Advanced care services go above and beyond a general hospital visit for pets. Advanced services may be, but are not limited to items such as specialized surgeries, eye treatments, diagnostic x-rays, ultrasound, or therapies. At VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, we have both primary and specialty services. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in advanced care.
Our hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art digital radiology services. Digital x-rays are essentially film-less x-rays. Traditional x-rays use photographic film to capture images whereas digital x-rays use a digital image capture device (computer) to record the x-ray image.... Read more
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital offers OFA x-rays for identification of hip dysplasia in dogs. OFA is the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and is an organization that was created to aid breeders in helping reduce the incidence of hip dysplasia. Dogs must be over 2 years of age and the x-rays must be taken using general anesthesia for accurate diagnosis.... Read more
Cancer is becoming increasingly more common in our pets, simply because they are living longer. However, the most important point to realize about this dreaded disease is that many forms can be easily treated, managed, and even cured. With early detection and specialized care, survival rates and even cures are increasing in almost all types of cancer that affect pets.... Read more
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital offers many soft tissue surgery services, either through our general practice or our specialty surgery services. Soft tissue surgery refers to surgery on any body part excluding the following: bones/joints (orthopedic surgery), heart (cardiac surgery), or nervous system (neurologic surgery). Examples of common soft tissue surgeries include mass removals, gastrointestinal surgery (to remove foreign objects or diseased sections of intestine), bladder surgery (to remove stones), liver surgery (to remove masses or diseased lobes), and splenic surgery (to remove diseased spleens or masses).... Read more
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital offers ultrasound (sonogram) examinations as a non-invasive procedure to evaluate internal organs. Ultrasound can be used to examine the abdominal organs, reproductive organs, eyes and heart. If the heart is being examined, the ultrasound is called an echocardiogram.... Read more