VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital

Pet Loss Support

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Pet Loss Support

As pet owners ourselves, the staff at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital understands that facing a pet's serious illness or the loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating. We also know that to care for a sick pet, a family must receive clear information concerning treatment and evaluating options and, sometimes, making difficult decisions. Our hospital's veterinarians and staff are here to help you explore your concerns about treatment choices and managing a sick pet at home. We are sensitive to our clients needs and provide two quiet client rooms, where pet owners can spend peaceful time with seriously ill pets. You can count on our staff to assist you in every way that we can during times of crisis.

To provide pet owners with professional counseling that could help them to better cope through these very difficult periods, our hospital offers Pet Loss Support Groups/Counseling at our facility. Hosted by certified pet loss and bereavement counselor Sandra Grossman, Ph.D., the group sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. All VCA clients are offered a complimentary group or individual session. Anyone in the community is invited to attend. Please call Dr. Grossman at 818-421-1516 in advance to reserve a place at the session.

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital offers a selection of pet loss materials that can be viewed and/or printed by opening the links in our Pet Loss Document Library below. Included is a wealth of information from well known and respected counselors/authors on the topics of bereavement and pet loss. Pet loss support resources can also be found in the 'Community Partners' section of our website under the 'Our Hospital' tab.

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital Pet Loss Library
(Publications by Pet Loss Counselor Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed)

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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.

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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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