VCA Marina Animal Hospital

★★★☆☆
  • 2506 Lincoln Blvd

    Venice, CA 90291

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  • 424-228-8347

About VCA Marina Animal Hospital

Categories
  • Veterinarians
Hours
M-F 7am-7pm, Sa 8am-5pm, Su 9am-4pm
Associations
  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
Keywords
  • vet
  • veterinarian
  • animal hospital
  • animal clinic
  • VCA
  • veterinary hospital
  • VCA Hospitals
  • vets in
  • vet hospital
  • pet clinic
  • vet in
  • pet hospital
  • vet clinic
Brands
  • Cats
  • Dogs
Services
  • Advanced Care Services
  • Allergy & Itchy Skin Relief
  • Diabetes Treatment (Canine & Feline)
  • Diagnostics
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Disease Treatment
  • Flea & Tick Control
  • General Care
  • Heartworm Disease Treatment (Canine & Feline)
  • Internal medicine
  • Medications/Prescriptions
  • Parasite Control
  • Pet Wellness Exams
  • Physical Examinations
  • Preventive Care
  • Primary Care
  • Puppy & Kitten Wellness
  • Senior Pet Wellness
  • Spay & Neuter
  • Vaccines & Vaccinations
  • Weight Loss Programs

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    This place is great. I have seen 3 Dr's here and they have all been wonderful. Going to the vet can be expensive - if you can't afford it, you probably shouldn't take on the responsibility of a pet. I've never felt overcharged at this VCA location.

    4
    ★★★★☆

    This place is great. I have seen 3 Dr's here and they have all been wonderful. Going to the vet can be expensive - if you can't afford it, you probably shouldn't take on the responsibility of a pet. I've never felt overcharged at this VCA location.

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    I wouldn't refer this place to my worst enemy. The Dr. they assigned me was named Dr. Allen. After telling him another Dr. had given my cat Asia anti biotics he proceeded to give her more without giving her any kind of examination and then charges me $150. Not only did this do nothing for my beloved, but when asked to see another Dr. and asked about some sort of credit for what I paid already they got upset and told me I was not allowed to return.

    These people could not care less about your pet and their Dr.'s are are uneducated inexperienced morons. Avoid these crooks like the plague.

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    I wouldn't refer this place to my worst enemy. The Dr. they assigned me was named Dr. Allen. After telling him another Dr. had given my cat Asia anti biotics he proceeded to give her more without giving her any kind of examination and then charges me $150. Not only did this do nothing for my beloved, but when asked to see another Dr. and asked about some sort of credit for what I paid already they got upset and told me I was not allowed to return.

    These people could not care less about your pet and their Dr.'s are are uneducated inexperienced morons. Avoid these crooks like the plague.

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    This is where I bring my dog for her vet needs. Staff is nice, doctors are friendly and it is in a good location with it's own parking lot. Appointments are easy to make and prices are reasonable for exams and vaccinations. I would recommend bringing your pet here.

    4
    ★★★★☆

    This is where I bring my dog for her vet needs. Staff is nice, doctors are friendly and it is in a good location with it's own parking lot. Appointments are easy to make and prices are reasonable for exams and vaccinations. I would recommend bringing your pet here.

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    I originally went to VCA Marina because it was convenient to my home. While the Drs seem to know their craft and do care about the animals, the STAFF is the reason I'm leaving. The ladies at the front counter are usually very nice but I've seen lots of attitude with other clients, AND they LOST my dog's file (which had lots of ""expensive"" data about her allergies in it), can't seem to fill a prescription in the stated 24 hour period to save them, and I've NEVER seen them get in a hurry. \r\n\r\nBUT the last straw was recently when my dog's health was QUICKLY failing and I was faced with the decision of whether she was suffering and how long to let her continue the way she was. All labwork had been frustratingly useless in pointing to her unexplained weight loss and other serious issues. At the time of the labwork they were unable to get a urine sample. I took one in and dropped it off. I finally called THEM after 5 DAYS and they said that it was in my doctor's in-box for the NEXT day to return my call!? He'd been on vacation and they'd left it in HIS in-box!!??\r\n\r\nI was LIVID and demanded another vet to call me back with the results. That vet was not surprised by my experience with the staff and sounded just as frustrated with them as I was (and at this point, that's saying a LOT!) AND said that the results to the test had been completed 4 days BEFORE!?\r\n\r\nThis is just an example of the staff's incompetence. I wonder why good vets stand for this ridiculous protocol?

