Elite Veterinary Care offers mobile dog and pet services to West Los Angeles County in the privacy and comfort of your home. You will be in the care of Dr. Elyse Kent, established veterinarian and practice owner since 1985. We serve Marina Del Rey, West LA, Venice, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Westwood, Century City, Brentwood, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Cheviot Hills, Palms, Playa Del Rey, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood. Our services include vaccination, skin and ear treatments, wellness and sick pet exams, home euthanasia, microchip implantation, treatment for urinary and digestive disorders, eye treatment, health certificates and hospice care.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Veterinary house calls, in-home euthanasia

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Member, American Association of Feline Practitioners
  • Former President of Council of Regents of The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

Serviced Areas

  • Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Westwood, Century City, Brentwood, Bel Air, Palms, Playa Del Rey, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Elyse Kent
  City Marina Del Rey , CA
  Zip Code 90292
  Address 4139 Vía Marina
  Phone Number (310) 956-1702

Business Representative

Elyse Kent

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Kent discovered her love for caring for animals at age 10, when she snuck a kitten into the family bakery and nursed it back to health.

At age 12, she decided she would someday become a veterinarian. The obstacles she would face in the seventies as a female pursuing veterinary medicine, were monumental.

Fast forward to Michigan State University (MSU), where Dr. Kent received her undergraduate degree in Animal Husbandry at the age of 19. A year later, she was accepted into the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a doctor of veterinary medicine at the age of 23, and was selected for a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Los Angeles.
Dr. Kent founded and operated Westside Hospital for Cats in 1985, which remained the only feline specialty hospital in Los Angeles for 28 years.

Dr. Kent had a vision for providing veterinary care for both dogs and cats in the comfort of their own homes in 2014. She now owns and operates Elite Veterinary Care, a mobile service for pets on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Products & Services

Skin and Ear Treatments

Allergic skin disease is one of the most common disorders we diagnose in dogs in Los Angeles. We offer allergy testing and immune treatment as well as symptomatic treatment including safe oral treatments, hypoallergenic diets and medicated shampoos. We treat yeast and bacterial infections in the ears with thorough cleaning, assessment of the eardrum and application of long acting ear treatments that eliminate the need for daily drops. We teach you how to maintain good ear health with regular cleaning to reduce recurrences of ear problems.


Pet Vaccinations

We provide all the vaccines your dogs and cats need and will discuss the pros and cons of each, based on your pet’s lifestyle. We can even provide more unusual vaccines like the rattlesnake vaccine for hiking dogs and the leptospirosis vaccine for dogs traveling outside of Los Angeles.


Eye Treatment

Whether your pet has a traumatic injury to an eye or an infection, we do testing to determine which medication will provide comfort and resolution of the problem. If a referral to an ophthalmologist is necessary, we will help you choose a local specialist and book an appointment promptly.


Urinary and Digestive Disorders

Bloody urine, more frequent urination, and straining to urinate are common signs of urinary tract infections or bladder and kidney stones in dogs and cats. We are able to collect urine and do a basic screen for urinary tract infections at home. In some cases, we will submit urine to the lab to isolate bacteria


Hospice Care

We are aware that end of life and quality of life issues are painful and confusing. A visit to your home allows us to advise on ways to provide physical comfort, adequate nutrition and pain relief. We will review a quality of life scale which will help you evaluate when to consider humane euthanasia if your pet has a terminal illness.

  • I would recommend this business

We found Dr. Kent when we were searching for in-home hospice care for our senior kitty with renal failure. She was kind, informative and took her time with our sweet boy. She provided several suggestions to make his final days more comfortable and was there us when we needed her for his last day. Our only regret is that we didn't start with her sooner - but we weren't aware that in-home hospice care for pets existed.

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  • I would recommend this business

Known this incredible woman for about 20 years, have brought her every single one of my pets for care and she has always been honest, thorough, upfront, and provides excellent service.
Look nowhere else, she's THE BEST

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  • I would recommend this business

During my dog’s last few days after fighting cancer, Dr Kent is the only Veternarian that provided me with some guidance on what to do. The other vets just looked at me like “what do you want me to do.” Very frustrating. I never got to meet Dr Kent as I had to euthanize my boy as an emergency- but plan to use her with my next dog.

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  • I would recommend this business

I was looking for a new vet for my fur babies and was asking around to friends and family and Dr. Kent came highly recommended by my neighbor who has been using her for many many years. So, I have been using Dr. Kent now for a few years for my senior dog (who has passed), my 10 yr. old and now a new puppy that I rescued. I am over the top when it comes to my pets. Dr. Kent takes my calls, texts at weird hours, weekends and gets right back to me. I appreciate her knowledge, professionalism and caring attitude. I trust her thoroughly and highly recommended her. Thank you Dr. Kent

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr Kent treated me and my dog like family. She was always professional, respectful of my time and had fair pricing. I loved the way she communicated and that she always gave me all of my options. In the future she is the only vet we will use. Her facilities are always clean. My dogs health improved 100% of the times we saw her.

