VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital Achieves High Level of Veterinary Excellence

By VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Published: November 11, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2013

CONTACTS:
Kate Spencer
Communications Manager
AAHA
720-963-4479
Kate.Spencer@aahanet.org

David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Medical Director
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
310-473-2951
David.Bruyette@vcahospitals.com

LAKEWOOD, CO‚Ä"VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). After a rigorous review of the hospital‚Äôs practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital earned AAHA accreditation for both traditional and referral specialty services, including Behavior, Emergency and Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Internal Medicine (small animal), Ophthalmology, Radiology, and Surgery.

Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.

Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.

Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.

Only the top small animal veterinary practices in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association, and to maintain accredited status, they must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

About VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Established in 1984, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country in addition to being the first specialty and referral hospital in Los Angeles. Serving Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Orange and Ventura counties and the surrounding communities, the facility provides 24/7/365 emergency and critical care services and offers a full complement of specialty services in virtually all areas of veterinary medical specialties. Recently relocated to a 42,000 sq. ft. facility, the hospital is equipped with the most advanced technology to ensure optimal care for its patients. The hospital is actively engaged in veterinary medical research through participation in clinical trials and in education and outreach within the veterinary community through its intern and continuing education programs.

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, located at 1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, can be reached at 310-473-2951, www.VCAWLASpecialty.com.

For more information about AAHA accreditation, visit www.healthypet.com.

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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.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

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Emergency Care

FOR PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL OUR HOSPITAL AT (310) 473-2951 OR TRANSPORT YOUR PET IMMEDIATELY TO OUR FACILITY
(NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED).

VCA WEST LOS ANGELES ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS LOCATED AT:

1900 SOUTH SEPULVEDA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
Tel (310) 473-2951

For directions to our location, please CLICK HERE

The doctors and staff of VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital are ready and available to provide emergency and critical care for your beloved companion around the clock every day of the year. Staffed by emergency/critical care veterinarians and technicians, our emergency team is ready to provide your pet with the highest possible level of quality compassionate care should an urgent medical need arise at any time of day or night.

If you feel your pet is having an emergency, please feel free to immediately come to the hospital - we are ALWAYS available! You may speak with a member of the emergency team if you have questions/concerns by calling (310) 473-2951 at any time.

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