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    ★☆☆☆☆

    I originally went to VCA Marina because it was convenient to my home. While the Drs seem to know their craft and do care about the animals, the STAFF is the reason I'm leaving. The ladies at the front counter are usually very nice but I've seen lots of attitude with other clients, AND they LOST my dog's file (which had lots of ""expensive"" data about her allergies in it), can't seem to fill a prescription in the stated 24 hour period to save them, and I've NEVER seen them get in a hurry. \r\n\r\nBUT the last straw was recently when my dog's health was QUICKLY failing and I was faced with the decision of whether she was suffering and how long to let her continue the way she was. All labwork had been frustratingly useless in pointing to her unexplained weight loss and other serious issues. At the time of the labwork they were unable to get a urine sample. I took one in and dropped it off. I finally called THEM after 5 DAYS and they said that it was in my doctor's in-box for the NEXT day to return my call!? He'd been on vacation and they'd left it in HIS in-box!!??\r\n\r\nI was LIVID and demanded another vet to call me back with the results. That vet was not surprised by my experience with the staff and sounded just as frustrated with them as I was (and at this point, that's saying a LOT!) AND said that the results to the test had been completed 4 days BEFORE!?\r\n\r\nThis is just an example of the staff's incompetence. I wonder why good vets stand for this ridiculous protocol?

    Pros: Doctors who seem to care

    Cons: Staff who make any transaction more difficult than it's worth

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    I had just moved to Venice and my cat Mike was having urinary tract problems. I took him in to VCA because it was the closest clinic to where I lived. The vet was very good with Mike. He did a thorough examination and kept him for the day to get a urine sample. We were sent home with some medication to help with the pain of having formed crystals in his bladder. the meds were spendy but what are you gonna do when you pet is sick? The vet was very kind and urged me to call if Mike had any problems at all. The Vet even called us a week later to make sure Mike was doing OK!!! Unheard of where I come from!! It may be expensive but my experience with VCA was a good one.

    4
    ★★★★☆

    I had just moved to Venice and my cat Mike was having urinary tract problems. I took him in to VCA because it was the closest clinic to where I lived. The vet was very good with Mike. He did a thorough examination and kept him for the day to get a urine sample. We were sent home with some medication to help with the pain of having formed crystals in his bladder. the meds were spendy but what are you gonna do when you pet is sick? The vet was very kind and urged me to call if Mike had any problems at all. The Vet even called us a week later to make sure Mike was doing OK!!! Unheard of where I come from!! It may be expensive but my experience with VCA was a good one.

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    Both my pets see Dr. Eliot here and they like him a lot - my husband and I do too. The other vets are nice too. It is a little expensive but this is L.A.'s Westside so you have to expect it will be a little pricey.

    4
    ★★★★☆

    Both my pets see Dr. Eliot here and they like him a lot - my husband and I do too. The other vets are nice too. It is a little expensive but this is L.A.'s Westside so you have to expect it will be a little pricey.

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    My 2 year old dog was exposed to Parvo and he got very lethargic and sick so I took him to VCA Marina hospital where my neighbor had taken her exposed puppy as well. The "receptionists" put my dog and I into an examination room and left us there for over 30 minutes before a Dr. came in to breifly examine him and tell me what I brought him in for, that he thinks my dog has parvo. He left the room and 30 more minutes went by and the same receptionist that I watched talking to each other while my dog was slowly dying, came back in to give me a quote on how much it would cost to hospitalize him. Over $2000! I wanted to save my dog's life but I did not have the money so they offered me a form to fill out to apply for credit. When I told them I was from a different country and did not have a SIN. they immediately walked out of the room and would not let me read or hold onto the estimate. The Dr. did not come and see me again after his 90 second exam so I left after another 20 minutes of sitting in the empty hospital room. Carrying my dog on the way out because he was too sick to walk anymore they told me that it would be better to put him to sleep and it would only cost $150....but I did not have that either. My neighbors chose to hospitalize their dog and unforutunately it passed on. Anyways, I looked up home remedies and found a holistic remedy called Parvaid with a recipe for a home brewed tea that would keep him alive until the Parvaid was couriered to meover night, that night he almost died in my arms. In less than 3 hours of taking Parvaid my dog was up and walking around, wagging his tail and eating. It was a miracle to see. To top it all off two days later VCA Marina called and offered my some antibiotics for my dog if he were still alive.....why didn't they offer me them at the hospital? My guess is they would make more money off of a cremation than the sale of the antibiotics!!!

