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La Cañada Pet Clinic

La Cañada Pet Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in La Cañada Flintridge, CA. The professional and courteous staff at La Cañada Pet Clinic strives for excellence and seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

Founded in 1965, La Cañada Pet Clinic was built specifically to the standards of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), an organization of veterinarians dedicated to quality animal care. AAHA standards are exacting, regulating all facets of small animal practice. Regular inspections by AAHA inspectors are required to maintain membership. Since it's inception, La Cañada Pet Clinic has continued to pursue the highest standards of small animal practice and maintain their standing in the American Animal Hospital Association.

The staff at La Cañada Pet Clinic is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for clients in La Cañada Flintridge, CA and the surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out how La Cañada Pet Clinic can better serve your needs and those of your cherished pet.

Woody Walker, DVM
Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Walker was born and raised in the Foothills Community. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UCLA in 1974; his Masters of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Colorado State University in 1977; and his DVM degree from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.  Immediately, upon graduation from Vet School, he began his professional career at La Cañada Pet Clinic.  In 1988 he bought into the practice and is the current owner. Dr. Walker is a member of several professional organizations: the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA), SCVMA Grievance and Ethics Committee; and the Sierra Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) serving as President in 2001.Dr. Walker enjoys ranching, riding, snow skiing, SCUBA diving, paddle boarding, and traveling with family and friends.  His love for animal husbandry extends to his home life.  He has raised backyard chickens for over 30 years, has a tortoise, two dogs, two cats and a trail horse Mick.

Terry Walker
Practice Manager

A native of Southern California, Terry has lived and worked in La Cañada since 1981. She retired from her career in Human Resources in 2010 to help her husband, Dr. Walker, manage their practice. Terry has always actively volunteered in the community. She served three terms as President and Chairman of the Board of the LCF Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Public Works Commission and the Planning Commission, and currently sits on the LCF City Council. In 2012, she was recognized by the Kiwanis Club as La Cañadan of the Year and recently received the Les Tupper award for outstanding community service. Woody and Terry have two sons and their youngest son has continued the family tradition as a veterinarian specializing in equine surgery.

Danielle Pershing, DVM

Growing up locally, Dr. Pershing received a bachelor of science in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from the University of California Davis in 1997.  She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. George's University on the Island of Grenada, West Indies in 2003.  After spending several years practicing small animal medicine and surgery in the Hudson Valley of New York State, she decided to return to her roots in Southern California.  She joined the staff at La Cañada Pet Clinic in January of 2008.  Dr. Pershing enjoys running, Bikram Yoga, cooking/eating, and spending time with family, friends, and her own cats and dogs. Dr. Pershing is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA).

Gerry Schultz, DVM

Dr. Gerry Schultz received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1972 from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  After completing a one-year internship in radiology, Dr. Schultz moved to the Los Angeles area. Dr. Schultz practiced at Eagle Rock Emergency Pet Clinic and at Parkview Pet Clinic before joining La Cañada Pet Clinic in 2006.  Her special interests include internal medicine and dermatology.  Dr. Schultz is available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and some Saturdays. A resident of Glendale for over 30 years, Dr. Schultz enjoys mystery novels, gardening, football, and community theater.


Amber Kartes

Amber is originally from Seattle but has lived in Los Angeles since 2005.She grew up with cats, dogs and horses. Aside from being a vet tech, she is also a volunteer for FixNation and manages feral cat colonies in her neighborhood. Her hobbies include oil painting, sculpting and producing music videos for underground rock bands. She is also an avid reader-her favorite genres are Russian literature, other classic literature, humorous novels and memoirs. She is also a huge NASCAR fan!


Raylene Tatum
Front Office Manager

Raylene has been at the La Cañada Pet Clinic since March 2013. Her first career was in the human medical field; however in 2005 she had the opportunity to move into the veterinary medical arena where she enjoys interacting with clients and their pets.  Raylene is a lifelong animal lover and has had many animals over the years. Currently, she shares her home with 4 cats. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on outings with her grandchildren, gardening and all genres of music.


Joyce Estrada


Joyce is the newest member of the La Cañada Pet Clinic front office. She loves all animals and comes to work excited to make a difference in pet care. A California native, Joyce loves all things outdoors, frequently making plans to hike, camp and hang out at the beach with friends and family.

Maribel Hernandez
Registered Veterinarian Technician

Maribel is our newest Veterinary Technician. She is a local gal from La Crescenta. She went to Pasadena Community College and just recently graduated from Los Angeles Pierce College. She comes to LCPC with a lot of hands-on experience. She volunteered at SNP LA, which is a high- volume spay/ neuter clinic. In her off time, she’s very outdoorsy and busy with camping, hiking, and paint-balling. She’s run the LA Marathon once and hopes to run it again one day in the meantime she trains by participating in 5K, 10K and ½ marathons. Maribel has always loved animals. She owns 4 cats; Cinder, Splice Cyclopes and Ash from age’s kitten to young adult and an 8 year-old a pit bull named Hobbs. She also loves to dabble with hair color as you can see!

Christine Broyles

Our newest receptionist hasn't traveled too far from home. She's all the way from La Canada, CA. Christine has been working with animals for the last 15 plus years. She spent 13 years at a nearby vet office and has also worked in Client Services in Neurology at Animal Specialty Group. At 6 years old, she began bringing animals home and at that early age she earned the nickname "Bug-Queen"by her Mom for her quirky interest in bugs. What Christine enjoys so much about this field is not only helping animals but supporting clients through the joys and hardships of pet ownership. This petite gal enjoys horseback riding, dirt-biking, is a mud-run medalist, loves to dance, foster animals and spend time with her 13-year old daughter. She owns 3 dogs; Waldo(Bordeaux)-7 years, Nix(Pitbull)-7 years and Nimble(Chihuahua)-2 years. Welcome Christine!



Blade used to be running the streets of La Cañada  before making a home at LCPC. You'll often see him hanging at the front desk at check-in/out. If not there, he's chillin' back of house or napping in Terry's office chair. Blade is one cool cat and as you can imagine, adored by us all.

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  • "Dr Pershing and her team are the best!!!"
    Erin G.

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