VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital

VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Best Animal Hospital Ever

    -The Hollisters from Santa Monica, CA
    Pet Name: Babs

    After using this animal hospital for the last 30 years, we can honestly say that their staff is trustworthy and caring. Recently, our 17-year-old cat reached the end of her life, and the way Dr. Shulke, and Dolores, and Kate, and many others here helped us through her final month and her eventual passing was so loving and professional it is hard to describe, or imagine in this day and age. We highly recommend this hospital, Dr. Shulke for cats, and their fabulous boarding facilities!

  • From Lizards to Puppies

    -CPWriter from Sherman Oaks, CA
    Pet Name: Pucci and Coco

    Pet Image I've been bringing my pets to VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital for well over 15 years now. First was my beloved iguana, Bubba, and now it's my two pups: Pucci (pug) and Coco (Boston terrier). I've always found the staff to be caring, helpful and most of all genuinely concerned about my pets. Even when I moved out of the Santa Monica area to Sherman Oaks, I still make VCA Wilshire my primary care facility because I trust the doctors to treat my "babies" right!

  • Forever Grateful

    -andrea andrews from mar vista, CA

    Dr. Lavac and his staff have been so amazing over the years. Starting with 4 large breed dogs, an even bigger potbelly pig (180-230lbs range), tail-less cat, a Ferret called Chanel and most recently a kitty called Sugar. They have guided me and my family through care taking, illness and passing in such a kind, gentle and understanding way. My children have learned so much through Frank's compassion for animals and what's best for them at the hardest of times. He is part of our extended family and will always be. Thanks again Frank for your support and caring for our animals and family. Fondly - Andrea, Mark, Charlotte, Henry, Bambola, Shrubby, Boris, Harry, Chanel, Bunny-butt, Peppy, and Sugar.

  • The best of the best

    -Elaine Tom from Culver City, CA

    This hospital, the doctors, and staff are all warm, caring, knowledgeable.... oh on and on. I cannot think of one negative thing to say about the people who have cared for my pet birds for 15 years.

  • Snowflake's Surgery

    -Martha from Santa Monica, CA
    Pet Name: Snowflake

    I am the devoted owner of a delightful Guinea Pig named Snowflake. When it was discovered that he needed major surgery I was fearful that he wouldn't survive. I needn't have worried. The surgery done by Dr. Lavac was a great success. He and his staff are very professional and caring. Their follow-up calls after Snowflake came home showed how much they care about their patients. I would highly recommend them to any pet owner.


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