Best 30 24 Hour Vet in Granada Hills, CA with Reviews -
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By: Theresa M.
Pet Medical Center-Chatoak
I am currently a proud owner of my first Rescue Boy, Jack Tyler since Oct. 2015. JT is an older fur baby and is currently in for treatment with a growth/heart murmur. Dr. Floria, her professional manner/compassion are second to none. Prior to JT, my little girl, Dolce was also seen by Chatoak. The entire team showed nothing but respect, compassion, and provided excellent care. Sadly my little girl passed away in 2015 due to cancer. Truly, I am grateful for the TEAM at Chatoak.
By: Carole R.
Pet Medical Center-Chatoak
In order to keep their service the best, Chatoak recently did a brief survey which ended with a request for a review. Kind of amusing since one of the reviews they gave as an example was mine from several years ago. Well, they impressed me then and have outdone themselves ever since. Dr. Belding is still the best vet I have ever found. As I said in my previous review, she saved my dog's life by finding a liver tumor overlooked by my previous vet. He never showed any symptoms, either then or in 2011 when she found a mass in his abdomen which turned out be an adenocarcinoma of the small intestine. It's about as nasty as it sounds but thanks to Dr. Belding's close attention to her patients and her perceptive brilliance, it was discovered early enough that the surgery was successful and Liam, who was the love of my life, stayed with me for another four years. When he finally passed at thirteen and a half, Dr. Belding came to the house on her own time. When she came in, Liam, who was half asleep with his head on my lap, glanced up at her, then settled back down, completely relaxed. He adored her and knew he was in safe hands.Everyone at Chatoak, both the vets and office staff, has been unfailingly warm and caring, with special mention for one of their newer members, Dr. Srinath, who, like Dr. Belding, I first met during one of those middle of the night emergency crises. Both have the same reassuring attentiveness to their patients that is calming to the dog as well as the owner. Chatoak is the best.One last comment regarding another review. I think it is unfair to blame those at Chatoak for the death of your dog. Vets are not miracle workers and sometimes they lose patients. Animals are living beings and unlike people, cannot let us know what’s wrong, so obviously, the first steps to take are immediate assistance to the dog’s symptoms and tests to identify the cause, but money doesn’t guarantee success. Medical practitioners do the best they can, and like anyone else, deserve to be paid for their efforts.
By: Pete G.
Mission Animal Care
I have been going here for years. Never had a bad experience. Dr Gurmani and the staff are very nice. They take their time. Last time there Vanessa helped us. Explained everything in detail and took really good care of our dog.
By: mattyisbest
Pet Medical Center-Chatoak
this is where I took Matty. I had never been there before. he wouldn't get up, wouldn't move. what a horrid day. they told me what they recommended doing and how much it would cost. it was more then I expected, but I needed to know what was wrong. it was worse than I could imagine. they gave options and prices. I wouldn't make him suffer for my selfishness which meant I wouldn't be taking him home. not what I wanted, but what was best for him. I didn't expect the sympathy shown by the facility since we had never been there, but was extremely grateful for it. thank you for the memory of my beloved family member and the caring attitude of the people.
By: cardeno60
Pet Medical Center-Chatoak
This is one of the worst veterinarian practices I have ever been to. From day one, when I scheduled a routine appointment for my two dogs for an annual check-up, booster shots & worming and the charges were discussed, my son took the dogs in for the appointment and the office staff subsequently overcharged for services not discussed in addition to the above mentioned. When I called the office staff supervisor, it was agreed that there was a miscommunication between office staff and the veterinarian and they subsequently credited the money back. On two additional visits when I scheduled routine appointments for booster and check-ups a month in advance, I would show up and find out that the vet was not there and I received no prior notification. They have a website that you sign up to list all of your info, the phone numbers & e-mail addresses are correct on that site. However, the office staff had my phone number entered incorrectly on the appointment and said they attempted to call for a week only to get a busy signal. There is a clear cut issue with complete disorganization and confusion with the office staff and they clearly do not care. Thus I am forwarning any pet lovers that this veterinarian practice DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR PETS and they ONLY CARE ABOUT YOUR MONEY!! I have since then gone to another veterinarian who has shown respect and courtesy for my time and my pets' needs.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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