VCA Marina Animal Hospital

Steven Thatcher, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of California, Davis
Physiology, Oregon State University


Dr. Thatcher was raised in Northern California where he developed his love for animals and interest in science. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California-Davis in Animal Science. He did additional graduate work at Oregon State University in Physiology. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine-University of California-Davis.

He has been working at VCA Marina Animal Hospital since 1983 where he has developed a close relationship with many clients that he now considers friends.

Dr. Thatcher's medical interests include dentistry and soft tissue surgery.

He has lived in Southern California since 1983 and thoroughly enjoys the outdoor activities that the area provides. He also enjoys travel and cooking.


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.