VCA Santa Monica Dog and Cat Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Carlos Zambrano
    School: West Los Angeles College

    Carlos, has been working as a technician since 2005 and joined the VCA family in 2008, starting at VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital and he then transferred to VCA Santa Monica Dog and Cat in October of 2011.  When you ask him what inspired him to work in the animal health field, he answers with, "To give animals a chance to live a better quality life." 

    Carlos calls Santa Monica his hometown and he shares his home with his pets; Amstel, Muffin, Sugar and Cookies. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jeff Daniels

    Jeff is both a veterinary assistant and our groomer here at VCA Santa Monica Dog and Cat Hospital.  His love for animals brought him to us in 2000 and he's been with us ever since.  He calls Los Angeles his hometown and when he is not at the hospital assisting the doctors or making our dog and cat friends look great, he enjoys fishing and working out. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Manny Montufar


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