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General Info
Larchmont Animal Clinic has been serving the Wilshire/ Hancock Park/ Los Angeles area for over 40 years. We are an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association and offer a complete range of services to fit every stage of your pets' life. Our mission is to provide the best care for your four-legged family members, while maintaining a compassionate and comfortable environment. We are champions for excellent care. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion and keeping them healthy is our #1 priority.
Business History
Dr. Ciganek and his dedicated veterinarians, technicians, receptionists and support staff have been accredited members of the American Animal Hospital Association for over 27 years. Only 12% of animal healthcare providers in the US are presently accepted as AAHA members. We have continuously meet their higher standard of veterinary excellence.
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

SunClosed

Services/Products
Annual wellness exams, diagnostic medicine, spay and neuter, surgery, radiology, dental care, laser therapy, ultrasound, in-house laboratory, pharmacy, vaccines, parasite and flea control, travel certificates, microchips
Payment method
discover, amex, mastercard, visa
Location
316 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004. On Larchmont Blvd, cross street Beverly Blvd. Parking in front
Neighborhoods
Central LA, Larchmont, Greater Wilshire
Amenities
Cat boarding, dog and cat day boarding, bathing and grooming, emergency services during open hours, prescription diets, veterinary approved products, on-line store
Associations
AAHA, SCVMA, CVMA
Categories
Veterinarians, Veterinary Information & Referral Services, Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Veterinarian Emergency Services, Veterinary Specialty Services
Other Information

Parking: Lot

Price Range : Average

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MaryPelloni

03/27/2011

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Overall
Dr. Santos is THE BEST VET IN LOS ANGELES

Brought my little Pom in for her shots and to get a quick follow-up since she was sick last. Dr. Santos is the only Vet i request, she is amazingly sweet and knowledgable as well. Dr. Santos actually sat with my baby for 10 mins after her Bordetella shot massaging her injection site and making sure Pom was happy. Also she recommended some great over-the-counter allergy meds, healthy treats, food etc... Really, this is the best vet I have had in four states! I have two Poms and they just love Dr. Santos and i think the feeling is mutual. I live and work on the West side and drive all the way to Larchmont so my dogs can get treated by Dr. Santos.

ranblk

03/11/2011

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Overall
HORRIBLE VET

Very rude staff and vet. Would never go back. Way overpriced for the service received. Tell all your friends NOT to use this vet!

runcty

04/03/2010

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Overall
Good Vet

I recently purchased and new puppy. My boyfriend and I took our new puppy to Larchmont Animal Clinic, the staff was great, personable and very friendly. The doc walk us through the next few weeks with our new puppy and gave us good suggestion.

Heidi Frahm

02/16/2010

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Overall
Very caring and competent staff

This vet was recommended to me when I moved to LA, and I have been extremely happy with them. They are very gentle with my pets, and have always taken good care of them. I also love that I can get grooming done at the same place as the vet care.

hef71

10/11/2009

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I love this vet!

My cats come here once a year for shots, check-ups, and grooming. The cats seem a little more relaxed here than at other vets, and the lion haircuts they get are absolutely adorable! My cats have never been sick though, so I can't vouch for how this place handles sick pets. But I recommend them for check-ups and haircuts.

autumnlei

10/08/2009

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Looking for a new vet

I have been going to this vet with my 2 dogs since 2007 and will be switching after three straight visits with issues. I have two dogs and have been treated poorly from top to bottom......starting with the vet to the assistant. Unfortunately one of my dogs now has a chronic bronchitis which has caused her to have an enlarged heart. This was not diagnosed despite many visits with the same issue. Thankfully, diagnostic testing has provided an answer but $400 for an inexpensive antibiotic, inexpensive anti-inflammatory and a SINGLE VIEW Xray. I still cannot call the vet and tell them the issue persists... come in, spend more money....and no longer honoring comparible pricing for flea medications.
I thought the treatment I received may have been in response to my being irritated until they treated my very kind and considerate even husband worse.

grobangirl56

07/29/2009

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Overall
best doctors and friendly staff around

Ive been taking my pup there for years and years. I dare say they helped my puppy (no longer a puppy) extend his life span. he is a happy healthy 13 year old chow. I was refered to the clinic by a friend when my dog's old vet brutally handled my less than doctor friendly dog in front of me. At larchmont tI was met with friendly faces everywhere that completely understood how I felt when i said that although my dog isnt extremely people friendly he was still my baby. They were able do all the necessary steps to make me and my dog comfortable and their staff took extra gentle care despite my dog being a little rough around the edges. The doctor's all understand my Buffy's needs and over the years Buffy's come to really like his Dr. Mac. Also Larchmont always always quotes u prices which they tell you are just an approximation and if any other costs come up they tell you. so really you have to sign before they do anything or charge so i must remind the people who seem to complain about a high bill that they at one point signed off on it and they wont do anything you dont want to be done.From the wonderful crew at the front desk to all the doctors and techs behind the scenes it's the only place I'd trust my dog to.

