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At Brookhurst Animal Medical Center, your family’s well-being is our top priority

That’s why we deliver exceptional care and services tailored to your pet’s unique needs. We do care.
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At Brookhurst Animal Medical Center, your family’s well-being is our top priority

That’s why we have state-of-the-art equipment and the most affordable prices possible. We do care.
Request AppointmentLearn More

Veterinarian in Anaheim, CA

Conveniently located for pet parents in Orange County!

Under new ownership by veterinarian Dr. Lauren Heit, Brookhurst Animal Medical Center in Anaheim, has proudly served Orange County for over 20 years! Our veterinary team continues the legacy of providing exceptional care for dogs and cats. If you’ve previously visited us with another type of pet, please call us for personalized referrals.

At Brookhurst Animal Medical Center, we’re committed to delivering the highest standard of veterinary care because we care deeply about your pet’s well-being. Your furry family member deserves nothing but the best, and that’s exactly what we provide.

Local Anaheim veterinarian Dr. Lauren Heit & veterinary staff prioritize effective communication every step of the way, enhancing your experience so that you feel satisfied knowing that our combined efforts are providing your loved one with a happier, healthier quality of life.

At Brookhurst Animal Medical Center, we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to your pet’s needs. Some of our services include wellness exams, emergency and urgent care, radiographs, in-house blood work, surgery, dental care, and much more. We’re here for every stage of your pet’s life.

Explore our website to discover our pet portal, where you can easily request appointments, refill prescriptions, access your pet’s health history, download vaccine certificates, and much more. You can also find informative blogs to help you be the best pet parent possible.

Have questions? As your veterinarian, we’re here to help! Feel free to reach out anytime. Your pet’s health and happiness are our top priorities.

Veterinarian in Anaheim, CA

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Anaheim Veterinarian

Dr. Lauren Heit recently acquired Brookhurst Animal Medical Center, continuing a legacy inspired by her father, who was a dedicated veterinarian. Her lifelong passion for animals and commitment to providing high-quality veterinary care drove her to take over the practice. Dr. Heit is known for her expertise and proficiency in practicing top-notch veterinary medicine, ensuring the well-being of her furry patients.

One distinguishing feature of Dr. Heit’s approach is her emphasis on client communication. Recognizing the vital role that pet owners play in their animals’ health, she strives to establish open and transparent communication channels. Dr. Heit believes that informed and engaged clients are better equipped to make decisions about their pets’ care. She takes the time to thoroughly explain diagnoses, treatment options, and preventive measures, fostering a collaborative relationship between the veterinary team and pet owners.

Under Dr. Heit’s ownership, Brookhurst Animal Medical Center continues to be a trusted and welcoming place for pet families. The combination of her inherited passion, commitment to excellence, and strong communication skills creates an environment where both pets and their owners feel cared for and supported.


At Brookhurst Animal Medical Center, located in Anaheim, we prioritize the well-being of your furry family members above all else. Our team and skilled veterinarian are dedicated to providing compassionate care and exceptional service to ensure the health and happiness of your beloved pets.

Emergency and Urgent Care
Wellness Exams
Soft Tissue Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery

Veterinary Services in Anaheim, CA


At Brookhurst Animal Medical Center we treat dogs and cats!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are tips for your first vet visit:

  1. Gather Important Information: Bring any medical records, adoption paperwork, or previous veterinary history to help your vet understand your pet’s health background.
  2. Create a Comfortable Environment: Familiarize your pet with their carrier or leash beforehand to reduce stress during transportation. Bring along their favorite toys or treats to help them feel more at ease in the waiting room.
  3. Write Down Questions: Take note of any concerns or questions you have about your pet’s health or behavior. Your vet is there to address any uncertainties you may have.
  4. Stay Calm and Positive: Pets can pick up on their owner’s emotions, so try to remain calm and reassuring during the visit. Positive reinforcement, such as praise or treats, can help ease anxiety.
  5. Be Open and Honest: Provide your vet with as much information as possible about your pet’s diet, exercise routine, and any symptoms they may be experiencing. Transparency is key to accurate diagnosis and treatment.

By following these tips, you can ensure a smooth and successful first vet visit for you and your pet!

What can I expect at my first vet visit or change to:

At your first veterinary visit, you can expect a warm welcome from our dedicated team at Brookhurst Animal Medical Center. Here’s what to anticipate during your appointment:

  1. Check-In: Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff who will assist you with the check-in process. You may be asked to fill out some paperwork regarding your pet’s medical history and contact information.
  2. Initial Consultation: Your veterinarian will begin by getting to know you and your pet. They’ll ask about your pet’s history, including their diet, exercise routine, behavior, and any health concerns you may have noticed.
  3. Comprehensive Examination: Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination of your pet, checking their weight, heart rate, temperature, and overall health. They may also examine your pet’s eyes, ears, mouth, skin, and coat for any signs of illness or abnormalities.
  4. Discussion and Recommendations: Based on the examination findings and your pet’s individual needs, your veterinarian will discuss any necessary vaccinations, preventive care, or diagnostic tests. They’ll also provide recommendations for maintaining your pet’s health and well-being.
  5. Additional Services: Depending on your pet’s age, lifestyle, and health status, your veterinarian may recommend additional services such as parasite prevention, dental care, or nutrition counseling.
  6. Follow-Up: Before you leave, your veterinarian will schedule any necessary follow-up appointments and answer any questions you may have about your pet’s care.

Overall, your first veterinary visit is an opportunity for us to get to know you and your pet, address any concerns you may have, and lay the foundation for a lifetime of good health and happiness together. We look forward to meeting you and your furry friend!

Do you accept appointments? What about walk-ins?

We’re here for you when you need us most! While appointments are preferred to ensure we can provide dedicated attention to each pet, we understand emergencies can happen. We’re available to accommodate walk-ins for an additional fee of $90.

Your pet’s well-being is our top priority, and this fee helps us ensure we can swiftly attend to emergencies while maintaining our commitment to all our patients. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us serve you better.

To schedule an appointment or inquire about emergency services, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (714) 776-7387 or reach out through our website. We’re here to help your furry family members stay healthy and happy!

What types of veterinarians are there?

Many people do not realize, but there are are a few different types of veterinarians. The most common veterinarian is a common animal vet. Then there are practitioners, research, food animals, and even food safety and inspection veterinarians. Our Anaheim veterinarian is a dog and cat animal vet.

Why is a veterinarian important?

A veterinarian in Anaheim is important because when your pet is sick or faces an emergency, we are here locally to help them out. We are here to care for any worry you may have about your pet and test them to see if there is an issue. Their health is important to us.

What is the difference between a doctor and a veterinarian?

A doctor cares for humans and any health needs or issues that can happen to their bodies. A veterinarian in Anaheim cares specifically for animals and their individual health needs. Veterinarians have to be able to care for different types of animals as well.

How much does an exam cost?

If you are looking to get a checkup, a standard exam is $55!

At what age should I start vaccines for my puppy or kitten?

It’s always important to vaccinate your newborn loved ones! