Big Tujunga Veterinary Hospital

★★★★☆
  • 6934 Foothill Blvd A24

    Tujunga, CA 91042

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  • 818-352-6085

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I've been going to Big Tujunga Veterinary Hospital for 25 years. Doctor Edward Ancu and his father before him are two of the best veterinarians that I've ever come across in terms of knowledge, patient care, and compassion. I and my many four pawed friends would have been at a loss without them over these many years. I never hesitate in recommending Doctor Edward Ancu.

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I've been going to Big Tujunga Veterinary Hospital for 25 years. Doctor Edward Ancu and his father before him are two of the best veterinarians that I've ever come across in terms of knowledge, patient care, and compassion. I and my many four pawed friends would have been at a loss without them over these many years. I never hesitate in recommending Doctor Edward Ancu.

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I went to this veterianary Hospital when it was fairly new and that was about 14years ago. My puppy was 6 months old when he caught parvo. They saved his life and I will always be greatful. My dog is now a very healthy senior dog. They gave superior customer service and took care of him very well. I and my siblings visited my boy everyday and never did I see anything wrong with the care they gave. My boy although did not like treatment like many animals and humans, he did love seeing both doctors on site. Thank you for saving my joy and love.

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I went to this veterianary Hospital when it was fairly new and that was about 14years ago. My puppy was 6 months old when he caught parvo. They saved his life and I will always be greatful. My dog is now a very healthy senior dog. They gave superior customer service and took care of him very well. I and my siblings visited my boy everyday and never did I see anything wrong with the care they gave. My boy although did not like treatment like many animals and humans, he did love seeing both doctors on site. Thank you for saving my joy and love.

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I have been going to Big Tujunga Veterinary Hospital for over 30 years. We have always been happy with the friendly and skilled staff. Dr. Ed Ancu has been my current dogs Dr. for 12 years. He has helped us through much and has always been able to put me at ease. He is compassionate as well as being a highly skilled vet.

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I have been going to Big Tujunga Veterinary Hospital for over 30 years. We have always been happy with the friendly and skilled staff. Dr. Ed Ancu has been my current dogs Dr. for 12 years. He has helped us through much and has always been able to put me at ease. He is compassionate as well as being a highly skilled vet.

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I have been taking my pets to Big Tujunga Vet Hospital for almost 20 years. Dr. Ancu is highly skilled and knowledgable, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. My pets are always treated with compassion, and I feel the vet care is the best around.

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I have been taking my pets to Big Tujunga Vet Hospital for almost 20 years. Dr. Ancu is highly skilled and knowledgable, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. My pets are always treated with compassion, and I feel the vet care is the best around.

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My husband and I have been taking our pet's to Dr. Ancu for the past 4 years. He and his staff are wonderful people who really care about the well being of your pet. They have made follow up phone calls to make sure that my dog was doing better. If you want good quality, fair prices, and peace of mind knowing you are getting the best care then go to him! They are the best!

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My husband and I have been taking our pet's to Dr. Ancu for the past 4 years. He and his staff are wonderful people who really care about the well being of your pet. They have made follow up phone calls to make sure that my dog was doing better. If you want good quality, fair prices, and peace of mind knowing you are getting the best care then go to him! They are the best!

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The staff at this veterinary hospital is very friendly. They are nice and are great with pets. Their waiting room is comfortable and clean as well as their rooms. They take great care of my pets and they seem like they truly care about their well being.

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The staff at this veterinary hospital is very friendly. They are nice and are great with pets. Their waiting room is comfortable and clean as well as their rooms. They take great care of my pets and they seem like they truly care about their well being.

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I don't know about expense anywhere you go will be expensive, but Dr. Encu and his staff are the best.. Thank you Dr. Encu

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I don't know about expense anywhere you go will be expensive, but Dr. Encu and his staff are the best.. Thank you Dr. Encu

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I have known Dr. Ancu and his staff for years! So many times I hear complaints about the amount of money spent rather than complaints about the staff and Dr. I know Dr Ancu provides the best sevice around. He is caring, and loves the pets he treats. As far as price, he is cheaper than some and more costly than some. He is FAIR!!! If you want yourself and your pet to be treated well...I WOULD go there. If your looking for FREE service, dont go to Dr. Ancu, but if you are looking for the best care for your loved one at a fair price...you should check him out!!!

