VCA Mission Viejo Animal Hospital

Cheryl Wood, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr. Cheryl Wood graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in June 2007 and completed a year-long internship at the Animal Surgical and Emergency Center in Los Angeles, CA. During her internship, she cultivated her passion for surgery with board certified surgeons, and discovered an interest in internal medicine while working with critical patients in the ICU. Other rotations of interest included radiology, cardiology, emergency and critical care medicine, and internal medicine. After completing the internship, Dr. Wood was very excited to join the team at VCA Mission Viejo to offer the best quality patient care in both surgery and medicine. She also received additional training in feline and canine dentistry. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, Soufflé and Mousse, doing Yoga, reading, fishing, and spending time at the beach.

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 nearby emergency care clinics.

- Animal Urgent Care 949.364.6228 * 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

- VCA AllCare * 714.963.0909 * 18440 Amistad Street, Ste E, Fountain Valley, CA 92708