VCA McClave Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Jose Ruiz

    Jose began working as a McClave Veterinary Hospital Technician in June 1999. He brought with him experience from one of the larger specialty hospitals in West Los Angeles and a lot of heart. Jose was born in Nicaragua and came to California as a teenager. With Jose's years of experience and vast knowledge, he is always one of the first on scene to assist dog and cat emergencies that are presented to our hospital, offering quick, skilled medical response delivered with compassion. He plays an important role on our pet nursing staff, supervising and training our newer technicians and helping to keep everything organized. Jose shares his home with his lovely wife Vilma and a new baby girl named Isabel, a delightful pitbull named Rio, and the two cats Rio has adopted. He also attends Los Angeles Pierce College.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Kathy Puhl
    Veterinary Tech School: Los Angeles Pierce College

    August 1996-Present

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Kewan Williams

    September 2005-Present

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Abby Maldonado
    School: Loyola Marymount University, B.S.

    September 2004-Present

  • Technician

    Diana Morataya

    November 2007-Present

    Pets: Dogs- Mindy, Pudding & Sofia Cats- Guiseppe & Candy

    Hobbies/Interests: Going to the gym and making smoothies

  • Technician

    Omar Barajas

    September 2009-Present

  • Technician

    Paolo Ayala

    October 2002-Present

  • Technician

    Terrence Woodberry

    July 2006-Present

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Erika Mendez

    September 2009-Present

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tegan Dyer

    September 2010-Present

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.