Our Team

The core of our medical team is composed of highly educated veterinary specialists who have undergone rigorous training in their respective fields. VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital also promotes instruction by educating resident and intern doctors.

Though we are many different specialists, our single purpose is to provide world-class treatment through comprehensive and collaborative medicine.

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J. Michael Walters
DVM, MS, DACVECC Medical Director

Name: J. Michael Walters (please call me Mike and the J is for John, DON’T call me John)

Undergrad school: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Veterinary school: Louisiana State University
Residency: Colorado State University

Why did you choose to become a Veterinary Criticalist? I became a criticalist and emergency clinician because I enjoy fast pace and the immediate changes I can make in patients’ lives. It’s really a life or death situation on occasion and that is exciting. 

Why do you choose to practice at VCA West Coast?  To make a difference in patients and clients lives. To help ...

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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 by our desire to make a better world for pets.
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