VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
By John Chretin, DVM, DACVIM(O)
Published: July 01, 2010

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VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is pleased to be one of four locations in the United States offering bone marrow transplantation to client owned pets. This state of the art therapy is primarily directed at dogs diagnosed with lymphoma. However, provided a matching donor can be located, it can be used as an effective treatment for dogs with other types of cancers and some non-cancerous diseases as well. For lymphoma, the process involves the replacement of irradiated bone marrow with normal stem cells collected from the same pet after chemotherapy is completed (autologous transplant). It allows veterinary oncologists to treat lymphoma with the most aggressive chemotherapy possible and to administer a dose of total body irradiation high enough to kill lymphoma cells that may be resistant or residing in locations in the body where chemotherapy cannot reach. Chemotherapy alone for lymphoma, the current standard of care, strives to achieve remission and extend length and quality of life whereas transplantation strives to achieve a cure. Please contact us or refer to our bone marrow transplant page if you have questions regarding this type of treatment or if you are uncertain if you pet is a candidate.

Sincerely,

John Chretin, DVM, DACVIM(O)

John.Chretin@vcahospitals.com

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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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