Welcome to VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, the most comprehensive advanced care veterinary facility serving Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. We offer a full complement of specialty services, including Behavior, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Rehabilitation, Surgery, and Zoological Medicine & Surgery.
Welcome to VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, one of the largest private small animal hospitals in the country. Since 1984 our hospital has been serving pet owners and their pets in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Orange and Ventura counties and the surrounding communities. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the many resources available at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital for all of your pet's health care needs.
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is a full-service medical facility. We provide complete wellness care for all of your pet’s life stages from birth through his/her senior years. If a pet medical issue or emergency should arise, we can help! To learn more about our hospital’s extensive Emergency/Critical Care and Specialists’ services, please visit our specialty website at this link: VCA WLA Animal Hospital Emergency/Specialty
Whether a minor problem or the most complex, our emergency/critical care and specialty teams are fully prepared and equipped to address any health issue that your pet may be experiencing. Our staff utilizes the most advanced, state-of-art diagnostic technology, enabling them to arrive at a diagnosis and implement treatment quickly. And we offer the most current medical therapies and procedures available anywhere to help your pet get well!
Our hospital's compassionate and expert medical team has years of experience in companion animal medicine, and their goal is to partner with you to provide the most comprehensive and best quality medical care so that your pet lives a longer, healthier and happier life. Our facility also has the finest support staff available. Our technicians and front office personnel are highly-trained professionals, and they all are primarily concerned with the health of your pet and providing you with outstanding client service.
If you have questions or concerns about your pet, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you and your pet and to serving you both for many years to come.
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours
Open for emergencies 24 hours. No appointment is needed. For Specialty Services, please call for availability and to schedule your pet's appointment.
Kindly schedule all visits to our hospital at your earliest convenience to ensure the most appropriate member of our medical team is available to address all of your questions and concerns. Scheduled visits are particularly important when you wish to speak with one of our veterinarians and/or discharge your pet from the hospital.
Please bring all of your pet's medications and/or food to the hospital when s/he is admitted. (Please be aware that by bringing your pet's medication(s) at the time of hospitalization, it can help reduce the financial expense of your pet's stay with us.)
We are happy to keep some of your pet's personal items (special toy and/or blanket) with him/her during his/her hospitalization. However, please understand that we cannot guarantee you will receive this special item back at the time of your pet's discharge. Please be assured that our hospital will supply your pet with comfortable blankets, beds, and even toys during his/her hospitalization.
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital encourages you to visit with your hospitalized pet during our regular visiting hours, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm nightly. Please call in advance and speak with one of our client care representatives to schedule the appointment for your visit. Please understand that a member of our medical team may not be available to speak with you during your visit if you have not previously scheduled a time with one of staff. You may call at any time, however, to receive updates about your hospitalized pet.
Under special circumstances, arrangements may be made with your pet's veterinarian for visitation outside regular visiting hours. Please call to consult with one of our hospital's client care representatives who will assist you with these arrangements.
Our doctors will call you with an update about your pet at least once daily and, of course, whenever s/he has pertinent or urgent information to relay to you about your pet. We encourage you to use our voice mail extensions or email addresses (we will be happy to provide you our direct voice mail extension and/or email address at the time of your visit with us).
Please be certain your pet's doctor has approved your pet's discharge from the hospital, and you have agreed upon a time BEFORE you arrive to pick up your pet. This will permit us the time to attend to the many details that must be finalized/completed before your pet can be released, including preparation of his/her medications and the discharge instructions. We would like everything to be prepared ahead of time in an effort to minimize your wait.
Many of the pets treated at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital require ongoing care after their initial visit. In some cases, it may be more convenient for you to have your pet's primary care veterinarian perform these tests rather than return to WLAAH. We are happy to collaborate with your pet's primary care veterinarian regarding the continued care of your pet. As part of this collaborative effort and if needed, our team can interpret laboratory test results performed by your pet's primary care veterinarian. Based upon laboratory test results, we can also provide treatment recommendations.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION INFORMATION
Our hospital pharmacy is open 7 days a week. To request a prescription refill for your pet’s medication, please call us at 310-473-2951. Please note all prescription refill request(s) submitted to VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital will be reviewed and processed within 24 hours of our receipt of your request(s).
Should you wish to refill your pet's prescription medication during your pet's scheduled appointment with our medical team, please advise the doctor and/or his/her nurse at the beginning of your pet's appointment. This will help to reduce your waiting time during your visit.
If a member of our medical team is not immediately available to answer your telephone call, please ask to be directed to the voice mail of your pet's veterinarian with our hospital. Alternatively, if provided, please feel free to email your pet's WLAAH doctor directly with your questions or concerns.
Please know our medical team strives to return all non-emergency telephone/voice mail messages within 24 hours of receipt on days when we are on clinical duty in the hospital. Your patience and understanding are extremely appreciated. If you have an urgent question or concern and your doctors is not available, please request to speak with another doctors from that service or one of our emergency doctors.
Please understand that because of our staff's numerous responsibilities to our patients and the time involved in patient care, time is somewhat limited during the day. To help our medical team provide you with the utmost compassionate care and attention, please consider the following recommendations:
We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while we strive to provide only the very best care to your beloved pet and family member. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 310-473-2951 if you need assistance of any kind or have questions or concerns. We're here to help!
The Staff at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Please be sure to check with us before your first visit to find out what forms and other information you will need to bring with you.
Client Patient Information Sheet
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We accept cash, all major credit cards and personal checks. If financial assistance is needed, we also offer our clients CareCredit no interest payment plans*. To learn more about CareCredit or apply now, please visit www.carecredit.com/vetmed.
*Please note that not all financing plans on the CareCredit website are available. Please verify with the receptionist which current plans are offered.
We will also assist you and your pet with your pet insurance needs (such as Trupanion). Trupanion is VCA’s preferred vendor for medical insurance covering cats and dogs. The Mission of Trupanion is to help the pets we all love receive the best veterinary care. Call 1-855-591-3100 or visit http://trupanion.com/vca.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
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