Animal Medical Center

★★★☆☆
  • 2340 S Sepulveda Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90064

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  • 310-575-5656

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This place will Risk your pet for the greed of Money!!!!. my dog Diesel Died...i will never forgive my self for trusting this place. on Feb17 2011. Diesel was schedule for a simple check up. of a non cancer growth that was removed on Jan 26 2011.the check up price was $45....as we where about to leave the vet office ( Alan Schulman)...i told him about that Great New pet insurance that i got for Diesel. its call "TruPanion", its cover 90%, out of all medical bill....The next thing Schulman said ..: " i think i saw Diesel try to jump on one of the office chair.." i didn't see that . i was there with Diesel 2 sisters, Wiggles & Peaches.he said he will give some thing for Diesel for pain......................................After 2,3 injection on Diesel Lower Back and X ray the Bill jump up to $370. when we got to the car , Diesel set down, Didn't want to use is Back legs. I called them, they say it Normal to feel Discomfort after the injection..and also that Diesel will probably be sleepy. so i should take Diesel Home. .......They Paralyzed Him....! that was it..this will be Diesel last Day. i brought Diesel back to Animal Medical Center, they Kept him over night. At 1:15AM, Diesel Had a reaction to some thing that they gave him...he was NOT MONITOR, HIS FEVER CLIMB UP TO 107.2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY TRY TO COVER UP FOR THAT..BRAIN DEAD,LIVER DAMAGE,KIDNEY DAMAGE,INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BLEEDING, DIESEL BITE HIS TONGUE FROM THE PAIN AND CUT IT OFF..DIESEL DEATH IS MOVING TO COURT.DIESEL WAS 5 YEARS AND 8 MONTH WHEN HE DIED. ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER, ALAN SCHULMAN AND TANAKA ARE THERE TO MAKE MONEY OUT OF YOUR LOVE ONES!!!....DON'T RISK YOUR LOVE ONE!! DIESEL DIED, ALL FROM A SIMPLE CHECK UP..............

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This place will Risk your pet for the greed of Money!!!!. my dog Diesel Died...i will never forgive my self for trusting this place. on Feb17 2011. Diesel was schedule for a simple check up. of a non cancer growth that was removed on Jan 26 2011.the check up price was $45....as we where about to leave the vet office ( Alan Schulman)...i told him about that Great New pet insurance that i got for Diesel. its call "TruPanion", its cover 90%, out of all medical bill....The next thing Schulman said ..: " i think i saw Diesel try to jump on one of the office chair.." i didn't see that . i was there with Diesel 2 sisters, Wiggles & Peaches.he said he will give some thing for Diesel for pain......................................After 2,3 injection on Diesel Lower Back and X ray the Bill jump up to $370. when we got to the car , Diesel set down, Didn't want to use is Back legs. I called them, they say it Normal to feel Discomfort after the injection..and also that Diesel will probably be sleepy. so i should take Diesel Home. .......They Paralyzed Him....! that was it..this will be Diesel last Day. i brought Diesel back to Animal Medical Center, they Kept him over night. At 1:15AM, Diesel Had a reaction to some thing that they gave him...he was NOT MONITOR, HIS FEVER CLIMB UP TO 107.2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY TRY TO COVER UP FOR THAT..BRAIN DEAD,LIVER DAMAGE,KIDNEY DAMAGE,INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BLEEDING, DIESEL BITE HIS TONGUE FROM THE PAIN AND CUT IT OFF..DIESEL DEATH IS MOVING TO COURT.DIESEL WAS 5 YEARS AND 8 MONTH WHEN HE DIED. ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER, ALAN SCHULMAN AND TANAKA ARE THERE TO MAKE MONEY OUT OF YOUR LOVE ONES!!!....DON'T RISK YOUR LOVE ONE!! DIESEL DIED, ALL FROM A SIMPLE CHECK UP..............

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I can't tell you how thankful I am to have gone here when my beagle Cody had an injury on his foot. It was past 5pm but they were still open and took care of my Cody so well. They made sure to tell me the prices of each procedure and medicine before performing them. Dr. Gross was so friendly and really helped me feel relaxed (guilty, I am a "pet parent').

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I can't tell you how thankful I am to have gone here when my beagle Cody had an injury on his foot. It was past 5pm but they were still open and took care of my Cody so well. They made sure to tell me the prices of each procedure and medicine before performing them. Dr. Gross was so friendly and really helped me feel relaxed (guilty, I am a "pet parent').

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Unfortunately, due to cancer and old age, I had to make the hardest decision in my life. Thursday I put my dog Red to sleep, one of the hardest things that I have ever done. I could not have gone through with it without Dr. Schulman and his staff's kindness and support. It was because I love Red so much; and had given her my word that I would never leave her side, and that I asked to be present, and again I thank Dr. Schulman for, despite his expressed misgivings, allowing me that comfort. I will always remember that kindness Dr. Schulman showed.

In addition, I need to express my heartfelt gratitude to those wonderful people who did the work. Unfortunately, becasue of my state of mind at the time I failed to get the names of either the technician who did the actual insertion, or the lady who helped him, but no praise is sufficeint to express the perfection and professionalism of their work.

In addition, their receptionists are wonderful! A young lady stayed to comfort me at that moment when my world fell apart and my heart broke. She stayed with me and comforted me. She did not have to do that, it came from her heart.

Dr. Schulman and management have assembled a staff of the highest caliber and I thank and salute them all.

I felt that I needed to write this review because I don't feel that Animal Medical Center is getting the respect and praise it deserves. Some of the stories I am reading makes me ask the question, "What is the other side of the story"? Some of the reviews "writers" make themselves seem like the perfect angels. I truly doubt some of the comments and feel that we aren't getting 100% of the story. I feel that they are disgruntled clients and bashing Dr. Schulman/the hospital is the only way they will feel better. Trust me, I've been going to Dr. Schulman for over 10 years. He had many times to disappointment me, but he NEVER did.

Thank you to everyone at Animal Medical Center of Southern California!

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★★★★★

Unfortunately, due to cancer and old age, I had to make the hardest decision in my life. Thursday I put my dog Red to sleep, one of the hardest things that I have ever done. I could not have gone through with it without Dr. Schulman and his staff's kindness and support. It was because I love Red so much; and had given her my word that I would never leave her side, and that I asked to be present, and again I thank Dr. Schulman for, despite his expressed misgivings, allowing me that comfort. I will always remember that kindness Dr. Schulman showed.

In addition, I need to express my heartfelt gratitude to those wonderful people who did the work. Unfortunately, becasue of my state of mind at the time I failed to get the names of either the technician who did the actual insertion, or the lady who helped him, but no praise is sufficeint to express the perfection and professionalism of their work.

In addition, their receptionists are wonderful! A young lady stayed to comfort me at that moment when my world fell apart and my heart broke. She stayed with me and comforted me. She did not have to do that, it came from her heart.

Dr. Schulman and management have assembled a staff of the highest caliber and I thank and salute them all.

I felt that I needed to write this review because I don't feel that Animal Medical Center is getting the respect and praise it deserves. Some of the stories I am reading makes me ask the question, "What is the other side of the story"? Some of the reviews "writers" make themselves seem like the perfect angels. I truly doubt some of the comments and feel that we aren't getting 100% of the story. I feel that they are disgruntled clients and bashing Dr. Schulman/the hospital is the only way they will feel better. Trust me, I've been going to Dr. Schulman for over 10 years. He had many times to disappointment me, but he NEVER did.

Thank you to everyone at Animal Medical Center of Southern California!

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HORRIBLE - They mis-diagnosed my dog with diabetes. They injected unnessary insulin to my dog, They discharged my dog as in "good and safe condition" and my dog almost died by the next morning and I had to have him re-admitted to another hospital in order to save his life. This was after I already paid Shulman's hospital $3500 for 5 days in the hospital and they did nothing but cause more pain for my dog and continuosly not check my dog, my dog was lying in his own diarreha for hours on end. They are deplorable. Stay far away from that horrible place.

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HORRIBLE - They mis-diagnosed my dog with diabetes. They injected unnessary insulin to my dog, They discharged my dog as in "good and safe condition" and my dog almost died by the next morning and I had to have him re-admitted to another hospital in order to save his life. This was after I already paid Shulman's hospital $3500 for 5 days in the hospital and they did nothing but cause more pain for my dog and continuosly not check my dog, my dog was lying in his own diarreha for hours on end. They are deplorable. Stay far away from that horrible place.

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Dr. Schulman's been trying to avoid seeing us and give us an explanation about the surgery he performed on my dog because he can NOT. Plus, he tries to tell his assistant to do all the explanation and of course they don't even know what they're talking about. Dr. Schulman performed side to side auto suture to connect intestines of my dog a couple of years ago. The auto suture was like a stapler and it tied intestines together with a metal piece. \n\nAnd this time, I went in to the hospital because my dog kept throwing up and had no appetite. So, first X-Ray was taken to see if anything was inside his stomach. A necklace-like object was clearly there. Dr. Campbell and Dr. Kim checked the X-Ray and they said that it is a foreign body which is not supposed be there. Then, we asked them to perform a surgery to take it out. Next day, we found out that nothing was found. And the doctor who performed the surgery was Dr. Schulman. They didn't even explain about the metal piece that they put in and COULD NOT identify on the clear X-Ray and from the MEDICAL RECORD. That is so absurd. I don't believe him nor other people working there at all. \n\nThey just blame to other stuff and don't have communication skills at all. I asked this assistant to tell Dr. Schulman about my concern. She said ""certainly."" with a big smile. But NOTHING was communicated. Things like that happened not just once but OVER AND OVER. \n\nRemembering now that I asked them to put Euro chip and what they put was a domestic chip.... I should've noticed that time... too late. \n\nI definitely NEVER come back here again. \n\nPlease don't make a mistake if you really love your pet. I should have asked people around because now I'm hearing so many bad reputation from my friends and people I know. \n\nMy biggest mistake was bringing my dog to this horrible hospital. \n\nThey always advertise on Japanese free magazine. They have Japanese stuff. But be aware, they take advantage of people like us who don't have any knowledge about Veterinary. All they care about is MONEY. That's at least how I felt from my personal experience there. \n\n

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Dr. Schulman's been trying to avoid seeing us and give us an explanation about the surgery he performed on my dog because he can NOT. Plus, he tries to tell his assistant to do all the explanation and of course they don't even know what they're talking about. Dr. Schulman performed side to side auto suture to connect intestines of my dog a couple of years ago. The auto suture was like a stapler and it tied intestines together with a metal piece. \n\nAnd this time, I went in to the hospital because my dog kept throwing up and had no appetite. So, first X-Ray was taken to see if anything was inside his stomach. A necklace-like object was clearly there. Dr. Campbell and Dr. Kim checked the X-Ray and they said that it is a foreign body which is not supposed be there. Then, we asked them to perform a surgery to take it out. Next day, we found out that nothing was found. And the doctor who performed the surgery was Dr. Schulman. They didn't even explain about the metal piece that they put in and COULD NOT identify on the clear X-Ray and from the MEDICAL RECORD. That is so absurd. I don't believe him nor other people working there at all. \n\nThey just blame to other stuff and don't have communication skills at all. I asked this assistant to tell Dr. Schulman about my concern. She said ""certainly."" with a big smile. But NOTHING was communicated. Things like that happened not just once but OVER AND OVER. \n\nRemembering now that I asked them to put Euro chip and what they put was a domestic chip.... I should've noticed that time... too late. \n\nI definitely NEVER come back here again. \n\nPlease don't make a mistake if you really love your pet. I should have asked people around because now I'm hearing so many bad reputation from my friends and people I know. \n\nMy biggest mistake was bringing my dog to this horrible hospital. \n\nThey always advertise on Japanese free magazine. They have Japanese stuff. But be aware, they take advantage of people like us who don't have any knowledge about Veterinary. All they care about is MONEY. That's at least how I felt from my personal experience there. \n\n

Pros: pretentious smile for first-comers

Cons: Everything except smile

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Dr. Schulman's been trying to avoid seeing us and give us an explanation about the surgery he performed on my dog because he can NOT. Plus, he tries to tell his assistant to do all the explanation and of course they don't even know what they're talking about. Dr. Schulman performed side to side auto suture to connect intestines of my dog a couple of years ago. The auto suture was like a stapler and it tied intestines together with a metal piece.

