Beach Veterinary Hospital
in Long Beach
Compassion Excellence Education
2741 E. 4th Street
Our goal is prevention and alleviation of pain and suffering for our patients and stress to our clients within long- term trust-worthy relationships based in extensive experience, judicious advice in diagnostics and treatment, excellence in anesthesia, soft tissue as well as orthopedic surgery. We custom tailor all treatments and vaccines to your unique needs and life-style, for no two dogs or cats are the same. Our hope is our honest and thoughtful approach reduces suffering and costs of veterinary care--- making our professional services affordable and a good value.
ALL DAY VACCINE CLINIC EVERY Wednesday!
Puppy and kitten series are started at 6weeks, and boosters administered until 16 weeks. Adult vaccines are custom tailored to your pet's lifestyle and needs. We offer a lunch time vaccine clinic Wednesdays 12-3pm designed for healthy pets who don't need an examination.
Intestinal diseases causing vomiting/ diarrhea, liver, kidney disease,
Endocrinology: Addisons, Cushings. Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes
Joint diseases- lameness, limping, stiffness, difficulty rising
Separation anxiety, aggression, destructiveness
Itching, licking, scratching, rashes, hair loss, odor,
Parasitic disorders: flea control, mange...
allergies- ear infections.
We perform allergy tests to learn the specific substances pets are sensitive to, and manage them with desensitization to avoid chronic use of steroids.
It is estimated that 70% of chronic disease is nutrition related. Our background in biochemistry gives us a unique perspective on nutrition- the cornerstone of preventative medicine. We will help you select the best diet for your pet- whether it is grain free, home made or "raw", for muscle maintenance, weight gain or weight loss. Please be sure to bring the food you are currently feeding, as well as ALL the treats.
Figuring out if your pet is suffering, or living a good quality of life is often not easy nor black and white. Our pets live much shorter lives than we do, and we often face one of the most difficult decisions of our lives when chosing to end theirs- to prevent the pet's pain and suffering. Some pet owners know when it is time to put their pet to sleep; others find the decision much more wrenching and stressful. Though nothing can make the pain and grief disappear, having said good bye to our own beloved companions and patients, allows us to relate to your feelings and helps us guide you through the process.
In -Home Euthanasia
Veterinarian House Calls with notice
We take thorough histories relying on your close observations, and check your pet from head to paw
Spay & Neuter
Your precious pet will need this surgery at 6 months of age....sometimes a little older, but it is very important for prevention of breast and testicular cancer, as well as life-threatening prostatic and uterine infections.
We are experienced in critical care. What's a pet emergency? A pet who is:
trying to vomit, is retching but can't--especially Big Dogs
trying to urinate or defecate but can't-especially Male cats
weak or listless
can't get up
dragging rear legs-especially if Doxie
Gums are Not Pink-
got into a poison or human medications
ate a foreign object, toxic plants.
trying to have puppies or kittens, pushing and straining, but can't
breathing fast or with exhertion
has a persistent cough
can't get comfortable
Has a Fever--Normal rectal temp. is approx. 101.5F
having a seizure, tremors or collapsed
can't get up
struck by a car
bit by another animal
Whether your pet needs hospitalization on intravenous fluids, a blood transfusion or oxygen and nebulization for pneumonia-- we are prepared for your pets urgent needs
Anesthesia: Our high tech anesthesia monitoring equipment ( comprehensive monitoring of oxygen, CO2, blood pressure, EKG} reduces surgical risks and aggressive pain management speed recovery.
Soft Tissue Surgery-intestinal, bladder, splenectomy, GDV, mastectomy, masses/ tumors
Aggressive Multi pronged pain relief
About 70% of pets over 6years of age have dental disease. We offer both anesthetic and nonanesthetic cleaning for the right patient.
X-rays. Ultrasound by a board certified veterinary radiologist and echocariography by a board certified cardiologist