We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. Face coverings/masks are required at all of our U.S. hospitals. We thank you for your continued patience and support. Learn more about our COVID-19 response and guidelines.

For Veterinarians

"The quality of life is an essential priority in the treatment of my cance patients. I strive to finc a perferct balance between effective treatment and maintaining patient comfort."
Barbara Kitchell, DVM, DACVIM/Oncology Veterinary Specialist

We value our relationships with referring veterinarians and know that the road to successful treatment is paved with effective communications. This is why our entire staff is dedicated to teamwork and partnering with you throughout consultation, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. We work continually to earn the confidence and trust to act decisively and effectively. You can count on us to be your partners in health care.


To have your patient evaluated by one of our veterinary team members, we offer many options:

  1. Your client may contact one of our administrative staff at any time at our hospital's main telephone number (310-473-2951) to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.
  2. You may contact any of our specialists and/or their assistants by calling our hospital number above.
  3. You may also call our Referral Telephone Line (310-473-2951 extension 2) to speak with one of our referral coordinators who can assist you with scheduling an appointment with any of our specialists.
  4. If you have questions, comments or concerns about referrals please feel free to contact our Referral Director Brittany Hwang at 310-473-2951 or via e-mail at [email protected]m.

In order to help our veterinary staff accurately assess your patient's current health status, we ask that prior to referral that you please complete our VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital Referral Form located at the link below. Please note that our referral form is interactive. You may type your responses directly into the form, save to your computer, then submit by email to: [email protected]. Optionally, you may print out the referral form, handwrite your entries and return by fax to 310-979-5400. Pertinent medical records may also be emailed or faxed along with the referral form. If you need assistance, have questions or wish to discuss your patient's case prior to referral, please call our hospital and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you.




Our hospital offers a great variety of veterinary continuing education and seminars for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. We regularly present an array of topics on the latest technologies, treatments, practices and advances in the field of veterinary medicine. Attending our programs can help meet ongoing continuing education needs, but also it’s a great way to reconnect with colleagues and discuss what concerns you and the veterinary community at large. Please note that complimentary dinner will be served at the monthly continuing education lectures and an RSVP for the event is required. Check our continuing education schedule (see “Conference Schedule” on our website) for upcoming events and lectures. Please note that these lectures are RACE approved and can be used for license renewal for both veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians. We hope you will join us! 


Our hospital actively conducts clinical studies that seek to make advances in veterinary medical science that will help patients. For a listing of our current clinical studies that we are seeking candidate patients for from the veterinary community, please click on the icon below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further information about any of these studies. Thank you for your help.


VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is a teaching hospital and offers internships and /or residency programs to veterinarians seeking advanced training in a specialty area. Please call us to learn more about these programs.


Please visit VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital’s YouTube page to view our educational videos for veterinarians and the general public.

The staff at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital appreciates your continuing confidence and trust. Please don't hesitate to contact us whenever we can be of assistance to you and your patients. We’re here to help you in every way to provide the very best care for your patients.

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VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital Events

Internship and Residency Programs

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is pleased to offer an array of helpful resources about many veterinary medical conditions that are presented at our practices as well as articles of general interest. Please feel free to browse and download any of the documents from our resource library below

Join The VCA Team

At VCA, the value of pet care is no different than human care.

It’s a commitment shared by all of us. At VCA, helping pets is what we do. That’s why we invest in the very best technologies. And why we invite the very best people to join us. How can your talent make an impact at VCA? Take a closer look. Then take your passion for pet care to an all new level.

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