And this time, I went in to the hospital because my dog kept throwing up and had no appetite. So, first X-Ray was taken to see if anything was inside his stomach. A necklace-like object was clearly there. Dr. Campbell and Dr. Kim checked the X-Ray and they said that it is a foreign body which is not supposed be there. Then, we asked them to perform a surgery to take it out. Next day, we found out that nothing was found. And the doctor who performed the surgery was Dr. Schulman. They didn't even explain about the metal piece that they put in and COULD NOT identify on the clear X-Ray and from the MEDICAL RECORD. That is so absurd. I don't believe him nor other people working there at all.

They just blame to other stuff and don't have communication skills at all. I asked this assistant to tell Dr. Schulman about my concern. She said "certainly." with a big smile. But NOTHING was communicated. Things like that happened not just once but OVER AND OVER.

Remembering now that I asked them to put Euro chip and what they put was a domestic chip.... I should've noticed that time... too late.

I definitely NEVER come back here again.

Please don't make a mistake if you really love your pet. I should have asked people around because now I'm hearing so many bad reputation from my friends and people I know.

My biggest mistake was bringing my dog to this horrible hospital.

They always advertise on Japanese free magazine. They have Japanese stuff. But be aware, they take advantage of people like us who don't have any knowledge about Veterinary. All they care about is MONEY. That's at least how I felt from my personal experience there.

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Dr. Schulman's been trying to avoid seeing us and give us an explanation about the surgery he performed on my dog because he can NOT. Plus, he tries to tell his assistant to do all the explanation and of course they don't even know what they're talking about. Dr. Schulman performed side to side auto suture to connect intestines of my dog a couple of years ago. The auto suture was like a stapler and it tied intestines together with a metal piece.

And this time, I went in to the hospital because my dog kept throwing up and had no appetite. So, first X-Ray was taken to see if anything was inside his stomach. A necklace-like object was clearly there. Dr. Campbell and Dr. Kim checked the X-Ray and they said that it is a foreign body which is not supposed be there. Then, we asked them to perform a surgery to take it out. Next day, we found out that nothing was found. And the doctor who performed the surgery was Dr. Schulman. They didn't even explain about the metal piece that they put in and COULD NOT identify on the clear X-Ray and from the MEDICAL RECORD. That is so absurd. I don't believe him nor other people working there at all.

They just blame to other stuff and don't have communication skills at all. I asked this assistant to tell Dr. Schulman about my concern. She said "certainly." with a big smile. But NOTHING was communicated. Things like that happened not just once but OVER AND OVER.

Remembering now that I asked them to put Euro chip and what they put was a domestic chip.... I should've noticed that time... too late.

I definitely NEVER come back here again.

Please don't make a mistake if you really love your pet. I should have asked people around because now I'm hearing so many bad reputation from my friends and people I know.

My biggest mistake was bringing my dog to this horrible hospital.

They always advertise on Japanese free magazine. They have Japanese stuff. But be aware, they take advantage of people like us who don't have any knowledge about Veterinary. All they care about is MONEY. That's at least how I felt from my personal experience there.

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Schulman is one of the few Board Certified Orthopedic Veterinary Surgeons in the US. DVMs from around the world fly in to intern & watch Alan do surgery, some of which (gastric torsion stomach tacks & one kind of hip replacement) he INVENTED. Schulman, literally, wrote the textbook. He has saved 2 of my dogs from death 3 times (gastric torsion surgery on a 13 y o Dobie, sepsis on the same dog after an attack by an Akita & lung cancer surgery on a 10 y o Borzoi w/ post-op hypothermia).

Your dog will be monitored post-operatively 24/7, there is always a Vet Tech of DVM & they use cardiac & BP monitors. Schulman was using Propofol anesthesia when it was only approved for equines, as it's the safest anesthetic for sighthounds, Boxers & collies. He was also giving Adequan shots for arthritic pain (a nutriceutical) 12 years ago, when many DVMs still don't know about it.

My husband worked there as a Vet Tech for 4 year before passing his state boards to specialize & yes, Alan is arrogant, he's a SURGEON!

If your dog needs a high risk surgery, is elderly or has orthopedic problems, this is the genius that you can trust to care for your dog. IMO, Schulman walks on water. He has a wonderful bedside manner. They're not cheap, but neither is AMC over-priced. You get what you pay for...there's a reason that Schwartzenegger brings his golden retrievers here... He wants the best.

Only an unprofessional, jealous DVM would tell a prospective client that that his deceased pet could have been 'saved'. Talk is cheap, lies are free.

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Schulman is one of the few Board Certified Orthopedic Veterinary Surgeons in the US. DVMs from around the world fly in to intern & watch Alan do surgery, some of which (gastric torsion stomach tacks & one kind of hip replacement) he INVENTED. Schulman, literally, wrote the textbook. He has saved 2 of my dogs from death 3 times (gastric torsion surgery on a 13 y o Dobie, sepsis on the same dog after an attack by an Akita & lung cancer surgery on a 10 y o Borzoi w/ post-op hypothermia).

Your dog will be monitored post-operatively 24/7, there is always a Vet Tech of DVM & they use cardiac & BP monitors. Schulman was using Propofol anesthesia when it was only approved for equines, as it's the safest anesthetic for sighthounds, Boxers & collies. He was also giving Adequan shots for arthritic pain (a nutriceutical) 12 years ago, when many DVMs still don't know about it.

My husband worked there as a Vet Tech for 4 year before passing his state boards to specialize & yes, Alan is arrogant, he's a SURGEON!

If your dog needs a high risk surgery, is elderly or has orthopedic problems, this is the genius that you can trust to care for your dog. IMO, Schulman walks on water. He has a wonderful bedside manner. They're not cheap, but neither is AMC over-priced. You get what you pay for...there's a reason that Schwartzenegger brings his golden retrievers here... He wants the best.

Only an unprofessional, jealous DVM would tell a prospective client that that his deceased pet could have been 'saved'. Talk is cheap, lies are free.

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I called Shulman's office to make an appt. I ask specifically if he had an endoscope to scope my dogs nose, they said yes. I made my appt. and went to meet him. However, once I got to his office he tells me that he does not have an endoscope and that it would necessary to perform surgery. He spent a lot time talking about the surgical procedure that would need to performed. A surgery that would require cutting my dogs nose in half to see her sinuses and as he is discussing this procedure he is constantly looking at his picture of himself clad in a hockey suit that was hanging on the wall. No doubt dreaming of being a hockey player. He was very unprofessional. I paid him for his bazaar visit and left How does a guy like this get a license to be a vet is unbelievable. Beware everyone.

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I called Shulman's office to make an appt. I ask specifically if he had an endoscope to scope my dogs nose, they said yes. I made my appt. and went to meet him. However, once I got to his office he tells me that he does not have an endoscope and that it would necessary to perform surgery. He spent a lot time talking about the surgical procedure that would need to performed. A surgery that would require cutting my dogs nose in half to see her sinuses and as he is discussing this procedure he is constantly looking at his picture of himself clad in a hockey suit that was hanging on the wall. No doubt dreaming of being a hockey player. He was very unprofessional. I paid him for his bazaar visit and left How does a guy like this get a license to be a vet is unbelievable. Beware everyone.

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From the moment the elevator opened, I found this hospital so clean and organized. The receptionists' are so delightful and they seem to be so in tuned with each other. The girl who walked my pet and I to the exam room was polite and so concerned with my pet's issues. My appointment was scheduled with Dr. Schulman, although he was 20 minutes late, he was so great that I understood why people wait for him. He took time to get to know my poodle before he did a thorough exam. He answered all of my questions and gave me more than one option for treatment. Every part of this visit was impeccable. I will continue to visit this hospital and will let you know if anything changes.

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From the moment the elevator opened, I found this hospital so clean and organized. The receptionists' are so delightful and they seem to be so in tuned with each other. The girl who walked my pet and I to the exam room was polite and so concerned with my pet's issues. My appointment was scheduled with Dr. Schulman, although he was 20 minutes late, he was so great that I understood why people wait for him. He took time to get to know my poodle before he did a thorough exam. He answered all of my questions and gave me more than one option for treatment. Every part of this visit was impeccable. I will continue to visit this hospital and will let you know if anything changes.

Pros: Staff works as a team!

Cons: Parking

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Wow, I'm really surprised to read these reviews. It makes me wonder why people are saying they are expensive. Trust me, I've been to over 6 hospitals in the area and they are the most cost effective (especially if you go to the other hospitals on Sepulveda). The staff is wonderful and I always leave my visit happy! In terms of Dr. Schulman, I don't think the foundations that go to Animal Medical Center would go to an over-priced facility. If he is really in the business for the money, the last thing he would want are numerous foundations at his door step. My bills haven't been cheap but owning a pet is a luxury not a right.Hope you find a hospital that is as good to you as you are to them.

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★★★★★

Wow, I'm really surprised to read these reviews. It makes me wonder why people are saying they are expensive. Trust me, I've been to over 6 hospitals in the area and they are the most cost effective (especially if you go to the other hospitals on Sepulveda). The staff is wonderful and I always leave my visit happy! In terms of Dr. Schulman, I don't think the foundations that go to Animal Medical Center would go to an over-priced facility. If he is really in the business for the money, the last thing he would want are numerous foundations at his door step. My bills haven't been cheap but owning a pet is a luxury not a right.Hope you find a hospital that is as good to you as you are to them.

