VCA McClave Animal Hospital

Senta Hutchinson, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Dr. Senta Hutchinson, a native of New York, graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. degree in African-American Studies and Ethnomusicology. She completed her pre-veterinary coursework as a student of the Columbia University Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin's School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She completed an internship in surgery, emergency & internal medicine at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center in San Diego in 2008. Dr. Hutchinson has a special interest in cardiology, respiratory disease & emergency/critical care medicine.

Dr. Hutchinson shares her home with her darling dogs Darla, Goldie and her sweet kitties Ellie, Penny, and Meow Cat! She is a yoga enthusiast who also enjoys hiking and being outdoors. In her free time, she partakes in a variety of arts & crafts, enjoys an eclectic mix of film and music, and taking long walks. She has been with VCA McClave Animal Hospital in the capacity of our overnight emergency doctor since August of 2008.


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 McClave 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 818-881-5102. We are located at 6950 Reseda Blvd. Reseda, CA 91335.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. 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.