ThatOneChick

07/28/2009

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Sweetest Staff Ever!!

I have a Shar-Pei puppy... Well, she's not really a puppy anymore but she's my baby, and I have been taking her to the Larchmont Animal Clinic for the last 4 years. She's usually a very quiet dog and when we go out she simply stays by my side watching and protecting. But the girls (and boy) at Larchmont are so friendly and outgoing that from our first visit they have taken it upon themselves to become my Jia's bestest friends (aside from me of course). Actually, I have to laugh every time that we go in because as soon as the girls at the front see Jia there's always a very high-pitched sound that comes from the reception desk and they all run out to play with her and give her treats (unless they're extremely busy and then they make up for it on our way out).


And that's not all that I have to say about them. I recently found a homeless dog on my way home from work and the poor thing looked so sick and skinny that I put him in my car and drove him to the clinic. I told the staff what happened and they took him in right away. I thought that they might charge me for looking at the pup and getting him back to health but they actually took him in for free and even found a home for him. I called back the next day to ask about the doggie and they said that one of the vet assistants had made some calls and found someone to take the dog in once he was all better. I was really surprised by the compassion that these doctors and staff showed for the poor puppy. And I heard later from them that he was doing great in his new home.

Great job guys! :)

ruskirocket

10/12/2008

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Overall
Didn't cure my dog (Twice!)

My Beagador, Ginger, is only 11 months old and has had numerous illnesses since I adopted her, partly due to the incompetence of the vets at the Larchmont Animal Clinic. She first contracted Giardia before I even got her, and they prescribed her the wrong medicine, twice, so she suffered with an intestinal parasite for the first 8 months of her life. Only when I took her to a REAL vet in San Francisco, did she receive proper treatment and get any better. Since then, possibly as a complication of having Giardia for so long, Ginger has developed a laundry list of skin, ear, eye and food allergies. For this, the vets at the clinic prescribed nothing, but instead told us to give her OTC Benedryl and eye drops. They also offered no suggestions for helping her cope with these allergies other than to wipe her down after she went out to try to clean off any allergens. Poor Ginger suffered for a month while I tried to discourage her from chewing her feet and tummy raw unsuccessfully. Finally, when Ginger's ear got infected, I again took her to REAL vet in Northern California. This vet took the time to look at other possible afflictions, prescribed EFFECTIVE treatment for her skin irritation and ear infection, and also gave instructions on how to decide on the right food options for Ginger. Ginger is finally feeling better, no thanks to the Larchmont Animal Clinic.

themn

10/07/2008

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Overall
Just right

This place is the greatest. My dog loves going here, right up until the time he sees the needle. The small girl up front spoils my baby like it was her own. The doctors are great, and Bailey has his favorite but i'm sure they are all good. The location could not be better. They even have a pet store right next to their parking lot where you could stop by and get something to bribe your dog into behaving for the doctor.
They do everything there, baths, shots, and even risking their lives to clip my Bailey nails.
I highly recommend it :)

Ab MS

06/07/2008

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Overall
WORST ANIMAL CLINIC EVER-SAVE YOUR ANIMALS

This is the worst animal clinic I have ever been to. You would think that because Larchmont is a nice area and they charge sky high prices, that they would take great care of your pet. You would be very wrong! I have two young dogs one is only 8 weeks old. They made 3 very harmful health decisions with my pets because of their lazyness and assembly line service. You really are just a number here. My 8 week old had worms and he said it was ok to keep her with my other dog and they would both be fine. Boy was he wrong, my other dog got worms as well so I had 2 sick dogs and to make matters worse i had to fight them to deworm my scond dog free of charge because of THEIR mistake. They acted like they were doing me a favor. Then my second problem with them: Since my dogs were both sick now I brought them back in to the doctors office on a friday, and she said keep an eye on them and call me on saturday morning and I will give you medicine if you still need it. I called the doctor in the morning as instructed left a message and she never called me back and to make matters worse it was a long holiday weekend. My sick dog went 4 days without medicine because of their lazyness and assembly line service. I WILL SAY IT AGAIN YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER HERE! and the third and final mistake: They tried to charge me for an exam fee twice in 12 days. Another major problem about this place: THEY TRY TO MAKE MONEY OFF YOU ANY WAY THEY CAN. That was the final straw I said give me my records and im going to a clinic where they actually care about the safety and well being of all animals. After all you would expect that at a vets office isnt that what they are in business for? one final note the office manager SCARLET IS A BIT*H. She had the nerve to blame their mistakes on me the customer. When i told them they were loosing two customers they could care less, after all I WAS JUST A NUMBER. Please save you animals from the lazy careless vets at LARCHMONT ANIMAL CLINIC!