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I'm glad the person who thinks this is all a joke!! The REAL JOKE is Alan Schulman! He lies about how much a procedure will cost and when you confront him with what was originally stated he becomes hostel. This man should be put in with Manson in prison. He has stated my Dog has an illness, when in fact he does not.I consulted another Vet who is wonderful and assured me he does not have Cancer. All this idiot wants is you dollar bill. Be for warned.Please, do not go to this faculty.

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I'm glad the person who thinks this is all a joke!! The REAL JOKE is Alan Schulman! He lies about how much a procedure will cost and when you confront him with what was originally stated he becomes hostel. This man should be put in with Manson in prison. He has stated my Dog has an illness, when in fact he does not.I consulted another Vet who is wonderful and assured me he does not have Cancer. All this idiot wants is you dollar bill. Be for warned.Please, do not go to this faculty.

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This is the fourth veterinarian I've been to with my dog in the past year, and Animal Medical Center is really great. I took my dog here after he ate something he wasnt supposed to and start throwing up heavily. They did an X-Ray, and then recommended a barium scan, all of which they were able to do right there. My previous vet always had to farm this work out to a better equipped hospital, so the ability to get an X-Ray result in 10 - 15 minutes is very nice. The staff was even nice enough to give me a CD with the X-Ray images so I could keep them for my own records. Typically barium x-rays take a few hours to run, but the great thing is that this hospital is open 24 hours, so I was getting calls about the status of my dog as late as midnight. \r\n\r\nMy principal doctor, Dr. Gross, was amazing: she was patient with all of my questions and did a great job explaining what was the meaning and point of all the procedures. She also provided estimates of all procedures so there wouldn't be any surprises. \r\n\r\nIt turned out that my dog needed surgery, and again they were able to do it right there, calling me as soon as the operation was done to let me know how things were. I was also able to visit my dog at all sorts of hours, even coming by at 11pm on a Saturday, and the staff had no problem taking the time to let me play with my dog a bit; they even chatted with me and it was a very friendly atmosphere. When it came to pay and fill out insurance paperwork, the staff knew exactly what they were doing and filed my paperwork very quickly. \r\n\r\nMy dog is doing very well now. Even a couple of days after the surgery he was eating well and feeling very perky, so I think they really did a great job. I highly recommend this place, especially since they are open all night and seem to be able to do any procedure.

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This is the fourth veterinarian I've been to with my dog in the past year, and Animal Medical Center is really great. I took my dog here after he ate something he wasnt supposed to and start throwing up heavily. They did an X-Ray, and then recommended a barium scan, all of which they were able to do right there. My previous vet always had to farm this work out to a better equipped hospital, so the ability to get an X-Ray result in 10 - 15 minutes is very nice. The staff was even nice enough to give me a CD with the X-Ray images so I could keep them for my own records. Typically barium x-rays take a few hours to run, but the great thing is that this hospital is open 24 hours, so I was getting calls about the status of my dog as late as midnight. \r\n\r\nMy principal doctor, Dr. Gross, was amazing: she was patient with all of my questions and did a great job explaining what was the meaning and point of all the procedures. She also provided estimates of all procedures so there wouldn't be any surprises. \r\n\r\nIt turned out that my dog needed surgery, and again they were able to do it right there, calling me as soon as the operation was done to let me know how things were. I was also able to visit my dog at all sorts of hours, even coming by at 11pm on a Saturday, and the staff had no problem taking the time to let me play with my dog a bit; they even chatted with me and it was a very friendly atmosphere. When it came to pay and fill out insurance paperwork, the staff knew exactly what they were doing and filed my paperwork very quickly. \r\n\r\nMy dog is doing very well now. Even a couple of days after the surgery he was eating well and feeling very perky, so I think they really did a great job. I highly recommend this place, especially since they are open all night and seem to be able to do any procedure.

Pros: Great Doctors, Helpful and Friendly Staff, Open 24 hours, Well Equipped

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I have a pug who is in routinely for random growth removal. Dr. Schulman is always accommodating and has given my dog a number of successful surgeries. He is a great doctor, his staff is friendly and caring. I could not be any happier with everyone there!

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★★★★★

I have a pug who is in routinely for random growth removal. Dr. Schulman is always accommodating and has given my dog a number of successful surgeries. He is a great doctor, his staff is friendly and caring. I could not be any happier with everyone there!

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After trying a few vet hospitals in the area with our new puppy, we have finally found our home. At first not thrilled at having to wait for fifteen minutes in the waiting area for our appointment, we eventually realized why his hospital is packed full of clients waiting to see him. His knowledge base regarding animals and their care is amazing. His bedside manner was exemplary as he sat on the floor at eye level with our pet and took the time to explain things to us that had not been previously mentioned at other hospitals .The technicians and staff were also very patient and understanding. We are thrilled with this hospital.

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After trying a few vet hospitals in the area with our new puppy, we have finally found our home. At first not thrilled at having to wait for fifteen minutes in the waiting area for our appointment, we eventually realized why his hospital is packed full of clients waiting to see him. His knowledge base regarding animals and their care is amazing. His bedside manner was exemplary as he sat on the floor at eye level with our pet and took the time to explain things to us that had not been previously mentioned at other hospitals .The technicians and staff were also very patient and understanding. We are thrilled with this hospital.

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It would take 10 pages to explain my experiences here from beginning to end. But, I can tell you that because of the gross negligence of Dr. Schulman my pet died. Ive talked to other vets as well as a couple lawyers and they all said I could easily suee and win. I decided not to though, it wouldnt really make a difference in the end and would mean having to re-live the horrible experience many times over. Im glad for this forum because maybe I can save someone the pain that I went through. The hospital itself has been growing exponentially for years, as has Dr. Schulmans ego and recklessness. He is not the nice guy he pretends to be in the examining room. He speaks in a demeaning way to his staff and insults clients when behind closed doors. I know people that have worked there in the past and I've heard him myself. Schulman is a highly respected surgeon and a lot of other vets send animals to him for surgeries. His surgeries for the most part work out (although I've read some horror stories on here tonight). Schulman as a vet though beware. If you speak to the animal rescue groups around the Westside they will tell you the same thing. Ask around at the dog parks. Hes developing a reputation. He will usually push for the surgery route. Illustrating this in its extreme, he pushes amputation far to often as the first approach. Hes wanted to amputate 2 of my pets tails and pushed to amputate my friends cats p*nis once. Not kidding. My friend took the cat to another vet, got antibiotics, and everything was fine. On a side note Dr. Schiff, Dr. Sandhu, and almost all the other staff are super nice and compassionate people. But the place is just too big with too many animals to function properly or safely, and Schulman is a loose cannon. He is neither honest, nor a good person. Stay away from this hospital if you love your pet.

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It would take 10 pages to explain my experiences here from beginning to end. But, I can tell you that because of the gross negligence of Dr. Schulman my pet died. Ive talked to other vets as well as a couple lawyers and they all said I could easily suee and win. I decided not to though, it wouldnt really make a difference in the end and would mean having to re-live the horrible experience many times over. Im glad for this forum because maybe I can save someone the pain that I went through. The hospital itself has been growing exponentially for years, as has Dr. Schulmans ego and recklessness. He is not the nice guy he pretends to be in the examining room. He speaks in a demeaning way to his staff and insults clients when behind closed doors. I know people that have worked there in the past and I've heard him myself. Schulman is a highly respected surgeon and a lot of other vets send animals to him for surgeries. His surgeries for the most part work out (although I've read some horror stories on here tonight). Schulman as a vet though beware. If you speak to the animal rescue groups around the Westside they will tell you the same thing. Ask around at the dog parks. Hes developing a reputation. He will usually push for the surgery route. Illustrating this in its extreme, he pushes amputation far to often as the first approach. Hes wanted to amputate 2 of my pets tails and pushed to amputate my friends cats p*nis once. Not kidding. My friend took the cat to another vet, got antibiotics, and everything was fine. On a side note Dr. Schiff, Dr. Sandhu, and almost all the other staff are super nice and compassionate people. But the place is just too big with too many animals to function properly or safely, and Schulman is a loose cannon. He is neither honest, nor a good person. Stay away from this hospital if you love your pet.

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It would take 10 pages to explain my experiences here from beginning to end. But, I can tell you that because of the gross negligence of Dr. Schulman my pet died. I??ve talked to other vets as well as a couple lawyers and they all said I could easily sue and win. I decided not to though, it wouldn??t really make a difference in the end and would mean having to re-live the horrible experience many times over. I??m glad for this forum because maybe I can save someone the pain that I went through. The hospital itself has been growing exponentially for years, as has Dr. Schulman??s ego and recklessness. He is not the nice guy he pretends to be in the examining room. He speaks in a demeaning way to his staff and insults clients when behind closed doors. I know people that have worked there in the past and I've heard him myself. Schulman is a highly respected surgeon and a lot of other vets send animals to him for surgeries. His surgeries for the most part work out (although I've read some horror stories on here tonight). Schulman as a vet though beware. If you speak to the animal rescue groups around the Westside they will tell you the same thing. Ask around at the dog parks. He??s developing a reputation. He will usually push for the surgery route. Illustrating this in its extreme, he pushes amputation far to often as the first approach. He??s wanted to amputate 2 of my pets tails and pushed to amputate my friend??s cat??s p*nis once. Not kidding. My friend took the cat to another vet, got antibiotics, and everything was fine. On a side note Dr. Schiff, Dr. Sandhu, and almost all the other staff are super nice and compassionate people. But the place is just too big with too many animals to function properly or safely, and Schulman is a loose cannon. He is neither honest, nor a good person. Stay away from this hospital if you love your pet.

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It would take 10 pages to explain my experiences here from beginning to end. But, I can tell you that because of the gross negligence of Dr. Schulman my pet died. I??ve talked to other vets as well as a couple lawyers and they all said I could easily sue and win. I decided not to though, it wouldn??t really make a difference in the end and would mean having to re-live the horrible experience many times over. I??m glad for this forum because maybe I can save someone the pain that I went through. The hospital itself has been growing exponentially for years, as has Dr. Schulman??s ego and recklessness. He is not the nice guy he pretends to be in the examining room. He speaks in a demeaning way to his staff and insults clients when behind closed doors. I know people that have worked there in the past and I've heard him myself. Schulman is a highly respected surgeon and a lot of other vets send animals to him for surgeries. His surgeries for the most part work out (although I've read some horror stories on here tonight). Schulman as a vet though beware. If you speak to the animal rescue groups around the Westside they will tell you the same thing. Ask around at the dog parks. He??s developing a reputation. He will usually push for the surgery route. Illustrating this in its extreme, he pushes amputation far to often as the first approach. He??s wanted to amputate 2 of my pets tails and pushed to amputate my friend??s cat??s p*nis once. Not kidding. My friend took the cat to another vet, got antibiotics, and everything was fine. On a side note Dr. Schiff, Dr. Sandhu, and almost all the other staff are super nice and compassionate people. But the place is just too big with too many animals to function properly or safely, and Schulman is a loose cannon. He is neither honest, nor a good person. Stay away from this hospital if you love your pet.

