San Francisco, Calif., May 15, 2008 — If they become ill or suffer an injury after-hours, pets in the San Francisco area now have one more set of caring eyes, ears and hands ready to help them out. San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, Inc. (SFVS), San Francisco’s only dedicated multi-specialty veterinary hospital, has announced that Emily Wong, DVM, will be joining the hospital’s emergency services team.
“We are thrilled to have Emily on board at SFVS. Her extensive knowledge and training, along with her enthusiasm and caring nature, will make her a wonderful addition to the staff here,” says Craig Maretzki, VMD, MS, DACVIM, medical director at SFVS.
Dr. Emily Wong received her DVM degree from the University of California at Davis in 2006, where she also completed her bachelor’s in animal science in 2001. Dr. Wong went on to complete her small animal rotating internship at South Paws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care in Fairfax, Virginia.
Prior to joining SFVS, she was a full-time faculty emergency veterinarian at UC Davis. Dr. Wong, who grew up in San Francisco, is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Outside of her veterinary practice, she enjoys taking her dog to Fort Funston, trying out new restaurants and volunteering at various animal shelters. Currently at SFVS on a part-time basis, Dr. Wong will join the team full-time on June 1, 2008.
The SFVS emergency services and urgent care department operates from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., seven days a week. With its broad range of specialists, SFVS is able to offer comprehensive emergency and critical care services, including:
• Complete intensive care unit (ICU) laboratory
• Endoscopic foreign body removal
• Full range of blood products
• Oxygen therapy
• 24-hour ICU monitoring by veterinary nurses trained in critical care, surgery and internal medicine
• Emergency surgical services, with a boarded surgeon on call 24/7
• Ultrasound by boarded internist or boarded radiologist available seven days a week
• Around-the-clock access to SFVS specialists
• Post-operative care for referring veterinarians’ surgical cases