VCA Los Angeles Veterinary Specialists

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  • 8723 Santa Monica Boulevard

    West Hollywood, CA 90069

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  • 424-274-7020

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  • Veterinarians
Hours
M-F 9am-5pm, Sa 9am-4:30pm, Su Closed
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  • animal hospital
  • animal clinic
  • VCA
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Services
  • Cardiology (Heart & Vascular Care)
  • Dermatology (Skin Care)
  • Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology
  • Emergency/Critical care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Neurology
  • Oncology (Cancer Treatment)
  • Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
  • Surgery

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    I brought Luigi in for a tummy ache and the vet suggested I see Dr. Feldman, a specialist in Internal Medicine for dogs. I forked over $150 for a CONSULTATION fee. The first thing that threw me was he had 2 medical students in the room. I'm sorry, but I'm not here to pay for their training. Then, he proceeded to suggest I run over $1,000 worth of tests that i can't afford, nor would I want to put my 17 year old dog through. In the end I spent a few hundred bucks on tests that ended up being inconclusive of why Luigi was having intestinal issues. Dr. Feldman recommended a food - Prescription Diet ID. I bought a case from VCA with no help from him or the staff. They were glad to sell me whatever I picked off the shelf. Well, it was two months later when I realized I was feeding my UNDER WEIGHT 17 year old dog "low fat" food! No one specified which "ID" to buy. I was furious! But they could care less.

    Dr. Feldman was also aware that our regular vet was at Pet Medical Center Chatoak, as I had all of his records faxed between offices. You would think he would welcome working with another vet to give Luigi the best possible care. But no. All he cared about was me bringing Luigi to him so he could take my money for his over priced visits. And a few times I called Dr. Feldman with a question, he couldn't bother to return my call or had a nurse call me back. And their advice was always to come in for a visit. Of course it was, so you could take my money instead of helping a 17 year old dog out of the kindness of his heart.

    Last week Luigi suddenly fell very ill. Our amazing vet at Chatoak spent 3 hours with us, ran a few necessary tests for what I am sure was half the cost of VCA, and in the end was completely honest in telling us that Luigi wasn't going to make it. Her advice was take Luigi home and make him comfortable, and call Dr. Feldman for his opinion. I called Dr. Feldman and not only did I personally tell his nurse that it was urgent, I left him a voice mail saying that Luigi was very sick and I wanted to discuss some test results with him. Well, he NEVER BOTHERED TO CALL BACK. And the next morning, Luigi passed away.

    A few days later I called Dr. Feldman and left him a message. I had to let him know that he let his patient die because he was too selfish to return a phone call. A week later, I received a letter in the mail from Dr. Feldman. Apparently he could take the time to sit down and write a 4 paragraph letter, but not return a phone call for a dying patient. In his letter, amongst many defensive and insensitive statements, I must point out the following he said:

    "I have been more than accommodating with my time with you, having returned numerous phone calls (I could 12 in Luigi's records) compared to the only 2 hospital visits you arranged since I first met you and Luigi".

    This leads me to believe that I apparently didn't spend enough money paying for visits to warrant returning a phone call. It's clear he cares more about his paycheck than how my dog was doing.

    "There are only so many return calls I am physically able to make in a day (and have any life quality at the end of the day). It is simply not appropriate to expect advice from me under such circumstances."

    Wow. I'm sorry YOUR quality of life is at stake when my 17 year old dog is on his death bed. When you go into a field caring for beings, weather it be humans or animals, it needs to be because you truly love them. And he clearly doesn't. He cares more about his own time, quality of life, and money than his patients.

    "I don't imagine you would have received a similar amount of availability from your personal accountant, attorney, or physician, particularly when another individual had performed services".

    Apparently now caring for my dogs life is comparable to my accountant handling my taxes. It's just another service being performed. My mind is blown by his insensitivity and lack of compassion for the very field he is in.

    My regular vet at Chatoak never complained about returning my phone calls and went above and beyond to care for Luigi for the last 2 years. If Luigi got a bump, she would have me send a picture. If he was sick, she would advise me over the phone to spare him the car ride. THAT is how a REAL vet is supposed to act when they truly care about animals.

    I highly advise saving your money and not bringing your pet to VCA or Dr. Feldman. If you can make the trip, go out to Chatoak Pet Medical Center in Granada Hills. They are the most loving, selfless, caring vets in the world.

    To put things in perspective, the same day I got this letter from Dr. Feldman, I also got a personally written note from our regular vet offering her sincerest condolences for our loss. She told us what an honor it was to provide Luigi with care and how much he changed her life. Now that is how a real vet should care for her patients.

