Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Camino Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Michael Whalen
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Michael Whalen grew up here in Thousand Oaks, before attending UC San Diego where he earned Bachelors of Science degrees in Biology and Business. He earned his DVM from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2017. He loves small animal medicine, specifically general practice, because of the ability to form a lasting relationship with clients and their furry family members. His goal is to provide each patient with the same level of attention and care that he provides his own pets. Dr. Whalen's special interests in medicine include dentistry, preventative medicine and dermatology.

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RVT Registered Veterinary Technician

Cheryl joined our team in 2014. She is a licensed RVT, earning her degree in 2012. She loves performing laser treatments and dental procedures. She has been married for over 30 years and her house is run by Minnie, the German Shorthaired Pointer. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys spoiling her grandchild and wine tasting with her husband.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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