VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Director

    Bridgette Garcia
    School: University of Texas at Arlington

    Hello all! My name is Bridgette and I'm originally from Mansfield, Texas. I graduated from Mansfield High (Go Tigers!!!) and went on to receive my Veterinary Assistant Certification from the University of Texas at Arlington after two years at TCC.

    My love for animals started at a very young age. I would take home any and every animal that needed "saving," which is exactly how I end up with most of my pets.  After working as a technician at a sister hospital for three years, I found my way to Lakewood and have been with VCA for a total of 8 years!  I don't think I've ever had another job that I loved so much and found so absolutely rewarding.

    I have a 3-legged pit bull I adopted from here at VCA Lakewood after a police officer saw him get hit by a car and brought him in to us.  My heart melted the moment I saw his pit-iful face.  He adjusted to his life with us very quickly! I also have a beautiful & happy 5-yr old daughter, Hailey (who is definitely following in my animal-loving foot steps!)  

    I love seeing our clients and their pets everyday, but I also love getting to meet new ones!  So, hopefully we'll see you soon!


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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, Please contact one of the following animal emergency clinics:

VCA Metroplex: 770 West Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 972-438-7113 open 24 hours.

Emergency Animal Clinic: They have 3 locations to serve you in the Dallas area.  Visit their website to find the one nearest to you at: