Echo Park Animal Hospital

★★★★☆
  • 1739 Glendale Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90026

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  • 323-663-1107

About Echo Park Animal Hospital

Hours
Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm; Sat, 8am - 4pm

Pets & Animals

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I took my 2 cats for some general care...
3 vaccines & nose drop vaccine each (8 vaccines total) + one received treatment for tape worm.
Chui also had some bumps which the doctor diagnosed to be an allergic reaction on it's way out - no

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★★★★★

I took my 2 cats for some general care...
3 vaccines & nose drop vaccine each (8 vaccines total) + one received treatment for tape worm.
Chui also had some bumps which the doctor diagnosed to be an allergic reaction on it's way out - no

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Dr. Filipescu has been taking care of our 14 yr. old dog Lucy for four years. He is devoted to her care and every time she has had a problem, he has known exactly what to do. Recently, he performed surgery on her to remove a

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Dr. Filipescu has been taking care of our 14 yr. old dog Lucy for four years. He is devoted to her care and every time she has had a problem, he has known exactly what to do. Recently, he performed surgery on her to remove a

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My cat got very sick all of a sudden and I took her to Echo Park Animal Hospital. Dr. Filipescu was so generous and kind and caring. He kept her for two days, overnight, free of charge, to keep her under his observation because she was very sick and deteriorating rapidly. He gave her antibiotic shots and pain shots and fed her wet food, vitamins, and water from a syringe every four hours to make sure she got nutrients and hydration when she couldn't eat or drink water. I ultimately had to put her to sleep because she kept getting worse and wasn't responding to antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment. Dr. Filipescu let me stay with her as long as I wanted during the euthanasia and was very sweet to me after it was over and I was upset. He even called me a few days later when test results came in to give me more information about what made my cat sick even though she had already passed away. He is knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. I took my cat to another vet in between visits to Echo Park Animal Hospital and the other vet basically gave me the same information I got from Dr. F and the same recommendations on how to proceed with her symptoms. I had no problems communicating with Dr. F, he answered all my questions -- and believe me I had tons of them. Overall, he obviously cares very much about the animals and about their owners too. Plus, all the treatment he gave my cat over the course of three days amounted to $264. He didn't even charge me for the euthenasia. Anybody who thinks he is doing this for the money is just wrong.

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My cat got very sick all of a sudden and I took her to Echo Park Animal Hospital. Dr. Filipescu was so generous and kind and caring. He kept her for two days, overnight, free of charge, to keep her under his observation because she was very sick and deteriorating rapidly. He gave her antibiotic shots and pain shots and fed her wet food, vitamins, and water from a syringe every four hours to make sure she got nutrients and hydration when she couldn't eat or drink water. I ultimately had to put her to sleep because she kept getting worse and wasn't responding to antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment. Dr. Filipescu let me stay with her as long as I wanted during the euthanasia and was very sweet to me after it was over and I was upset. He even called me a few days later when test results came in to give me more information about what made my cat sick even though she had already passed away. He is knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. I took my cat to another vet in between visits to Echo Park Animal Hospital and the other vet basically gave me the same information I got from Dr. F and the same recommendations on how to proceed with her symptoms. I had no problems communicating with Dr. F, he answered all my questions -- and believe me I had tons of them. Overall, he obviously cares very much about the animals and about their owners too. Plus, all the treatment he gave my cat over the course of three days amounted to $264. He didn't even charge me for the euthenasia. Anybody who thinks he is doing this for the money is just wrong.

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My cat got very sick all of a sudden and I took her to Echo Park Animal Hospital. Dr. Filipescu was so generous and kind and caring. He kept her for two days, overnight, free of charge, to keep her under his observation because she was

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My cat got very sick all of a sudden and I took her to Echo Park Animal Hospital. Dr. Filipescu was so generous and kind and caring. He kept her for two days, overnight, free of charge, to keep her under his observation because she was

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I don't understand how this Vet got his license! I took in my new born Chihuahua who was accidentaly bitten my her mother and made a whole on his tummy. I rushed my pup to Echo Park Vet and was told their was nothing they can do but wait for it to die! I was in total disapointment. I was able to do a home remedy at home and managed to close his tummy 80% still worried and had no where else to go I went back they stitched my puppy up and his stitches popped out again this went on 3 times...until finally the Doctor said not to come back that he wasn't able to help him out! I felt helpless and with my pup in my hand and his tummy open again....felt devastated....long story short I Managed to rush my pup to another Vet in Los Angeles by Florence and Alameda! Where my pup stayed for 2 weeks and a half got the treatment he needes, The Doctor was very caring kept in touch with me at all times caled me to keep me updated and they only charged me 200. It was a blessing now my dog Pablo is a Happy Chihuahua. But overall please don't take your dog to Echo Park not unless you want you family member dead!

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I don't understand how this Vet got his license! I took in my new born Chihuahua who was accidentaly bitten my her mother and made a whole on his tummy. I rushed my pup to Echo Park Vet and was told their was nothing they can do but wait for it to die! I was in total disapointment. I was able to do a home remedy at home and managed to close his tummy 80% still worried and had no where else to go I went back they stitched my puppy up and his stitches popped out again this went on 3 times...until finally the Doctor said not to come back that he wasn't able to help him out! I felt helpless and with my pup in my hand and his tummy open again....felt devastated....long story short I Managed to rush my pup to another Vet in Los Angeles by Florence and Alameda! Where my pup stayed for 2 weeks and a half got the treatment he needes, The Doctor was very caring kept in touch with me at all times caled me to keep me updated and they only charged me 200. It was a blessing now my dog Pablo is a Happy Chihuahua. But overall please don't take your dog to Echo Park not unless you want you family member dead!

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I have to say this is a great place!!! Old fashion doctor that knows what's wrong with your pet. Very cheap for his experience. I took my dog patches who needed to get stitches remove from getting her fixed from another vet....who did even notice that she was sick on her check up. This doctor immediately took her and told me that she had a fever. He gave her a shot and set me home with medication. Took him less then 5 min. I will be going back to his office
THANK YOU ...THANK YOU

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★★★★★

I have to say this is a great place!!! Old fashion doctor that knows what's wrong with your pet. Very cheap for his experience. I took my dog patches who needed to get stitches remove from getting her fixed from another vet....who did even notice that she was sick on her check up. This doctor immediately took her and told me that she had a fever. He gave her a shot and set me home with medication. Took him less then 5 min. I will be going back to his office
THANK YOU ...THANK YOU

Pros: EXPREIENCE VET!!!!

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AWFUL!!!! This place doesn't deserve a star, except with the exception that the receptionist was really nice. The "doctor" did not even read the sheet the nurse wrote describing why my pet was there. Then he argued with me and wouldn't even listen to my concern. Then he tried to sell me another procedure, completely unrelated! I was so frustrated that I got up to leave, then he told me that I would still have to pay for a visit, even though he didn't even examine or touch my pet! This place is obviously only out to make money w/o any real concern for taking care of animals.

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★☆☆☆☆

AWFUL!!!! This place doesn't deserve a star, except with the exception that the receptionist was really nice. The "doctor" did not even read the sheet the nurse wrote describing why my pet was there. Then he argued with me and wouldn't even listen to my concern. Then he tried to sell me another procedure, completely unrelated! I was so frustrated that I got up to leave, then he told me that I would still have to pay for a visit, even though he didn't even examine or touch my pet! This place is obviously only out to make money w/o any real concern for taking care of animals.

Pros: nice receptionist

Cons: everything

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One word review would be unprofessional. The Doctor has no passion for animals, and simply mumbles half english about whats wrong. My dog had an analgland swell up and he immediately squeezed it open and my dog screamed in pain dripping blod, BEFORE he told me what was wrong or what my options were.

I grabbed my dog out of his hands and walked out. The receptionist lady takes personal calls on her cell phone while I've been at the counter.

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

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★☆☆☆☆

One word review would be unprofessional. The Doctor has no passion for animals, and simply mumbles half english about whats wrong. My dog had an analgland swell up and he immediately squeezed it open and my dog screamed in pain dripping blod, BEFORE he told me what was wrong or what my options were.

I grabbed my dog out of his hands and walked out. The receptionist lady takes personal calls on her cell phone while I've been at the counter.

