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About Laurel Pet Hospital

Thank you for supporting Laurel Pet Hospital! Laurel Pet Hospital is a full-service, small animal veterinary hospital located in the heart of West Hollywood.

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About Laurel Pet Hospital

Laurel Pet Hospital - historic building
Laurel Pet Hospital - historic building

Laurel Pet Hospital has been serving the Los Angeles/West Hollywood area for over 70 years. The building was first constructed in 1926. In 1933, Dr. Diller ran a veterinary care center here. He partnered with Dr. Eisenhour in 1937-38 and the building was under Dr. Eishenhour’s guidance until 1946. Dr. Philip C. Olson purchased the practice in 1946 and developed a great local reputation for his veterinary skills and compassionate care. Dr. Olson served the area until 1971 when he sold the practice to Dr. Lee Calsyn. The Pet Hospital is pictured above in 1948.

In 1971, the veterinary clinic’s name was officially changed from “Pet Hospital” to “Laurel Pet Hospital”. In 1975, the clinic underwent its first interior remodel, but the front remained as seen in the photo above. The hospital expanded to become a multidoctor practice in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Dr. Mike Menegay and Dr. Steve Quady were some of the stellar associates that helped the hospital serve the community during those early years.

The hospital joined the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in 1986 – the same year West Hollywood became an official city. The hospital is one of a handful in the country to have achieved the 20-year award from AAHA, for which it was recognized in 2006. In 1998, the hospital experienced a minor structural setback as a result of La Nina, which caused massive damage around the area. The water damage to the hospital’s roof was so extensive that the roof partially collapsed, although, fortunately, during off-hours. A temporary roof was put up that year, and a major front remodel was completed in the fall of 2001. Further interior remodeling has been ongoing, including the addition of a second story along with other improvements.

Laurel Pet Hospital is now run by an amazing team. Dr. Todd Calsyn, their Medical Director joined in 2001, Dr. Meredith Rettinger, their DVM, joined in 2005, Dr. Tony Ebling joined in 2007, and Dr. Jason Balara joined in 2016. Laurel Pet Hospital makes sure to go above and beyond when your pet needs us most. The team look forward to seeing you and your pet everyday.

Today Laurel Pet Hospital continues to grow. With many additional specialists, doctors, and advanced equipment such as ultrasound, endoscopy, and digital radiography, the hospital demonstrates its commitment to the most current medicine, while maintaining its long history of exceptional care. We are proud of our long tradition of serving the community and we look forward to providing veterinary care in the future.