Our Team

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

And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Sonia Sandhu
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Sonia Sandhu completed her Bachelor's in Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She has practiced ER medicine in the D.C. region for several years before returning to Southern California where she grew up. While she enjoys and values the nature of emergency medicine and surgery, she is most passionate about providing the best patient care for our pets. In her spare time, she most appreciates quality time with her family, running long distances, and caring for her two pets: Riley, a retired ...
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Megan Phillips
Hospital Manager
Megan joins VCA Lakewood after 7 years as the Systems and Special Projects Administrator and Chief Information Officer of Animal Specialty & Emergency Center, a large veterinary specialty hospital in West Los Angeles. While at ASEC, Megan managed all electronic operations of the hospital, which employed 120 staff members, including 33 full-time veterinarians and interns.

Megan has extensive veterinary experience as an independent practice management consultant, as an implementation manager at VIA (a veterinary software company), and as a technician at Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital and Chaparral Pet Hosp...
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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.
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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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