VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

Public invited for day of fun activities, demonstrations and tours of
Orange County’s most advanced animal medical center

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#specialtyhospitalVCA
West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital
celebrated its
grand opening by inviting the public to an educational fun-filled day of
family activities at its newly-opened specialty hospital on Saturday,
October 1, 2016. For the past three years, design and construction has
been underway on Orange County’s most technologically advanced animal
medical center conveniently located off the I-405 at 18300 Euclid Street
in Fountain Valley.

“Our new multi-specialty VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal
Hospital is a vital community asset that serves the needs of referring
veterinarians and pet owners by offering the most progressive specialty
and emergency care,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer for VCA
Animal Hospitals. “We are pleased to welcome so many community members
who helped us celebrate this milestone opening.”

In addition to tours of the 25,000 square-foot facility and the
opportunity to meet the hospital’s professional healthcare team of
specialists and emergency doctors, the open house featured a formal
ribbon cutting ceremony with the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce and
local elected officials. The full roster of activities included K-9
demonstrations by the Fountain Valley Police Department; search and
rescue demonstration by the California Rescue Dog Association; and an
exotic animal presentation and display by Prehistoric Pets. Guests had
the chance to learn about pet CPR and how preventative nutrition can
keep pets healthy.

Complimentary refreshments, food trucks and many fun activities for
youngsters, including a photo booth, face painting and music by a DJ,
made for an exciting and educational open house event for the whole
family.

The new VCA West Coast hospital offers specialized care, diagnostics and
treatment, including internal medicine, surgery, oncology, surgical
oncology, radiation oncology, neurology, cardiology, dentistry, critical
care, and 24/7 emergency care for dogs and cats.

It also features the most advanced technology for the benefit of every
pet’s diagnosis and treatment, including:

  • 64-slice CT scanner that allows for improved image quality and speed.
    It’s quicker, clearer and helps veterinarians provide more precise
    treatments.
  • 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most powerful MRI
    being used for veterinary patients. High-field MRI produces clearer
    images in less time to provide more accurate diagnosis with less need
    for anesthesia.
  • Varian Triology Linear Accelerator is at the cutting edge of
    veterinary cancer therapy and can be used to deliver the widest range
    of external beam radiotherapy for cancer and neurosurgical treatments.

“At the heart of our new hospital’s advanced care services are its
board-certified veterinary specialists, who have access to extensive
medical resources, including the VCA knowledge base, which allows our
doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 3,500 VCA
veterinarians nationwide,” said J. Michael Walters, DVM, MS,
DACVECC, VCA West Coast co-medical director. “Our goal is to deliver the
highest quality patient care from our newest referral and emergency
hospital in Orange County.”

About VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA
Animal Hospitals
operates more than 650 small animal veterinary
hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than
3,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give
pets the very best in medical care, of which over 400 are
board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology,
Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA
Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to
keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more
information on VCA West Coast, please visit www.vcawestcoast.com.

Contacts

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