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

Pros: nothing but its location

Cons: you get what you pay for, an unpassionate doctor

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I had a large adult dog who needed to be fixed. It was a difficult procedure due to her size. I live a good distance from Echo Park so tried other vets first. None would service me. Echo Park animal hospital was the only place that would do the job. They had the competence and the compassion and remembered me and my dog for years afterwards. I read the other reviews and all I can say is that these the vets and staff did everything they could to give my dog top quality health care. No frills, just basic competent care. I personally had a great experience with them.

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★★★★★

I had a large adult dog who needed to be fixed. It was a difficult procedure due to her size. I live a good distance from Echo Park so tried other vets first. None would service me. Echo Park animal hospital was the only place that would do the job. They had the competence and the compassion and remembered me and my dog for years afterwards. I read the other reviews and all I can say is that these the vets and staff did everything they could to give my dog top quality health care. No frills, just basic competent care. I personally had a great experience with them.

Pros: Quality care

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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We'd taken our dog here several times for basic needs. But, when our dog had a serious problem, this vet completely failed us.

We brought our dog in when she was lethargic, feverish... We thought it was because she had eaten some onions, which can be toxic. The vet did an X-ray and said that her liver was extremely enlarged. He prescribed antibiotics for the fever and told us to change her dog food. When the symptoms persisted, we went to another vet. They X-ray'd her again and the large mass that this vet thought was an enlarged liver was actually a cantaloupe-sized tumor. Fortunately we caught it before it ruptured.

Don't trust a vet who can't read an X-ray!

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We'd taken our dog here several times for basic needs. But, when our dog had a serious problem, this vet completely failed us.

We brought our dog in when she was lethargic, feverish... We thought it was because she had eaten some onions, which can be toxic. The vet did an X-ray and said that her liver was extremely enlarged. He prescribed antibiotics for the fever and told us to change her dog food. When the symptoms persisted, we went to another vet. They X-ray'd her again and the large mass that this vet thought was an enlarged liver was actually a cantaloupe-sized tumor. Fortunately we caught it before it ruptured.

Don't trust a vet who can't read an X-ray!

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I've been taking my pets to the Echo Park Animal Hospital for many many decades. The staff has always treated my cats -- decades ago, my dog -- with tender loving care. I cannot understand some of the poor reviews -- perhaps they're the young 30-something yuppies who've moved to Echo Park from the West Side or Valley? They're used to high prices and fancy-dancy facades.

No -- the Echo Park Animal Hospital is not fancy-dancy. It's down and basic, reasonably priced and I have never had a bad experience since living in Echo Park since 1966. I just brought my cat in because of a cut on her back. Dr. Moisa Filipescu examined her thoroughly, explained to me that it wasn't serious, but applied iodine and another cream to the cut. He was very friendly and seemed to really love cats. I was charged $25.00 for the exam and treatment. Not bad!

There's convenient parking on the side street and the back parking lot. The place is very clean and the staff is warm and friendly. I wouldn't go anywhere else. It's a truly Native Echo Parkian place -- certainly not for rich yuppie invaders!

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I've been taking my pets to the Echo Park Animal Hospital for many many decades. The staff has always treated my cats -- decades ago, my dog -- with tender loving care. I cannot understand some of the poor reviews -- perhaps they're the young 30-something yuppies who've moved to Echo Park from the West Side or Valley? They're used to high prices and fancy-dancy facades.

No -- the Echo Park Animal Hospital is not fancy-dancy. It's down and basic, reasonably priced and I have never had a bad experience since living in Echo Park since 1966. I just brought my cat in because of a cut on her back. Dr. Moisa Filipescu examined her thoroughly, explained to me that it wasn't serious, but applied iodine and another cream to the cut. He was very friendly and seemed to really love cats. I was charged $25.00 for the exam and treatment. Not bad!

There's convenient parking on the side street and the back parking lot. The place is very clean and the staff is warm and friendly. I wouldn't go anywhere else. It's a truly Native Echo Parkian place -- certainly not for rich yuppie invaders!

Pros: Clean, friendly, easy parking, a grand old vet who cares!

