VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital has been a Santa Monica landmark serving a wide community of animal lovers who have trusted the care of their pets to us since 1932. Generations of veterinarians and staff have welcomed all species of animals, from dogs and cats to all breeds of birds, lizards, tortoises, guinea pigs and other exotics.

We have a board-certified avian specialist and a board-certified feline specialist on staff and at your service.

We are open seven days a week for your convenience. Emergencies and walk-ins are welcome, but if you know your schedule, call ahead.

When you walk into our lobby, you will be pleased to find a friendly intimate environment where you and your pet will feel like family. In our hospital it is very common to see one of our nurses or doctors holding and rocking a pet wrapped in a warm blanket or sitting in one of our kennels, comforting a pet waking up from surgery. It's that kind of extra care that makes your pet's experience special and unique.

The staff and veterinarians at VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital pledge that your pets will always receive compassionate, gentle care as well as the highest quality medical services available. We also pledge to exceed your expectations with the best client service you can find anywhere.

Local Medical Issues

Fleas are a problem all year round in Southern California. When left untreated, fleas can cause serious skin conditions, hot spots and hair loss in your pet.

Watch out for foxtails in high grass. They can burrow into the skin, eyes and ears, causing infections and abscesses if left untreated.

Certain plants and food products are poisonous to dogs and cats. Lilies are deadly to cats. Grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs. Small mammals, turtles and reptiles require a specific diet and a controlled environment to thrive.

Come in and let us help you learn what products you need for your furry and scaly little friends.
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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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. 

If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.
 

– For Dogs & Cats: VCA West Los Angeles, 310-479-2951


– For avian & exotics: Animal Specialty & Emergency Center (ASEC), 310-473-1561

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