Meet Our Doctors

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. 

Kimberly Hanzlik, DVM

Dr. Hanzlik

Dr. Hanzlik was born in a suburb of Detroit, MI but left the state to attend undergraduate school at Texas A&M University in Galveston.  After obtaining a B.S. degree in Marine Biology, Dr. Hanzlik moved to San Diego, California, where she worked in the Aviculture Department of SeaWorld for 5 years.  She then decided to return to school and pursue a career as a veterinarian.  Dr. Hanzlik attended the University of California-Davis, where she graduated in 2007.

Since graduation from vet school, Dr. Hanzlik completed a small animal emergency medicine internship, followed by additional training with a surgery internship near Denver, Colorado and a multi-specialty internship in Los Angeles, before deciding to pursue a career in emergency medicine.  Dr. Hanzlik has worked for 10 years as an emergency veterinarian at emergency and specialty hospitals in San Diego County before joining the team here at AUC-SOC.

In her free time, Dr. Hanzlik enjoys reading, watching ice hockey and relaxing with her husband when they are not keeping up with their 2 active children.

Eileen Ng, BVMS

Dr. Ng

Dr. Ng was born in Singapore and graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 2007. She was inspired to become a veterinarian when she took her Chihuahua, E.T., to the vet for his puppy shots. She came to Southern California in 2008 and worked for 12 years as a family veterinarian. Dr. Ng enjoys surgeries and challenges and found herself drawn to caring for patients in the emergency setting. She has been working as an emergency veterinarian since 2018 and looks forward to serving the community.

Dr. Ng lives in Orange County with her husband, son and three pets - Bruiser (Chihuahua), Chip (Chihuahua mix) and Carrie (cat). She loves to travel and hopes to be able to see the Northern Lights one day.

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