Readers' Choice: Best Veterinarian

Who's the best in Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey and Del Rey?

We have brought back a bigger and better Readers’ Choice, just in time for summer! Twenty-five great categories, all designed to take advantage our readers’ local expertise.

Taking a pet to the veterinarian can be almost as stressful as going to the doctor yourself. But the best vets somehow manage to make us feel calm, confident and reassured by the time we walk out the door.

So who's the best veterinarian in Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey and Del Rey? Take our poll!

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Barbara Patman June 30, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Our family and our pets (past and present) think that Dr. Steven Thatcher at VCA Marina Veterinary Clinic is the very best. Dr. Thatcher has been our "go-to" guy since 1983 because he is skilled and caring. He has addressed big and small issues with compassion and common sense. Nobody does it better. And our Springer Spaniel, Sidney, bounds into their office because he is treated so well.
JC June 30, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Animal Wellness (4053 Lincoln Blvd). They're amazing. We went through a deeply traumatic loss of our beloved cat this May and their natural empathy has been a tremendous help during those very difficult times. I cannot say enough how awesome and genuine they ALL are.
Jennifer June 30, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Everyone at Shane Veterinary, especially Dr. Shane and Dr. Zidelis
Rae Lamothe June 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Drs. Brooks and Moore at Mar Vista Animal Medical Center (3850 Grandview, LA, CA 90066) have alwayts taken great care of our dog.
Mary Killean July 01, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Dr Brandt at Bay Cities Vet on Washington and Lincoln. I have never met a more knowledgeable vet in my 18 years of owning my cat Alfie. She has shown kindness compassion and respect to myself and my cat.
apmarina July 01, 2012 at 07:02 AM
Ditto Dr Brandt @ Bay Cities. My pit bull loves her.
Shauna Spellman July 05, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Dr Jeff Eliott of VCA Marina is the best veterinarian. He was wonderful with both of my cats as they became older and ill and then died. He was wonderful with my beloved Cassandra when she died and went to the Rainbow Bridge. He is a very caring and compassionate Vet and it is obvious how much he loves animals. The level of care that he provides is excellent.
Shauna Spellman July 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Dr Steven Thatcher of VCA Marina is an excellent Veterinarian also. He was wonderful when my older cat Misty was ill and Dr. Thatcher put him down. He was so very compassionate and understanding about how difficult it is to end the life of a pet no matter what the reason. He provides an excellent level of care for animals as well. He was excellent with my three kittens when I adopted them.
Adele Bouett July 30, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Dr. Brandt has taken care of my dogs for the past 20 years. Her compassion and love of what she does has been consistant. When the time has come for my pets to pass she not only helps them but me in making it as painless as possible.
Andie Kantor Bender July 31, 2012 at 02:41 PM
You forgot Dr. Furman at Bay Cities! She's the best vet I have ever met. Dr. Furman is kind and compassionate to all my dogs and cats, and very clearly loves her job. One of the things I like best about her--besides how she treats my beloved furbabies-- is that when she is stumped (and we have had a few issues that would stump any doctor...), rather than giving us some bs to make herself sound grand, she researches the issue and then calls us when she finds the answer. She puts the needs of the animals above her own ego. I really appreciate her work.
Sandra Wilson July 31, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Also kudos to Dr. Sandy Milo at Bay Cities...so kind and compassionate.
Joe Digati August 09, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Bay Cities is the best. Dr. Milo treats every pet like it's her own!
BJ Broneau October 16, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Dr. Brandt and Dr. Milo have taken care of all our Rottie's for the past 20 years, I don't know what I would have done without them and the rest of the staff at Bay Cities. They are the best....
Jennifer Rockwell October 20, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Jennifer Rockwell: All the Vets at Bay Cities are amazing: knowledgable, wise, down to earth, compassionate, no ego issues-they always put the wellfare of your pet first. And the techs are calm and competent, and the front office staff members are pleasant and patient even under pressure. Our family has rescued 7 dogs over the last 15 years, and our pets have primarily been cared for by Dr. Milo, Dr. Brandt, and Dr. Furman . All our pets have been exceptionally well treated at Bay Cities, plus i and my family-children included- have found that we, their human owners, have always been treated with courtesy, respect, and compassion as well. They are GREAT!


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