• Hospital Manager

    Valerie Burstein
    School: CSULB, University of Redlands, BA and MBA

    Valerie was born in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of 1, she moved moved to the United States with her family. She found her compassion and passion for animals by voluteering at animal shelters starting at the age of 15 and she is actively involved in animal rescue to this day. Valerie started her carreer at VCA in 2001 and was thilled to join the team at VCA La Mirada Animal Hospital in February of 2013.
    She shares her home with several dogs and a few birds, but the pup that comes to work with her everyday is Hazel, a maltese mix.
    In her off time she enjoys reading, studying for her MBA (graduating summer 2013), spending time with family and friends and volunteering at a dog rescue.

    Pictures with Tater! (labrador retriever) and Hazel (maltese mix)