Emergency & Critical Care

Born in France and raised in Arizona, Dr. Carine Otto obtained her BS in Biochemistry at Arizona State University before moving on to a joint veterinary program with Utah State University and Washington State University. There she explored the stunning beauty of American national parks while nurturing a love of small animal medicine. At the start of her final year of veterinary school Dr Otto summitted Mount Whitney, then went on to discover a passion for the fast pace of emergency medicine. She pursued the emergency-focused internship at 1st Pet Veterinary Centers to expand her skill set as an emergency veterinarian, and is now a full time member of our 1st Pet Vet team.

In her spare time, Dr Otto can be found climbing cliff walls or skiing down wintry slopes with her life partner, Richard. She also enjoys Netflix-powered naps, board games, and training her feisty chinchilla, Penny.

Our Emergency Team