Cons: none

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I took my new puppy here to get her first set of shots. Long story short, the vet was an older Mexican man who doesn't speak very good English. When he went to give her the shot, he put the needle in her neck (my new vet put it in her hind). He did not support the dog in any way...just left her standing on the table when the needle gets pushed into her neck. She, of course, freaks out and turns her head back to nip whatever the hell is doing this to her. He pulls his hand back, leaving the needle the size of her dangling from her neck!!! Like a kid, he ignores the dog and squeezes his finger to see if it will start bleeding. She is 3 pounds and he is a vet...The puppy is screaming while all this is happening. I ask, loudly over her screaming, to pull out the needle. Again, he is ignoring everything but the fact that there MAY be a puncture in his finger. Then the puppy falls off the table onto the floor, needle falls out when she hits the floor. Now the puppy is in complete shock. And so am I. I immediately grabbed her and left sobbing crying. (Read the review before, seems to be a normal thing at this place). I hesitated writing this because it was so traumatic that I wanted to wash it from my mind, but I had to share. It is so hard to convey in writing how awful this experience was. Please read this and understand there are much better places.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my new puppy here to get her first set of shots. Long story short, the vet was an older Mexican man who doesn't speak very good English. When he went to give her the shot, he put the needle in her neck (my new vet put it in her hind). He did not support the dog in any way...just left her standing on the table when the needle gets pushed into her neck. She, of course, freaks out and turns her head back to nip whatever the hell is doing this to her. He pulls his hand back, leaving the needle the size of her dangling from her neck!!! Like a kid, he ignores the dog and squeezes his finger to see if it will start bleeding. She is 3 pounds and he is a vet...The puppy is screaming while all this is happening. I ask, loudly over her screaming, to pull out the needle. Again, he is ignoring everything but the fact that there MAY be a puncture in his finger. Then the puppy falls off the table onto the floor, needle falls out when she hits the floor. Now the puppy is in complete shock. And so am I. I immediately grabbed her and left sobbing crying. (Read the review before, seems to be a normal thing at this place). I hesitated writing this because it was so traumatic that I wanted to wash it from my mind, but I had to share. It is so hard to convey in writing how awful this experience was. Please read this and understand there are much better places.

Pros: parking...but is that worth it?

Cons: Horrible vet...the reason you're there.

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The first time I went there was to have my aging dog's hips examined. The doctor did an x-ray and told me she was extremely constipated even though she takes a dump 2x a day. He gave her an enema and I had to leave her there all day with IV. We left that day with a pain prescription. The 2nd time I took her in, (just recently) my dog had been bit in the throat by another dog which ended up getting infected. The vet who is actually a very nice man (and yes the assistant is totally creepy) said I had to leave her overnight and they would put a drain in her neck in the morning. The next day I arrived at 4:50 - 4:55 pm (office closes at 5pm) after RACING in 2 HOURS of traffic from the Westside and the gate was already locked. I ran around to knock on the back door fearing that I would be charged for another overnight, worrying about my dog. The receptionist BLANCA came out after a few minutes with all her belongings and said to me "I'm sorry honey (in a totally condescending manner), you should have been here earlier we close at 5pm." I reminded her that is was not quite 5pm yet and if the gate hadn't been locked before 5pm I could've paid and had my dog already. She did not care, said she needed to pick up her kid now - even when I explained that I also had to pick up my kid, had just been through 2 hours of traffic, could not afford another overnight and I just need 3 minutes to pay and collect my dog. She told me to come back the next day (I explained that I could not, my son's schedule and work / school commute would not allow for it) and she was in her car and on the road at 5pm while I stood there literally sobbing. Do not go here.

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The first time I went there was to have my aging dog's hips examined. The doctor did an x-ray and told me she was extremely constipated even though she takes a dump 2x a day. He gave her an enema and I had to leave her there all day with IV. We left that day with a pain prescription. The 2nd time I took her in, (just recently) my dog had been bit in the throat by another dog which ended up getting infected. The vet who is actually a very nice man (and yes the assistant is totally creepy) said I had to leave her overnight and they would put a drain in her neck in the morning. The next day I arrived at 4:50 - 4:55 pm (office closes at 5pm) after RACING in 2 HOURS of traffic from the Westside and the gate was already locked. I ran around to knock on the back door fearing that I would be charged for another overnight, worrying about my dog. The receptionist BLANCA came out after a few minutes with all her belongings and said to me "I'm sorry honey (in a totally condescending manner), you should have been here earlier we close at 5pm." I reminded her that is was not quite 5pm yet and if the gate hadn't been locked before 5pm I could've paid and had my dog already. She did not care, said she needed to pick up her kid now - even when I explained that I also had to pick up my kid, had just been through 2 hours of traffic, could not afford another overnight and I just need 3 minutes to pay and collect my dog. She told me to come back the next day (I explained that I could not, my son's schedule and work / school commute would not allow for it) and she was in her car and on the road at 5pm while I stood there literally sobbing. Do not go here.

