Center-Sinai Animal Hospital
10737 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Main Office: (310) 559-1792
Main Office: (310) 838-1234
CSAH Avian Hospital
Center Sinai Animal Hospital
Parking: On Site
Price Range : Average
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I?ve been coming to Center-Sinai and Dr. Baum for some time. We?ve had both of our dogs here, and they?re really compassionate, and caring. Our dogs stay happy and healthy. They?ll always take calls, not like some in town, and our neighborhood, because they remember us and know what they have done for our dogs, and they give lots of personal attention.
07/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have taken my 2 dogs and cat here for about 3 years. I have had a great experience with this office and I am surprised by the other comments here. My little dog Nala has had two surgeries here and they have taken excellent care of her. The biggest tell tale sign is that when we come to this vet office, she is not scared or shaking as she has been at other vets I have taken her to in the past. She had two seperate tumor removals. One (A few years ago) was by her eye and the surgery was so great that you can not even tell she had it. The previous vet she had been going to refused to remove it and it got larger, so I got a second opinion and that is how I ended up at Center Sinai. The second removal of tumors was just at the base of her tail and on her side. The Dr. had them all biopsied- and thankfully all were benigne.The follow up was great- the Dr called after the surgery to see how she was doing and to answer any questions. Very rarely have I had vets do this... Other than the surgeries, I have had general care of the animals there- Teeth cleaning, shots, etc. I also purchased the Pet Well Care Plan which saved me quite a bit of money in the long run as Nala needed surgery. I would recommend this feature to any pet owner. The cons here are that some of the staff could be a bit more professional, and the wait times are sometimes long- but overall this is a pretty good place. In my experience- any issues I have had any concern with, I have brought up to te staff and they were quick to resolve for me.
12/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
When I moved to this area 4 years ago, a neighbor recommended Dr. Baum. We instantly loved him and his practice. He was very straightforward, knowledgeable, and affordable. Over the past year, I have seen his practice expand to where you have to wait up to 2 hours even if you have an appointment. I recommended him to another neighbor and they waited 1 hour before leaving. It is a shame to see what greed can do to good doctors.
10/21/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Spira is very skilled and knowledgeable. She really knows her birds and how to handle their owners. My Umbrella Cockatoo has been seeing Dr. Spira for more than 17 years now, and if she ever retires I don't know what we'll do. My Cockatoo took an immediate liking to her and no matter what type of position Dr. Spira has put her in (on her back and getting a shot) nothing has changed my bird's opinion. That's more than good enough for me. I've seen dogs and cats at Center Sinai too.
10/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We have two puppies which we bring to Center Sinai Pet Hospital for routine vaccinations and I can't say that there's been one pleasant experience... but since they were usually in-n-out visits, we didn't complain. They are reasonably priced, however, completely unprofessional. Our puppy recently suffered from a minor injury and was brought in for an exam and x-rays. We were given a quote over the phone but when we brought our puppy in, they performed a series of services without our consent and more than tripled our quoted amount. When we spoke with the vet and owner, Dr. Baum, regarding our shock and dismay, he was extremely rude and had complete disregard when speaking of us as clients and patients. He did not once try to rectify our complaints and arrogantly claimed to be very successful as is and did not have a care or concern about our satisfaction as clients. We will never return to that establishment and would never recommend anyone to that self-proclaimed 'successful' vet. Save yourself the stress and skip over this place - the minimal savings definitely does NOT outweigh the horrible service.
10/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I wrote a bad review in 10/07 and decided to try this hospital again. I hvae a very good experience this time. My appointment was at 6pm. it wasn't crowded, the staff are friendly (not super friendly, but good enough). I saw Dr. Marissa Williams, who is very patient, answered all our questions, and was not rushing us at all. I saw a staff cleaned the space with alcohol aftre my dog used it, which is good. I have a male staff showed me the facility in case I need to bring my dog here--It's not a big place, but it is clean. I have well care insurance through center sinai, so for all physical exams, MD visit, questions, and a health certificate, it cost me 10 dollars only. now I recommended this hospital, and I love Dr. Williams.
12/18/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Absolutely filthy. People were returning their dogs after boarding with kennel cough. I brought my cat in the morning to be chipped and by the afternoon he was ill. I waited for over 6 hours to see a vet as a walk in and I was under going chemotherapy. The staff was moronic and seemed as though they were using inhalants. I say this having taught high risk students. An ill dog having waited for over three hours deficated in the middle of the waiting room. No one cleaned it for a half hour, eventhough the owner said they would do it themself, if they'd give them something to do it with. All the animals, returning from the back room were limp and stoned. When I returned home I realized the tech had put inhalants on my cats collar. Many veteranary anasthetics, such as Kentimine are abused. In the very short run they are not cheap. One appointment turns into two. Waiting in the waiting room can take hours. Plus, they are abusive to animals. The State of California should close them down.
01/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Several years ago I was at my wit's end because my wonderful cat Tamba was suffering from something that was causing her little body to stop functioning -- no eating, no movement of either food or drink through her. The vet I had been going to had no idea of what to do, nor did another I tried in desperation. \n\nThen, thank heaven, I was told about Dr. Baum. I was immediately impressed by his calm good humored attention to both Tamba and myself as the scared human companion. Dr. Baum conducted important tests, made recommendations, and soon Tamba was healthy and frisky again. And his prices were even reasonable. I was extremely happy also to find that the very compassionate staff welcomed me to visit Tamba at night while she had to stay for treament, to help lessen her anxieties about being away from home. Dr. Baum had recommended I do this, and again, I am completely grateful. \n\nFast forward a few years later and we had a similar problem occur, but with a different cause. Once again Dr. Baum and this time also Dr. Williams helped diagnose and find the remedy, and Tamba is still, at age 16, dashing about our home.
We have such a special place in our hearts for Dr. Baum. He never gives up on finding a way to help the animals have a quality life, but will always give you the truth as to when the animal begins to suffer so that appropriate steps can be planned and taken.
01/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have lived in LA for 12 years - using about a dozen different Vets. Most were competent but also missing that extra something. Dr. Baum is caring, knowledgeable and a man of integrity. In fact, I love all of the Vets working here especially Dr. B and Dr. Williams. I have 4 pets and have recently started Fostering rescued pets. I drive across town to go here because of the professional, dedicated and compassionate care.\nI wonder if some of the reviews here are more about the hurt of having a sick/dying pet rather than Center Sinai. I was someone who came in with a seriously injured pet and was immediately seen in front of a fellow there for a nail trim. I am sorry he was pissed and saw fit to give a bad review.... but I am forever grateful to Dr. Williams for saving my cat. I would want the same triage treatment extended to whomever walked in the door.