Our Team

VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists offers a full complement of specialty services in virtually all veterinary disciplines, including Emergency and Critical Care, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Integrative Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, and Surgery, ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality and most comprehensive veterinary care available anywhere. Our specialty departments are staffed by caring specialists with years of advanced training and experience, and they are all dedicated to one thing -- helping your pet become well again.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists veterinarians and staff and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors and staff are highly-trained and experienced veterinary professionals, who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health problem arises. As you will see in our biography section, our staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but above all, they are all dedicated veterinary professionals who share a genuine love of animals and a desire to provide the very best care for them. As pet owners ourselves, we understand how difficult it is when a pet becomes ill. It’s our mission to help in every way possible with expertise and compassion. Please don’t hesitate to call upon us whenever we can be of assistance to you and your pet.

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Andrea McDooling
BVSc, MS, DACVIM (SAIM) Medical Director

Dr. McDooling is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has extensive clinical interests in all aspects of small animal internal medicine. She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery from Louisiana State University and then pursued a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. While at the University of Minnesota, her Masters research included the evaluation of tests for early diagnosis of cancer of the urinary tract in dogs. She won several awards for her research from the University of Minnesota and the award for Outstanding ...

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Kathryn Ngoma
Hospital Administrator

Kathryn Ngoma is the hospital administrator at VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists. She started working in the veterinary field as a senior in high school. She completed OCROP (Orange County Regional Occupational Program) to become a veterinary assistant and worked at several Hospitals as both front office and back office staff in the Orange County area. While enjoying the technical side of hospitals, she really preferred helping the owners more directly and moved to the front office permanently. She was hired at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital as a phone operator in June of 2006, eventually becoming t...

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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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