VCA Westside Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Laura Belle

    Laura grew up in Upstate, New York. She has always been an animal lover and had a dog, two cats, fresh water fishies, a parakeet, and two bunnies throughout her childhood!

    She began her professional career at 10 years old as a child performer, singing and dancing. In 1998, she moved to midtown, Manhattan where she performed and worked on Broadway. After performing in Broadway Musicals, she worked various jobs in the theatre from Usher, Box Office, Ticket Taker, to Theatre Manager in every theatre on Broadway. She then went on to work in Accounting, Finance, and Hospitality. Having pursued her passion in the arts, Laura began to search for a new career and passion. She is very happy to have found that in veterinary medicine and to be a part of the VCA Westside team!

    Laura lives in Petaluma with her Miniature Australian Shepherd Mix, Teddy Bear! Laura and Teddy enjoy playing fetch at the park with the ball and frisbee daily and long walks along Dillon Beach.


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.