VCA Westside Animal Hospital

Kenneth Hartley, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


Kenneth Hartley, D.V.M grew up in the Southern California town of Manhattan Beach. He attended California State University, Long Beach and graduated in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. After graduating, he attended veterinary school at University of California, Davis.

In 1975, he graduated and moved to Santa Rosa to work at Redwood Veterinary Clinic. In 1980, Dr. Hartley and Dr. Pritchard purchased Westside Veterinary Clinic and started their own practice.

Ken enjoys the variety his profession brings on a day to day basis. His areas of interest are preventative wellness care, diagnostics, internal medicine, surgery, and avian/exotic medicine. The most rewarding part of his job is sharing a pet’s life from birth through their senior years.

When not working, he enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and spending time with his family!



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.