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VCA McClave Animal Hospital

VCA McClave Animal Hospital

6950 Reseda Boulevard | Reseda, CA 91335

Call 818-714-2348
Monday 24hr
Tuesday 24hr
Wednesday 24hr
Thursday 24hr
Friday 24hr
Saturday 24hr
Sunday 24hr
  • 24-Hour Vet
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

We're more than an animal hospital! We're the place where pet parents know they can bring their pets for superb veterinary care that sets new standards for quality and kindness. There is a doctor on the premises 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. For pets and pet parents alike, a trip to our clinic is an opportunity to see how our neighborly, welcoming staff cares for your pet as if it were their own, and treats you with the friendliness and respect you'd expect from an industry leader.

We are an AAHA accredited hospital offering internal medicine, hospitalization, 24-hour nursing care, and more. We have been serving the community for 50 years, and we look forward to meeting you and your pet. We also speak Spanish for your convenience.

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Come meet the friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital! Come meet the friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital!
Dr. Sauer examining "Max" Dr. Sauer examining "Max"
Welcome to VCA McClave Animal Hospital! Welcome to VCA McClave Animal Hospital!
VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care. VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care.
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Greg Sauer, DVM
Greg Sauer, DVM

Medical Director
School: Colorado State University

Dr. Greg Sauer grew up in La Canada, California. He attended Colorado State University where he graduated from veterinary school in 1985 and joined our hospital upon graduation. Dr. Sauer has a special interest in dermatology and gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the state and local veterinary organizations. Dr. Sauer has a papillion, Chewy, and two cats, Panther and Tiger. In his spare time, Dr. Sauer likes to spend time with his wife Lisa, his son Austin and daughter Ashley.

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Nada Khalaf, DVM
Nada Khalaf, DVM

Medical Director
School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Nada Khalaf grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. She attended U.C. Davis where she graduated from Veterinary School in 1991 and joined our hospital in January of 1992. Dr Khalaf has a special interest in internal medicine, continuing education and client communication. Dr. Khalaf is on the Board of Trustees of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) and is the president of the SCVMA for the year 2011. She is also on the House of Delegates to the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). She designs and publishes McClave's newsletter: The McClave Tailwagger. Dr. Khalaf has a Dachshund named Zoe, a cat named Figaro and a desert tortoise named Walnut. In her spare time, Dr. Khalaf likes to travel, spend time in Lake tahoe, hike, play racquetball, read and spend time with friends and family.

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Geoff Stein, DVM
Geoff Stein, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Stein was born and raised in New Mexico and moved to California in 1976 where he graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1986. He has worked in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding area since graduating and joined the McClave team in 2010. Dr. Stein has a special interest in exotic animals, particularly reptiles, rabbits and rodents. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and past president of the local San Fernando chapter of the Southern California Vet. Med. Association.
Dr. Stein has several dogs, cats, a tortoise, three birds and thousands of exotics plants. His wife, Tammy, is a registered veterinary technician and a super animal lover.

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Kelly Miller, DVM
Kelly Miller, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Kelly Miller grew up in Redlands, California. She worked as a veterinary technician before moving to veterinary school at U.C. Davis where she graduated from in 2007. Dr. Miller decided to return to her Southern California roots and joined our hospital in July. She has two cats, Cole and Tukka, and a special interest in surgery and radiology. In her spare time, she likes to travel, scuba dive and watch movies

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Lital Kirszenbaum, DVM
Lital Kirszenbaum, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Lital Kirszenbaum was raised in Los-Angeles, California. Although veterinary medicine was her earliest aspiration, her professional life took other paths for several years before she became a veterinarian. Upon graduation from the University of California, Los-Angeles, she pursued a Masters of Science degree in Biology at California State University in Northridge, given that she had a great interest in research. After completion of her master�s degree, Dr. Lital Kirszenbaum then attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and graduated in 2007. She began practicing veterinary medicine at VCA Animal Hospital in Burbank, California soon after and worked at the practice for 4 years. Dr. Lital kirszenbaum joined VCA McClave in 2011. Since that time, Dr. Lital Kirszenbaum has enjoyed all aspects of veterinary medicine and her sincere love for both people and animals has become an integral asset in improving the quality of life for all in her community.

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Lori Polkowski, DVM
Lori Polkowski, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: Purdue University

Dr. Lori Polkowski grew up in Plymouth, Michigan. She received a bachelors degree for environmental biology and zoology at Michigan State University in 1999. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2004 at Purdue University. After completing an internship at Animal Surgical and Emergency Center in West Los Angeles, she joined McClave Veterinary Hospital. Lori's special interest is preventative veterinary medicine. She particularly loves new puppies and kittens! She has a Papillon named Papi, a German Short Haired Pointer named Pluto, a cat Stella, a mustache parakeet named Kiwi, 4 chickens named Henry, K, Casey Blake and Kopitar, and numerous fish. In her spare time she enjoys vegetable gardening, hiking, and being outdoors.

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Rob Rizzitano, DVM
Rob Rizzitano, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: Ohio State University

Dr. Rob Rizzitano Graduated from Ohio State University in 1990. He interned at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital from 1990-1991 and has been on staff at VCA West Los Angeles since 1991. Dr. Rob Rizzitano received his veterinary acupuncture certification (C.V.A) on May 11, 2010. He is certified by the Chi Institute of Chinese medicine and the China National Society of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rizzitano shares his home with his three cats. He enjoys playing music and guitar in his spare time. Dr. Rizzitano is gracious enough to work with us every weekend since June 2008 and is able to accomodate acupuncture appointments.

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Sarah Janis-Rickard, DVM
Sarah Janis-Rickard, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Janis-Rickard is originally from Chicago, Illinois, where her parents and sister still reside. After graduating from the University of California Davis Veterinary School in 2000, she joined the McClave family. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She has a special interest in dentistry, internal medicine, and abdominal ultrasound. She and her husband Chuck share their house with their 2 cats; Seville and Critter. They are expecting their first child, a girl named Haley Madison, in January of 2012. In her spare time she likes to garden, cook, hike, read science fiction, travel, scuba dive, and snow ski. She is also a certified PADI Divemaster.

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Senta Hutchinson, DVM
Senta Hutchinson, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Senta Hutchinson, a native of New York, graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. degree in African-American Studies and Ethnomusicology. She completed her pre-veterinary coursework as a student of the Columbia University Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin�s School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She completed an internship in surgery, emergency & internal medicine at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center in San Diego in 2008. Dr. Hutchinson has a special interest in cardiology, respiratory disease & emergency/critical care medicine.

Dr. Hutchinson shares her home with her darling Labrador Retriever, Koko and her naughty feline critters�Ellie, Isaac and Penny! She is a certified yoga instructor who also enjoys hiking and cycling. In her free time, she partakes in a variety of arts & crafts, enjoys an eclectic mix of film and music, and taking long walks with Koko.

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Stan Avezov, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of California, Davis
Biography
Dr. Stan Avezov was born in Russia but grew up in Southern California, his new home. He attended Fairfax High School and then was accepted to the University of Southern California where he majored in Biochemistry. He then attended the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where he tracked in Small Animal Medicine. After successful completion of veterinary school, he was admitted into a rigorous internship program in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery with the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. His veterinary interests include surgery, internal medicine, dentistry, neurology and radiology. During his free time he likes to play tennis and chess. He also travels and takes photographs with his medium format as well as his homemade pinhole camera.

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