VCA Venice Boulevard Animal Hospital

Jennifer Kitchen, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr. Jennifer Kitchen has been in the VCA family since 2004. After graduating from University of California, Davis, Dr. Kitchen did a 1 year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. She then took a position at VCA Coast Animal Hospital in Hermosa Beach, where she became the Medical Director in 2007.

She recently tranferred to VCA Venice Boulevard Animal Hospital in 2013 to be closer to her home and her 2 children.

Dr. Jennifer Kitchen has a strong interest in Low-Stress Handling, Internal Medicine and Dermatology. She loves being able to improve the lives of her patients, and enable them to live a long, and happy life with their families.


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.