    PROS: Sterile
    CONS: Cold and Cruel

    1
    ★☆☆☆☆

    My 2 year old dog was exposed to Parvo and he got very lethargic and sick so I took him to VCA Marina hospital where my neighbor had taken her exposed puppy as well. The "receptionists" put my dog and I into an examination room and left us there for over 30 minutes before a Dr. came in to breifly examine him and tell me what I brought him in for, that he thinks my dog has parvo. He left the room and 30 more minutes went by and the same receptionist that I watched talking to each other while my dog was slowly dying, came back in to give me a quote on how much it would cost to hospitalize him. Over $2000! I wanted to save my dog's life but I did not have the money so they offered me a form to fill out to apply for credit. When I told them I was from a different country and did not have a SIN. they immediately walked out of the room and would not let me read or hold onto the estimate. The Dr. did not come and see me again after his 90 second exam so I left after another 20 minutes of sitting in the empty hospital room. Carrying my dog on the way out because he was too sick to walk anymore they told me that it would be better to put him to sleep and it would only cost $150....but I did not have that either. My neighbors chose to hospitalize their dog and unforutunately it passed on. Anyways, I looked up home remedies and found a holistic remedy called Parvaid with a recipe for a home brewed tea that would keep him alive until the Parvaid was couriered to meover night, that night he almost died in my arms. In less than 3 hours of taking Parvaid my dog was up and walking around, wagging his tail and eating. It was a miracle to see. To top it all off two days later VCA Marina called and offered my some antibiotics for my dog if he were still alive.....why didn't they offer me them at the hospital? My guess is they would make more money off of a cremation than the sale of the antibiotics!!!

    PROS: Sterile
    CONS: Cold and Cruel

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    My new little rescue dog Mika had a fatty tumor on her leg. I took her to see Dr. Jeff Eliot at VCA Marina. Instead of just saying of let's keep an eye on it, he immediately did a fine needle aspiration. Unfortunately it turned out to be malignant. He was very compassionate, and Dr. Stephen Thatcher did her surgery and did a wonderful job. She has clean margins, he got all the cancer, and I am hopeful for the future.

    I also took my dog, Lacy, to Dr. Eliot. She is afraid of strangers, particularly men. Instead of just muzzling her, he gently sat down on the floor with her, and she was putty in his hands. She loved him.

    I am very grateful to VCA Marina and highly recommend them.

    I haven't priced a lot of vets so don't know if they are high, low or in the middle.

    PROS: Compassionate, majority of the desk employees and techs are great also
    CONS:

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    My new little rescue dog Mika had a fatty tumor on her leg. I took her to see Dr. Jeff Eliot at VCA Marina. Instead of just saying of let's keep an eye on it, he immediately did a fine needle aspiration. Unfortunately it turned out to be malignant. He was very compassionate, and Dr. Stephen Thatcher did her surgery and did a wonderful job. She has clean margins, he got all the cancer, and I am hopeful for the future.

    I also took my dog, Lacy, to Dr. Eliot. She is afraid of strangers, particularly men. Instead of just muzzling her, he gently sat down on the floor with her, and she was putty in his hands. She loved him.

    I am very grateful to VCA Marina and highly recommend them.

    I haven't priced a lot of vets so don't know if they are high, low or in the middle.

    PROS: Compassionate, majority of the desk employees and techs are great also
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