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We adopted a 4 month old Boxer pup from a rescue who had her elbow surgery at this hospital. She was hit by a car and her elbow was broken straight through. She is now 6 months old and as perfect as if it never happened. What a wonderful surgeon Dr Schulman thank you so much.

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We adopted a 4 month old Boxer pup from a rescue who had her elbow surgery at this hospital. She was hit by a car and her elbow was broken straight through. She is now 6 months old and as perfect as if it never happened. What a wonderful surgeon Dr Schulman thank you so much.

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I have taken my dog to this hospital a few times through their 24 hour emergency services. The doctors always tried to save me money without sparing proper medical attention for my dog.

I like this place very much.

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I have taken my dog to this hospital a few times through their 24 hour emergency services. The doctors always tried to save me money without sparing proper medical attention for my dog.

I like this place very much.

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I adopted a dog who is just the sweetest little girl. She started having trouble with severe swelling in her back legs.
After hundreds of dollars and meds her legs never went down to a normal size.

I called the rescue we adopted her from and they suggested Dr Schulman. He kept my dog for one week and gave her back to me 100% normal happy and what we hope is well forever. She will stay on her meds but as soon as I saw her I could tell she felt better.

Thank you Dr Schulman for helping my dog and the generous discount. It is clear this man cares more about the animals then money.

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I adopted a dog who is just the sweetest little girl. She started having trouble with severe swelling in her back legs.
After hundreds of dollars and meds her legs never went down to a normal size.

I called the rescue we adopted her from and they suggested Dr Schulman. He kept my dog for one week and gave her back to me 100% normal happy and what we hope is well forever. She will stay on her meds but as soon as I saw her I could tell she felt better.

Thank you Dr Schulman for helping my dog and the generous discount. It is clear this man cares more about the animals then money.

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I am the president and founder of a San Diego based animal rescue. Understanding the distance we travel to have our animals treated by Dr Schulman should say it all. Most days we travel to Los Angeles to have a rescue dog cared for takes a minimum of 4 to 5 hours round trip. I have many veterinary options in San Diego and still choose to make the long haul. They are rescue friendly, kind and the best orthopedic surgeon around!I believe you cannot please everyone and when your pet is sick it is very emotional so I can only imagine the negative reviews are based on emotion since I have NEVER had a bad experience at this hospital in over two years.

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I am the president and founder of a San Diego based animal rescue. Understanding the distance we travel to have our animals treated by Dr Schulman should say it all. Most days we travel to Los Angeles to have a rescue dog cared for takes a minimum of 4 to 5 hours round trip. I have many veterinary options in San Diego and still choose to make the long haul. They are rescue friendly, kind and the best orthopedic surgeon around!I believe you cannot please everyone and when your pet is sick it is very emotional so I can only imagine the negative reviews are based on emotion since I have NEVER had a bad experience at this hospital in over two years.

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stop and write about my experience with Dr Schulman. He is the best Orthopedic surgeon there is. I will debate anyone who challenges that.

He has done surgery on two of my dogs and they are better then ever. The staff was so kind and never seemed bothered by my many phone calls checking in all hours asking how they were.

What do people expect have you never gone to a human medical office? When is the last time you got right in and out? He is a specialist for gosh sakes expect to wait a while your dogs health depends on it.

Five stars is not enough I give them 10 stars

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stop and write about my experience with Dr Schulman. He is the best Orthopedic surgeon there is. I will debate anyone who challenges that.

He has done surgery on two of my dogs and they are better then ever. The staff was so kind and never seemed bothered by my many phone calls checking in all hours asking how they were.

What do people expect have you never gone to a human medical office? When is the last time you got right in and out? He is a specialist for gosh sakes expect to wait a while your dogs health depends on it.

Five stars is not enough I give them 10 stars

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I use my dog as a meter when I am choosing a vet for him. He hates most vets and will pull, growl and fights like a maniac.

When he broke his leg many friends referred me to Dr. Schulman. I prepared for the normal office visit and fight ahead of me. Dr. Schulman walked into the room and Milo attacked him alright with wiggles and kisses. He has never to date and still is not this friendly with any other vet he has met.

His leg surgery went beautiful my dog made a full recovery and 4 years later he is still running about thanks to the expertise of Dr Schulman.

I agree his office is busy and it takes some time to get in and out but you pay the price for the best as the last review said! Milo deserves only the best.

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I use my dog as a meter when I am choosing a vet for him. He hates most vets and will pull, growl and fights like a maniac.

When he broke his leg many friends referred me to Dr. Schulman. I prepared for the normal office visit and fight ahead of me. Dr. Schulman walked into the room and Milo attacked him alright with wiggles and kisses. He has never to date and still is not this friendly with any other vet he has met.

His leg surgery went beautiful my dog made a full recovery and 4 years later he is still running about thanks to the expertise of Dr Schulman.

I agree his office is busy and it takes some time to get in and out but you pay the price for the best as the last review said! Milo deserves only the best.

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Reviews like the last one written by Brian whoever. I have known Dr Schulman a long time since he has taken care of many of my dogs and he is a professional so the whole picking your nose thing is a made up joke to put him down.

I have NEVER had a problem getting him on the phone whenever I wanted him to personally answer my questions. In fact he would take lots of time to explain it in detail.

The bottom line I will tell everyone is the man is the best surgeon I know his office is busy but go anywhere that has the best to offer no matter the service and the demand will always create a busy environment. Make a choice to have the best or not my dogs are getting the best Dr. Schulman.

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Reviews like the last one written by Brian whoever. I have known Dr Schulman a long time since he has taken care of many of my dogs and he is a professional so the whole picking your nose thing is a made up joke to put him down.

I have NEVER had a problem getting him on the phone whenever I wanted him to personally answer my questions. In fact he would take lots of time to explain it in detail.

The bottom line I will tell everyone is the man is the best surgeon I know his office is busy but go anywhere that has the best to offer no matter the service and the demand will always create a busy environment. Make a choice to have the best or not my dogs are getting the best Dr. Schulman.

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I only had one experience after a referral and it has been my worst experience at any veterinarian.

My dog needed surgery. First they rescheduled 3 times and gave me lame excuses. This was not a big deal at first until everything else happened. During the pre-surgery interview Dr Schulman picked his nose the whole time, which I found disgusting, but again, I bite the bullet and hoped the surgery would be worth it. Then I picked my dog up after surgery and even though a had a lot of questions Dr Schulman was unavailable to answer them. I was then told to take my dog off her regular medications that she needs to live, which I found amazing. They gave me no explanation.

The following day I check my dog and found several errors wrong. I called them and they scheduled me for an appointment the following day. When I arrived they told me they would charge me for the post check up. I became irritated. Then when I went to se Dr Schulman I overheard him say that he would not see me whatsoever. The tech told me I did not have an appointment even though I did. I left and spoke with the rep later to get information about why this mistake had happened. They convinced me to come back again, which I reluctantly did.

When I arrived back no one would look at me when they spoke to me, including Dr Schulman who was annoyed, abrupt and cold.

The whole experience was unprofessional and cold. I heard others complain while I was there. They seem to be too busy to handle their patients. They messed up and refused to take responsibility.

Do not go there!

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I only had one experience after a referral and it has been my worst experience at any veterinarian.

My dog needed surgery. First they rescheduled 3 times and gave me lame excuses. This was not a big deal at first until everything else happened. During the pre-surgery interview Dr Schulman picked his nose the whole time, which I found disgusting, but again, I bite the bullet and hoped the surgery would be worth it. Then I picked my dog up after surgery and even though a had a lot of questions Dr Schulman was unavailable to answer them. I was then told to take my dog off her regular medications that she needs to live, which I found amazing. They gave me no explanation.

The following day I check my dog and found several errors wrong. I called them and they scheduled me for an appointment the following day. When I arrived they told me they would charge me for the post check up. I became irritated. Then when I went to se Dr Schulman I overheard him say that he would not see me whatsoever. The tech told me I did not have an appointment even though I did. I left and spoke with the rep later to get information about why this mistake had happened. They convinced me to come back again, which I reluctantly did.

When I arrived back no one would look at me when they spoke to me, including Dr Schulman who was annoyed, abrupt and cold.

The whole experience was unprofessional and cold. I heard others complain while I was there. They seem to be too busy to handle their patients. They messed up and refused to take responsibility.

Do not go there!

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I had a 15 year old Boxer who has now passed away. When she was alive she had lots of problems. My Lucy had a ear hematoma and needed surgery. Three vets told me if I put her under any anesthesia she would not survive. They kept trying to do all they could to fix her ear and not do surgery.

FINALLY someone referred me to Dr Schulman he said he could do the surgery and he was sure he could keep her safe and would do his best. My dog was just fine had her surgery her poor ear was finally better and she had suffered from senior bronchitis forever and when she came home it was gone. He said he did something for her while she was under that helped. It didn't just help it went away.

This man is an expert for sure and cares about animals!! I will always be his patient and customer!

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I had a 15 year old Boxer who has now passed away. When she was alive she had lots of problems. My Lucy had a ear hematoma and needed surgery. Three vets told me if I put her under any anesthesia she would not survive. They kept trying to do all they could to fix her ear and not do surgery.

FINALLY someone referred me to Dr Schulman he said he could do the surgery and he was sure he could keep her safe and would do his best. My dog was just fine had her surgery her poor ear was finally better and she had suffered from senior bronchitis forever and when she came home it was gone. He said he did something for her while she was under that helped. It didn't just help it went away.

This man is an expert for sure and cares about animals!! I will always be his patient and customer!

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I am appalled at some of the negative reviews I have read on here about Dr. Shulman and the Animal Medical Center. My husband and I decided to do private dog rescue on our own a couple of months ago, and 2/weeks ago pulled a 6/week old puppy from the Downey shelter in L.A. who had a shattered pelvis & a major hernia.

Dr. Shulman was the doctor we had give us a consult about her (so we could know how much money we would need to save up for her surgeries). Dr. Shulman took her back THAT NIGHT and did the surgery the very next morning COMPLETELY FREE. He didn't want her legs to "set" the way they were... he did a 2/hour, $3,000 operation on her FOR FREE.

He repaired BOTH hips AND the hernia. He is seriously amazing. Because of this doctor; this puppy can walk again.

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I am appalled at some of the negative reviews I have read on here about Dr. Shulman and the Animal Medical Center. My husband and I decided to do private dog rescue on our own a couple of months ago, and 2/weeks ago pulled a 6/week old puppy from the Downey shelter in L.A. who had a shattered pelvis & a major hernia.

Dr. Shulman was the doctor we had give us a consult about her (so we could know how much money we would need to save up for her surgeries). Dr. Shulman took her back THAT NIGHT and did the surgery the very next morning COMPLETELY FREE. He didn't want her legs to "set" the way they were... he did a 2/hour, $3,000 operation on her FOR FREE.

He repaired BOTH hips AND the hernia. He is seriously amazing. Because of this doctor; this puppy can walk again.