Pros: parking, fairly reasonable prices

Cons: unprofessional, closes earlier than sign posted

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Ok guys. This place is pretty cool. The receptionists are way cool and the doctor is okay. He seemed to be all about rushing through the consultation and left me wondering what the verdict was or what to do... But, I feel like my new stray kitten is safe, healthy and I blew 50 bucks on pet food.

No lie dude- you gotta check out the assistant guy. He is WAY weird and totally creepy but in a pseudo-non threatening kinda way. He has a nice gold shiv of a tooth with a diamond in it. You will NOT believe how weird this guy is.

All in all, the bill was very small, I assume every thing's cool and if you live near 90026, it can't be more convenient. Be sure to ask questions though because once that doctor is done you are out in the cold wondering, "WTF?".

And he is all about the rectal thermometor... Max feels totally violated tonight.

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★★★★☆

Ok guys. This place is pretty cool. The receptionists are way cool and the doctor is okay. He seemed to be all about rushing through the consultation and left me wondering what the verdict was or what to do... But, I feel like my new stray kitten is safe, healthy and I blew 50 bucks on pet food.

No lie dude- you gotta check out the assistant guy. He is WAY weird and totally creepy but in a pseudo-non threatening kinda way. He has a nice gold shiv of a tooth with a diamond in it. You will NOT believe how weird this guy is.

All in all, the bill was very small, I assume every thing's cool and if you live near 90026, it can't be more convenient. Be sure to ask questions though because once that doctor is done you are out in the cold wondering, "WTF?".

And he is all about the rectal thermometor... Max feels totally violated tonight.

Pros: Cheap, local, nice

Cons: Too fast, lack of IN DEPTH attention to pet or owner, all about the rectal thermometer

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Best prices for that kind of service.. always straight to the point, the correct diagnosis, and medication on the spot usually. I mean, I couldnt be more satisfied with a vet! My dogs have always been treated well there, but I always thought (as the few times Ive peeped back in the boarding area) "ehhhhhhhhh not so much"
but then again, I think anywhere that ISNT my cozy warm bed isnt good enough for my babies.

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★★★★★

Best prices for that kind of service.. always straight to the point, the correct diagnosis, and medication on the spot usually. I mean, I couldnt be more satisfied with a vet! My dogs have always been treated well there, but I always thought (as the few times Ive peeped back in the boarding area) "ehhhhhhhhh not so much"
but then again, I think anywhere that ISNT my cozy warm bed isnt good enough for my babies.

Pros: Easy appointment setting, AMAZING prices, quick diagnostics, friendly staff and dr

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Ever since I moved to L.A. in 2006 I have been taking my cats here to this hospital. I have always found the staff to be the kindest and most helpful around. They have alway taken care of my kitties with love and respect. Dr. Moisa Filipescu is one of the best Vets and his gentle care and attention to details make him to be trusted with all your furry creatures and believe me I am an overprotective mama to these little guys. I highly recommend this Vet and hospital to anyone who needs a honest and dependable place for your pets. You will not find a better place!

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★★★★★

Ever since I moved to L.A. in 2006 I have been taking my cats here to this hospital. I have always found the staff to be the kindest and most helpful around. They have alway taken care of my kitties with love and respect. Dr. Moisa Filipescu is one of the best Vets and his gentle care and attention to details make him to be trusted with all your furry creatures and believe me I am an overprotective mama to these little guys. I highly recommend this Vet and hospital to anyone who needs a honest and dependable place for your pets. You will not find a better place!

Pros: Attentive staff, great care for your pets!

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$200- gets you a few pain killers, no diagnosis.
Symptoms persist so I have to take the dog to its old vet in another city.
Won't fax docs to pet insurance company
Terrible customer service
Sketchy
Boo! Sss!

