VCA Cottage Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Trudi OConnell

    Born in Oakland, California, Trudi comes to VCA Cottage with 25 years of past veterinary experience. She has been the manager of VCA Cottage since April 2009. She loves the veterinary field and is proud of the staff she has here at Cottage.

    Trudi has three children who are actively involved in school, swimming and the outdoors. Her family of pets includes five dogs and four cats, a tortoise and a Koi pond.

    Her hobbies include raising and showing Labrador Retrievers for Conformation, and she loves to cook. She is a fan of her childrens' sports, and enjoys volunteering for her childrens' schools.

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

During business hours M-F 7:30am - 6:00pm and Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm, please call our office 925-935-9080 or come in immediately:  If we are closed, please go to:

Contra Costa Veterinary Emergency Center

1410 Monument Boulevard

Concord, CA 94520

(925) 270-1824


VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital

14790 Washington Ave, San Leandro, CA

(510) 483-7389