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  • I would recommend this business

For some years now, through good and not so good times, Dr. Kent has been caring for our family (cats). Last year she helped us bid adieu to our 18+ year old mini Maine Coone and shortly thereafter welcome a new (adopted) member of the family. When we fostered a third, postsurgical and on tube feeding, Dr. Kent was there for us.

Having since adopted the third, as transporting our wild bunch would be quite a chore, we so appreciate her coming to the house whenever the need arises.

Thank you Dr. Kent for your love, caring and skill.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Kent is responsible and professional. She provided a cost-effective treatment plan and offered great care to my cat throughout the 1-year treatment process. She always responded to my text promptly when we had an emergency. We are grateful.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr Kent has been taking care of our cats for over 10 years. That right there says a lot. If we didn't feel that Fred and Baboo were getting good care, we wouldn't keep going back. Our cats have a history of behavior issues. They are really difficult to get into a pet carrier and they are not shy about letting us know. Her house calls are a real advantage for us and our bad boys. The cats pretty much get what's going on really fast. Dr Kent handles them with just the right amount of firmness and love. She is a person who was definitely meant to be a veterinarian. It shows in her work.

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  • I would recommend this business

I found Elite Vet Care while looking for veterinary services, with extended operating hours. I have seen Dr. Kent several times now, and each time I am extremely happy and pleased with her services.

She is on time, thorough, very knowledgeable, and more than happy to talk, at length, about your pets health and care. She takes her time, and the animals are much more at ease being at home in their own environment.

In the event Dr. Kent finds something more serious, or something she can't treat at your home/her fully equipped van, she will refer you to come into the hospital where she can provide care.

More expensive, but worth it!

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Kent saved my dog's life - my dog was in misery, for days crying all night keeping me awake and feeling helpless. I had been to several different vets and specialists before Dr. Kent saw my dog. Having the most current knowledge of veterinary medicine, Dr. Kent prescribed a new medication and different shampoo (the Rx shampoo I had previously been using was doing more harm!) It has been almost 7 months and my dog has been without discomfort. Dr. Kent has keen diagnostic skills.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Kent has been providing all essential and routine care for my cat, Lou, for several years and my new kitten, Sid.

Lou doesn't like going on trips to the vet, so the mobile service is key. Dr Kent always manages to make the appointment quick and painless. I have contacted Dr Kent on several occasions regarding any questions and concerns and she is very quick to respond.

I recently found a 4 week old kitten and Dr. Kent has been an incredible resource. I was able to get an appointment with Elite Cat Care over a holiday weekend to get the kitten checked immediately. Dr. Kent gave me all the information and medical care I needed to take care of him. He is now 6 weeks old and so healthy.

I truly wouldn't bring my pets anywhere else. Her knowledge and passion for her work is unmatched. I trust Dr. Kent for all of my veterinary needs.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Elyse Kent is a loving person and a very caring vet, she is in practice for a long time and loves what she does.

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The staff here are awesome, had a pleasant conversation and they provide great customer service. Had a great talk with Marty about very interesting all natural products. I work for VCA and really liked what they had to offer here especially for cats, thank you for all the help.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Elyse Kent has provided excellent veterinary care for my cats over 15 years. Her honesty and professionalism has always been appreciated, especially during stressful times. I always trust Dr. Kent to keep it real when it comes to necessary medical treatment, including her client follow up after treatment for illnesses. Her great advice on how to keep my cats healthy is much appreciated, and even more so as she does not recommend unnecessary services. Her excellent medical care is evident by the good health of my senior cats. Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Kent for your pets health needs, you'll be happy you did so...and so will your cats!

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr Kent has cared for my 4 cats. She kept my first 2 alive for over 20 years and now cares for my 2 other cats. They get the best care ever !! Wouldn't go to any one else!

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Customer Testimonials

When we brought Jameson home as a puppy, we wanted to find the absolute best care on the Westside, and we did with Dr. Kent. Not only is she super knowledgeable and friendly, but you can tell she genuinely cares for animals and provides great customer service to puppy parents with questions. Her home visit service is ideal and so convenient too.

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This is LA Elite Mobile Cat Care

Check out our feature for mobile veterinary services on "This is LA" on CBS. We discuss the benefits of having a vet come to your home and how that makes life easier for clients and their pets.

**Note**: Elite Cat Care is now called "Elite Veterinary Care" and serves cats and dogs

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