Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Marina Bay Cities 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 the 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.

Have a look at our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Steven Thatcher
Medical Director

Dr. Thatcher was raised in Northern California where he developed his love for animals and interest in science. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California-Davis in Animal Science. He did additional graduate work at Oregon State University in Physiology. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine-University of California-Davis.

He has been working at VCA Marina Animal Hospital since 1983 where he has developed a close relationship with many clients that he now considers friends.

August Cook
Hospital Manager

Shortly after receiving her undergraduate degree from California State University Northridge, August joined our VCA family in 2013 as a receptionist. Her positive attitude and desire to help patients and clients quickly earned her role as the Front Office Supervisor and, ultimately, Hospital Manager. She currently resides in Inglewood California, where she shares her home with her cat (Mango) and dog (Koda). In her spare time she loves exercising, playing video games, watching scary movies, and dancing.


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.


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.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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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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