VCA Mission Viejo Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Natasha K

    Tash has been with VCA Mission Viejo Animal Hospital for over 3 years and has worked in the animal care field for over 12 years. She has one rescue dog named Buddy who came from a California County Shelter. He has needed a lot of hard work and special care, but he has been worth it. Tash has a special place in her heart for the unwanted animals with special needs.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    James O

    James has worked in the veterinary field since 2010 after attending The Professional Veterinary Assistant School. He joined the VCA family in 2012 and most recently the team at VCA Mission Viejo.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tyler O

    Tyler was born and raised in Anaheim. He knew that his passion was working with animals and decided to pursue a career in the animal hospital field. Tyler began his veterinary career in 2002 while working as a kennel assistant at a local animal hospital. Shortly after Tyler became a Technician at a animal hospital in Dana Point and stayed there for 10 years.  Tyler joined VCA Mission Viejo Animal hospital in April of 2012. He lives in South Orange County with his two cat's Ninja & Martini and his dog Hank. When Tyler is not at work, you'll find him out riding his mountain bike, outside running and hiking.

  • Nutrition Consultant

    Susan Blake Davis, CCN

    As a Pet Nutritionist, Susan is a strong advocate of using whole, natural foods to nourish and strengthen a pet's overall health. With her wealth of knowledge and compassion for animals, Susan provides a unique and new perspective that will complement the care you are receiving from your veterinarian. Susan has extensive experience working with cats that have IBD, dogs with allergies and pets with cancer. Formulate a purr-fect new meal plan with Susan while your cat stays curled up at home relaxing.

    Susan graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Davis and attained a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology and an MBA from UCLA. She also earned a Clinical Nutritionist Certification (CCN) from the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Susan is very committed to helping rescued shelter pets and founded Ariel Rescue, a 501(c)(3) charity. Her accomplishments have been featured in various media publications. Most recently, Susan was invited to address the importance of holistic pet care at a pet food industry conference. 


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