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I stumbled on this website and was appalled regarding the negative reviews. I have numerous friends & people I have just met ( today about 12) that I have referred to Dr Shulman they have been absolutely so pleased with the results with their beloved pets. i so respect him as a doctor and surgeon,his care & concern for you pet is so genuine. I challenge you to ignore these vicious reviews and see for yourself. The staff is always kind even tho I know I am a pain always calling to check on my boy. I know you will feel confident and trusting that your animal is in the best of hands with Dr. Shulman .

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I stumbled on this website and was appalled regarding the negative reviews. I have numerous friends & people I have just met ( today about 12) that I have referred to Dr Shulman they have been absolutely so pleased with the results with their beloved pets. i so respect him as a doctor and surgeon,his care & concern for you pet is so genuine. I challenge you to ignore these vicious reviews and see for yourself. The staff is always kind even tho I know I am a pain always calling to check on my boy. I know you will feel confident and trusting that your animal is in the best of hands with Dr. Shulman .

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As the Founder of an Animal Rescue Fund and Medical Director for our sponsored rescues I spare no expense for our animals and want the highest quality care and service.

Dr Schulman and his staff are friendly, kind, and caring. Dr Schulman is the best surgeon I use hands down. He is generous and cares about the animals he treats.

I have had other vets in other areas I work with see the follow up care for many of Dr Schulman's surgeries and they have all said he does incredible surgeries and they admire him.

His phones are busy and sometimes you do have to wait but I would wait as long as it took to be seen at this hospital. A busy practice comes from happy satisfied customers who refer all of their friends. If he is that busy without advertising he must be doing something right.

I would and have recommended him to everyone I know.

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As the Founder of an Animal Rescue Fund and Medical Director for our sponsored rescues I spare no expense for our animals and want the highest quality care and service.

Dr Schulman and his staff are friendly, kind, and caring. Dr Schulman is the best surgeon I use hands down. He is generous and cares about the animals he treats.

I have had other vets in other areas I work with see the follow up care for many of Dr Schulman's surgeries and they have all said he does incredible surgeries and they admire him.

His phones are busy and sometimes you do have to wait but I would wait as long as it took to be seen at this hospital. A busy practice comes from happy satisfied customers who refer all of their friends. If he is that busy without advertising he must be doing something right.

I would and have recommended him to everyone I know.

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After one year of having my dog misdiagnosed by two other Orthopedic surgeons and being told my poor girl needed a $9000.00 surgery Dr Schulman took one look at her asked three questions and put her on antibiotics that cost me $35.

Today three years later she is just fine the meds did the trick.

I am angry and happy all at the same time angry at the stupid vets who mistreated her and happy someone referred me to Dr Schulman as a last resort.

Thank you Dr Schulman.

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After one year of having my dog misdiagnosed by two other Orthopedic surgeons and being told my poor girl needed a $9000.00 surgery Dr Schulman took one look at her asked three questions and put her on antibiotics that cost me $35.

Today three years later she is just fine the meds did the trick.

I am angry and happy all at the same time angry at the stupid vets who mistreated her and happy someone referred me to Dr Schulman as a last resort.

Thank you Dr Schulman.

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I have been to Dr. Schulman's office twice and each time he has been compassionate, kind and spent a lot of time with me explaining what he thought the problem was. He also got right on the floor and started loving on and playing with my dog to gain her trust before manipulating her joints for the exam. I had several questions between visits and he promptly returned my calls to answer all my questions and concerns (I appreciated he has a personal voicemail to leave your message on as opposed to with the front desk). He has never pushed for surgery even though is an orthopedic surgeon and instead has encouraged me to be conservative in treatment. Now, his staff.. that is another story! The vet techs seem adequate. The front desk is nice, but VERY scattered and disorganized- so much so that I have thought about not coming back even though I have had wonderful experiences with Dr. Schulman.

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I have been to Dr. Schulman's office twice and each time he has been compassionate, kind and spent a lot of time with me explaining what he thought the problem was. He also got right on the floor and started loving on and playing with my dog to gain her trust before manipulating her joints for the exam. I had several questions between visits and he promptly returned my calls to answer all my questions and concerns (I appreciated he has a personal voicemail to leave your message on as opposed to with the front desk). He has never pushed for surgery even though is an orthopedic surgeon and instead has encouraged me to be conservative in treatment. Now, his staff.. that is another story! The vet techs seem adequate. The front desk is nice, but VERY scattered and disorganized- so much so that I have thought about not coming back even though I have had wonderful experiences with Dr. Schulman.

Pros: Dr. Schulman

Cons: The disorganization of the front desk staff

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We just moved here 6 months ago from the east coast and needed a new vet for our 8 year old lab Shati. Friends recommended Dr Schulman of the Animal Medical Center but I admit that I was a little sceptical after reading the reviews posted. I made the appointment anyway after the insistence of my friends who swore by him and said that they would never go anywhere else. I must say that our experience was completely the opposite of some of the negative reviews posted here. The staff was efficient and friendly even though they were packed and busy, obviously because they are quite popular and have a loyal following. Dr. Schulman's bedside manner was truly compassionate and educated as he spent nearly 20 minutes talking to us about our cares and concerns over our past issues with Shati, namely arthritis and joint problems. He explained all of our options and made us feel completely at ease with our choice of treatment. After the visit upon check-out, a member of his staff spent an additional 10 minutes going over prescribed medications and and made us feel so at home with our new choice of vet. Six months later we are still thrilled with being lucky enough to have found Dr. Schulman. There hasn't been one negative issue (other than having to wait once because an emergency surgery to save another animals life came in.) Shati's care has been excellent and the people who work there truly love animals and have been great! As far as the pricing, the amounts we have been charge are in fact less than what we were paying on the east coast so we have no problem there. Thumbs up to Dr. Schulman and the Animal Medical Center.

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We just moved here 6 months ago from the east coast and needed a new vet for our 8 year old lab Shati. Friends recommended Dr Schulman of the Animal Medical Center but I admit that I was a little sceptical after reading the reviews posted. I made the appointment anyway after the insistence of my friends who swore by him and said that they would never go anywhere else. I must say that our experience was completely the opposite of some of the negative reviews posted here. The staff was efficient and friendly even though they were packed and busy, obviously because they are quite popular and have a loyal following. Dr. Schulman's bedside manner was truly compassionate and educated as he spent nearly 20 minutes talking to us about our cares and concerns over our past issues with Shati, namely arthritis and joint problems. He explained all of our options and made us feel completely at ease with our choice of treatment. After the visit upon check-out, a member of his staff spent an additional 10 minutes going over prescribed medications and and made us feel so at home with our new choice of vet. Six months later we are still thrilled with being lucky enough to have found Dr. Schulman. There hasn't been one negative issue (other than having to wait once because an emergency surgery to save another animals life came in.) Shati's care has been excellent and the people who work there truly love animals and have been great! As far as the pricing, the amounts we have been charge are in fact less than what we were paying on the east coast so we have no problem there. Thumbs up to Dr. Schulman and the Animal Medical Center.

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money hungry and killed my beloved pet dog Alphie. I would avoid this animal hospital at all costs. use other local vets. I have heard bad things about this hospital from all my friends.

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money hungry and killed my beloved pet dog Alphie. I would avoid this animal hospital at all costs. use other local vets. I have heard bad things about this hospital from all my friends.

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How lucky was I after relocating from New York to LA that the vet I randomly chose from the phone book turned out to be the Ultimate Yankee Fan. Having grown up in New York, I am a bit of a Yankee fan myself and Dr. Schulman (Alan as he insist I call him) made me feel right at home. On top of that, in my opinion, he is also the Ultimate Veterinarian. Although my dog Jackson was just in for a routine exam and vaccinations, Alan took the time to answer all my questions in detail even though he had a very busy morning.
When I was leaving the hospital I noticed now busy the waiting room was and now I know why. He's the best and worth the wait.

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How lucky was I after relocating from New York to LA that the vet I randomly chose from the phone book turned out to be the Ultimate Yankee Fan. Having grown up in New York, I am a bit of a Yankee fan myself and Dr. Schulman (Alan as he insist I call him) made me feel right at home. On top of that, in my opinion, he is also the Ultimate Veterinarian. Although my dog Jackson was just in for a routine exam and vaccinations, Alan took the time to answer all my questions in detail even though he had a very busy morning.
When I was leaving the hospital I noticed now busy the waiting room was and now I know why. He's the best and worth the wait.

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I brought my dog Polly to see Dr. Schulman because she was having trouble walking and crying out in pain. My regular vet suggested I see Dr Schulman because in his opinion, he is the best Neurologist in town. Dr Schulman diagnosed my dog as having a slipped disc based on his examination and x-rays. Dr. Schulman spoke to me at length giving me the option of surgery versus conservative treatment. Dr Schulman elected conservative treatment for my dog and explained to me why she wasn't a surgical candidate at this time. I was impressed, that Dr. Schulman, being a surgeon, did not rush my dog into costly tests and an expensive surgery. I was also impressed by his knowledge. He discussed in detail my dog's condition followed by his wonderful support staff that followed up with me on a consistent basis until Polly was better. To this day, Polly is doing great (sometimes a little to great!)
Polly is the love of my life and you made her perfect again!
Thanks Dr. Schulman,

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I brought my dog Polly to see Dr. Schulman because she was having trouble walking and crying out in pain. My regular vet suggested I see Dr Schulman because in his opinion, he is the best Neurologist in town. Dr Schulman diagnosed my dog as having a slipped disc based on his examination and x-rays. Dr. Schulman spoke to me at length giving me the option of surgery versus conservative treatment. Dr Schulman elected conservative treatment for my dog and explained to me why she wasn't a surgical candidate at this time. I was impressed, that Dr. Schulman, being a surgeon, did not rush my dog into costly tests and an expensive surgery. I was also impressed by his knowledge. He discussed in detail my dog's condition followed by his wonderful support staff that followed up with me on a consistent basis until Polly was better. To this day, Polly is doing great (sometimes a little to great!)
Polly is the love of my life and you made her perfect again!
Thanks Dr. Schulman,

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I am aformer employee of Dr Alan Schulman. He is unprofessional at best. He laughs at his patients behind thier backs and tells his office staff to gage the customer and bill accordingly. To turn away people who didnt appear to have money. He constantly made promises and then when he wouldnt follow through try and blame his employees. There arent enough people working there. The dogs dont get walked enough. They stay cooped up in small cages. He is a terrible doctor. Donot bring your pet here.

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I am aformer employee of Dr Alan Schulman. He is unprofessional at best. He laughs at his patients behind thier backs and tells his office staff to gage the customer and bill accordingly. To turn away people who didnt appear to have money. He constantly made promises and then when he wouldnt follow through try and blame his employees. There arent enough people working there. The dogs dont get walked enough. They stay cooped up in small cages. He is a terrible doctor. Donot bring your pet here.

