Veterinarians & Veterianarian Insurance


We all know the importance of finding great veterinarians for our beloved furry friends. Unfortunately our pals cannot tell us what is wrong, so we must rely on instinct and our educated vets to help us diagnose a problem.

What I've found most important to me in a veterinarian is trust. Marley and I have visited a number of vets from living in Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Beach...I have encountered some who are great and some I've felt where a bit more interested in profit as opposed to my dog's well being.

So my listing here solely includes veterinarians I have used and can personally recommend or those recommended by friends and colleagues. Below you will find veterinarians submitted by our readers and their own personal experiences. If you have a vet that you personally recommend, please use the form below to share your experience. Together we can create a directory of those we feel most confident in caring for our canine companions...and other friends! 

Alicia Pet Care Center
25800 Jeronimo Rd., Ste 100
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 768-1313

Marley's specialty vet...she had TPLO surgery performed by Dr. Fischer & Dr. Wheaton in 2011. Highly recommended for this procedure.

Canyon Animal Hospital
20372 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-1076

Marley's local vet. Blood titer used as opposed to blindly vaccinating according to a predetermined schedule.

OC Home Pet Vet

OC Home Pet Vet Provides quality veterinary care without leaving the comfort of your home. Mobile services for routine medical and hospice care, wellness and sick pet exams, laboratory testing, vaccinations, microchipping, behavior and nutritional counseling, pain management, health certificates, full pharmacy, and end-of-life services. Member of the AVMA, CVMA, and SCVMA. Available for day, evening and weekend appointments. Serving all of Orange County.

Santa Margarita Animal Hospital
30052 Santa Margarita Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 858-3181

Holistic Veterinarians

Tamara Hebbler, DVM
Healing Hope
PO Box 721570
San Diego , CA 92172
Phone: 877-738-4673 
Fax: 858-538-7633

Modalities Practiced: 

Applied Kinesiology ~ Bach Flower Remedies ~ Chinese Herbs
Chiropractic ~ Clinical Nutrition ~ Color Therapy
Conventional Medicine ~ Glandular Therapy ~ Homeopathy
Homotoxicology ~ Nutrition ~ Massage Therapy
Magnetic Therapy ~ Reiki ~ Western Herbs
Light/Cold Laser Therapy ~ Acupressure ~ Sound Therapy
Theta Therapy

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Veterinary Insurance

Pets Best Insurance

I also decided that veterinary insurance was something important for Marley's well being. I know if anything were to happen to her I would not refuse incurring a large veterinary bill...she is a special part of my family. After researching various companies I chose Pets Best Insurance. The monthly charge for her coverage is affordable and puts my mind at ease, quite invaluable in my opinion.

A year after I purchased a Pets Best policy for Marley she tore her ACL and required surgery (not cheap!) I couldn't be happier with the decision I made as Pets Best paid for 80% of the cost after my deductible and per incident limit. My experience with Pets Best was extremely stress free and that was greatly appreciated during a stressful time. Marley is now doing great by the way :)

With plans from less than $1 per day Pets Best Insurance plans can help cover the cost of treating your dog or cat’s unexpected illnesses and accidents by reimbursing 80% of your actual vet bill after a deductible.

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Laguna Hills Animal Hospital  
24271 El Toro Road Laguna Woods, CA 92637 949-837-7333 7 AM - 7 PM Monday through Saturday Sundays from 12 PM to 2 PM (no doctor) My family has …

Dr. Andrew Lewis, Animal Care Center of Huntington Beach 
I would have never noticed this place ! It is tucked in the back corner by Petco and Lucci's off Adams and Magnolia. Dr. Lewis is so nice and friendly! …

Dr. Deena Leong, North Tustin Veterinary Clinic, 14081 S. Yorba St. Suite 103 Tustin, CA 92780 
Dr. Leong is the kindest veterinarian. She uses both traditional and holistic methods of care, always finding what is best for the animal. My dog, Stella, …

Dr. Christina Heathcock & Dr. John Giannone Newport Animal Hospital  
Newport Animal Hospitals is a state-of-the-art, full-service veterinary hospital serving Newport Coast, California, and surrounding communities. They …

Dr.David Weber 17th st. Animal Hospital Santa Ana, CA 
Dr. Coghlan and Dr. Weber are the only veterinarians that could finally fix my dog from a very long frustrating ear infection problem. Dry dog food is …

Olympiad Animal Hospital
Mission Viejo
Friendly staff and truly concerned and friendly veterinarians. Always on top of it. The facility is clean and friendly. I could not ask for more! I would …

Deanna O'Neil, DVM (Mobile) 
Dr. O’Neil is wonderful. Very compassionate and well educated. She’s been treating my 15-year-old dog that has disc disease and arthritis. After her …

Seagate Veterinary Hospital, 16061 Bolsa Chica, Huntington Beach, Ca 92649 
My Jack Russell, Blair, was viciously attacked by a rottweiler in November 2011. When my husband took her into Dr. Chang he cleared his schedule for the …

Mike's Pet Care - San Clemente - Mobile Medical Pet Care and sitting 
Mike is a wonderful guy who has a great love for pets. He is a registered RVT and is licensed by the State of California. He specializes in at home medical …

Lincoln Animal Hospital (Cypress) Dr. A 
I've been taking my Siberian Husky to Dr. A for a year now and he & his staff always take great care of my pup. Very personal, you can tell he cares for …

Alton Main Animal Hospital 
The first time we met Dr. Shim, it was under unfortunate circumstances. We had brought in a little Chihuahua that had been hit by a car the night before. …

