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VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital

VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital

245 West Duarte Road | Monrovia , CA 91016

Call 626-386-8401
Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Dermatology (Skin Care)
  • Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • In-house Lab & Pharmacy
  • Pain Management
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

At VCA Santa Anita, we look forward to welcoming you and your pets. Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know you and your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. In fact, when you come in, you will see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We will give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We will also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you will be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicine and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

Conveniently located in Monrovia, we specialize in attending to your pet's urgent medical needs and providing outstanding preventive care - all with the intent of ensuring that you and your pet companion enjoy many happy years together.

We are an AAHA accredited hospital offering Ofa x-rays, stem cell therapy, endoscopy, early drop offs and late pickups, and we speak both Mandarin and Spanish for your convenience.

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Welcome to VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital! Welcome to VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital!
The welcoming reception area at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital The welcoming reception area at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital
Welcoming a new patient at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital Welcoming a new patient at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital
A happy patient at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital A happy patient at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital
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Helping to find new pet parents at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital Helping to find new pet parents at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital
The caring & experienced team at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital The caring & experienced team at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital
One of the state-of-the-art exam rooms at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital One of the state-of-the-art exam rooms at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital
Your pet will get the highest quality care at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital Your pet will get the highest quality care at VCA Santa Anita Animal Hospital
Bios
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Dr. Andrea Shaw, DVM
Dr. Andrea Shaw, DVM

Medical Director
School: University of California, Davis
Biography
Dr. Andrea Shaw joined VCA Santa Anita in Septemeber 2004.

Prior to obtaining her D.V.M., Dr. Shaw earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Although she enjoyed research, she realized during her graduate studies that she wanted to pursue her lifelong interest in becoming a veterinarian. Starting out as a receptionist at a veterinary emergency clinic, she quickly advanced to a technician and worked for 2 years at the Beechnut Animal Emergency Clinic after hours while completing her doctorate. She was accepted, site unseen, to the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis.
Dr. Shaw successfully defended her doctorate thesis in June 1996, just in time to join the class of 2000 at U.C. Davis. Following completion of veterinary school, Dr. Shaw participated in a 1 year internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, where she refined her skills in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oncology, and Emergency Medicine. After completing her intership in 2001, she was eager to enter into general practice.
Dr. Shaw's professional interests include general medicine and surgery, ultrasonography of the abdomen and thorax/heart, stem cell therapy for palliative treatment of canine osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal injuries, and OFA radiography. She is very active in animal welfare and is the lead veterinarian for Heaven on Earth, a non-profit organization aimed at providing care and homes for oldercats. She also has participated in several research studies, including the use of immune modulators to treat cats with retroviruses.
Dr. Shaw lives with her husband, Jon, their 17 year old cat, Jeremy, and their 2 year old dog, Josie. When she isn't working at VCA Santa Anita, she enjoys gardening, drawing, cooking, and working with Heaven on Earth.

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Dr. Jeffrey Najarian, DVM
Dr. Jeffrey Najarian, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Jeffrey Najarian joined VCA Santa Anita in February 2008. He is a native of Southern California. He grew up in the San Gabriel Valley. He completed his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of California at Davis. He later went on to complete graduate studies at UC Davis, earning a Master of Science in Animal Science. Dr. Najarian's academic career reached it's pinnacle after he fulfilled a lifelong dream and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation he continued his training as an intern ar Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group; a multi-specialty referral practice in Ventura, CA. He then persued an interest in veterinary surgery and completed a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX before joining our team at VCA Santa Anita. When not at work Dr. Najarian can be found enjoying the outdoors with his pug "Otis", his Scottish Terrier "Rocket" and his Shar Pei cross "Pua".

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Dr. Jane Prescott, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Prescott has been with VCA Santa Anita for 30+ years. She went to University of California, Davis for her Veterinary Medicine education. She was elected to the Phi Phi Zeta Honor Society which recognizes high academic achievement. She then did her internship at Iowa State University. Her special interests: practice limited to medicine and sugery of dogs and cats.

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