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Welcome to the Long Beach Animal Hospital

The Long Beach Animal Hospital (LBAH) has a veterinary team that includes seven dedicated veterinarians (DVM’s) that go through ongoing continual education to keep up-to-date on the latest affordable medical treatments for your pet. Our doctors are available to examine pets of all species until midnight (not 24 hour) seven days per week for primary care , and especially if it is an emergency or you need urgent care. We even have USDA accredited vets on our animal care staff and utilize the services of board certified surgeons, radiologists, and internal medicine specialists.

You can learn much more about what we do from this web site, especially the extensive information we have in the Diseases Section.  In this section you will find comprehensive and detailed information, utilizing high quality photos and videos, explaining the common diseases we encounter in pets in our area and throughout Southern California.

In the Learning Center there is a large amount of useful general information that explains what you can do at home to keep your pet healthy. You can even learn how to check your pet’s lymph nodes for an early warning sign of disease, especially cancer in animals. You will also learn about preventive (preventative) care for your pets in this section.

We provide a wide array of treatment options, including the natural treatments in our Alternative Medicine Section. This includes nutraceuticals, holistic, acupuncture, homeopathy, VNA (Veterinary Neuronal Adjustment or VOM) and cold laser therapy for pets. These treatments, when combined with judicious use of medication, is the balanced medical approach we use for our patients.

Our Wildlife Care Section shows you how we provide care for the over 1,000 injured wild animals we treat for free each year. We work closely with local wildlife rehabilitation centers (especially South Bay Wildlife Rescue) for long term care, rescue,  and ultimate release back into the wild.

In our Wildlife Photography section you can follow Dr. Palazzolo (we call him Dr. P), as he teaches conservation medicine and wildlife photography around the world. It is in the form of a travelog that showcases his trips to all seven continents over the last 35 years. His more current trips, like his recent Africa and Falklands Islands trip to see the adorable penguins, or his Africa trips to see the lions, leopards, and rhino, are also in the Wildlife Photo Blog. Many clients from our hospital have accompanied him on these trips.

From  routine checkups, dewormings,  Wellness Exams and vaccinations, to comprehensive medical and surgical treatment of diseases in animals, we offer a wide variety of services to keep your pet healthy and treat any disease that afflicts it.  This includes skin diseases,  internal medicine and routine surgery like neuters, spays, and skin tumor removals, along with complete dental care and orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Our hospital has a surgical laser to perform many of these surgeries.

If your pet is hospitalized, overnight care is provided after our doctors leave at midnight by one of our technicians that lives in our building. We have a House Call Service if you cannot make it in to our hospital. We provide a special in home pet euthanasia service in this house call service if you need to euthanize your pet (put it down or to sleep).

Our Facebook Page has original content that showcases the many things we do at the Long Beach Animal Hospital. It is entertaining, educational, and informative, and not just a reposting of content from some other Facebook page. If you are not on Facebook you can access some of the more current Facebook posts on our home page.

Our veterinary team has provided quality medical care for  your pet and companion dog, cat, bird, rabbit (bunny), ferret, reptile, lizard, iguana, snake, turtle, tortoise, chinchilla, rat, mouse, guinea pig, wildlife, and exotic pets of all kinds in Los Angeles and Orange County since 1961. We provide veterinary care for all cities in Southern California, especially Long Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Garden Grove, Torrance, Signal Hill, Westminster, Newport Beach, Cypress, and Los Alamitos near me Sun Surf Ambassador.

Everyone at Long Beach Animal Hospital loves animals (we will take a picture of you and your pet and post it in our Clients & Pets section if you like) – and it is our mission to provide quality care for pets and exotic pets of all kinds. Call us today at (562) 434-9966 for more information.

Extern Daily (and final) Diary

And thus ends an inexplicably wonderful month at Long Beach Animal Hospital. A huge thanks goes out to Dr. P for mentoring me every morning, Dr. Ridgeway, Wood, Seto, Baccaro, and Yamamoto for teaching me and allowing me to shadow them, to the owners of LBAH for taking me on as an extern, and the entire staff for welcoming me and making my experience unforgettable.

My days have been filled with excitement, fun, and so many fantastic people and animals. No day was quite like the previous. While I am incredibly sad to leave, I have made some lifelong friends and am taking so much knowledge and memories with me.

I learned the importance of sharing your knowledge and mentoring the next generation. I put that into action when this budding veterinarian came in to ask Dr. P about being a veterinarian. I was able to show her how to use the stethoscope on our mascot Cheyenne.

I hope everyone has enjoyed following along on my daily diaries. I'll leave you with one last corny joke! Wish me luck in my last year of vet school 🙂

Joke of the day: what kind of boat only sails in a criss-cross pattern? Ex-tern-ship!
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Cheyenne looks good! I miss that hospital kitty!

Thank you for sharing your experiences, I will miss reading them. Best of luck with the rest of what will be an amazing life.

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