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The Dr. who directs this hospital Dr Schulman has an ego larger than himself. The place is poorly ran. He needs more staff. They dodnot communicate with each other so theres constant confusion and promises made to be broken. When you question or dispute anything they blame the next person. Including the dr!!! I was told by Dr Schulmans nurse Susan that the dr was spreading rumors about me! Is that unbelievable? His own nurse trashing him. I wouldnt reccomend you bring your expired animal here. The place is not qualified to care for a dog biscuit.

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The Dr. who directs this hospital Dr Schulman has an ego larger than himself. The place is poorly ran. He needs more staff. They dodnot communicate with each other so theres constant confusion and promises made to be broken. When you question or dispute anything they blame the next person. Including the dr!!! I was told by Dr Schulmans nurse Susan that the dr was spreading rumors about me! Is that unbelievable? His own nurse trashing him. I wouldnt reccomend you bring your expired animal here. The place is not qualified to care for a dog biscuit.

Pros: Its open 24 hours

Cons: Everything

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I recently brought my dog Bella into thier office at 4:00 am Tuesday because my dog woke me screaming in pain. The doctor on duty saw her right away and told me she had a problem with a disc in her back they could try treatment which would cost approximately $1200. They would know within a few days if it worked or not. She was paralyzed and in alot of pain by the way. If the treatment didn't work the orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shulman could do surgery which would cost $5000. That doctor then told me I would need to come up with $3000 before they would do the surgery. Next day the doctor called to say the treatment wasnt working and asked if I wanted to proceed with the sugery or pick up my dog. I asked him how he knew so quickly because he had said they would know in a few days. He responded with telling me there would be some sort of change by now. Since there was nothing there really was no point in proceeding and asked when I was going to pay the balance I had. I initially only had $450 cash on me when I got there at 4:00am. I immediately went down there 7 hours later and aksed what was going on with the treatment where I was told the doctor would see me and did I want to pay for the balance on my now $2200 bill? I asked to see my dog and the doctor. My dog wasnt well at all. I was crying and the doctor's only concern was whether or not I was picking up the dog or leaving her for surgery. I aksed if she could stay another day and continue treatment and figure out a way to come up with the money. At that time he mentioned a program called care credit. That when I paid the $3000 Dr Shulman would probably work out an arrangement. He also said I could shop around but would find his office was cheaper by about 2 or 3000 than any other offices in the area. Before I left I paid the receptionist another $200 and said I would be back later with $1000. She said I would need $2500 (not $3000) before the Dr would do surgery. At about 2:00 I dropped off a check for $1100 from a friend. Wednsday morning the office called to say they couldnt accept a check from someone unless they were there. Fine. My friend called and gave them his credit card. Then another friend called and gave them his credit card for $400. I applied for the care credit. Total $3600. Finally Thursday evening the Dr did the surgery. Called me about 45 min later to say my dog was doing great and I could come visit her in the morning but not that evening because she needed to rest. Encouraged me to bring her favorite food. I asked him what my balance was at that time because the receptionist never called me back to clear up the initial mix up about the first estimate. The Dr said dont worry about that lets just get Bella well. I went to visit Bella following afternoon and was told no because she wasnt doing well from the surgery. I told them the Dr said she was doing great! They said they didnt know why he told me that because she was never doing well. Fast forwrd 5 days later my dog is still sick. They lied about the payment arrangement. Even said they were going to charge me daily for boarding of $85. They DONOT communicate with each other. They tell you one thing then do whatever they want. The DR who works graveyard is just a sales person for Dr Shulman. I wouldnt reccomend you bring your animal here in the worst emergency. They are uncaring. Spend more time socialising with each other behind the desk than helping people. They are unprofessional and Dr Shulman's nurse thinks she deserves an award or something because she repeatedly tells you shes been his nurse for 15 years every oppertunity she gets. Not kidding. I think she told me 15 times how long shes been his nurse. Great! Act like one.

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I recently brought my dog Bella into thier office at 4:00 am Tuesday because my dog woke me screaming in pain. The doctor on duty saw her right away and told me she had a problem with a disc in her back they could try treatment which would cost approximately $1200. They would know within a few days if it worked or not. She was paralyzed and in alot of pain by the way. If the treatment didn't work the orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shulman could do surgery which would cost $5000. That doctor then told me I would need to come up with $3000 before they would do the surgery. Next day the doctor called to say the treatment wasnt working and asked if I wanted to proceed with the sugery or pick up my dog. I asked him how he knew so quickly because he had said they would know in a few days. He responded with telling me there would be some sort of change by now. Since there was nothing there really was no point in proceeding and asked when I was going to pay the balance I had. I initially only had $450 cash on me when I got there at 4:00am. I immediately went down there 7 hours later and aksed what was going on with the treatment where I was told the doctor would see me and did I want to pay for the balance on my now $2200 bill? I asked to see my dog and the doctor. My dog wasnt well at all. I was crying and the doctor's only concern was whether or not I was picking up the dog or leaving her for surgery. I aksed if she could stay another day and continue treatment and figure out a way to come up with the money. At that time he mentioned a program called care credit. That when I paid the $3000 Dr Shulman would probably work out an arrangement. He also said I could shop around but would find his office was cheaper by about 2 or 3000 than any other offices in the area. Before I left I paid the receptionist another $200 and said I would be back later with $1000. She said I would need $2500 (not $3000) before the Dr would do surgery. At about 2:00 I dropped off a check for $1100 from a friend. Wednsday morning the office called to say they couldnt accept a check from someone unless they were there. Fine. My friend called and gave them his credit card. Then another friend called and gave them his credit card for $400. I applied for the care credit. Total $3600. Finally Thursday evening the Dr did the surgery. Called me about 45 min later to say my dog was doing great and I could come visit her in the morning but not that evening because she needed to rest. Encouraged me to bring her favorite food. I asked him what my balance was at that time because the receptionist never called me back to clear up the initial mix up about the first estimate. The Dr said dont worry about that lets just get Bella well. I went to visit Bella following afternoon and was told no because she wasnt doing well from the surgery. I told them the Dr said she was doing great! They said they didnt know why he told me that because she was never doing well. Fast forwrd 5 days later my dog is still sick. They lied about the payment arrangement. Even said they were going to charge me daily for boarding of $85. They DONOT communicate with each other. They tell you one thing then do whatever they want. The DR who works graveyard is just a sales person for Dr Shulman. I wouldnt reccomend you bring your animal here in the worst emergency. They are uncaring. Spend more time socialising with each other behind the desk than helping people. They are unprofessional and Dr Shulman's nurse thinks she deserves an award or something because she repeatedly tells you shes been his nurse for 15 years every oppertunity she gets. Not kidding. I think she told me 15 times how long shes been his nurse. Great! Act like one.

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We brought in our french bulldog Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 11:15pm for what we suspected was a back problem. He'd broken his back in the past and was exhibiting some of the same symptoms.

We were seen by Margarita. We explained his history of back issues, how he'd broken several discs and had them removed two years ago. She tested his reflexes in his back left leg and they weren't really working. "But to be honest," we told her, "his back leg was never really 100% after the operation." She felt his spine, he displayed some sensitivity and his stomach was gripped with muscles, indicating tht he might be attempting to keep his back immobile.

The doc was convinced it was the back, we suspected but weren't completely sure. We did know, however, that he was in pain and that issue we wanted to address. The doc expressed doubt in the care of her facility because their surgeon was out for the week, and if there was an emergency that required immediate surgical action, he would have to be transferred. I said that no one was performing emergency back surgery on my dog until I spoke with the doctot who performed the last procedure.

Could she recommend another place? She grimaced at that option because "most places would only have interns at midnight on a sunday." So we shouldn't stay there, but we shouldn't go anywhere else. "So what you're saying is we're screwed?" I politely asked. No, no, but we should just be aware. Another option she mentioned was to "take him to City of Angels crisis center 15 minutes away." OK , good---"but they're really crowded tonight." she reported, "I just sent a couple over and they had to wait 2 hours to have their dog seen for an emergency."

Our little man was getting more uncomfortable by the minute, so we finally agreed that she would take some x-rays that we could send to our NY doctor in the morning. The X-rays showed what looked like little bit of narrowing in his 5th vertebrae, but we wanted the images compared with what was done in NY to determine the extent of the damaged. Since she wasn't too busy, she would monitor him over the night with muscle relaxers and steroids for the swelling so he wasn't in pain. .

I called to check his progress in the morning. He he slept through the night, was still panting a bit, but generally seemed OK. By noon, they told me that he was doing well and could go home with oral meds while we awaited the doctor's call.

After paying the $501 bill, we waited for our ittle man when Dr. Schiff came outreport that our dog began an episode of very labored breathing and they wanted to put him in an oxygen cage. We were confused, asking if anything had changed to cause it, how hard was he breathing, what did they give him. She said nothing had changed and it was just sudden.

We asked to see him, expecting to be brought to the back room. Instead, after about 5 minutes 2 nervous technicians carried out an unrecognizable relic of our dog. He was completely limp like a rag, his eyes rolled back into his head, a big swollen purple tongue hung unnaturally out the side of his mouth and his shaved little arms were on fire with fever. My husband ordered them to take him right to the oxygen tank, why were they wasting time. I said he was burning up.

What the hell was going on? He should never have been brought in. He didn't take to the oxygen. They intubated him for the time being, but he might have to go on a ventilator. The closest hospital with a ventilator was occupied, so he had to be transported to City of Angels Crisis Center; the place too crowded for us the night before.

It all happened so fast, we just said yes to everything. Our little man, how could this be? Who had answers? They called a pet taxi with an oxygen tank and planned to send a technician along for the ride. While we waited, we were hit with another $280 charge.

At City of Angels, we learned that our guy had a 107.4 fever, and they didn't kno for how long. By the time he got to Culver City, his temp dropped to 96. He had every complication from the fever that on could imagine. We tried everything, but by Thursday, we lost our precious little angel .

We never did find out hat was originally wrong with him, but we do know that he should NEVER had had a fever that high for that long. Dr. Shiff at AMCSC could have thrown him in an ice bath, given him an injection to reduce the fever immediately, given him a traecheotomy. Instead, we feel that they panicked, then unloaded him onto another doctor. She didn't even offer the City of Angels doctors any help in what could have happened.

We are utterly ravaged with grief and remain in the dark about what happened to our little man who was happy, playing and loving just hours before we brought him to that first place.

The decision is yours, but I wanted to share my story so the negligence of the "doctors" of that facility don't devastate any other family looking to treat their beloved companion

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We brought in our french bulldog Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 11:15pm for what we suspected was a back problem. He'd broken his back in the past and was exhibiting some of the same symptoms.

We were seen by Margarita. We explained his history of back issues, how he'd broken several discs and had them removed two years ago. She tested his reflexes in his back left leg and they weren't really working. "But to be honest," we told her, "his back leg was never really 100% after the operation." She felt his spine, he displayed some sensitivity and his stomach was gripped with muscles, indicating tht he might be attempting to keep his back immobile.