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I have known Dr. Ancu and his staff for years! So many times I hear complaints about the amount of money spent rather than complaints about the staff and Dr. I know Dr Ancu provides the best sevice around. He is caring, and loves the pets he treats. As far as price, he is cheaper than some and more costly than some. He is FAIR!!! If you want yourself and your pet to be treated well...I WOULD go there. If your looking for FREE service, dont go to Dr. Ancu, but if you are looking for the best care for your loved one at a fair price...you should check him out!!!

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I have brought both my dogs and cats to Dr. Ancu for the last several years, after another vet. performed inferior surgery on my cat. Dr. Ancu basically saved my babies life, and I am 100% confident in his surgical abilities. He is young, vibrant, and used the latest techniques available. If there is a special, more involved surgery, he refers you to Animal Specialty Clinic, in Glendale/Los Angeles, where they specialized in rehabilitation of joints, bones, and cancer treatment.Dr. Ancu is very popular because people know and trust that you can bring your fury family members to him and get the best.

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I have brought both my dogs and cats to Dr. Ancu for the last several years, after another vet. performed inferior surgery on my cat. Dr. Ancu basically saved my babies life, and I am 100% confident in his surgical abilities. He is young, vibrant, and used the latest techniques available. If there is a special, more involved surgery, he refers you to Animal Specialty Clinic, in Glendale/Los Angeles, where they specialized in rehabilitation of joints, bones, and cancer treatment.Dr. Ancu is very popular because people know and trust that you can bring your fury family members to him and get the best.

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I'll be honest and say I haven't taken my cat in for over 6 months, I just happened to see the reviews about the hospital and decided to tell my own story. My cat is, to say the least, a bad girl...she hates the world! But Dr. Ancu has always treated her wonderfully and professionally. I also would like to defend the hospital in regards to the "Money" complaint I keep reading about..THIS PLACE IS NOT EXPENSIVE!!!! If you don't believe me, call other places and ask for their prices...I can guarantee with about 99% certainty that more than likely they won't tell you or they will be more expensive. And just because one place charges $15 for a vaccine and another charges $10, that may not necessarily be a better deal depending on what the vaccine actually contains...all vaccines aren't created equally.I can assure you that you will receive the same standards of care here, if not better, as you would at an "accredited" hospital. And to respond to those people who said that blood tests aren't needed--if you ever need surgery or a procedure...tell your doctor the same thing...yeah, exactly, none of you would. Lastly, if your pet has an emergency and you have to go somewhere else without an appointment, I know for certain that you either will be turned away or charged double or triple the regular exam fee, but not here, they will accomendate you asap and charge about the same as they normally do.So, all in all, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I think this place is great. I would recommend that everyone research anyplace they wish to take their pet, and preferably by using a source other than the Internet.

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I'll be honest and say I haven't taken my cat in for over 6 months, I just happened to see the reviews about the hospital and decided to tell my own story. My cat is, to say the least, a bad girl...she hates the world! But Dr. Ancu has always treated her wonderfully and professionally. I also would like to defend the hospital in regards to the "Money" complaint I keep reading about..THIS PLACE IS NOT EXPENSIVE!!!! If you don't believe me, call other places and ask for their prices...I can guarantee with about 99% certainty that more than likely they won't tell you or they will be more expensive. And just because one place charges $15 for a vaccine and another charges $10, that may not necessarily be a better deal depending on what the vaccine actually contains...all vaccines aren't created equally.I can assure you that you will receive the same standards of care here, if not better, as you would at an "accredited" hospital. And to respond to those people who said that blood tests aren't needed--if you ever need surgery or a procedure...tell your doctor the same thing...yeah, exactly, none of you would. Lastly, if your pet has an emergency and you have to go somewhere else without an appointment, I know for certain that you either will be turned away or charged double or triple the regular exam fee, but not here, they will accomendate you asap and charge about the same as they normally do.So, all in all, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I think this place is great. I would recommend that everyone research anyplace they wish to take their pet, and preferably by using a source other than the Internet.

