VCA Parkwood Animal Hospital

Javier Nolasco, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tufts University


Dr. Nolasco has been working for VCA Parkwood since 1989, first as a registered veterinary technician for 10 years. He then had a brief recess to complete his foreign veterinarian graduate program at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 2000, he worked as a relief veterinarian for VCA and other private practices. In 2005 he rejoined the VCA Parkwood Animal Hospital family as a full time vet. He is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, giving special focus to the quality of life for his patients and the special bond between pets and their families. His current four legged friends are his Miniature Schnauzer, "Tasha" and his feline friends "Nala" and "Simba". Dr. Nolasco enjoys the outdoors, especially mountain biking, hiking and backpacking.

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 call VCA McClave Animal Hospital at (818) 881-5102.