Winnetka Animal Clinic is a full-service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to provide routine preventive care for young and healthy pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during your pet’s lifetime.

Owned and operated by Richard Smollin, DVM, Winnetka Animal Clinic is a family-run hospital, treating the pets of Winnetka, its surrounding areas, and the greater Los Angeles area for more than 30 years.

We pride ourselves on the personal, one-on-one relationships we establish with our clients and their beloved pets. Caring for dogs, cats, and some pocket pets, we specialize in wellness exams, diagnostics, spays/neuters, and year-round flea control programs.

Our unique approach to pet health combines traditional practices along with some of the newest technology within the field of veterinary medicine. We pledge to treat your pet like one of our own and to create a personalized wellness plan, based on his or her needs and lifestyle.

For more information about Winnetka Animal Clinic, or to make an appointment for your pet, we invite you to contact us today. A friendly member of our staff will be glad to assist you.

We truly look forward to welcoming you and your pet into our family.


Richard Smollin, DVM - Veterinarian, Owner

Richard Smollin, DVM - Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Smollin is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the owner of Winnetka Animal Clinic since 1980. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, his older brother became an equine veterinarian and was a major influence...

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Richard Smollin, DVM - Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Smollin is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the owner of Winnetka Animal Clinic since 1980. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, his older brother became an equine veterinarian and was a major influence in his decision to pursue small animal medicine as a career. His love of animals developed early in life, as his brother was always bringing stray dogs home to live with them. His first pet was a blind poodle named Zorro.

Dr. Smollin has served as president and secretary of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, San Fernando Valley Chapter; was a member of the board of directors of the Animal Emergency Care Center of Woodland Hills, California, for more than 15 years; and was president of the Winnetka Chamber of Commerce for three terms. He is licensed to practice in California, Ohio, New Jersey, and Florida.

Dr. Smollin is married and lives in the San Fernando Valley. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, golf, and spending time with his family and new lab rescue, Jarfi.


Seung Lee, DVM - Veterinarian

Seung Lee, DVM - Veterinarian


Robert Fullington, DVM - Relief Veterinarian

Robert Fullington, DVM - Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Fullington was born and raised in central California and headed down south to get his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at UC Irvine. While going to school, he took a part-time job at a local...

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Robert Fullington, DVM - Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Fullington was born and raised in central California and headed down south to get his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at UC Irvine. While going to school, he took a part-time job at a local veterinary hospital. Cleaning kennels and taking care of boarding animals was his first glimpse at veterinary medicine. He then attended UC Davis Veterinary School and graduated in 1994. He spent a year doing a very busy internship at the Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He spent the next year in rural Illinois, and then came back to California. He thought he would never live in Los Angeles, but he’s been here now for 15 years. He lives with his fiancée and their two dogs in the Valley and works every Thursday at Winnetka Animal Clinic.


Jarfi - Office Dog/Director of First Impressions

Jarfi - Office Dog/Director of First Impressions

Jarfi enjoys barking his head off & begging for treats. He loves to meet new patients, cats, dogs, & people alike! Jarfi is often seen supervising our receptionist & technicians & ensuring things are in...

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Jarfi - Office Dog/Director of First Impressions

Jarfi enjoys barking his head off & begging for treats. He loves to meet new patients, cats, dogs, & people alike! Jarfi is often seen supervising our receptionist & technicians & ensuring things are in order. On his days off, Jarfi likes to go for walks & swim in his pool on sunny days with his dad, Dr. Smollin.


Marc Smollin - Manager

Marc Smollin - Manager


Susie - Supervisor

Susie - Supervisor

Susie, originally from Los Angeles, has always been passionate about helping animals having worked in many low-income & emergency veterinary hospitals until she found us. She went to school for animal...

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Susie - Supervisor

Susie, originally from Los Angeles, has always been passionate about helping animals having worked in many low-income & emergency veterinary hospitals until she found us. She went to school for animal science & zoology at Pierce College & Cal Poly Pomona. She is pretty much a real-life Snow White with her brood of animals, many of which are rescues that found her including Peanut Butter, the cocker spaniel; Chipotle, the African grey parrot; Kitty, the outdoor cat; & Gordo, the indoor cat. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys watching movies, hiking, going to the beach, & traveling.


Rusti - Reception

Rusti - Reception

Rusti, a native California gal, has been with Winnetka Animal Clinic for over 16 years. A lover of animals, she’s full of warmth and compassion. When not at the clinic, she is busy at home cooking, baking...

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Rusti - Reception

Rusti, a native California gal, has been with Winnetka Animal Clinic for over 16 years. A lover of animals, she’s full of warmth and compassion. When not at the clinic, she is busy at home cooking, baking and knitting or traveling the world. She has been married to her wonderful husband (unbiased opinion) for 44 years and shares 4 kids and 4 grandkids. A wealth of helpful knowledge, she is an asset to our clinic.


Ary - Reception

Ary - Reception

Ary, born & raised in Los Angeles, studied sociology & criminology at Mt. St. Marys but always found herself drawn to helping animals & previously worked at many low-income & emergency veterinary hospitals....

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Ary - Reception

Ary, born & raised in Los Angeles, studied sociology & criminology at Mt. St. Marys but always found herself drawn to helping animals & previously worked at many low-income & emergency veterinary hospitals. She is a loving mom to a miniature schnauzer named Skully Bones & Nugget, the terrier (who she believes is the most beautiful angel in the world). In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling & watching horror movies with her fiancé & their pups.


Denise - Reception

Denise - Reception

Denise, a San Fernando Valley native, has been a life-long animal lover & has volunteered & previously worked in animal shelters, clinics, & rescue facilities. She currently studies environmental science...

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Denise - Reception

Denise, a San Fernando Valley native, has been a life-long animal lover & has volunteered & previously worked in animal shelters, clinics, & rescue facilities. She currently studies environmental science to help both the environment & animals. She is doting mom to Boat, the havanese, & RJ, the miniature schnauzer. On her days off she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, painting, & traveling.


Nicole, RVT - Technician

Nicole, RVT - Technician

Nicole, raised in Woodland Hills, graduated from Pierce College with an AS & STEM degree in Veterinary Technology. When Nicole is not at work you can find her hanging out with her family & friends. She...

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Nicole, RVT - Technician

Nicole, raised in Woodland Hills, graduated from Pierce College with an AS & STEM degree in Veterinary Technology. When Nicole is not at work you can find her hanging out with her family & friends. She has a large, loving family with a daughter, Violet, who loves to swim; three dogs: Cupid, Dotzy, & Jasmine; & three cats: Bagheera, Polly, & Sherman. Pretty much any activity that involves her husband & daughter makes her one happy camper.


Leticia - Technician

Leticia - Technician

Leti grew up in North Hollywood, California & has over 10 years of experience working as a Veterinary Technician having worked at other veterinary offices & volunteering at a wildlife center. She has two...

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Leticia - Technician

Leti grew up in North Hollywood, California & has over 10 years of experience working as a Veterinary Technician having worked at other veterinary offices & volunteering at a wildlife center. She has two children, a son named Jeffrey & a daughter named Sophia. Her family has a pit bull named Blue Dino Rawr & a chihuahua named Mia La Tortilla. Her hobbies include doing just about anything with her kids, gardening, & shopping.