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Thank YOU!!!!!!!!! BTVH Staff
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I have been taking my dogs, cat, birds and guinea pigs to Dr. Ancu's office for the last 6 years.The staff is always very accommodating and friendly even when the hospital is busy and I don't have an appointment. Both Dr. Ancu and Dr. Hirschbein are very compassionate and gentle toward my pets. I have always received thorough information about how to best protect my pets' health and when I have questions the doctors and staff are always willing to take the time to explain things to me and to discuss all the options. Big Tujunga Veterinary Hospital is a great place, with a professional staff that you can trust to provide thorough veterinary care for your pets! (The prices are very reasonable as well).

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I have been taking my dogs, cat, birds and guinea pigs to Dr. Ancu's office for the last 6 years.The staff is always very accommodating and friendly even when the hospital is busy and I don't have an appointment. Both Dr. Ancu and Dr. Hirschbein are very compassionate and gentle toward my pets. I have always received thorough information about how to best protect my pets' health and when I have questions the doctors and staff are always willing to take the time to explain things to me and to discuss all the options. Big Tujunga Veterinary Hospital is a great place, with a professional staff that you can trust to provide thorough veterinary care for your pets! (The prices are very reasonable as well).

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My dog and myself have always benefited from the care and professionalism of Dr. Ancu. He has cared for my dog for four years and I could not be happier with the treatment I have gotten at his hospital. Dr. Ancu is caring, knowledgable, takes his time with your pet, and excels at medicine. You can tell he takes great care with hiring friendly and helpful staff. He is cutlurally sensitive and good with all types of people. I have been there when some people have come in with emergencies with their pets and he was calm, compassionate, and took action.

About a year ago I had to relocate to Northern California and an emergency came up with my dog. Dr. Ancu was very generous with his time as he was willing to consult with my new doctor up North when the emergency happened. I was very grateful for this and it calmed me to know he had some input about my dog's care. Once the emergency passed and follow up visits were needed I made the drive down south to see Dr. Ancu because he is the doctor I trust with my dog over all other doctors.

We love our pets and want them to have the best care around. Big Tujunga is that place!

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My dog and myself have always benefited from the care and professionalism of Dr. Ancu. He has cared for my dog for four years and I could not be happier with the treatment I have gotten at his hospital. Dr. Ancu is caring, knowledgable, takes his time with your pet, and excels at medicine. You can tell he takes great care with hiring friendly and helpful staff. He is cutlurally sensitive and good with all types of people. I have been there when some people have come in with emergencies with their pets and he was calm, compassionate, and took action.

About a year ago I had to relocate to Northern California and an emergency came up with my dog. Dr. Ancu was very generous with his time as he was willing to consult with my new doctor up North when the emergency happened. I was very grateful for this and it calmed me to know he had some input about my dog's care. Once the emergency passed and follow up visits were needed I made the drive down south to see Dr. Ancu because he is the doctor I trust with my dog over all other doctors.

We love our pets and want them to have the best care around. Big Tujunga is that place!

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Dr. Ancu is a great Vet. we have been taking Max to see him for years! He has saved his life many times.
Last summer he was bit by a rattle snake and Dr. Ancu stayed long hours to see that he would live.
He called us after hours and let us visit whenever we wanted to.
We have always been able to drop in and been seen. His office is very efficient! the staff is great and they all love Max.

I would recommend this hospital to anyone I know!
Dr. Ancu is the best Vet our family has ever met!

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Dr. Ancu is a great Vet. we have been taking Max to see him for years! He has saved his life many times.
Last summer he was bit by a rattle snake and Dr. Ancu stayed long hours to see that he would live.
He called us after hours and let us visit whenever we wanted to.
We have always been able to drop in and been seen. His office is very efficient! the staff is great and they all love Max.

I would recommend this hospital to anyone I know!
Dr. Ancu is the best Vet our family has ever met!

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I have been taking my dog Colby to Big Tujunga Vet for 3 years and I would never go anywhere else!!

They are kind and Dr. Ancu is an amazing doctor.

When Colby was sick, Dr. Ancu came in on a Sunday to let me pick him up. He was very understanding of how hard it was for us to be away from him.

His staff has changed but they are all very nice and are able to answer most of my questions. If they dont know..he has always answered them personally. I am always able to come in even when he is busy...I have NEVER been turned away.

His prices are fair..about the same as everyone else. I dont want to go to the cheapest vet while I am trying to get the best care for Colby!!!!