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    I brought Luigi in for a tummy ache and the vet suggested I see Dr. Feldman, a specialist in Internal Medicine for dogs. I forked over $150 for a CONSULTATION fee. The first thing that threw me was he had 2 medical students in the room. I'm sorry, but I'm not here to pay for their training. Then, he proceeded to suggest I run over $1,000 worth of tests that i can't afford, nor would I want to put my 17 year old dog through. In the end I spent a few hundred bucks on tests that ended up being inconclusive of why Luigi was having intestinal issues. Dr. Feldman recommended a food - Prescription Diet ID. I bought a case from VCA with no help from him or the staff. They were glad to sell me whatever I picked off the shelf. Well, it was two months later when I realized I was feeding my UNDER WEIGHT 17 year old dog "low fat" food! No one specified which "ID" to buy. I was furious! But they could care less.

    Dr. Feldman was also aware that our regular vet was at Pet Medical Center Chatoak, as I had all of his records faxed between offices. You would think he would welcome working with another vet to give Luigi the best possible care. But no. All he cared about was me bringing Luigi to him so he could take my money for his over priced visits. And a few times I called Dr. Feldman with a question, he couldn't bother to return my call or had a nurse call me back. And their advice was always to come in for a visit. Of course it was, so you could take my money instead of helping a 17 year old dog out of the kindness of his heart.

    Last week Luigi suddenly fell very ill. Our amazing vet at Chatoak spent 3 hours with us, ran a few necessary tests for what I am sure was half the cost of VCA, and in the end was completely honest in telling us that Luigi wasn't going to make it. Her advice was take Luigi home and make him comfortable, and call Dr. Feldman for his opinion. I called Dr. Feldman and not only did I personally tell his nurse that it was urgent, I left him a voice mail saying that Luigi was very sick and I wanted to discuss some test results with him. Well, he NEVER BOTHERED TO CALL BACK. And the next morning, Luigi passed away.

    A few days later I called Dr. Feldman and left him a message. I had to let him know that he let his patient die because he was too selfish to return a phone call. A week later, I received a letter in the mail from Dr. Feldman. Apparently he could take the time to sit down and write a 4 paragraph letter, but not return a phone call for a dying patient. In his letter, amongst many defensive and insensitive statements, I must point out the following he said:

    "I have been more than accommodating with my time with you, having returned numerous phone calls (I could 12 in Luigi's records) compared to the only 2 hospital visits you arranged since I first met you and Luigi".

    This leads me to believe that I apparently didn't spend enough money paying for visits to warrant returning a phone call. It's clear he cares more about his paycheck than how my dog was doing.

    "There are only so many return calls I am physically able to make in a day (and have any life quality at the end of the day). It is simply not appropriate to expect advice from me under such circumstances."

    Wow. I'm sorry YOUR quality of life is at stake when my 17 year old dog is on his death bed. When you go into a field caring for beings, weather it be humans or animals, it needs to be because you truly love them. And he clearly doesn't. He cares more about his own time, quality of life, and money than his patients.

    "I don't imagine you would have received a similar amount of availability from your personal accountant, attorney, or physician, particularly when another individual had performed services".

    Apparently now caring for my dogs life is comparable to my accountant handling my taxes. It's just another service being performed. My mind is blown by his insensitivity and lack of compassion for the very field he is in.

    My regular vet at Chatoak never complained about returning my phone calls and went above and beyond to care for Luigi for the last 2 years. If Luigi got a bump, she would have me send a picture. If he was sick, she would advise me over the phone to spare him the car ride. THAT is how a REAL vet is supposed to act when they truly care about animals.

    I highly advise saving your money and not bringing your pet to VCA or Dr. Feldman. If you can make the trip, go out to Chatoak Pet Medical Center in Granada Hills. They are the most loving, selfless, caring vets in the world.

    To put things in perspective, the same day I got this letter from Dr. Feldman, I also got a personally written note from our regular vet offering her sincerest condolences for our loss. She told us what an honor it was to provide Luigi with care and how much he changed her life. Now that is how a real vet should care for her patients.

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    I don't really trust bringing an animal here that needs immediate attention. One vet kept confusing me with someone else's and kept changing his story. He doesn't remember if he spoke with you or not. either. I would like to see this place expand so they have the equipment they need and staff on hand to actually handle an emergency stituation promptly. I would elsewhere in that situation.

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    I don't really trust bringing an animal here that needs immediate attention. One vet kept confusing me with someone else's and kept changing his story. He doesn't remember if he spoke with you or not. either. I would like to see this place expand so they have the equipment they need and staff on hand to actually handle an emergency stituation promptly. I would elsewhere in that situation.

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    Dr. Feldman found out I gave him a bad review and had one of the attorneys that own his business to character assasinate me. All I can say is that he is obviously trying to cover up his unethical behavior. He tried to run tests on my cat without treating any of my cats symptoms. I was only in his presence for a mere thirty minutes. I had the flu and was having a hard time with his insensitive attitude. He then lied after I wrote the review, stating that I couldn't make uo my mind for two hours. Beware of this greedy vet who from what I understand is good friends with the corrupt Dr. Schulman.

