VCA El Rancho Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor


    I started working at VCA El Rancho Animal Hospital in September 2002. Dr. Warren Whalen hired me as a Kennel Assistant and through the years I’ve worked my way up to Technician Supervisor. My job is my passion in life! I really enjoy working with critical patients, and I enjoy building bonds with each and every one of our patients. I have 2 pets of my own my dogs name is Noodles. He’s an 8 year old Cardigan Corgi and my cats name is Bowie he’s an 7 year old Domestic Short Hair, I rescued both of my pets.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Nicole Collins

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Charles (Chuck)

    Charles has been working with animal since 1994. Charles started his working as a Veterinary assistant at La Mirada Animal Hospital in 1994 as a kennel attendant. Charles also worked as a bather and helped with grooming at La Mirada Animal Hospital. In 1999 Charles took a position as a Critical Care Technician at VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center. In 2003 Charles was promoted to Technician Supervisor. In 2005 Charles was promoted to Technician Supervisor. Charles job was focused training Critical Care Technicians. In 2007 Charles was promoted to the graveyard Technician Manager at All-Care. In 2010 Charles transferred here to VCA El Rancho Animal Hospital where he is a valued and loved employee.

    In 2009-2010 Charles attended Professional Veterinary Assistant School of Garden Grove California in witch Charles completed the Alternate Route Veterinary Technician Candidate Program. Charles plans to tale the California State Board Exam soon.

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.