To those who have written about the money...I suppose you would complain about everything.

If you cant afford a pet..why do you have one?

Dr. Ancu is the best in town and provides amazing care. I wish I could find an MD with his compassion!

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I have been taking my dog Colby to Big Tujunga Vet for 3 years and I would never go anywhere else!!

They are kind and Dr. Ancu is an amazing doctor.

When Colby was sick, Dr. Ancu came in on a Sunday to let me pick him up. He was very understanding of how hard it was for us to be away from him.

His staff has changed but they are all very nice and are able to answer most of my questions. If they dont know..he has always answered them personally. I am always able to come in even when he is busy...I have NEVER been turned away.

His prices are fair..about the same as everyone else. I dont want to go to the cheapest vet while I am trying to get the best care for Colby!!!!

To those who have written about the money...I suppose you would complain about everything.

If you cant afford a pet..why do you have one?

Dr. Ancu is the best in town and provides amazing care. I wish I could find an MD with his compassion!

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I was not happy with the services provided by Dr. Ancu.
Pesonally I don't recommend him.

My cat wasn't treated the way she should have been... i think it's because I didn't have money and said that I couldn't pay too much.

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I was not happy with the services provided by Dr. Ancu.
Pesonally I don't recommend him.

My cat wasn't treated the way she should have been... i think it's because I didn't have money and said that I couldn't pay too much.

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We are sorry that did not like Dr. Ancu. We can assure you that he is a very good veterinarian. Veterinary care is not free, but the hospital does keep its prices lower than average. We hope that you find a veterinarian that you can have a happy relationship with. BTVH Staff
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I have been to this place twice and saw 2 different doctors each time. The first visit was with my cat who saw Dr. Misty and she was great. I loved her knowledge and concern for my pet, and my cat was well in about 2 weeks. About a month later I took my dog who had been itching and saw the male doctor. I was very disappointed with the service I had and the lack of knowledge with the front desk staff. I was asked the same questions multiple times by 3 of the secretaries. Plus, I called ahead and was told to come on in, then, I had to wait for almost 2 hours, and only saw the doctor for 10 minutes! My dog was still having problems a month later, so I took him to the other hospital about 1 mile away, and he was better in days. I loved the first doctor, and if I absolutely had to go here again, I would definitely call ahead of time to see who was working and how busy they are.

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I have been to this place twice and saw 2 different doctors each time. The first visit was with my cat who saw Dr. Misty and she was great. I loved her knowledge and concern for my pet, and my cat was well in about 2 weeks. About a month later I took my dog who had been itching and saw the male doctor. I was very disappointed with the service I had and the lack of knowledge with the front desk staff. I was asked the same questions multiple times by 3 of the secretaries. Plus, I called ahead and was told to come on in, then, I had to wait for almost 2 hours, and only saw the doctor for 10 minutes! My dog was still having problems a month later, so I took him to the other hospital about 1 mile away, and he was better in days. I loved the first doctor, and if I absolutely had to go here again, I would definitely call ahead of time to see who was working and how busy they are.

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I am sorry that you had to see so many Doctors at Big Tujunga Veterinary Hospital. It is easier to see the same doctor all the time and is always more comfortable for the patient. Sadly Dr. Ancu leaves once a year for a week and this must have been when you came in. We never allow our patients to wait 2 hours. This is not the norm at our practice. In fact we have a policy to try to get everyone in and out as efficiently as possible. We hope that you can give us another try in the future as this was a rare situation. BTVH Staff
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Pork Chop is my first puppy and I was so worried about his first visit to the vet. The staff there made me feel so comfortable, as well as Pork Chop, they loved him up good! He was there for his first round of shots but the Vet also discovered he had a little cold, she gave me some meds to take care of it from home. I love this place! It was recommended by a friend of my family, I travel 5 miles out of the way just for their excellent care of animals.

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Pork Chop is my first puppy and I was so worried about his first visit to the vet. The staff there made me feel so comfortable, as well as Pork Chop, they loved him up good! He was there for his first round of shots but the Vet also discovered he had a little cold, she gave me some meds to take care of it from home. I love this place! It was recommended by a friend of my family, I travel 5 miles out of the way just for their excellent care of animals.

