VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital


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  • Competent and caring

    -Kathi from Long Beach, CA
    Pet Name: Brodie

    Pet Image Took Brodie for check-up last year and Dr. H immediately recognized mitral valve disease, extremely common in Cavaliers who make it to the age of 10. He prescribed meds that caused Brodie to think he was a puppy again:) But meds don't cure and Brodie's illness has progressed. Dr. H adjusted his meds a little bit and again, there is noticeable improvement. I'm very grateful for the care they show in helping my baby boy to be comfortable.

  • Caring and very professional staff

    -Costello from Lakewood, CA
    Pet Name: Gracie

    I have been a client since 1968 when it was Lakewood Animal Hospital. When VCA took over I was a little skeptical as VCA is a large organization. I was wrong have received excellent professional care for my dogs. They are very caring and do their best to address issues one maybe encountering with their pets. Our little Schnauzer is very ill and their communication via telephone from the Vet is outstanding. Kudos from me to VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital.

  • Compassionate care

    -Tina from Lakewood, CA
    Pet Name: Toby Brown

    I want to thank the staff, all the way from the 1st interaction from the appt. til the end with my beloved pet, Toby. I called, they worked me in, I was given a room, offered water, then, I met Dr. Angell, who was a true angel. It's not easy to make the decision to let your pet go, but the compassion she shared and gentleness Toby received, made the whole experience peaceful. Toby went to sleep in my arms and I was allowed all the time I needed for this closure. RIP Toby Brown. I'll meet you at the bridge. Thank you Dr. Angell and all your staff that day on July 27, 2012

  • Big Hearts

    -Heather W from Lakewood, CA

    I love this VCA. We're new to Lakewood and went to this location because it was open on the weekend and 24 hours. I wasn't expecting to be blown away by how much the doctors care for the animals and their owners. These doctors are pretty special.

  • Years of excellent care

    -Graham family from La Palma, CA
    Pet Name: Benny Chelsey

    We have been with VCA Lakewood for 23 years never considered any others after leaving our previous Vet. They have been there for us through major surgery and routine care enhancing our dogs quality of life.

  • Bad Allergy Reaction

    -Yvonne from Lakewood, CA
    Pet Name: Nala Wilson

    I can not say Thank You enough for helping my 7year old dog (Nala) last sunday at 3:00am. Your staff and doctor were very friendly & professional. I have highly recommended your hospital to my friends. What a awesome place you have for all of these animals.

  • Thank you

    -Jim from Culver City, CA
    Pet Name: Mateo

    Pet Image These people were angels in human form. They saved my cat, Mateo, with a miracle pu surgery. My loving and wonderful cat was well treated and cared for during his entire 5 day stay in the hospital. they allowed me to visit after hours so that I could brush and hand feed him in order to help his recovery. The compassion they showed to me in this difficult time was overwhelming. These people are wonderful and I recommend them to anyone with an animal in need. My cat was blocked for the second time and within hours of death, they performed a complex surgery that took hours and returned him to me with a long life left to share his love and companionship. I thank them everyday for saving Mateo, making his surgery affordable, and showing me such warmth and compassion.

  • Been with them for years.

    -Jody from Norwalk, CA
    Pet Name: Bear

    Pet Image I first went to Lakewood VCA many years ago when they were on Lakewood Blvd. At the time I had 2 dogs. We were treated extremely professionally by the staff and Doctors there. When time came for both of my babies to cross the Rainbow Bridge, (within 6 months apart) Lakewood VCA (by then at their new location) was there with care and support. They made the experience just a little easier to bear. I thank them so much for that!
    Now I'm taking my new furkid to Lakewood VCA and Dr. Marchan is my doctor. He is wonderful to work with and takes the time to explain everything to you and answer any questions. The staff at the front desk is also a joy to deal with.

  • Highly recommend this VCA facility

    -Noemi from Lakewood, CA
    Pet Name: Cinnamon

    We recently had to put our beloved Cinnamon to sleep. She was 16 yrs old and had survived cancer once already. When the time came we brought her to this facility and we were so impressed by the caring and compassion from all the staff. They were so accomodating, we have a large family and quite a few of us went with her to the VCA. They gave us a room so we could all say our goodbyes and be with her in her transition. And a few days later even received a sympathy card, we were so touched. Now this is the only place we will ever bring our pets too as prices are very reasonable as well. Thank you VCA, you made a very hard time alot easier for our family.

  • Awesomeness

    -Dave from Bellflower, CA
    Pet Name: Simba

    This place is not only nicely kept, but the staff there are friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I was so impressed, I switched doctors for my dog right then and there. This place is awesome.


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.