The doc was convinced it was the back, we suspected but weren't completely sure. We did know, however, that he was in pain and that issue we wanted to address. The doc expressed doubt in the care of her facility because their surgeon was out for the week, and if there was an emergency that required immediate surgical action, he would have to be transferred. I said that no one was performing emergency back surgery on my dog until I spoke with the doctot who performed the last procedure.

Could she recommend another place? She grimaced at that option because "most places would only have interns at midnight on a sunday." So we shouldn't stay there, but we shouldn't go anywhere else. "So what you're saying is we're screwed?" I politely asked. No, no, but we should just be aware. Another option she mentioned was to "take him to City of Angels crisis center 15 minutes away." OK , good---"but they're really crowded tonight." she reported, "I just sent a couple over and they had to wait 2 hours to have their dog seen for an emergency."

Our little man was getting more uncomfortable by the minute, so we finally agreed that she would take some x-rays that we could send to our NY doctor in the morning. The X-rays showed what looked like little bit of narrowing in his 5th vertebrae, but we wanted the images compared with what was done in NY to determine the extent of the damaged. Since she wasn't too busy, she would monitor him over the night with muscle relaxers and steroids for the swelling so he wasn't in pain. .

I called to check his progress in the morning. He he slept through the night, was still panting a bit, but generally seemed OK. By noon, they told me that he was doing well and could go home with oral meds while we awaited the doctor's call.

After paying the $501 bill, we waited for our ittle man when Dr. Schiff came outreport that our dog began an episode of very labored breathing and they wanted to put him in an oxygen cage. We were confused, asking if anything had changed to cause it, how hard was he breathing, what did they give him. She said nothing had changed and it was just sudden.

We asked to see him, expecting to be brought to the back room. Instead, after about 5 minutes 2 nervous technicians carried out an unrecognizable relic of our dog. He was completely limp like a rag, his eyes rolled back into his head, a big swollen purple tongue hung unnaturally out the side of his mouth and his shaved little arms were on fire with fever. My husband ordered them to take him right to the oxygen tank, why were they wasting time. I said he was burning up.

What the hell was going on? He should never have been brought in. He didn't take to the oxygen. They intubated him for the time being, but he might have to go on a ventilator. The closest hospital with a ventilator was occupied, so he had to be transported to City of Angels Crisis Center; the place too crowded for us the night before.

It all happened so fast, we just said yes to everything. Our little man, how could this be? Who had answers? They called a pet taxi with an oxygen tank and planned to send a technician along for the ride. While we waited, we were hit with another $280 charge.

At City of Angels, we learned that our guy had a 107.4 fever, and they didn't kno for how long. By the time he got to Culver City, his temp dropped to 96. He had every complication from the fever that on could imagine. We tried everything, but by Thursday, we lost our precious little angel .

We never did find out hat was originally wrong with him, but we do know that he should NEVER had had a fever that high for that long. Dr. Shiff at AMCSC could have thrown him in an ice bath, given him an injection to reduce the fever immediately, given him a traecheotomy. Instead, we feel that they panicked, then unloaded him onto another doctor. She didn't even offer the City of Angels doctors any help in what could have happened.

We are utterly ravaged with grief and remain in the dark about what happened to our little man who was happy, playing and loving just hours before we brought him to that first place.

The decision is yours, but I wanted to share my story so the negligence of the "doctors" of that facility don't devastate any other family looking to treat their beloved companion

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This place is a nightmare. If you care for your pet, do NOT go here. Dr. Schiff is the worst vet I have ever seen.

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This place is a nightmare. If you care for your pet, do NOT go here. Dr. Schiff is the worst vet I have ever seen.

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I rescued a young persian cat in my neighborhood- it was late in the evening and my vet was already closed but the cat needed medical attention, her eyes were swollen shut and she obviously had an infection. She was in very bad shape, no collar, very skinny- obviously lost and abandonned. I went to this facility after talking with the receptionist- I agreed to pay for the medical care but could not keep the cat, was under the impression that they would turn the cat over to a no-kill rescue/adoption agency after treatment. However, after driving all the way over there, the receptionist on duty greeted me with a hostile, abusive manner; accusing me of being guilt of "animal abandonment" and threatening to call the LAPD to have me arrested! Here I was- a good samaritan and she wanted to turn me over to the police. She was rude, verbally abusive- even saying that no one would adopt this obviously pure-bread cat because as she put it- "it's kitten season- no one wants your sick cat..." She was the most uncaring, insensitive indivdual that I have ever come into contact with. The Doctor on duty; Dr. Abalos, was a little less hostile but still refused to help me with this cat-even though I was offering to pay the costs for the cat's treatment.

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I rescued a young persian cat in my neighborhood- it was late in the evening and my vet was already closed but the cat needed medical attention, her eyes were swollen shut and she obviously had an infection. She was in very bad shape, no collar, very skinny- obviously lost and abandonned. I went to this facility after talking with the receptionist- I agreed to pay for the medical care but could not keep the cat, was under the impression that they would turn the cat over to a no-kill rescue/adoption agency after treatment. However, after driving all the way over there, the receptionist on duty greeted me with a hostile, abusive manner; accusing me of being guilt of "animal abandonment" and threatening to call the LAPD to have me arrested! Here I was- a good samaritan and she wanted to turn me over to the police. She was rude, verbally abusive- even saying that no one would adopt this obviously pure-bread cat because as she put it- "it's kitten season- no one wants your sick cat..." She was the most uncaring, insensitive indivdual that I have ever come into contact with. The Doctor on duty; Dr. Abalos, was a little less hostile but still refused to help me with this cat-even though I was offering to pay the costs for the cat's treatment.

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We took are cat to Animal Medical Center of Southern California
Our cat was seen by one of the veterinarians a urine sample was taken and are cat was diagnosed with diabetes
We were told that the cat would have to come in to have the blood sugar regulated and stay for two days and the insulin levels set. We asked for a blood test before all this. They said that they would give a blood test at the time of the stay we were told that the cost would start out at $600. We took our cat to another clinic where they did a blood test And discovered our cat did not have diabetes at all But had a thyroid condition
I would not recommend this clinic at all

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We took are cat to Animal Medical Center of Southern California
Our cat was seen by one of the veterinarians a urine sample was taken and are cat was diagnosed with diabetes
We were told that the cat would have to come in to have the blood sugar regulated and stay for two days and the insulin levels set. We asked for a blood test before all this. They said that they would give a blood test at the time of the stay we were told that the cost would start out at $600. We took our cat to another clinic where they did a blood test And discovered our cat did not have diabetes at all But had a thyroid condition
I would not recommend this clinic at all

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Dr. Shulman is an excellent orthopedic surgeon. His practice is VERY EXPENSIVE for services and offers no payment plans. His staff will add on all kinds of things after surgery so go over the bill and the add ons at the desk right then and there. Question everything and every price! Even then they will get you. His practice has grown quite a bit in this location and because of that the attention to detail has slipped quite a bit! Dr. Shulman is great at what he does, but not great at admitting he can't do something and referring you elsewhere. Make sure you ask who is seeing your pet - and make sure if you have elective surgery that you are not there on a busy day. Things can go astray.

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Dr. Shulman is an excellent orthopedic surgeon. His practice is VERY EXPENSIVE for services and offers no payment plans. His staff will add on all kinds of things after surgery so go over the bill and the add ons at the desk right then and there. Question everything and every price! Even then they will get you. His practice has grown quite a bit in this location and because of that the attention to detail has slipped quite a bit! Dr. Shulman is great at what he does, but not great at admitting he can't do something and referring you elsewhere. Make sure you ask who is seeing your pet - and make sure if you have elective surgery that you are not there on a busy day. Things can go astray.

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A few years ago my dog went in to get bladder stones removed. Surgery went fine, but a day or so afterwards, the hair on my dog's back started to fall off, in chunks. At first a little, then a lot. Worse, we noticed his back, underneath the coat of hair, was black, like tar. We took him back to AMCOSC and they had no idea what was wrong (or so they claimed). They said it was a spider bite. Well, before we knew it, his entire back hair was gone, and we discovered Choco had a huge burn that yes, covered his entire back. Third degree burn that went down to his muscle in one spot. If you saw pictures, you would not be able to eat for a week. The story is much more painful than you'd care to read, but the bottom line is, Dr. Schulman ended up having to cut off approximately 8x12 inches of skin off my dog's back, then pulling the remainder of his skin together and stiching him back up -to this day, Choco still has a scar that runs the length of his back, a scar that will never heal. Now, in the doctor's defense (if there is one), he performed the reconstructive surgery at now cost (a surgery Choco would not have needed if it weren't for Dr. Schulman's carelessness) and saw him just about every day for three months at no cost to clean up the burn so that it wouldn't get infected (I'd also like to point out that I myself had to wash the burn twice a day as well, you can't begin to imagnie the extent of the ordeal). I was also reimbursed $500. Mind you, the bladder stone surgery was a lot more than $500, and that surgery I was not reimbursed for.

Now, at the time this happened, we thought long and hard about suing, but we decided not to for a few reasons. First off, we are not lawsuit-friendly people. Secondly, we believe that accidents in surgery (and life) can happen sometimes without there being someone to blame. (Btw, let me make it clear in case you haven't caught on, but the third degree burn that went down to the muscle was absolutely a direct result of the bladder stone surgery, this according to every expert I've talked to). Also, as I've been told, similar accidents happen in human surgeries as well (even if rare), so it's definitely something that occurs - something doctors are (or should be) aware of and try to avoid. But most importantly, we did not sue because we just wanted to put the nightmare behind us.

Looking back on it, I wish we had sued. Not to cash in, but to put Dr. Schulman out of business. He does not belong in any sort of medical practice.

Back then, then thing that bothered most was that he never once took responsibility. Never. He always blamed a "spider bite" (how much of a face-slap insult is that?). When he wrote me a check for $500, there was no admission of guilt. He even wanted me to sign a document stating I would not take legal action. I refused. I am not that kind of person, but I gave him my word that I would not, assuming Choco was fully recovered and didn't need further medical attention. So I have not taken legal action (we've learned to look past the scar, even if it's the first thing strangers ask about). I'm sure a lack of admission of guilt had something to do with his insurance, and not wanting to lose his business, so I was even able to understand that and let it go.

But what bothers me the most today is that I know this was not an isolated incident. I know he is a terrible doctor, I know he is careless, I know he does not care about his patients. I hear about it from strangers all the time at the dog park. They come up to me and ask about Choco's scar, they ask what happened to him, and when I give them a brief rundown (more brief than this one), I've had people automatically know who the doctor at fault was - without me ever mentioning Dr. Schulman's name, or even the Animal Medical Center Of Southern California. That is terrifying.

Here's another way I know he is a careless doctor... Two weeks ago I rescued another dog. He had a tiny cut on his ear that the previous owners told me there was nothing the vet could do about it, that it'd heal on its own. The first day I had Bu, I walked out of the shower to find his face covered in blood - his cut had opened. I took him to the VCA hospital and was told the reason he was getting at his ear is he had an ear infection. Thanks to the VCA (located a convenient couple of blocks from Dr. Schulman), Bu is on his way to recovery.