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$200- gets you a few pain killers, no diagnosis.
Symptoms persist so I have to take the dog to its old vet in another city.
Won't fax docs to pet insurance company
Terrible customer service
Sketchy
Boo! Sss!

Pros: Parking

Cons: Everything else

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My roommate and I brought in our recently adopted stray to get her vaccinated and examined. The receptionist was very warm and nice--even telling us that we should get the cat spayed through the city of Los Angeles for free rather than pay x amount at their clinic. The stars are for her.
The vet himself (NOT Hispanic, but Romanian) seemed a little senile. He did a feline leukemia test and set the test on the table for me and my friend to anxiously watch and wait for the results to show up, (why he did this, I don't know). When it had been more than five minutes and with no result, he claimed it was "probably negative." I tried to convince him to do another test, (to which he responded "why?") but finally the tardy test showed up negative. He did absolutely no physical examination other than weighing her, taking her temperature and looking at her butt--no fur, eyes, ears, or mouth. This is standard, no? Especially for a stray. He was supposed to put two drops of a vaccination in her nose but put in at least 10, mumbling "no side effect, no side effect." His assistant was also a little creepy, lurking around the back.
I don't know what other vets/people are there to help out with examinations/vaccinations/etc, but we both left pretty unsatisfied with that particular vet. It *was* quite cheap, but I would rather spend more and have the guy actually look at a stray's ears and mouth. If we had been more assertive it may have gone better, so if you're willing to tell your vet to actually look at your animal, go to echo park animal hospital.

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My roommate and I brought in our recently adopted stray to get her vaccinated and examined. The receptionist was very warm and nice--even telling us that we should get the cat spayed through the city of Los Angeles for free rather than pay x amount at their clinic. The stars are for her.
The vet himself (NOT Hispanic, but Romanian) seemed a little senile. He did a feline leukemia test and set the test on the table for me and my friend to anxiously watch and wait for the results to show up, (why he did this, I don't know). When it had been more than five minutes and with no result, he claimed it was "probably negative." I tried to convince him to do another test, (to which he responded "why?") but finally the tardy test showed up negative. He did absolutely no physical examination other than weighing her, taking her temperature and looking at her butt--no fur, eyes, ears, or mouth. This is standard, no? Especially for a stray. He was supposed to put two drops of a vaccination in her nose but put in at least 10, mumbling "no side effect, no side effect." His assistant was also a little creepy, lurking around the back.
I don't know what other vets/people are there to help out with examinations/vaccinations/etc, but we both left pretty unsatisfied with that particular vet. It *was* quite cheap, but I would rather spend more and have the guy actually look at a stray's ears and mouth. If we had been more assertive it may have gone better, so if you're willing to tell your vet to actually look at your animal, go to echo park animal hospital.

Pros: Cheap, very nice receptionist

Cons: Main vet did not do a thorough job, unhelpful

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I1) My first trip here was wonderful. There was a visiting vet who was incredibly nice and patient, and was great with my dogs. There was no wait time, and it was very inexpensive.

2) My second trip was a follow-up check for the first visit. The visiting vet was no longer there, but the vet who saw my dogs was also very nice. Very little wait time, and inexpensive. Also, I arrived right before 5pm (I didn't know they closed at 5pm), but the vet still saw my dogs and didn't seem to rush.

3) My third trip to Echo Park Animal Hospital was HORRIBLE. I took my dog because he was only peeing twice a day, and although I doubted anything was wrong with him I wanted to play it safe. The vet was a very old Hispanic man who didn't even listen to my whole explanation of what was wrong. He immediately suggested an x-ray, and when that came back he said my dog was severely constipated. I should've objected at this point, because my dog hadn't been having any difficulty with that, but he sounded so authoritative that I agreed to let him give my dog an enema. When I brought my dog home a few hours later he immediately ran to the potty pad and bl*d all over. I panicked and drove him back to the vet as quickly as I could - I got there around 4:50pm. The vet was annoyed that I'd come back so close to 5pm, and told me my dog had a problem with his pancreas. He then RAMMED a stick with a little spoon end up my dog's behind to collect a bl**d sample, and told me he was going to keep my dog there overnight and give him IV fluids. However, there's no one at the clinic overnight, so my dog would be all alone, in a cage, with an IV, bl**ding, until morning!!!!!!!!! I left, WITH my dog, and took him to an emergency clinic instead. At the emergency clinic they told me he was probably bl**ding due to stress, and nothing was wrong with his pancreas. It's now 4 weeks later, and my dog and his pancreas are perfectly healthy and fine.

