VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital

James Schulke, DVM, DABVP/Feline, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Oregon State University
Certifications: DABVP/Feline


Dr. Jim Schulke is board certified in Feline Medicine. He also sees lots of dogs, as well as other species.

A native of Oregon, he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oregon State University in 1988. He began practicing at VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital in 2001.

Dr. Schulke loves those cats! He is a long standing member of the Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and he became Board Certified in Feline Practice in 2003. He focuses his continuing education efforts attending feline conferences, in order to stay informed on the the latest information and techniques regarding feline medicine and surgery. He has special interests in Senior feline care, kidney and urinary tract diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, and gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Dr. Schulke lives in Santa Monica with his wife and two Siamese cats.


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