VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital

Andrea Shaw, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis
PhDBiochem, Baylor College of Medicine


Dr. Andrea Shaw joined VCA Santa Anita in September 2004.

Prior to obtaining her D.V.M., Dr. Shaw earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Although she enjoyed research, she realized during her graduate studies that she wanted to pursue her lifelong interest in becoming a veterinarian. Starting out as a receptionist at a veterinary emergency clinic, she quickly advanced to a technician and worked for 2 years at the Beechnut Animal Emergency Clinic after hours while completing her doctorate. She was accepted, site unseen, to the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis.
Dr. Shaw successfully defended her doctorate thesis in June 1996, just in time to join the class of 2000 at U.C. Davis. Following completion of veterinary school, Dr. Shaw participated in a 1 year internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, where she refined her skills in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oncology, and Emergency Medicine. After completing her internship in 2001, she was eager to enter into general practice.

Dr. Shaw's professional interests include general medicine and surgery, ultrasonography of the abdomen and thorax/heart, stem cell therapy for palliative treatment of canine osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal injuries, and OFA radiography. She is very active in animal welfare and is the lead veterinarian for Heaven on Earth, a non-profit organization aimed at providing care and homes for older cats. She also has participated in several research studies, including the use of immune modulators to treat cats with retroviruses.

Dr. Shaw lives with her husband, Jon, their 17 year old cat, Jeremy, and their 2 year old dog, Josie. When she isn't working at VCA Santa Anita, she enjoys gardening, drawing, cooking, and working with Heaven on Earth.


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 at 626-359-3281 during normal business hours. We are open Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Saturdays 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

After hours, please contact

  • Emergency Pet Clinic of San Gabriel Valley at 626-579-4550 located at 3254 Santa Anita Ave El Monte, CA 91733
  • VCA Central Animal Hospital at 909-981-2855 located at 281 North Central Ave Upland, CA 91786.