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Big Sur, California Visitor Bureau   
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Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency
& Specialty Center

20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, #150
Monterey,  California 93940


Dr. Katja Herrmann
Dr. Terri Presnell
Dr. Erin Zimowske
Dr. Katie Gilligan
Dr. Nichole Brooks
Dr. Nicholas Macy

Big Sur Visitor Bureau - Emergency Veterinarian

Monterey Peninsula  Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center is open for emergency veterinary services 24/7/365 — during the night, on weekends and holidays, when your veterinarian is not able to see your pet, or for referral from your veterinarian for overnight care. They work closely with your veterinarian to provide the best continuous care and exchange of information, furnishing detailed medical records, copies of all laboratory work, and radiographic images on CD.

Their emergency services also extend to provide 24/7, around-the-clock critical care for the most seriously ill and injured pets, and they offer emergency services during the day through their well-trained and experienced general practice staff members. They understand that in an emergency, time is of the essence, and we are prepared to see any pet emergency in a walk-in basis.

Emergency services:

Emergency surgery

In-house diagnostics


Pain management

Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center has always been characterized by compassionate pet care, a highly experienced and well-trained veterinary staff, and the ability to provide a wide range of care services to many animal types in one all-encompassing facility. The clinic's many capabilities and service areas exemplify the versatility of their practice, and they strive to be as flexible and effective as possible in all that they do. Their ability to provide truly comprehensive care to a diversity of pets only increases as time goes on.