The best care for your best friend.
Vet Villa Animal Hospital was opened in July 2018 by Rebecca Swimmer, who was named a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine. Dr. Swimmer’s purpose in opening Vet Villa was to take her knowledge, experience, and passion for caring for animals to provide the best pet care for the community. She has degrees in Animal Science at the University of Illinois, as well as a Master’s Degree in Neurobiology from Harvard, and veterinary school at Tufts. She moved to California to intern at the Animal Specialty & Emergency Center and worked in overnight emergency for several years, which made her a strong doctor who still takes emergency cases and provides stabilization. Transitioning to general practice allowed her the freedom to get to know the animals and watch them grow through all stages in life.
“Our aim is to be the best veterinary clinic in the Pasadena region, where our expertise and equipment are situated in a peaceful environment where pets will feel good. We strive both to provide the best care, and for visits to feel tranquil and enjoyable for our patients.”
Dr. Swimmer personally designed Vet Villa with her husband, a theme park designer who owns the business next door, to have a beautiful layout and flow. The interior of the animal hospital is bright and airy, with calming blue accents that animals respond well to, so patients will feel welcome. Soft jazz and classical music are played throughout the animal hospital, and the individual patient rooms are designed for patient comfort, with adjustable lighting and call buttons.
Vet Villa Animal Hospital has state-of-the-art equipment including x-ray machines, ultrasound, and an advanced monitoring system that gives complete chemistry, blood count, coagulation, urine analysis, and urine sediment profiles. It also has an in-house laboratory and pharmacy.
Oxygen is also available right in the examination rooms, so that animals needing oxygen support can spend time with their pet parents without having to be kept in an impersonal oxygen chamber in a back room.
The veterinary clinic offers one of the array of services in the Pasadena area, including:
– basic wellness such as puppy and kitten exams, vaccines, and nail trims;
– general practice surgeries, including bladder surgeries, spay and neuter, and dentistry;
– an experienced staff of doctors and animal technicians, including a cardiologist who visits frequently;
– access to additional veterinary specialists and surgeons in the Pasadena region to refer patients to when necessary.
Vet Villa is a woman-run, family-owned business with prices that are affordable and honest. The staff won’t try to upsell you on any “treatments” that your pet won’t really need. Vet Villa accepts all types of pet insurance.