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I1) My first trip here was wonderful. There was a visiting vet who was incredibly nice and patient, and was great with my dogs. There was no wait time, and it was very inexpensive.

2) My second trip was a follow-up check for the first visit. The visiting vet was no longer there, but the vet who saw my dogs was also very nice. Very little wait time, and inexpensive. Also, I arrived right before 5pm (I didn't know they closed at 5pm), but the vet still saw my dogs and didn't seem to rush.

3) My third trip to Echo Park Animal Hospital was HORRIBLE. I took my dog because he was only peeing twice a day, and although I doubted anything was wrong with him I wanted to play it safe. The vet was a very old Hispanic man who didn't even listen to my whole explanation of what was wrong. He immediately suggested an x-ray, and when that came back he said my dog was severely constipated. I should've objected at this point, because my dog hadn't been having any difficulty with that, but he sounded so authoritative that I agreed to let him give my dog an enema. When I brought my dog home a few hours later he immediately ran to the potty pad and bl*d all over. I panicked and drove him back to the vet as quickly as I could - I got there around 4:50pm. The vet was annoyed that I'd come back so close to 5pm, and told me my dog had a problem with his pancreas. He then RAMMED a stick with a little spoon end up my dog's behind to collect a bl**d sample, and told me he was going to keep my dog there overnight and give him IV fluids. However, there's no one at the clinic overnight, so my dog would be all alone, in a cage, with an IV, bl**ding, until morning!!!!!!!!! I left, WITH my dog, and took him to an emergency clinic instead. At the emergency clinic they told me he was probably bl**ding due to stress, and nothing was wrong with his pancreas. It's now 4 weeks later, and my dog and his pancreas are perfectly healthy and fine.

Pros: Price, very little wait time, one nice vet

Cons: One horrible vet

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My two cats Snowball and Coco have been going to the Echo Park Animal Hospital for 10 years. The fee is reasonable and the service is great. Thanks Echo Park Animal Hospital.

5
★★★★★

My two cats Snowball and Coco have been going to the Echo Park Animal Hospital for 10 years. The fee is reasonable and the service is great. Thanks Echo Park Animal Hospital.

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We have been to this location three times for my new kitten I adopted. First time was for an upper respiratory infection, then for worms and finally just for vaccines. It is a pleasant place where they actually take an interest in your pet, not something you get often in the less expensive clinics. They have a nice waiting area big enough to keep distance from larger animals if needed, not that I have ever had a problem with that here. My kitty and I have had two different vets and since I don't remember their names I will call them "younger" and "older" for lack of names, sorry. The older (but not all that much older) of the two was a little quick with his exam. I think vets must go though the same thing so many times they don't see it as rushing but I was a bit lost. He also mis-read the scale once by a pound on a 2.5 pound kitten. He was also talking to me at the time so I was probably distracting him but yikes that could make a big difference in dosage. I pointed it out and he recalculated the shot. On the next visit we went in for the worms. Yuck! We had the younger doctor who was better at explaining things for me. I brought in a sample of the weird bits my kitten had been dropping around and told them the symptoms. They knew it was a tape worm and treated her for that and only that. I asked if I should get other shots or tests for other parasites and they said if she has symptoms later for others they would test/treat then. I really appreciated that. They could have easily pumped a couple more shots in my kitty and handed me a inflated bill, but they didn't. They also clipped her nails while we were there. Overall a very good maintenance vet. I have never had anything serious done there, just the upkeep stuff but they keep it affordable and they are nice. I felt comfortable with them working on my baby. I will update if we have any more serious work there.