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    Dr. Feldman found out I gave him a bad review and had one of the attorneys that own his business to character assasinate me. All I can say is that he is obviously trying to cover up his unethical behavior. He tried to run tests on my cat without treating any of my cats symptoms. I was only in his presence for a mere thirty minutes. I had the flu and was having a hard time with his insensitive attitude. He then lied after I wrote the review, stating that I couldn't make uo my mind for two hours. Beware of this greedy vet who from what I understand is good friends with the corrupt Dr. Schulman.

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    Over a year ago I first brought my beloved dog to see Dr.Feldman because he had just been diagnosed with a terminal heart condition. The doctor seemed nice and thorough so we continued to see him every 4 months. We spent thousands of dollars on tests (which I have no problem paying for if they are necessary) and we trusted the doctor and staff with our dog's life. Then suddenly this past Monday (Labor Day) our dog went into heart failure and we rushed him to VCA since it was a holiday and after-hours. The doctors there told us that our dog may not make it thru the night so we stayed with him hoping for the best. The next morning we were so relieved that he pulled thru and were told by the VCA staff that he should see his regular doctor ASAP since they knew him best. I called LA Vet Spec and told them how our dog had almost died and was in critical condition and needed to see Dr.Feldman. They then told me that the doctor did not have any available appointments that day but that his assistant was available. Obviously completely disappointed that Dr.Feldman couldn't find the time for a life or death situation, I told them that I was going to keep my dog at VCA and not transport him but to PLEASE send his records to VCA ASAP and gave them their fax number. They assured me that they would and we waited. Pretty soon it was afternoon and still no records so I called again and asked. They assured me again. Few hours went by and still no records! Then the VCA doctor calls to ask and STILL NO RECORDS! Now it has been a day and 1/2 and the doctors at VCA have still not received the records! Not only that but neither Dr.Feldman or staff have called to check in on their critical heart patient! I am disgusted that after a year + of trusting my dog's life with this doctor and spending THOUSANDS of dollars at this place that he could not see him when he needed him most, didn't send his records in an emergency situation, and on top of it DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER TO PICK UP THE PHONE TO SEE HOW HE WAS!!!
    This is the most horrible experience I have ever had with a vet AND I WILL NEVER GO BACK!!

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    Over a year ago I first brought my beloved dog to see Dr.Feldman because he had just been diagnosed with a terminal heart condition. The doctor seemed nice and thorough so we continued to see him every 4 months. We spent thousands of dollars on tests (which I have no problem paying for if they are necessary) and we trusted the doctor and staff with our dog's life. Then suddenly this past Monday (Labor Day) our dog went into heart failure and we rushed him to VCA since it was a holiday and after-hours. The doctors there told us that our dog may not make it thru the night so we stayed with him hoping for the best. The next morning we were so relieved that he pulled thru and were told by the VCA staff that he should see his regular doctor ASAP since they knew him best. I called LA Vet Spec and told them how our dog had almost died and was in critical condition and needed to see Dr.Feldman. They then told me that the doctor did not have any available appointments that day but that his assistant was available. Obviously completely disappointed that Dr.Feldman couldn't find the time for a life or death situation, I told them that I was going to keep my dog at VCA and not transport him but to PLEASE send his records to VCA ASAP and gave them their fax number. They assured me that they would and we waited. Pretty soon it was afternoon and still no records so I called again and asked. They assured me again. Few hours went by and still no records! Then the VCA doctor calls to ask and STILL NO RECORDS! Now it has been a day and 1/2 and the doctors at VCA have still not received the records! Not only that but neither Dr.Feldman or staff have called to check in on their critical heart patient! I am disgusted that after a year + of trusting my dog's life with this doctor and spending THOUSANDS of dollars at this place that he could not see him when he needed him most, didn't send his records in an emergency situation, and on top of it DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER TO PICK UP THE PHONE TO SEE HOW HE WAS!!!
    This is the most horrible experience I have ever had with a vet AND I WILL NEVER GO BACK!!

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    It is never fun to have a really sick pet, but if you do, Dr. David Feldman is the veterinarian for you. My dog was quite ill, and I was referred to Dr. Feldman (who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine) for care. Dr. Feldman was kind, compassionate, and very patient and thoughtful. My dog's care was fabulous and he recovered.

    Thank you Dr. Feldman....

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    It is never fun to have a really sick pet, but if you do, Dr. David Feldman is the veterinarian for you. My dog was quite ill, and I was referred to Dr. Feldman (who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine) for care. Dr. Feldman was kind, compassionate, and very patient and thoughtful. My dog's care was fabulous and he recovered.

    Thank you Dr. Feldman....

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    Great heart specialist for dogs/cats.

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    Great heart specialist for dogs/cats.

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