Alton Main Animal Hospital 
The first time we met Dr. Shim, it was under unfortunate circumstances. We had brought in a little Chihuahua that had been hit by a car the night before. …

Puppy Amore Pet Clinic
(Santa Ana)
Great Service at affordable pricing, $29 for exam fee and reasonable prices on medications, surgery and dental work Puppy Amore Pet Clinic 3396 South …

Back in Motion Chiropractic
Dr. Kristin Bodenbender
I rescued a small dog with hip and neck problems. Dr. B is amazing he was having so many problems just going for a short walk and in three months I can …

Rancho Niguel Animal Hospital (Laguna Niguel) 
Dr Echolds recently opened this veterinary clinic in 2011. When my new dog needed her shots we took her to their office. With no recommendation or review …

Founders Veterinary Clinic (Brea) Dr. Paula Terifaj DVM 
Dr. Terifaj is the founder of ROVERlution, a holistic vet and a supporter of bullie breeds. My aunt took her American Bull there and learned from the doctor …

Animal Care Center of Huntington Beach (HB) Dr. Annmarie Hill 
Amazing vet. She is the best I've ever come across. Truly makes your pet her main concern. Her staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. I always leave …

Park Community Animal Hospital (Montebello) Dr. Brandon Park 
My name is Victor Rios and I have been bringing my Pug, Gremlin to Park Community for 6 yrs already. I got to say is that the staff and Dr. seem to be …

Stonecreek Animal Hospital (Irvine) Dr. Glass 
My dog had been having "stomach issues" for weeks,he didn't want to eat,and was not himself. My old vet had just given me a special food to feed but he …

PetVet on Board Inc - Dr. Daniela Leumer 
Great Mobile Veterinarian in the orange county area! She did a great job on our dogs and cats.....and also sees exotics. PetVet on Board Inc Veterinary …

Stonecreek Animal Hospital (Irvine) 
This is the best veterinary hospital I have ever been to. I have had animals all of my dogs have been to many different vets. My friend suggested …

Dana Capistrano Animal Clinic (Dana Point) Dr. James Bridge 
Dr. Bridge used to be a fabulous Vet, but lately things have changed. He redecorated his office and since then his rates seem much more expensive. He …

Irvine Great Park Animal Hospital (Irvine) Dr. Kwon 
I would definitely recommend Irvine Great Park Animal Hospital! They just opened up a couple of weeks ago at the Woodbury Town Center but I am extremely …

Animal Care Center of Huntington Beach 
Dr. Hill is always friendly, quick to diagnose and treat my pets (I have 6!) and even treats my tortoise! Her staff always greets with a friendly hello …

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Trinity Pet Hospital (Laguna Hills) Dr. Kerolos  
Dr. Kerolos is the only vet I trust my babies with! He truly looks for the best for my pets and is very informative. Did I mention, Trinity Pet Hospital …

Aliso Niguel Animal Hospital (Laguna Niguel) 
Dr Tuz and Dr Walter and the team are very nice, compassionate and educated. I would highly recommend this hospital to everyone! Aliso Niguel Animal …

Sunnycrest Animal Care Center (Fullerton) 
Sunnycrest Animal Care Center is a combination of veterinary care and pet boarding/grooming facility. Their web site tells it all at …

Newport Harbor Animal Hospital (Costa Mesa) 
Wonderful and caring doctors and staff. They take great care of my dog Lucy and cats Lido and Biggie. Open on the weekends. Truly great care of my guys. …

Laguna Pet Hospital & Wellness Center (Laguna Beach) 
The facility is extremely nice although it is a little hard to see from Laguna Canyon Rd. They are offering reduced rates and are very friendly. Laguna …

Dana Capistrano Animal Clinic (Dana Point) Dr. James Bridge 
He is the only vet I trust with my animals. He is brilliant, concerned, and does everything he can to spare his client unnecessary cost, without skimping …

Antonio Animal Hospital (RSM) 
I love this hospital! A different vet was working there a few years ago, but now Dr. Seat (the owner) is back and its better than ever! The staff obviously …

Mobile Veterinary Acupuncture, Dr. Kim P. Pang, DVM 
Dr. Pang is an exceptional, experienced vet who cared for our three Pugs for over six years. However, she is currently concentrating on her acupuncture …

Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital (San Clemente) Dr. Scibelli 
The real deal for quality and compassionate veterinary care with a combination of client education and customer service. Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital …

Newport Harbor Animal Hospital (Costa Mesa) Dr. Kevin Ashbran 
I have been going to this hospital for over 10 years, seeing Dr. Austin first, then for the last 2 years Dr Kevin Ashbran. I drive approximately 30 miles …

North Tustin Vet Clinic (Tustin) Dr. Robert Woods 
Dr. Woods combines east meets west medicine. He prefers a holistic approach utilizing acupuncture, Chinese herbs, homeopathic remedies but when needed …

El Toro Animal Hospital (Lake Forest) 
Dr. Fred has always taken care of my animals, and has done a wonderful job. The staff is always friendly, and love all my pets. Their prices are very …

Newport Harbor Animal Hospital (Costa Mesa) 
Wonderful caring vet. Always keeps me on track with my cats health and talks so I can understand it. Saved my cats life and you can tell she cares. …

Katella Animal Clinic (Anaheim) 
We have been taking our pooches here since we moved to Anaheim two years ago. I found Katella Animal Clinic in a search after our min-pin …

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