VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital

Phone: 909-866-2021
Fax: 909-866-5885
42160 North Shore Dr.
Big Bear City, CA 92314
Business Hours

Dr. John DeLandtsheer
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital we are very proud to offer a comprehensive level of services to care for your pet’s every need, every day. In addition to our high level of veterinary care, we also provide boarding and grooming and have a full retail pet store, including fish, reptiles, pocket pets, birds and so much more. We make all of this available seven days a week!

Over the years, we have learned that “mountain life” means our hospital needs to be stocked with everything we need, since travel down the hill is not always an option. From our staff to our supplies, we have stocked the hospital with some exceptional tools. Our DVM staff are capable of managing basic preventive care to advanced orthopedics and trauma. We have a complete range of diagnostics tools that allow us to run most tests in-house, including a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine, dental radiography and much more. And while a wide range of services are important, what’s more important is that

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New to VCA?

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. Joseph Hough
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Washington State University

Dr. Hough graduated from Washington State University in 1973. He finished a residency in internal medicine

In 1976. Dr. Hough was a owner/partner

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We Love VCA Lakeside
Linda Q from Big Bear City

The staff and Doctors at VCA Lakeside are wonderful. They are knowledgeable and always helpful and honestly and truly love animals. Dr. Thomas compassionately cared for our senior dog for several years after we moved to Big Bear. She is now the primary vet for our puppy and showing the same compassion and level of expertise that we have come to expect from VCA. She takes the time to our answer questions and makes sure we are comfortable with the treatment. Thanks Dr. Thomas and everyone at VCA Lakeside!

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
909-866-2021 or request an appointment.