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2038 S Sepulveda BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90025
From Business: General and Holistic Medicine. Cancer Treatments, Skin disorders, Arthritis, Acupuncture, Auto-Immune disease issues, Urinary issues, Dentistry, Senior Dogs and C…
1900 S Sepulveda BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90025
I usually take my little one to a local vet clinic but my work schedule makes it difficult to get there during their business hours. I decided to ta…
8723 Santa Monica BlvdWest Hollywood, CA 90069
From Business: Offering veterinarians and emergency veterinarians services. VCA Los Angeles Veterinary Specialists was founded with the principles of veterinary specialty practi…
2340 S Sepulveda BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90064
From Business: * Open Extended Hours/7 Days Specialty & General Practice Orthopedic, Neurosurgery & Reconstructive Surgery * Diplomate American College of Veterinary Medicine * …
12108 Venice BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90066
i TOOK MY DOG LALA TO THEM AND I REALLY HAD A GOOD EXPERIENCE. THE STAFF WAS COURTEOUS AND PROFESIONAL. THIS IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE LALAS NEW VET…
11718 W Olympic BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90064
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff …
1120 W Manchester BlvdInglewood, CA 90301
From Business: Airport Cities Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located within one mile of Los Angeles International Airport in the city of Inglewoo…
14302 Ventura BlvdSherman Oaks, CA 91423
From Business: **Beverly Oaks Animal Hospital & Emergency Clinic** is the premier 24-hour full service emergency service provider in San Fernando Valley. With a 9700 square-foot…
8807 Melrose AveWest Hollywood, CA 90069
It's hard to believe some of the negative reviews are for this same place. I have had nothing but excellent care for my two cats and two dogs. The e…
4641 Colorado BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90039
From Business: Founded in 1990, Animal Specialty Group is a veterinary practice center in the United States. It is fully equipped for all types of medical and surgical cases. Th…
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Over the years, I have been here more times than I can count with all of my dogs. Each time I have been, I have felt very grateful that these lovely people are in my neighborhood. Unlike other Pasadena area ERs, they do not price gouge and their rates have barely even gone up. My worst experience was with a senior rescue cocker spaniel named William who was very ill from the day I adopted him. One night I woke up hearing him go out the doggie door and not come back in. When I went out to see where he was, I found him passed out. By the time I got him to Eagle Rock Emergency, he had died in the car. They were kind enough to only charge me half of their regular rate. Since then, I have been there numerous times and I can't speak highly enough of this place. The receptionist/vet tech "Z" is always a pleasure to interact with. Very kind and compassionate. And Dr. Sullenberger as well. Going to the ER vet is rarely a happy experience, but it is the kind of service that I am very grateful to have so close by.
Excellent! Dr. Schwartz found the cause of my cat's illness after 6 years of taking her to other vets! I drove 6 hours there and back because he was recommended by a friend and I'm glad. He was wonderful, explaining everything and letting me stay with my cat during her procedure. I was able to hold her inbetween her tests -- it's amazing they let people in the treatment room. I could oversee everything and my cat was treated well. Dr. Schwartz is way more savvy than anyone else. He even returned my calls on holidays. He's very caring and I'm so glad my cat is finally getting help! If we had gone to him sooner, my cat wouldn't have had irreparable damage caused by 6 years of the wrong treatment at other places. She's in good hands now!
I learned of this clinic from the Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation when I adopted my first rabbit eight years ago. They recommended this place as the go-to vet clinic for rabbit care. I've continued to bring my rabbits here for years now and they have always received top-notch medical attention from Dr. Jasmine Flannigan. I have a senior rabbit struggling with arthritis, (he's going on 10 yrs), and I love how gentle and attentive Jasmine is with him. The staff is super-friendly and I have always been able to see the vet the day I call if it's an emergency. I drive from Hollywood to bring my animals here and I wouldn't trust any other place.
The three stars in my review is for their prices, which are some of the highest I've ever paid for comparable work at other vets. I do believe they could be more competitive in that way, especially given wait times, etc. That said, my experiences with the doctors have been very good. Dr. Costin was great with our cat, who is quite difficult, and helped us clear up an eye problem quickly and accurately. When he had another flareup, Dr. Costin was out of town and Dr. Fuller called us. She was incredibly helpful, and even asked us to call her back and let her know how the cat was doing later, even if we didn't need her.
I appreciate the good medical and boarding care that my dog, Missy, receives when she goes to the Angeles Vista Medical Center. I was in a hurry when dropping off my dog recently and she needed shots prior to boarding. Victor who usually takes care of her while I'm away handled the transaction in a speedy manner so that I could be on time to catch my flight. Dr. Hardy has been taking care of my dog for about 12 years now and I am very please with the service that Missy receives. Thank you!.
I don't know how things were previous to my two years here - but I have had two sick babies and this vet hospital has been nothing but professional, deeply caring and reasonable with my charges. I have compared pricing with a few big ticket items with a few local hospitals and it seems that they all are within 5% of each other. I can't imagine charges vary so much from hospital to hospital. I know I can trust them with my dog and my kitty.
Putting a loved pet is the hardest things you will ever have to do. Dr. Smith was able to help me with this service on so many levels. He was compassionate, loving and very loving and at the same time treating the situation in a respectful and a professional manner. He allowed my pet to leave this world in the home he loved and not the cold sterile enviroment of a clinic I could not have done this without him.
It makes me think other vets have written those bad reviews! Dr. Rhee may not be the least expensive, but he is a great vet. I trust him with all my animals and he's so very kind and compassionate. I don't take my animals anywhere else. He put my dog back together after a vicious attack and there aren't even any scars. He's gentle. I've seen him so very distressed when one of his patients doesn't make it.
Okay, so i went to a fair thing with my family, and i found this cute little bag of poo, lol such a smart idea! my dogs love them! Now they dont even really like other dog treats! everyone in the freaking world should try this stuff, and the best part? its so cheap! I love this idea! If you don't try it, your dumb!!! <3
The nurses are always so friendly and you know they really do loved animals. When we put our dog down they were so compassionate and before we left they made us a footprint in foam for us and made it into an ornament for us. They saw how upset we were and took action. That meant a lot.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.