VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital veterinarians and learn more about them. Our team of doctors are highly-trained and experienced veterinary professionals, who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health problem arises. As you will see in our biography section, the staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but above all, they are all dedicated veterinary professionals who share a genuine love of animals and a desire to provide the very best care for them. As pet owners ourselves, we understand how difficult it is when a pet becomes ill. It’s our mission to help in every way possible with expertise and compassion. Please don’t hesitate to call us whenever we can be of assistance to you and your pet.

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  • David Bruyette

    Medical Director
    DVM, University of Missouri
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Bruyette received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri in 1984. He completed an internship at Purdue University and a residency program in internal medicine

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  • Justin W. Allen

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
    Departments: Cardiology

    Dr. Justin Allen grew up on a farm in central Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois, he traveled to Los Angeles, California for an internship program at a private practice; he

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  • Lauren Askin

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Georgia
    Certifications: DACVR/Rad
    Departments: Oncology, Radiation Oncology

    Lauren Askin, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology)

    Dr. Lauren Askin was born and raised in West Virginia. She attended the University of Delaware where she received her Bachelor’s degree

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  • Kirstie Barrett

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Kansas State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
    Departments: Cardiology

    Dr. Kirstie Barrett was born and raised in Kansas. She is a 1992 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Barrett completed her internship and cardiology residency

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  • Joseph Bisignano

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Western University of Health Sciences
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Joseph Bisignano originally grew up in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from New York University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Biochemistry in 2006. He attended veterinary school at Western

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  • Nicole Buote

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Tufts University
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Nicole Buote has been on staff at VCA West Los Angeles since 2010 and was named Chief of Surgery in 2014. She obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Tufts University Cummings School

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  • Sady Cabrera

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Cabrera completed her undergraduate work at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California,

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  • Michael Chang

    Veterinary Specialist
    Certifications: DACVO
    Departments: Ophthalmology

    Dr. Chang received his DVM degree in Taiwan and received his ECFVG certificate
    from Purdue University. He completed an internship at the VCA West Los Angeles
    Animal Hospital and then

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  • John Chretin

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Chretin, head of oncology at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, obtained his doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1994 from Colorado State University. He completed a small animal internship

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  • Karen Eiler

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Western University of Health Sciences
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Karen Eiler completed two master’s degrees. The first was in animal behavior at California State University Fullerton and the second in biomedical sciences at Colorado State University. She

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

FOR PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL OUR HOSPITAL AT (310) 473-2951 OR TRANSPORT YOUR PET IMMEDIATELY TO OUR FACILITY (NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED).

VCA WEST LOS ANGELES ANIMAL HOSPITAL IS LOCATED AT:

1900 S. SEPULVEDA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
TEL: (310) 473-2951
Click here for directions to our location.

The doctors and staff of VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital are ready and available to provide emergency and critical care for your beloved companion around the clock every day of the year. Staffed by emergency/critical care veterinarians and technicians, our emergency team is ready to provide your pet with the highest possible level of quality compassionate care should an urgent medical need arise at any time of day or night.

If you feel your pet is having an emergency, please feel free to immediately come to the hospital - we are ALWAYS available! You may speak with a member of the emergency team if you have questions/concerns by calling (310) 473-2951 at any time.

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