VCA Arden Animal Hospital

Krista Schnabel, VMD, Associate Veterinarian

VMD, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Schnabel joined the VCA Arden team in 2007 and is interested in ophthalmology, internal medicine and preventive care.

She earned her BS degree from Duke University and graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After receiving her doctorate, she completed a one year Internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in 2004.

Dr. Schnabel grew up in Palos Verdes where she loved to ride horses, a passion she still enjoys today. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and watching movies and especially taking care of and laughing with her 2 little nieces.

Dr. Schnabel currently resides in Studio City where she shares her home with her two adopted cats, "Nicky" and "Cayenne" who were abandoned at a veterinary hospital where she previously worked.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.