VCA Santa Monica Dog and Cat Hospital

Carrie Bagshaw, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Western University of Health Sciences


Dr. Carrie Bagshaw is a native of Santa Monica, California. She attended Marlborough School and Dartmouth College, staying on the East Coast until returning to Santa Monica in 2003. Dr. Bagshaw has been with VCA Santa Monica Dog and Cat Hospital since 2009, practicing General Medicine and Surgery. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with highest honors, founded the student chapter of the American College of Internal Medicine while there and garnered several academic awards. She has a particular interest in Dentistry and Preventative Care.

In her free time, Dr. Bagshaw enjoys hiking and camping with her daughters, surfing, horseback riding and travel. She is active in her kids’ Girl Scout troops, the Dartmouth Club of Los Angeles and local book club.


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  West L.A. 1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles @ 310-473-2951 or ASEC 1535 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles @ 310-473-1561