For Veterinarians Overview
We understand that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a serious responsibility. At VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, we want you to assure you that your referred patients will receive the highest quality of veterinary care available anywhere. Our hospital has a full range of services and specialists to meet the needs presented by even your most challenging cases. If treatment requires an overnight stay, our medical staff is on duty 24/7. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility and to meet our staff.
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:
- Your client may contact one of our administrative staff at any time at 310-473-2951 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.
- You may contact any of our specialists and/or their assistants directly via phone or e-mail using the contact information provided below.
- You may also contact our referral coordinators Zowie Vasquez (ext. 737 or Z.Vasquez@VCAHospitals.com) or Karla Martinez (ext. 444 or Karla.Martinezmendoza@VCAHospitals.com) to schedule an appointment with any of our specialists. (Zowie is available 7am to 3:30pm M-F, Karla is available 10am to 6:30pm M-Th and 8am to 4:30pm Fridays.)
- If you have questions, comments or concerns about referrals please feel free to contact our Director of Referral Services Leslie Hair at 310-473-2951 or via e-mail at Leslie.Hair@VCAHospitals.com.
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 and either fax it to our hospital at our e-fax # 310-943-2321 or e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pertinent medical records may also be faxed or e-mailed 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.
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR VETERINARIANS AND VETERINARY TECHNICIANS
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!
INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
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.
VETERINARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE LIBRARY
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:
• Canine and Feline Calcium Disorders
• Canine Hypoadrenocorticism
• Canine Hypothyroidism
• Cushing’s Disease
• Feline Adrenal Disease
• Feline Hyperthyroidism
• Insulin Resistance
• Polyuria and Polydipsia in Dogs and Cats
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital thanks you for 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.
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital