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VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital

VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital

40575 California Oaks Rd | Murrieta, CA 92562

Call 951-821-7113
Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 8:00am, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • 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

Meet the Owners: At VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital, we look
forward to welcoming you and your pets. Everyone on our staff believes
the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best
possible healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see
exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough
care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush
through an exam. We'll 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'll 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 medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet
patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

History: The friendly, professional staff at V.C.A California Oaks
Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it
their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this
mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team
member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and
client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get very
complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest
network of V.C.A veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word:
Teamwork! Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very
first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out,
our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming
experience for both you and your pet.

Specialties: We provide veterinary services for every stage in your
pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to
keep her happy and healthy. Our services don't end at our hospital
doors. As a member of the V.C.A family, our veterinarians have access to
extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the V.C.A knowledge
base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of
over 2,000 V.C.A veterinarians. And if your pet ever needs truly advanced
veterinary care, V.C.A Specialty Hospitals are ready to help. These 40
clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical
therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as
stem cell therapy.

Special Friends Deserve Special Care! V.C.A California Oaks
Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to making a measurable, positive
difference in the health of the pets of our clients. We are committed to
combining state-of the-art veterinary care with integrity, compassion,
and respect for our patients and their families. We now have Board
Certified Veterinary Surgeons offering their expertise at V.C.A California
Oaks Animal Hospital.

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Welcome to VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital! Welcome to VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital!
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James Wentzel, DVM
James Wentzel, DVM

Veterinary School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Wentzel is the Medical Director at California Oaks Animal Hospital. He has been with Cal Oaks since 2005. His areas of interest are internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, and preventative medicine. He has extended interest in abdominal ultrasound and in surgical correction of stifle (knee) injuries, including cruciate injury and luxating patella.

Prior to joining COVH in 2005, Dr. Wentzel served for 10 years as a staff veterinarian in a small animal practice in Wisconsin.

Dr. Wentzel earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995.

Dr. Wentzel and his wife, Karen, have a son and a daughter. Their family is rounded out with a Boxer named Todd and a Boston Terrier, named Willie.

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Marianne Yale, DVM
Marianne Yale, DVM

Dr. Yale obtained her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of California, Davis. She then completed a one year veterinary internship with California Veterinary Specialists, a local veterinary specialty and emergency hospital. Dr. Yale enjoys working with a non-profit mission group called Vetmerge that provides international veterinary care to areas for which there is limited access. With this group, she has traveled to countries in Africa, Mexico, and various areas of the United States. She lives with her husband, two cats, and spirited young dog!

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Laura Laxineta, DVM
Laura Laxineta, DVM

Dr. Laura Laxineta has been with VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital since 2013. She got her BS in Biology in 1977 at UC Davis, and she graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1983. She is married to Marc Laxineta who is a Equine veterinarian. She has one dog "Milo", a pit bull-mastiff cross, and three cats "Audrey", "Henry" and "JuJuBe". "I enjoy working at VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital because of the quality of care that is practiced here. The staff is excellent and is committed to excellent care of the animals and the clients. The emphasis on preventative care and continuing education is important to me." Dr. Laxineta likes to garden, scuba dive, travel and paint with watercolors.

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