VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital

James Wentzel, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Biography

Dr. Wentzel is the Medical Director at California Oaks Animal Hospital. He has been with Cal Oaks since 2005. His areas of interest are internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, and preventative medicine. He has extended interest in abdominal ultrasound and in surgical correction of stifle (knee) injuries, including cruciate injury and luxating patella.

Prior to joining COVH in 2005, Dr. Wentzel served for 10 years as a staff veterinarian in a small animal practice in Wisconsin.

Dr. Wentzel earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995.

Dr. Wentzel and his wife, Karen, have a son and a daughter. Their family is rounded out with a Boxer named Todd and a Boston Terrier, named Willie.

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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 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.

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