respiratory disease and endoscopy.

Dr. Schulman resides with her husband, John Angus, who is a veterinary dermatologist, their two children, and
cat, Calypso.

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Stacey Sullivan, DVM
Stacey Sullivan, DVM

Dr. Sullivan received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

She moved to Auburn University for her internship, followed by a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Sullivan became a Diplomate of the ACVIM (Neurology) in 1998 and went into private referral practice in New England.

She returned to North Carolina State University in 2002, where she spent three and a half years as an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery.

Her professional interests include encephalitis, seizures and neurosurgery.

She has recently organized an international short course in Veterinary MRI and a two-week long ACVIM neuroscience course for neurology residents. Dr. Sullivan is the author of scientific papers and book chapters,
and she lectures at numerous continuing education programs throughout
the country.

She has played an integral role in the training of more than a dozen neurology and surgery residents, as well as numerous students, interns and visiting veterinarians.

Dr. Sullivan lives in Laurel Canyon with her husband, Stuart, her dachshund, Herschel, and her cat Posey. When not at the hospital, she can usually be found on her sailboat in Marina del Rey.

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Mary Kay Blake, DVM
Mary Kay Blake, DVM

Dr. Blake received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital.

After finishing a medical oncology residency in 1999 through the Animal Medical Center in New York and Colorado State University, she followed up with a residency in radiation therapy in conjunction with Colorado State University, VCA, and the UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Blake worked in private specialty practice for several years in Los Angeles and Orange Counties prior to joining Animal Specialty Group in the summer of 2007.

Dr. Blake is an active member of SCMVA, AVMA, ACVR and the Veterinary Cancer Society. She resides in Huntington Beach with her son and a new addition to the family – Spike, a mixed-breed rescue.

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John Amann, DVM, PhD
John Amann, DVM, PhD

Dr. John Amann received his Ph.D. in 1971 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1976 from Cornell University.

He practiced small and large animal medicine in upstate New York and Pennsylvania for five years. In 1981, he joined the faculty at the University of Missouri Department of Veterinary Biomedical Science, where he taught small animal anatomy and neuroanatomy.

While on sabbatical in 1996, he started training in veterinary radiology at the UMC Department of Medicine and Surgery.

Upon completion of his residency training in 2000, Dr. Amann joined the radiology faculty at the University of Missouri.

In 2001, Dr. Amann joined Pet Scan Veterinary Medical Imaging in Studio City, California, as the Medical Director.

During the spring and summer quarters of 2003, Dr. Amann was a visiting clinician in the radiology section of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

In September of 2003, he returned to Los Angeles to work with Ann Reed, DVM, President of Reed Veterinary Radiology.

In early 2004, he joined the staff of Animal Specialty Group.

Dr. Amann resides on his sailboat in Marina Del Rey. He spends his free time at his cabin near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Brian Young, VMD
Brian Young, VMD

Dr. Young received his his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.

Following veterinary school, he completed a one-year rotating medicine and surgery internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He stayed on at AMC to complete his dual residency in Emergency and Critical Care and Internal Medicine.

In 2007, Dr. Young became board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency / Critical Care.
His research interests include global perfusion parameters and transfusion medicine.

Dr. Young resides in Burbank with his two dogs, a cat and four finches. In his free time, he practices yoga and rides his horse as much as possible.

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Andreas Andreou, DVM
Andreas Andreou, DVM

Dr. Andreas Andreou received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

Dr. Andreou then completed a one-year rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, where he also worked as a licensed veterinary technician from 1998 to 2001.

In addition to his studies at Cornell, Dr. Andreou graduated Cum Laude from Mercy College with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Besides Dr. Andreou’s professional interest in surgery and emergency medicine, he also has a passion for avian and exotic medicine. In 2004, he was honored with the Pamela Slack Award, which is presented to the third-year student who has demonstrated the most outstanding competence and motivation in avian medicine.

Dr. Andreau recently moved from New York City and resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Vicki, newborn daughter, Eleni, and their numerous pets. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, oil painting and going to the beach.

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Emily Coddon, DVM

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Joanne C. Bak, DVM

Dr. Joanne Bak earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine graduating with Honors in 1996.

Dr. Bak then completed a one-year rotating intership in small animal medicine and surgery here at Animal Specialty Group.

Dr. Bak practiced general medicine and surgery in Los Angeles for over ten years and developed a special interest in feline and canine geriatric medicine, acupuncture, and physical rehabilitation.

In 2006, Dr. Bak completed coursework in acupuncture with IVAS, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and obtained further study in China through the Chi Institute with a focus on geriatric medicine.

In 2007, Dr. Bak completed coursework with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute with the goal of receiving Certification in canine rehabilitation therapy later this year.

Dr. Bak's other areas of interest include preventive medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, food therapy, and exploring other areas of complementary and alternative medicine practice.

Dr. Bak is an active member of the CVMA, AAVA, AHVMA, and IVAS. In addition to her professional interests, she enjoys spending time with her husband Eric, traveling, photography, cooking, hiking, and is still trying to do more snowboarding than tumbling down a mountain.

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