VCA La Mirada Animal Hospital


  • 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)


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.