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Business Description
Laurel Pet Hospital (LPH) is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and external labs. We also work closely with local specialty practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, x-ray equipment, ultrasound, CO2 laser capabilities. At LPH we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Open 24 hours
Hours

Regular Hours

Services/Products
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services, Surgical Services, Anesthesia, Radiology/Ultrasound Services, Electrocardiography Services, Dentistry, Laboratory Permanent identification, Pharmacy, Individualized Flea Control Program, Dietary Counseling, Grooming, Emergency Care
Brands
prescription diets
Location
Santa Monica near Fairfax
Neighborhoods
Central LA, West Hollywood
Associations
AAHA
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Categories
Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Veterinarian Emergency Services, Pet Services, Veterinarians, Veterinary Specialty Services
Other Information

Parking: Lot

Price Range : Average

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Deniece G.

12/16/2016

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Expertise
Professionalism

Was recommended to Laurel by my sister and I could not be happier with the service I have received. My boys are treated with lots of love. I am at ease knowing they are in great hands. The night shift Dr Abalos, Mark and Victor are so wonderful. Dr Abalos is very knowledgeable and honest. I would recommend Laurels nightshift to anyone.

Epulo

09/13/2010

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IF YOU LOVE TO WAIT....

If you love to wait go here. We've been taking our cat here for years and EVERY time we spend a good hour or more in the waiting room. Even if it's a simple drop off or pick up from boarding. While the reception staff is nice, they have no respect for their customers time. Get it together guys- it's not rocket science.

The only reason we've continued to use them is because they are conveniently located and the docs are good. But at this point I'd rather save the money and time and drive out further.

lolahank

03/16/2010

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DO NOT USE!!! NEARLY KILLED MY CAT!

I will never take any of my animals to this place ever again! Dr. Pruss nearly killed my cat. She completely diagnosed my bagel wrong. She is a thief and has bad karma coming her way, as dose the entire hospital. She is the worst vet I have ever seen in my life. I will do everything in my power to have this place shut down for good. Not to mention the law suits coming to them! Brandon the ""office manager"" is another loser. He should have his license taking away. After they almost killed my cat by giving Morphine (which you DON'T do) for 6 days they tried to charged me $2,200 for NOTHING! I hate this place with a passion and I highly recommend everyone finding another vet before they try to kill your animal too!

micshane

01/22/2010

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Friendly Staff & nice facility

Dr. Hu - She was amazing. Great people skills & connected with my 180lbs. English Mastiff right away. Like any site you go to you will get someone that had a bad experience. Not me, my experience with all of the staff & Dr. was excellent. I have been to enough pet hospitals to know that this one is very good. :)

vital1819468307

05/06/2009

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Had a decent and honest experience

I had a negative experience at the Hollywood Animal Hospital, so I took my choking cat to Laurel after another clinic in Hollywood recommended them.

Dr. Hu was kind, gentle, receptive and avoided excess with testing and cost.

She kept my kitty for observation and took a precautionary x-ray, with my request.

I will make it my regular animal hospital.

(We told her about the assistant who dropped the cat in travel bag on the counter, carelessly. She seemed receptive to the complaint)

tinkerbettie

03/11/2009

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Dr. Todd is kind and wonderful.

I have been going to Laurel Pet Hospital for almost ten years on a recommendation from a friend. Dr. Todd has always been absolutely kind and gentle with my cat. I trust him immensely. He always makes sure you understand your options before doing anything. He doesn't encourage unnecessary testing or procedures, and I have found the pricing to be reasonable. The staff has always been nothing but very friendly. They obviously love animals. Yes, the office can get busy, but I have never waited long enough to get frustrated (even on a Saturday).

dutch3333

06/10/2008

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Vet Appears Good, Reception is Disgraceful

When approaching something as personal and emotional as pet care, service is by far the most important aspect when trying a new veterinarian. Although my experience with the veterinarian was for appearances sake outstanding - only time will tell - the coldness and honestly rudeness of the reception and front desk staff make me pause as to whether I will ever return. I was greeted as if I was interrupting something, and I was forced to make my own introduction to blank stares. After the appointment when told to return to the front desk by the Doctor, I was greeted by a ""What's up?"" by one of the staff, as if I had been an annoyance.
I want to feel as if I am taken care of in all aspects, and that my pet is getting the best attention possible. I can't say that Laurel Pet Hospital can offer that, and there are many veterinarians in Los Angeles that can make sure that you and your pet receive excellent care and service.

veryfaircritic

03/15/2008

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Worst customer service I have experienced in my life.

All of my friends have discontinued doing business at this place because of the RUDE AND UNPROFESSIONAL front desk staff. I have tried to hang on because I adore the vets, Dr. Seoud and Dr. Todd. Unfortunately, now that I have had one more bad experience, I too will not return. It is unfortunate that the unacceptabley rude staff are driving away the business. It is also expensive. They'd have to be paying me to tolerate this rude treatment. A staff member yelled at me!

monkeetrik

09/14/2007

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Really just in it for the money...

One of my indoor cats got out, and brought back a few fleas. He was a very clean cat, as he washed himself regularly. He had swallowed a few fleas and developed worms. Brought in the stool samples and confirmed the diagnosis. At the time the household had four cats (no, i'm not that crazy cat guy, but my girlfriend at the time had two of her own), and they required me to bring in all four cats to disperse worm medicine. Not really sure why they had me bring all four, but I soon realized why. Because they were going to charge me for medical visits on all cats. Wow! That adds up. Each cat was in custody for about 30 seconds to one minute, to be weighed. Something I could have done at home, for free. Then, Instead of administering the latest in pet care (a no fail shot for worms), they had me dispense extremely expensive pills to all four cats over a course of two weeks. Well, when the pills had not worked, they asked me to repeat the whole process over, including bringing all four cats in again.

I said, ""no way!"" I then took the infected cat to a vet and received less expensive, fool proof treatment that worked. Yes, it required me to bring all four cats in again, but they did what they should have the first time around, keeping cost effective in mind.

This vet is just too expensive, and profit driven. It left a bad taste in my mouth, as well as the four kitties.

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