The vet's name who was so inept as to miss the diagnosis of a simple ear infection... Dr. Schulman, of the Animal Medical Center of Southern California.

I have plenty of evidence to support all my claims and would be happy to provide it. My statue of limitations has passed (or so I've been told), but lets put this guy out of business. I know he has good reviews on here, but hey, he can't screw up EVERY animal, can he? Would you trust your children with a doctor who doesn't give them the kind of medical attention they deserve/need?

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A few years ago my dog went in to get bladder stones removed. Surgery went fine, but a day or so afterwards, the hair on my dog's back started to fall off, in chunks. At first a little, then a lot. Worse, we noticed his back, underneath the coat of hair, was black, like tar. We took him back to AMCOSC and they had no idea what was wrong (or so they claimed). They said it was a spider bite. Well, before we knew it, his entire back hair was gone, and we discovered Choco had a huge burn that yes, covered his entire back. Third degree burn that went down to his muscle in one spot. If you saw pictures, you would not be able to eat for a week. The story is much more painful than you'd care to read, but the bottom line is, Dr. Schulman ended up having to cut off approximately 8x12 inches of skin off my dog's back, then pulling the remainder of his skin together and stiching him back up -to this day, Choco still has a scar that runs the length of his back, a scar that will never heal. Now, in the doctor's defense (if there is one), he performed the reconstructive surgery at now cost (a surgery Choco would not have needed if it weren't for Dr. Schulman's carelessness) and saw him just about every day for three months at no cost to clean up the burn so that it wouldn't get infected (I'd also like to point out that I myself had to wash the burn twice a day as well, you can't begin to imagnie the extent of the ordeal). I was also reimbursed $500. Mind you, the bladder stone surgery was a lot more than $500, and that surgery I was not reimbursed for.

Now, at the time this happened, we thought long and hard about suing, but we decided not to for a few reasons. First off, we are not lawsuit-friendly people. Secondly, we believe that accidents in surgery (and life) can happen sometimes without there being someone to blame. (Btw, let me make it clear in case you haven't caught on, but the third degree burn that went down to the muscle was absolutely a direct result of the bladder stone surgery, this according to every expert I've talked to). Also, as I've been told, similar accidents happen in human surgeries as well (even if rare), so it's definitely something that occurs - something doctors are (or should be) aware of and try to avoid. But most importantly, we did not sue because we just wanted to put the nightmare behind us.

Looking back on it, I wish we had sued. Not to cash in, but to put Dr. Schulman out of business. He does not belong in any sort of medical practice.

Back then, then thing that bothered most was that he never once took responsibility. Never. He always blamed a "spider bite" (how much of a face-slap insult is that?). When he wrote me a check for $500, there was no admission of guilt. He even wanted me to sign a document stating I would not take legal action. I refused. I am not that kind of person, but I gave him my word that I would not, assuming Choco was fully recovered and didn't need further medical attention. So I have not taken legal action (we've learned to look past the scar, even if it's the first thing strangers ask about). I'm sure a lack of admission of guilt had something to do with his insurance, and not wanting to lose his business, so I was even able to understand that and let it go.

But what bothers me the most today is that I know this was not an isolated incident. I know he is a terrible doctor, I know he is careless, I know he does not care about his patients. I hear about it from strangers all the time at the dog park. They come up to me and ask about Choco's scar, they ask what happened to him, and when I give them a brief rundown (more brief than this one), I've had people automatically know who the doctor at fault was - without me ever mentioning Dr. Schulman's name, or even the Animal Medical Center Of Southern California. That is terrifying.

Here's another way I know he is a careless doctor... Two weeks ago I rescued another dog. He had a tiny cut on his ear that the previous owners told me there was nothing the vet could do about it, that it'd heal on its own. The first day I had Bu, I walked out of the shower to find his face covered in blood - his cut had opened. I took him to the VCA hospital and was told the reason he was getting at his ear is he had an ear infection. Thanks to the VCA (located a convenient couple of blocks from Dr. Schulman), Bu is on his way to recovery.

The vet's name who was so inept as to miss the diagnosis of a simple ear infection... Dr. Schulman, of the Animal Medical Center of Southern California.

I have plenty of evidence to support all my claims and would be happy to provide it. My statue of limitations has passed (or so I've been told), but lets put this guy out of business. I know he has good reviews on here, but hey, he can't screw up EVERY animal, can he? Would you trust your children with a doctor who doesn't give them the kind of medical attention they deserve/need?

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Primarily the front desk!!! I am, by nature, a very calm person, and their impudence and arrogance caused me to totally 'lose it'.

They are expensive as well. I seriously doubt that anyone can get out of there under a few hundred $.

PROS: Dr. Schulman
CONS: The rest of the staff and their fees.

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Primarily the front desk!!! I am, by nature, a very calm person, and their impudence and arrogance caused me to totally 'lose it'.

They are expensive as well. I seriously doubt that anyone can get out of there under a few hundred $.

PROS: Dr. Schulman
CONS: The rest of the staff and their fees.

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Upon their arrival at Animal Medical Center, my boyfriend carried my dying dog through the parking garage to the elevator. He met a man who said,
"Your dog must be very sick."
My boyfriend agreed that sadly, yes, the dog was very ill.
The man said,
"Don't worry. You've come to the right place. They
are the best."
That man was right. They are the best.
Dr. Kahlon and Dr. Schulman saved my dog even though his condition was very difficult to diagnose. They never said my dog was old or caused me to loose faith. They explained everything from best to worse case scenario. I was treated with more compassion and understanding by these two vets
than I have ever been by any M.D. Imagine what they did for my dog. We were allowed to visit and hand feed him while he was hospitalized.
I felt the price was fair and have not been charged for any follow-up visits.
As doggy recovered, we took our kitten for remaining shots and spaying. Yes, I could have got it done for less elsewhere, but what's $3.00 more for a shot when I had peace of mind about her treatment? Kitty is recovering nicely. I didn't worry myself sick over her surgery.
We will never use another vet. I know "never say never", but this is one I plan on sticking to.
Take it from me and the kind stranger in the parking garage. THEY ARE THE BEST.
If you love your pets half as much as I do, you can't afford to go anywhere else.

PROS: They are the best.
CONS: Distance, $$$, Front office staff needs work

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Upon their arrival at Animal Medical Center, my boyfriend carried my dying dog through the parking garage to the elevator. He met a man who said,
"Your dog must be very sick."
My boyfriend agreed that sadly, yes, the dog was very ill.
The man said,
"Don't worry. You've come to the right place. They
are the best."
That man was right. They are the best.
Dr. Kahlon and Dr. Schulman saved my dog even though his condition was very difficult to diagnose. They never said my dog was old or caused me to loose faith. They explained everything from best to worse case scenario. I was treated with more compassion and understanding by these two vets
than I have ever been by any M.D. Imagine what they did for my dog. We were allowed to visit and hand feed him while he was hospitalized.
I felt the price was fair and have not been charged for any follow-up visits.
As doggy recovered, we took our kitten for remaining shots and spaying. Yes, I could have got it done for less elsewhere, but what's $3.00 more for a shot when I had peace of mind about her treatment? Kitty is recovering nicely. I didn't worry myself sick over her surgery.
We will never use another vet. I know "never say never", but this is one I plan on sticking to.
Take it from me and the kind stranger in the parking garage. THEY ARE THE BEST.
If you love your pets half as much as I do, you can't afford to go anywhere else.

PROS: They are the best.
CONS: Distance, $$$, Front office staff needs work

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Dr. Schulman is a true life-saver. He has saved not only my own dog, but also my neighbor's standard poodle who was horribly injured by a car. he takes an extraordinary amount of time explaining every detail and treatment option and is VERY highly skilled as a surgeon. The new offices on Sepulveda are first rate. This is a 1st class hospital, but you pay handsomely for the treatment your pet receives. ONE IMPORTANT POINT>Make sure Schulman performs surgery if necessary...another dr. (no longer on staff) botched a simple spaying of a family pug. The practice had grown too large for just Schulman for a time, but that seems settled now.

PROS: Alan Schulman is the best vet in L.A.
CONS: PRICEY, busy, bad experience with other vet there (no longer on staff)

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Dr. Schulman is a true life-saver. He has saved not only my own dog, but also my neighbor's standard poodle who was horribly injured by a car. he takes an extraordinary amount of time explaining every detail and treatment option and is VERY highly skilled as a surgeon. The new offices on Sepulveda are first rate. This is a 1st class hospital, but you pay handsomely for the treatment your pet receives. ONE IMPORTANT POINT>Make sure Schulman performs surgery if necessary...another dr. (no longer on staff) botched a simple spaying of a family pug. The practice had grown too large for just Schulman for a time, but that seems settled now.

PROS: Alan Schulman is the best vet in L.A.
CONS: PRICEY, busy, bad experience with other vet there (no longer on staff)

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I had previously taken my dog rescue to a vet in Manhattan Beach who charged tons of money and just kept giving her antibiotics for five weeks since he didn't know what was wrong. When she still wasn't getting better, I took her to Animal Medical Center at the recommendation of two friends. The vet there took one look at her, said she needed to be spayed (the other vet didn't want to do it until he thought she was ready) and operated on her that day. When I picked her up the next day, she was already better. The follow up appointments were free and she has never looked back.

The main vet is an orthopedic surgeon and has performed very successful surgeries on my two other friends dogs. I feel very safe in his hands.

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I had previously taken my dog rescue to a vet in Manhattan Beach who charged tons of money and just kept giving her antibiotics for five weeks since he didn't know what was wrong. When she still wasn't getting better, I took her to Animal Medical Center at the recommendation of two friends. The vet there took one look at her, said she needed to be spayed (the other vet didn't want to do it until he thought she was ready) and operated on her that day. When I picked her up the next day, she was already better. The follow up appointments were free and she has never looked back.

The main vet is an orthopedic surgeon and has performed very successful surgeries on my two other friends dogs. I feel very safe in his hands.

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There was a male technician standing by the reception desk and talking to his co-workers. He had a leash in his hand hitting it on the desk like a whip again and again and over. It was such a bad vive. So I realized a dog was scared and shaking. So I called and told them on the way home. But then, lady on the phone laughed and said, ""Don't worry, he is a NO.1 technician here."". I told her that I don't want him to take care of my cats there. Some receptionists are great but some of them are not friendly at all.

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There was a male technician standing by the reception desk and talking to his co-workers. He had a leash in his hand hitting it on the desk like a whip again and again and over. It was such a bad vive. So I realized a dog was scared and shaking. So I called and told them on the way home. But then, lady on the phone laughed and said, ""Don't worry, he is a NO.1 technician here."". I told her that I don't want him to take care of my cats there. Some receptionists are great but some of them are not friendly at all.

Pros: clean

Cons: very expensive

 

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