VCA Animal Hospital (Burbank)

Vanessa Aberman, DVM, DABVP, Medical Director

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Certifications: DABVP


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 proclaimed herself a future veterinarian, just like her dear old dad. After receiving her B.A. in Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and completing her D.V.M. at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Aberman returned home to her native Los Angeles to practice medicine and make good on her childhood proclamation. She lives with her husband (a TV producer), her two sons, and her beloved cat Motown, and desert tortoises Ponch & John.

In December 2011, Dr. Aberman was certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practioners (ABVP) specializing in Canine and Feline Practice. She mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order to obtain Diplomate status. To qualify to sit for the extensive, two day examination, a veterinarian must complete either a residency program or six years of clinical practice. In addition, two case reports, references, descriptions of practice procedures, and professional education records must be submitted and pass review. The ABVP is accredited by a special committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association to recognize excellence in clinical practice though certification of species-oriented specialists.


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