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VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital

310-828-4587

2421 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90403

  • Closing in 57 Minutes

  • Mon-Fri:

    7:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sat:

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sun:

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free First Exam

Experience exceptional pet health care.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital has been a Santa Monica landmark serving a wide community of animal lovers who have trusted the care of their pets to us since 1932. Generations of veterinarians and staff have welcomed all species of animals, from dogs and cats to all breeds of birds, lizards, tortoises, guinea pigs and other exotics.

We have a board-certified avian specialist and a board-certified feline specialist on staff and at your service.

We are open seven days a week for your convenience. Emergencies and walk-ins are welcome, but if you know your schedule, call ahead.

When you walk into our lobby, you will be pleased to find a friendly intimate environment where you and your pet will feel like family. In our hospital it is very common to see one of our nurses or doctors holding and rocking a pet wrapped in a warm blanket or sitting in one of our kennels, comforting a pet waking up from surgery. It's that kind of extra care that makes your...

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Wellness Plans for Your Pet

Preventive nose-to-tail care.
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Avians, Cats, Dogs, Exotics, Fish, Pocket Pets, Pot-Bellied Pigs, Rabbits, Reptiles

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Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

An exceptional pet healthcare experience.

Our Team Overview

Dedication, experience, compassion, and love are the words that describe the community of caring professionals that make up the staff at the VCA Wilshire Animal Hospital. We treat all animals, from the smallest finch or your child's first goldfish, with the same compassion and medical expertise as the largest pot-bellied pig or the giant Saint Bernard. Hamsters, mice, bearded dragons, and tortoises are a few of the many species of animals our...

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Our Veterinary Services

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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Know Your Pet

Tube Feeding - Esophagostomy Tubes in Cats

An esophagostomy tube is a small rubber tube that enters the esophagus through a surgical incision on the side of the neck. This allows food you to place food directly into the esophagus so that it can flow down into the stomach. The feeding tube is not placed directly into the stomach.

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Nutrition - Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements of the cat have developed through the process of biological evolution.

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Gastrostomy Tube Feeding in Cats

A gastrostomy tube is a small rubber tube that passes directly into the stomach through the skin and body wall of the cat's abdomen. It permits you to deliver food and water directly into the stomach.

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Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Aggression is defined as threats or harmful actions directed toward another individual and can include threat displays, lunging, growling, snarling, snapping and biting. In animals, aggressive behaviors are a means of communication.

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Behavior Management Products for Dogs

Behavior Management Products for Dogs

There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to help prevent undesirable behavior in dogs. Leashes, harnesses, and head halters are needed to keep pets under control, especially when outdoors.

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Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Counterconditioning and desensitization are powerful ways to change behavior. They are usually used in combination. Desensitization provides a means of safely exposing the pet to the stimulus at a level at or below which fear is likely to be exhibited.

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Flying with your Cat

Flying with your Cat

Successful flight with a cat begins long before the day of travel. It requires planning and preparation in order to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both you and your cat.

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Breeding and Queening Cats

Breeding cats and raising kittens can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may result in frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success and make the experience more enjoyable and safe.

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Brushing Teeth in Cats

Brushing Teeth in Cats

Teaching your cat to accept the brushing of its teeth will take some training, but will be relatively easy once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial and will help to establish a routine for your pet.

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