landola

05/02/2008

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Overall
vet clinic is ok, but think twice about the grooming services.

my dog left there with the worst hair cut choppy, uneven and to boot, their appliance slipped.. and she has this hideous 4 in by 2 inch rectangle on the middle of her rump!! luckily, she didnt get cut.. plus, she was there for over 9 hours and she came out like this?? she was VERY thirsty too. I've never seen her drink that much water after a grooming visit.. they offered to ""finish"" her the next day.... I declined. apparently, the orig. groomer got sick and left ""the hardest parts for him to finish"".. they told me to call around 130 to see if she was finished .. i ended up calling like 3 times... if they would have just told me they couldnt finish her, i wouldve picked her up mid day and gladly taken her back.. it seemed to me they didnt want others in the office to see her.. so they purposely kept her until 6pm.. when no one else was in the lobby... never go back for grooming!!

joriv

09/10/2007

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Overall
Great vet

Dogs, cats, birds, lizards, even hamsters they do it all. I have almost every pet you can think of and i go to these guys for all of them. Pets don't like to go to the vet but when they have to go this is the place.

doxynash

08/22/2007

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Overall
for a vet- he showed no heart or compassion for animals.

Dr. Garcia was wonderful. However, she left the practice. I have been taking my pets to the Larchmont Animal Clinic for years and years....as has my mom. After Dr. Garcia left, i was skeptical, but decided to give Dr. Ciganik a chance. I was very disappointed after my last visit. I had to put my cat of 16 years down, and he was extremely short with me. I asked questions, wanted as much information as possible when learning about her ailment and making the decision- and felt as if I was an annoyance to him the entire time. When I finally made the decision this is what was best for her, he rushed the process along and treated her like an object and not like a living creature that I loved and that had been a member of my family. I was severly upset and will NOT be taking my pets to this clinic any longer.

gglg2000

02/23/2007

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Overall
great doctor

i've been a loyal client for 8 years now and i'm amazed of how good he is. i wouldnt trade him for any other doctor. he's done from a simple spay surgery on my young dog, to a complicated nueturing on my 10year old dog which inculded tumor removal. he explained to me that in was a dangerous procedure but he was very optomistic also. i liked that he was frank, but at the same time i knew this had to be done. i loved that he kept me informed before and after his surgery, and we prep him for 2 weeks before his surgery by doing diffrent tests, putting him on antibiotics before and after, and monotoring all his levels. we did everythig to minimize the danger, and i have to say everything paid off because it was a huge success. it has been 2 years since the surgery and although he is slowing down due to his age i cant thank him enough for giving him 2 extra wonderful years and for still keeping him going. i highly recommed him and tell all my clients about him.

jlo82

11/10/2006

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Overall
Staight and to the point

Everyone i talk to recommended him. After my visit i could see why. He is very good with animals, and is very knowledgeable. It was very easy to contact him after my visit. He was great for staying on the phone with me for at least 20 minutes going over lab test and all my questions.
What can i say, the glasses do it for me.

nil11

06/07/2006

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caring vet

after adopting 2 kittens from the shelter i needed to find a vet in whom i can trust to take care of any problems with their health and wellbeing. Dr Garcia is most certainly that vet. she took time to talk to me and hear any concerns or questions, and most importantly took the time to thoroughly check them out. i am very pleased to find someone i can trust with my new bundles of furry energy

zoe2020

05/23/2006

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Purrrfect Care

I have been going to Larchmont Animal Clinic since I moved to LA from New Orleans 5 years ago. I just lost 2 of my kitties this year. I cannot describe the wonderful treatment and care this doctor has given my pets over the years. Dr. Garcia is wonderful. She treated my cat for diabetes and helped her live a lot longer than a cat with diabetes would normally live. She is also extremely intelligent and forthcoming with medical information about your pet. She really explains to you in laymans terms what is happening to your pet with sympathy. I can't say enough good things about her and the staff there. They always remembered my pets name and always gave both of them loving care.

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