Meet Our Doctors

Robert L. Berschauer, DVM

Dr. Berschauer

Dr. Berschauer is a long time resident of Southern California.  Having moved to California from the East Coast shortly prior to high school, Dr. Berschauer developed an interest in veterinary medicine working at hospitals in the South Orange County area since the age of 15.  Throughout his undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine, he worked emergency shifts as a veterinary technician.  He has maintained a passion for emergency medicine since that time.

In 1997, Dr. Berschauer received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.  Following graduation, he initially spent time working locally at a private practice in San Clemente with some occasional relief shifts at Animal Urgent Care and has been a full time doctor with us ever since.

Dr. Berschauer maintains strong interest in emergency medicine and critical care and has been a member of the veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Association since 1999.  He has continued to attend many conferences and continuing education opportunities in emergency and critical care and always strives to give the best care to his patients.

Laura Cross, DVM

Dr. Cross

Dr. Cross was born and raised in San Diego, California.  She graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, San Diego in 1994, and received her veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.

Following graduation, she completed a medical/surgical internship at the Texas A&M University, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Cross returned to her home in Southern California and worked for six years in private practice locally before coming to Animal Urgent Care.

When she isn't working, Dr. Cross enjoys spending time with her adorable son, kitty named Ebin, running and playing tennis.

Shannon Henry, DVM

Dr. Henry

A Southern California native, Dr. Henry knew from a very young age that she wanted to be involved in emergency medicine. 

She started her career in Colorado as an emergency medical technician and then as a paramedic working on ambulances, helicopters and Learjets.

After more than a decade, Dr. Henry decided she wanted to do more and combined her love of emergency medicine with her love for animals, pursuing her veterinary career at Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies. Dr. Henry completed her clinical year at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana before returning home to California. She worked in primary care medicine for a year until feeling the call to return to her emergency medicine roots.

Dr. Henry enjoys playing softball, golf, scuba diving and reading in her spare time. She shares her home with Dodger, a standard dachshund and Radar, a Maltipoo. 

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