Long Beach Animal Hospital

Long Beach Animal Hospital

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About Us

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 10 pm seven days per week for primary, urgent, or emergency care. We are the exotic vet hospital to bring your pet to for preventive care or when it is ill.

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 on a wide range of animals including Cat Diseases and Dog Diseases. You will also learn about the emergency service we provide in Long Beach and throughout Los Angeles county, Orange county, and Southern California.

Medical Care

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 by a staff member that lives in our building. We have a House Call Service if you cannot make it in to our hospital. We also provide a special in-home pet euthanasia service. Think of us as your Long Beach Long Beach Animal Emergency Center to help when you need us for everything from minor problems to major surgery.

Learning Center

In our 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 therapy laser therapy for pets. These treatments, when combined with judicious use of medication, is the balanced medical approach we use for our patients.

Wildlife Care Section

Our Wildlife Care Section shows you how we provide care for the over 1,000 injured wild animals we treat for free each year. These injured animals come from California Fish and Game, local animal control, lifeguards, and individuals. We work closely with local wildlife rehabilitation centers (especially South Bay Wildlife Rescue and Wetlands and Wildlife in Huntington Beach) 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 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.