Animal Medical Group
Is this your veterinarian?
1401 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
- Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
- Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Sun: Closed
At Animal Medical Group, we understand that your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available. Our full-service practice offers a variety of services intended to promote your pet's overall health and longevity. It is our privilege to care for you and your pets, so call today to learn about our services or schedule an appointment.
Animal Medical Group Services
- Behavioral Medicine
- Dental Care
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Fully Stocked Pharmacy
- Heat Laser Therapy
- Hospice and Euthanasia Services
- House Calls
- Laser Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Parasite Prevention and Control
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Radiology (X-Rays)
- Senior Care
- Wellness Exams
Animal Medical Group Staff Profiles
Dr. Natalie Poulter, DVM
Growing up as an only child I accumulated many pets that became my “siblings”. Having the mentality that our pets are family ultimately led me to want to care for them in every way possible so becoming a veterinarian was only natural. A southern California native, I obtained my undergraduate degree at Loyola Marymount University. During college I worked as a veterinary technician and learned the ins and outs of the profession from highly skilled and experienced veterinarians in the area.
After a trip to Costa Rica and Panama providing veterinary care to large and small animals, my love for travel was ignited. When the opportunity to obtain my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts was presented, I took it without a second thought. The Ross University veterinary medicine curriculum was demanding and living in a different country proved challenging though scuba diving and relaxing on the white sand beaches definitely made things bearable. I continued expanding horizons, working with veterinarians in South Africa on rhino conservation, lions, various antelope species, and many others at the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Finally, I completed my clinical year of education at the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama and externships at the top veterinary facilities around the nation as well as practicing advanced spay/neuter techniques.
Following veterinary school, I completed a rigorous rotating internship at the Animal Specialty and Emergency Center (ASEC) in Los Angeles working with specialists in surgery, internal medicine, radiology, and cardiology, as well as many hours in the emergency and critical care department.
My personal interests include pain management, endocrine disorders, and mixing alternative therapies for a multi-pronged approaches to any disorder. In 2017, I will be certified in acupuncture and the practice of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. When I’m not in the clinic, I enjoy yoga, cycling, and spending time with my Golden Retriever, Charlie, and two cats, Ramsay and Minni.
Dr. Andrew Krieger, DVM
As far back as I can recall, I have wanted to be a veterinarian. This was even my answer to 'what would you do if you didn't have to work'. My passion for veterinary medicine is what gets me racing into work every morning, I have the best job in the world! This passion started somewhere around preschool. I was fortunate enough to have local veterinarians take me under their wings and help develop my skills to take on this challenging, fulfilling career. I remained focused through grade school, undergrad (not as easy as it sounds) and earned my D.V.M. from The Ohio State University in 2008. I served an externship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and worked and trained in every department at MedVet Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
My first position as a veterinarian was with a mentor who was an accomplished surgeon. I rapidly developed a strong interest and began doing my own advanced procedures including orthopedic surgery. Since moving to South Bay in 2009, I have been able to enhance my skills in dentistry under the mentorship of Dr. David Nielsen. His passion to provide exceptional dental care has been passed on and I am proud to offer most of the services currently available at AMG including root canals, crown restoration, vital pulpotomy, disarming, and more. When I'm not practicing medicine, I enjoy spending time with my two children, Emery and Gavin, and my wife Aimee (also a veterinarian). When time allows, I enjoy running, skiing, biking, and great wine with friends.
David B. Nielsen, DVM, Veterinary Dentist
I was 6 years old when I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian and I never waivered in that desire. My best friend’s dad in first grade was a veterinarian and also my 6’7” uncle (I never quite measured up). Knowing my professional goal made school easier and fun. My family always had a doggie and a farm with horses, cows and many other critters. Needless to say, I truly love animals and people.
I am a veterinary dentist and have been focusing on dentistry since 1983. My earlier surgery interest has served me well in dentistry. The first gentleman I met when I moved to Southern California, Fred Stuart, was a dentist…little did I know he would later work for me. We still share dental ideas.
I was at least bright enough to know when I graduated from veterinary school that I knew virtually nothing. I jumped head first in to continuing education, as at that time we had the best in the world in LA. I later became the Chairman of Continuing Education for all of Southern California. I was able to choose 5 of the world’s best speakers every year to lecture for us. They were kind enough to become friends and mentors. I enjoyed it so much I did it for 14 years.
I was an early pioneer in veterinary dentistry and also was an adjunct professor at the USC Dental School for a couple of years. Developing new techniques, treatments and great patient outcomes is my passion and now I am helping out on the human dental side as well. I went from being painfully shy to doing lectures all across the USA, Canada, Mexico, Spain and Italy. Currently I am sharing ideas and techniques with Dr. Ali Nasseh of Real World Endo and Harvard University. Yup, a South Dakota farm boy mixing it up with the big boys. Common sense and logic goes a long way in any area. Ali and I are out of the box developers.
I must give credit to Jose Dominguez (I call him my twin), as he has been my right hand in dentistry and has worked with me for 35 years. He enjoys being on TV when we are filmed doing our work.
I have been doing a little commute to Manhattan Beach for the past 15 years from my beloved ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota about 14 miles south of Deadwood. More critters here at the ranch, as I have cows, horses, trout, elk, deer, mountain lions…and my two Munsterlander hunting dogs.
I love my work and my staff. As long as I continue to improve in pet dentistry, I will enjoy practice. As I tell my clients, ”when I quit improving, I will quit!”