VCA College Park - Ana Brook Animal Hospital

Melinda Grove, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Born and raised in Orange County, California, Dr. Grove has finally returned home after spending the past 13 years in New York. Before jetting off to New York, Dr. Grove completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California Irvine, then completed her graduate studies at University of California Los Angeles, and finished her schooling with a Doctorate at Ross University.

Dr. Grove is a strong advocate of volunteer work. In Central America, she worked on a program with the ASPCA entitled, “Modified Vets Without Borders.” She also worked with her local Humane Society and several smaller shelter and rescue groups during National Spay Day.

As a veterinarian, Dr. Grove most enjoys the compassionate care that she is able to give to animals, including preventative medicine, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and emergency medicine. When she’s not wearing her “veterinary coat”, Dr. Grove enjoys open water diving and surfing in her free time. Since the 1990’s, she has volunteered at the Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach.

Dr. Grove loves her “kids” at home, Tater Tot and Delaney, her Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mixes. Tater Tot and Delaney also have a brother named Jose Reyes, a stray kitten she has had since he was only a day old!


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 clinics.

VCA All Care Animal Referral Center

18440 Amistad Street, Suite E
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone: 714-963-0909

VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital 

10701 South Street
Cerritos, CA 90703

Phone: (562) 926-3600