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★★★★☆

We have been to this location three times for my new kitten I adopted. First time was for an upper respiratory infection, then for worms and finally just for vaccines. It is a pleasant place where they actually take an interest in your pet, not something you get often in the less expensive clinics. They have a nice waiting area big enough to keep distance from larger animals if needed, not that I have ever had a problem with that here. My kitty and I have had two different vets and since I don't remember their names I will call them "younger" and "older" for lack of names, sorry. The older (but not all that much older) of the two was a little quick with his exam. I think vets must go though the same thing so many times they don't see it as rushing but I was a bit lost. He also mis-read the scale once by a pound on a 2.5 pound kitten. He was also talking to me at the time so I was probably distracting him but yikes that could make a big difference in dosage. I pointed it out and he recalculated the shot. On the next visit we went in for the worms. Yuck! We had the younger doctor who was better at explaining things for me. I brought in a sample of the weird bits my kitten had been dropping around and told them the symptoms. They knew it was a tape worm and treated her for that and only that. I asked if I should get other shots or tests for other parasites and they said if she has symptoms later for others they would test/treat then. I really appreciated that. They could have easily pumped a couple more shots in my kitty and handed me a inflated bill, but they didn't. They also clipped her nails while we were there. Overall a very good maintenance vet. I have never had anything serious done there, just the upkeep stuff but they keep it affordable and they are nice. I felt comfortable with them working on my baby. I will update if we have any more serious work there.

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I had a last minute vet visit for my kitty, and after calling around, Echo Park Animal Hospital was the only place who would accommodate us on a Saturday afternoon. I only had to wait about 10 minutes to see the vet, and was out of there quickly. The staff was incredibly friendly, plus my bill was very low! I will definitely be taking my kitty back here.

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★★★★★

I had a last minute vet visit for my kitty, and after calling around, Echo Park Animal Hospital was the only place who would accommodate us on a Saturday afternoon. I only had to wait about 10 minutes to see the vet, and was out of there quickly. The staff was incredibly friendly, plus my bill was very low! I will definitely be taking my kitty back here.

Pros: Inexpensive, friendly, not crowded

Cons: none

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I've been taking my cat here for 2 years now. The biggest plus is their reasonable fees for vaccinations. The receptionist is friendly and helpful. They once let me board my cat for a day and waived the charge. Downside is they don't take app'ts. so you often have to wait.

PROS: fair prices
CONS: no appointments, have to wait sometimes

3
★★★☆☆

I've been taking my cat here for 2 years now. The biggest plus is their reasonable fees for vaccinations. The receptionist is friendly and helpful. They once let me board my cat for a day and waived the charge. Downside is they don't take app'ts. so you often have to wait.

PROS: fair prices
CONS: no appointments, have to wait sometimes

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I've gotten price-gouged elsewhere, but when my 3-year-old domestic shorthair cat had some sort of strange fecal discharge, this veterinary group was quite accomodating. The nurse on call was particularly caring and warm. I wasn't always sure the doctor himself understood everything I was explaining about the situation and he mildly insisted that I purchase the expensive kitty chow, but overall, it was a good experience, and I will take my cat there again. I paid less than $100 for xrays, the office visit, and some sort of shot. Seemed decent compared to my last bill of $240 from the Washington Boulevard Animal Hospital, and the Echo Park group wasn't nearly as cold and uncaring.

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★★★★☆

I've gotten price-gouged elsewhere, but when my 3-year-old domestic shorthair cat had some sort of strange fecal discharge, this veterinary group was quite accomodating. The nurse on call was particularly caring and warm. I wasn't always sure the doctor himself understood everything I was explaining about the situation and he mildly insisted that I purchase the expensive kitty chow, but overall, it was a good experience, and I will take my cat there again. I paid less than $100 for xrays, the office visit, and some sort of shot. Seemed decent compared to my last bill of $240 from the Washington Boulevard Animal Hospital, and the Echo Park group wasn't nearly as cold and uncaring.

Pros: nice facility, caring nursing staff, convenient location

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Took my cats in for flea dips here. The receptionist was really sweet and caring. Its a large and very clean place. Didn't get to meet the vet but judging by the happiness of the receptionist they must be great. Very convenient location if your in echo park like me. Oh and cheap too!!

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★★★★☆

Took my cats in for flea dips here. The receptionist was really sweet and caring. Its a large and very clean place. Didn't get to meet the vet but judging by the happiness of the receptionist they must be great. Very convenient location if your in echo park like me. Oh and cheap too!!

Pros: affordable, parking lot, very friendly

 

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