VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Administrator

    Michelle N.

    Hi, my name is Michelle. I am the Hospital Manager here at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital. If I can be of any service to you please don't hesitate to contact me.

    My first memory of coming to the vet was when I was 5 years old. I saw Dr. Gordon and he took care of my favorite bunny. You could say that I grew up here. I started working here as a technician many years ago. I have worked at other VCA hospitals but I was lucky enought to find my way back here. There truely is no place like home!

    In my spare time I like to hang out with my cats, dogs and even horses. I also like to go hiking, canoeing and camping.

  • Office Manager

    Cheryl C.

    Cheryl began her journey with Arroyo Animal Hospital in 1995. She has been a member of a National Veterinary Disaster Response Team since 1996 and has been deployed to several disasters across the nation to assist animals in need of emergency care. A lifetime animal lover, she has rescued several pets of all kinds including dogs, cats, goats, chickens, ferrets, horses, ducks and wildlife.

    Cheryl moved to the Saddleback area in 1967 and currently lives in the foothills there. She nurtures a variety of animals on her five acre land where she also cultivates an organic farm. She has two daughters and three grandchildren that she loves to spoil. She also enjoys fishing and camping.

    Cheryl takes great care in maintaining the highest standard of care with the animals, clients, and employees of VCA in Lake Forest (Photo courtesy of Pet Pix)


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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, you can call VCA All Care at 714-963-0909, located at 18440 Amistad St., Suite E, Foutain Valley, CA 92708 or Animal Urgent Care at 949-364-6228, located at 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA 92692.