VCA Ocean Beach Animal Hospital

Malisha Small, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Kansas State University


Dr. Small graduated from Kansas State University in 1995. She worked at an exotic and small animal general and referral practice in Miami, Florida for a couple of years before deciding to move to California. There she worked in a general practice in Fremont on the east bay of San Francisco for several years before moving to Los Angeles. She worked at VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital in Santa Monica for five years before deciding that the traffic was too much and felt the call to the Pacific Northwest. She has been at VCA Ocean Beach Animal Hospital since 2006. In addition to her duties as Medical Director, Dr. Small practices general medicine and surgery. She has a special interest in exotic animals, especially reptiles and amphibians. She currently lives with a ball python, leopard gecko and a pomeranian named "Butters".


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 you have an emergency after hours please call our answering service at 703-0172 or the Columbia River Veterinary Specialists at 360-694-3007.