From Jes G. in Los Angeles
I'm really surprised by the low reviews. Last spring, my landlord's (who lives on the premises) older cat was attacked by 3 coyotes while she was out of town. We didn't find him until the sun came up, he had been under a car wounded for over an hour. After getting him out and wrapped up, I took him to LFSAH because it was the closest vet I could bring to mind since I was new to the area. I won't go into the gory details of how bad the cat's injuries looked, but I was heartbroken and convinced as we drove him to the vet that we were probably taking him to be euthanized, he looked so bad it really looked untreatable.
They began treating him immediately when we arrived. They gave the most informative diagnosis, were very thorough in explaining exactly what his injuries and prognosis were (several broken ribs, bruised lungs, throat, multiple bite wounds). The vet was the most knowledgeable I've ever seen and she and the staff were very compassionate and concerned. Everyone there was pulling for him and the vet was determined to save his life. The cat made an amazing recovery and was stable and recuperating after a couple days.
After the cat was back to normal, my landlord joked about how I unwittingly took him to ""the most expensive place in the city."" The total bill for the cat was around $1600, but he was nearly dead when he came in so in the course of treatment had an MRI, surgery, oxygen treatment, and painkiller IVs. That's some serious care, if you had to pay for that kind of treatment for a human it would be a fortune. I'm not certain I would use them for vaccinations or spay/neutering, but if my dogs or cats were ever in a position where I knew I needed a vet to save their life, I wouldn't hesitate to bring them here.