VCA Animal Hospital (Burbank)

Burbank Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Vanessa Aberman

    Medical Director
    Board Certification: DABVP
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    For Dr. Vanessa Aberman, a love of animals is in the blood. Dr. Aberman's father was a respected veterinarian in the LA area for almost forty years, so it was of little surprise when as a child she ...
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  • Nicole Coates

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Minnesota

    Dr. Nicole Coates graduated from The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, shelter medicine, ...
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  • Edsel Robertson

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tuskegee University

    Dr. Edsel Robertson graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. He worked as a Veterinarian in The Small Animal Hospital at Tuskegee University from 1967-1970. In 1971 ...
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  • Helen Sindell

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Western University of Health Sciences

    Dr. Sindell received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1999 in international affairs and political science. She discovered her passion for veterinary medicine soon ...
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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, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinic:

Animal Emergency Centre
(818) 760-3882
11730 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604


Animal Specialty Group
(818) 244-7977
4641 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039