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I came to see Dr. Edward Ancu when my 7 month old german shepard was hit by a car in 2005. Dr. Ancu saved his life and the paw that was crushed. This dog runs, plays and jumps as if nothing happened.

Dr. Ancu is kind, direct and explains everything. I feel that he treats you and your pets like family.

I love the staff and I will never switch vets.

Veterinary care is expensive no matter where you go. Many people who are unsettled by the cost would be hard pressed to find drastically different prices anywhere in Los Angeles.

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I came to see Dr. Edward Ancu when my 7 month old german shepard was hit by a car in 2005. Dr. Ancu saved his life and the paw that was crushed. This dog runs, plays and jumps as if nothing happened.

Dr. Ancu is kind, direct and explains everything. I feel that he treats you and your pets like family.

I love the staff and I will never switch vets.

Veterinary care is expensive no matter where you go. Many people who are unsettled by the cost would be hard pressed to find drastically different prices anywhere in Los Angeles.

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Dr. Ancu and staff have always been very helpful in the 4 years we have been taking our cats there. From the very first visit when we brought Pepper in to be spayed till now, I have been very happy with the treatment that both of our cats have gotten. They even fit us in the same day when Pepper got an infection in her eye. Our cats are both healthy and happy in part to the care they have received.

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Dr. Ancu and staff have always been very helpful in the 4 years we have been taking our cats there. From the very first visit when we brought Pepper in to be spayed till now, I have been very happy with the treatment that both of our cats have gotten. They even fit us in the same day when Pepper got an infection in her eye. Our cats are both healthy and happy in part to the care they have received.

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I have done rescue for many years and have used many vets. This was the first vet where my rescue dog died overnight. Instead of being upset and sorry, they were defensive and refused to discuss it. On another occasion, I was yelled at in the office accusing me of "not making a reservation " for a rescue dog! Huh? Other friends that use him say he overcharges and gives no deals for rescue animals. Don't use this guy.

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I have done rescue for many years and have used many vets. This was the first vet where my rescue dog died overnight. Instead of being upset and sorry, they were defensive and refused to discuss it. On another occasion, I was yelled at in the office accusing me of "not making a reservation " for a rescue dog! Huh? Other friends that use him say he overcharges and gives no deals for rescue animals. Don't use this guy.

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This is not true. Sadly some people make false reviews . BTVH Staff
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My experiences with the staff and with Dr. Ancu have been outstanding. We have also boarded our chihuahua at the vet and have been very pleased with the results. I have known Dr. Ancu on a personal level for years and would not take my dog anywhere else.

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My experiences with the staff and with Dr. Ancu have been outstanding. We have also boarded our chihuahua at the vet and have been very pleased with the results. I have known Dr. Ancu on a personal level for years and would not take my dog anywhere else.

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The doctors are fair, not great. The prices that they charge is outragous. Our "home remedy" works better than the meds prescribed by the doctor. Staff is good but a fairly frequent turnover of personnel

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The doctors are fair, not great. The prices that they charge is outragous. Our "home remedy" works better than the meds prescribed by the doctor. Staff is good but a fairly frequent turnover of personnel

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Oh, I love this place! Big Tujunga Vet Hospital has been in business a long time. We first started taking our animals there twenty years ago, when the current vet's father was the resident vet. The son has taken over the family business, and he's every bit as good as the father was. He knows what he's doing, takes the time to answer questions and explain, and also has a sense of humor. I work with an animal rescue group, and when I adopt out a cat or dog to someone who doesn't already have a vet, I send them here. The prices compare favorably, too. I highly recommend Dr. Ancu and this vet hospital.

PROS: good, knowledgeable, caring people
CONS: limited parking

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Oh, I love this place! Big Tujunga Vet Hospital has been in business a long time. We first started taking our animals there twenty years ago, when the current vet's father was the resident vet. The son has taken over the family business, and he's every bit as good as the father was. He knows what he's doing, takes the time to answer questions and explain, and also has a sense of humor. I work with an animal rescue group, and when I adopt out a cat or dog to someone who doesn't already have a vet, I send them here. The prices compare favorably, too. I highly recommend Dr. Ancu and this vet hospital.

PROS: good, knowledgeable, caring people
CONS: limited parking

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