VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital


  • Kennel Supervisor

    Dolores Romo

    Dolores Romo is our Kennel Supervisor. As a child, there were two things Dolores knew she wanted to do when she grew up; become a teacher and work with animals. She accomplished one of her dreams and worked at West Los Angeles and UCLA Child Care Center as a pre-school teacher for seven years.

    In 1998, she realized her dream of working with animals. Thousands of pets later, some gone to heaven now, she has welcomed them all into her heart and cared for them as her own. She may not remember all of the clients names over the years, but she always remembers the pets!

    At the hospital, at any time of day or night, you can see Dolores either sitting with our patients as they wake up from anesthesia or walking them in a nearby park. She always makes sure each and every one of them is cared for and loved. She is so exacting and particular about giving her "babies" the best and most loving care, we teasingly call Dolores "the General."

    Dolores loves music and brings it with her to the hospital. Classical music can be heard throughout the dog and cat wards lulling them to sleep when she leaves for the day. She also has a song for every patient. Whether it is a nursery rhyme or a rock & roll tune, as long as she can insert their name in the medley the song is theirs.

    Dolores lives in Culver City with "Miss Kitty", a gray and white stray cat, who was determined to become a part of Dolores' family. Every day Miss Kitty would greet Dolores until the time was right to rescue her and bring her home. No longer on the street, Miss Kitty now has a comfortable bed to sleep in every night.


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, 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