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. Dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, bearded dragons, and tortoises are a few of the many species of animals our staff welcomes to the practice.

No matter how small or how large, we know your pet is precious to you, and we treat them like our own.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

 

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Frank Lavac
Medical Director

Our Medical Director is Dr. Frank Lavac. He has over 30 years experience in Avian Medicine and Surgery and leads our team of veterinarians and staff. While Dr. Lavac has a special interest and training in birds and exotics, most of his patients are dogs and cats.

Dr. Lavac has been in practice since 1980. After receiving his B.S. with Distinction in Microbiology in 1974, and his M.S. in Microbiology in 1976, he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in West Los Angeles in 1980-81. He was certified as a Diplomat, American Board of Veterinary Practitionars-Avian from 1994 to 2014.

Veterinarians

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.

Administration

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.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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