VCA La Mirada Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Manager

    John Cha
    Veterinary Tech School: Professional Veterinary Assistant School

    It is difficult to write in a small summary what John means to VCA La Mirada. His professional career with our hospital spans almost 2 decades and his dedication to pets and attention to detail in their medical care is impeccable. John has proven himself the glue that holds our treatment department together and has mentored countless technicians over the years. Although he loves working with all animals his personal passion lies in birds and reptiles. You can always count on John to bring one of his interesting pets to work from baby birds to exotic lizards. John will be celebrating his 20th Anniversary with VCA this coming July; we are very lucky to have someone like John on staff and his contribution to the hospital is immeasurable.


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Greta Lindstrom
    Veterinary Tech School: Mt. San Antonio College

    Biography to follow, please check back later.


  • Technician

    Christine Smith
    School: CSULB, BS

    Christine has been with VCA La Mirada Animal Hospital since January 2013.   She is originally from OC but has lived in Long Beach for the last 4 years.   Christine shares her home with her husband and a 1.5 yr old daughter.   She has no pets at this time, but is hoping to get some in the near future.    Christine has been a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) since 2010.

    Pictured with Beefcake, our hospital kitty, who acts like he is her cat.

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  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica Bailey
    School: Cal Poly Pomona

    Jessica has been with VCA La Mirada Animal Hospital for the last 7 years.  Jessica's passion is rescuing and fostering kittens, her own personal pets include a max cat named Tater Puff and a German Shepherd/Labrador Mix named Maximus.   Jessica will begin school in the summer of 2013 for an RVT license.  

    She is our hospital Parasite Pro, so if you have any questions about parasites or flea control, she is the person to ask.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Maya Pinto

    Maya started at VCA La Mirada Animal Hospital in October of 2012 as a veterinary assistant.  She is currently attending the Veterinary Technician Program at Carrington College.   Maya has brought a sparkling personality and has been a great addition to our practice with her positivice, up-beat attititude.  Maya shares her home with dogs Rocco and Daisy and a cat named Sasha. 

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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.

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