VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital

Serving Cerritos, the Veterinarians of VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital stand ready to meet your pet's health needs. Call 562-926-3600 to schedule an appointment.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Dr. Ronald Morein

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Ronald Morein graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis in 1966. He entered private practice in the San Gabriel Valley working primarily with dogs and ...
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  • Dr. Cynthia Ribarich

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Cornell University

    Cindy Ribarich, D.V.M. earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with Honors from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 1991, she was conferred the degree of ...
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  • Dr. Denise Bierens

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Denise Bierens was born and raised in Canada. She went to veterinary school at Ross Uiversity and completed her clinical training at the University of Missouri. Dr. Bierens worked for two years at ...
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  • Dr. Gregory Hargenrater

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Hargenrater graduated form the University of Southern California with degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1998. He then went on to attend the school of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, tracking ...
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  • Dr. Roberto Marchan

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Roberto Marchan was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He went to veterinary school at Ross University and completed clinical training at the University of Missouri. Dr. Marchan worked for two ...
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  • Dr. Ryan Smith

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Western University of Health Sciences
    Graduate School: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Ryan Smith graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Following veterinary school, Ryan completed a 1-year rotating internship in small animal surgery and ...
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  • Dr. Stephanie Zinsser

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Stephanie Zinsser graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science with a focus in reproduction and research.  She attended the School of Veterinary Medicine ...
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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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 562-926-3600. We are located at 10701 South St. Cerritos, CA 90703.

We are an AAHA acredited animal hospital and provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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