Dr. Peggy McMahon of Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles Attains Board Certification With the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

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Dr. Peggy McMahon has a long track record of providing stellar care to critically injured pets, making direct contributions to the field, and receiving recognition for her life-saving work. Given her considerable expertise, we’re proud to announce Dr. McMahon’s official board certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC).

Dr. Peggy McMahon was born and raised in the Windy City – Chicago, IL. She attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, earning her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Integrative Physiology. She also earned a minor in Chemistry. She worked in a molecular biology research lab at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine prior to pursing a career in veterinary medicine.

After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with honors from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2011, Dr. McMahon migrated to Los Angeles where she completed a Small Animal rotating internship. She also completed a Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care residency at Animal Specialty and Emergency Center. Her professional interests include transfusion medicine, trauma, respiratory disease, cardiac disease, and endocrine emergencies.

Her considerable contributions to and achievements in the field make her ACVECC certification well-deserved. Over the course of her career, Dr. McMahon has diligently helped interns and students pursue their veterinary medicine degrees. She has written articles for notable veterinary journals, including Veterinary Medicine Research and Reports, Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility, and PLoS Biology, and has also presented an abstract at the Biophysical Society’s 51st Annual Meeting in March, 2007.

In addition to her direct contributions to the field, she’s received considerable recognition for her hard work. In 2009, she was awarded the Lisa Coole Memorial Scholarship; she was awarded the Wanda L. Muntwyler Scholarship in 2010; and she received the Sam’s Award Scholarship and the Kremer Help Save Pets Scholarship in 2011. She also belongs to several respected veterinary organizations, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. McMahon lives in Los Angeles with her dog and cats: Silas, ChaChi, and Frim, respectively. When not in the ER, she competes in triathlons and marathons. She also enjoys hiking, backpacking, crossfit training, cooking, volunteering, and reading.

About Animal Specialty Group

Animal Specialty Group (ASG) has been providing pets with the best compassionate care and most advanced specialized treatments for over 20 years. The well-respected animal hospital has specialists from multiple disciplines, all working under one roof.

Cutting-edge treatments in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, Physical Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine as well as Emergency and Critical Care are offered to dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes, through referrals from family veterinarians across the Southern California area and beyond. In addition, ASG offers one of the nation’s premier 24/7 emergency facilities, available to any pets in need.

ASG’s expertise has been recognized by an AAHA practice consultant on approximately 900 standards that directly correlate with providing stellar care for pets. They also run a residency program, in conjunction with various veterinary medicine colleges, that prepares graduate veterinarians for board certification and specialty practice.

Animal Specialty Group is located in Los Angeles, CA, but it serves veterinary communities throughout the entire Southern California region, from San Fernando to Irvine and Santa Monica to San Bernardino.

To learn more about ASG or to schedule an appointment, please visit http://www.ASGvets.com/ or call (818) 244-7977.

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