VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

Our Story

Based in West Los Angeles, VCA ASEC is a leading 24-hour specialty animal care center offering board-certified specialists in surgery, emergency & critical care, radiology, cardiology, oncology, and internal medicine, as well as the latest, leading edge equipment and technology. VCA ASEC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment and education and a friendly, personable environment. In business for more than 30 years, our mission is to provide the best quality of care and service for the patient, the client, and the primary veterinarian.

Hometown Care at VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

VCA ASEC is a veterinary specialty hospital and 24-hour emergency center located in West Los Angeles. With board-certified specialists in critical care, cardiology, internal medicine, oncology and radiology, as well as surgery, our highly-trained veterinarians make sure your pet gets the highest quality care.

VCA ASEC started as a veterinary surgical referral clinic 30 years ago, and is now one of the largest referral and specialty hospitals in the country. As an academic veterinary hospital, VCA ASEC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment and education. Our mission is to provide the best quality of care and service for the patient, the client, and the referring veterinarian.


"I just want to thank all of you for your kind and generous care every time we came to VCA ASEC. You are such a warm and caring group of people and I will always be grateful for all of your help.”
~Mouse’s Mom, Ellen F.

“Thanks to everyone at VCA ASEC for helping our Jake! He is doing so well! We took him on his first hike on Saturday and he was the happiest dog in the world! We were afraid that he would never walk again, but he has recovered beyond our wildest dreams. Thank you!”
~Jennifer H.

“Nan & I cannot thank you all enough for the care & consideration you gave our dear Zooey. Because of your great expertise & thoughtfulness–and a touch of good fortune and timing–our Baby Girl has completely returned to the crazy, goofy, willfull & amazing being she was before the bottom dropped out on our lives. I know her sister, Mazzy, is grateful as well.
Nan & I–and Zooey & Mazzy– want to extend our warmest love and regards to all of you. Thanks again.”

Accreditations & Affiliations
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VCA Pet Cancer Care Alliance

VCA’s goal is to help treat your pet’s cancer, giving you and your pet more quality time together.

At VCA Pet CancerCare Centers, our oncology teams design individualized treatment plans for each pet patient using the most advanced and effective treatments available—much like those used in human medicine. Today’s cancer treatments have fewer side effects, so most pets remain comfortable and happy throughout treatment.


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American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.

Helpful Resources

Pet Insurance may help your pet get the best veterinary care when they're sick or injured. There are many providers that offer plans that covers certain unexpected illnesses or injuries throughout your pet's life. Rest assured knowing your pet can receive the best veterinary care, without worrying about the cost.

Our hospital works with Trupanion and can assist you with your pet insurance claim filing needs. We accept Trupanion payment at checkout. To find out more about Trupanion’s insurance coverage and offerings, call 1-855-591-3100 or visit

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We accept CareCredit, the pet, health and wellness credit card with flexible, budget-friendly financing options that allow you to pay over time for a range of treatments and services—including procedures, medication and more.*

To learn more about CareCredit, or to see if you prequalify, please visit us.

*Subject to credit approval.

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Lionbridge provides over-the-phone and video interpretation services for non-English-speaking and American Sign Language (ASL) clients. In real time, veterinary providers can enlist an expert Lionbridge interpreter to facilitate a clear exchange of information between themselves and clients. Lionbridge’s on-demand, remote interpretation services enable effective and accurate communication with clients. This service empowers clients to be heard and spoken to in their own language, which in turn facilitates a deeper understanding of the care your pet needs.  

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