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At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is to have a local veterinarian you can trust and who, most importantly, knows your pet almost as well as you. With nearly 600 hospitals in 42 States, we've built a network of trusted local animal health providers giving the finest care for the pets in your family. We invite you to get to know our caring staff! New VCA patients are eligible for a FREE First Exam - a risk-free opportunity to learn what makes VCA so different. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your pet and demonstrating our commitment to providing your pet the highest quality care!
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24-Hour Animal Hospital, Bathing,Canine Physical Rehabilitation Transfusions, Boarding, Dental Care, Electrocardiography, Emergency and Critical Care, Endoscopy, Fully Stocked Pharmacy, Hospice and Euthanasia Services, Microchipping, Nutritional Counseling, Ophthalmology, Pain Management, Parasite Prevention and Control, Pet Cremation Services, Puppy and Kitten Care, Radiology (X-Rays), Senior Care, Surgery, Total hip replacement, Traveling with your pet, Ultrasound, Vaccinations, Wellness Exams

Purina and Hill special diets
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VCA operates nearly 600 animal hospitals in 42 States staffed with hundreds of experienced veterinarians.
East-Central Hollywood, Highland Garden
• Caring for your pets the way we care for our own • Convenient, affordable, preventive nose-to-tail care (VCA CareClub) • Educational opportunities for pet owners • Free First Exam for all first time pet visits • Healthy Pet Magazine • Home Delivery of Pet Medications • VCA Big Pet Project • VCA Quality Care Program


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Maria C.



We had an emergency with our cat Mora. We would really like to thank Dr Abby Kreines, who saved her. Amazing service and professionalism. Dr Kreines is an excelent doctor very loving and caring not only with our beautiful Mora but also with us. We truly recommend that if you have an emergency with your pet go to this veterinary. Excellent service. Ana Pulido at the front desk is also very kind and helped us with everything.
Thank you so much Dr Kreines. You are the amazing.
Street Paws Rescue
Maria Charry

Lucy K.



Last night our boxer Sammy gave us the signal "it is time to let me go ".
Cancer took his energy. We were a mess on the ride there, tears, laughter and sadly soon to be our last ride together.
Courtney made a huge impression on us, her care was beyond her years. We hugged him and kiss him before he left the room. I choose to look in to his beautiful eyes one more time. I asked Courtney to let me know when he was gone, she did, she informed me that he went peaceful while he was being pet. Thank you so much for being the beauty of this sad journey Courtney.
Lucy Katz.

Jose A.



This place was good long time ago when the brothers Dee own the place , make sure you know the doctor reputation , like if it was your personal Doctors , i'm not a VCA FAN .

Wendy S.



Dr. Swinger is AMAZING (and so is Debbie his assistant) but given the choice I would go anywhere else! The front desk folks are horrible! They are rude and nasty. They yelled at me because they couldn't communicate the Jessica screamed at me! I have zero appetite for that! They are also ridiculously overpriced.

claimed iconBusiness Response09/23/2014

We agree that our Ophthalmology team is wonderful however, that is as far as we can go in agreement with this review. Our staff is committed to giving each and every one of our clients their total attention and in this instance you had the eyes, ears and hands of three team members working to gather and deliver the correct and appropriate data to you. The turnaround time for your request was under one hour and is well within our goal of great service. I apologize if this did not meet your expectations and if the communication with our staff was anything but excellent. Additionally, our high caliber of care has always been offered at a fair price. We provide the gold standard of care and therefore have enjoyed a long partnership with our animal loving community in the healthcare of their pets.

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Michael93406 ..



I would like to write to praise Dr. David Shapiro. My dog Lucky had very bad bleeding cysts on the underside of his paw., He was in great pain and licked the area constantly causing it to become worse and worse. Dr. Shapiro performed laser surgery on Lucky. It was a hard 2 and one half month recovery. We followed his advice to the letter and Lucky is now completely healed and walking well again. I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Shapiro as Lucky's vet surgeon. He 100% knows what he is doing and is kind and caring as well.

claimed iconBusiness Response08/26/2014

Our Laser Surgery has allowed up to perform surgeries with less pain, less swelling, less infection and quicker recovery we are so pleased to be able to offer this cutting edge modality. We love Dr. Shapiro too! He is an asset to the HAH and we are grateful for him. So glad Lucky is back to himself again.

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Gary K.


The best

my dog jumped into a running boat motor and it almost ripped her leg off dr. Carlos put it all back together and she doesn't even have a live today they are the best

claimed iconBusiness Response08/26/2014

So good to see your girl here for a wellness check. She and Dr. Carlos spent a lot of time together fixing her up and we are so pleased she is back to her old self. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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I am giving 5 stars due to Dr. Ann Murphy!

Otherwise, I would not give more than 4 stars due to the after hours technicians, staff and doctors not knowing answers to simple questions. That, definitely, needs to be improved.

Back to Dr. Murphy. I have never ever encountered a Vet with so much love, compassion and caring for the animals!

My sweet baby passed away today, 2 weeks shy of his 16th Birthday!

My dog lived that long because he was under Dr. Murphy's care! She kept him alive for an extra 4 years due to her extensive veterinarian knowledge and experience.

If I ever get another dog, I will follow her wherever she goes.

Thank you, Dr. Murphy for everything you have done for our Spencer. My son and I are forever indebted to you! You are a TRUE human being in every sense of the word.

We LOVE you!

God bless you and give you many healthy years to come

Feiga M

claimed iconBusiness Response08/26/2014

Thank you for sharing this review. Dr. Murphy is a star and we feel blessed that she chose to make her career at the HAH. Her experience has mentored many other doctors and her care has touched so many lives. We appreciate the feedback of your experience and look toward implementation of growth opportunities because of reviews like this from clients that have been with us so long.

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Do some research and pick an experienced vet. Make your appt with that doctor specifically. I used to see Dr. James Dee, a very experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate vet. Also Dr. Herrington did surgery and he was an expert too. I've moved too far north to continue going to HAH but I would recommend them highly to anyone who can get there.




Hollywood Animal Hospital IS the place to take your pet. Dr. Jon Dee saved my dachshund's life when she had blown a disc and couldn't walk. She was 8 years old at the time. After the surgery, I would go and visit her every day. They would let us have time in an examination room and once when a room wasn't available they put a blanket and some water outside so my dog and I could be together. She did walk again and lived until her passing at the age of 16 years.

Just recently my cat, Sheba, was diagnosed with a tumor in her throat. Dr. Sessa, at Hollywood Animal Hospital, operated on her and removed the cancerous tumor. My cat was treated as though she was one of their children. It was so comforting knowing she was in good hands. The cost was very reasonable being it was major surgery.

In addition, I've never had a long wait when I went for an appointment. If you did it was probably because they had an emergency which is understandable. Wouldn't you want them to take you right away if your pet was in distress and hold off on non emergency cases?


claimed iconBusiness Response08/26/2014

Maintaining the kind of service we were built on is the goal of the HAH. “To provide the kind of quality care and compassion we would want for our pet”. That can get challenging when we are busy with emergencies but the care of doctors like Dr. Jon and Dr. Sessa are examples of pros. Thank you for the trust you have put in us over the years and for the time you took to share your experience.

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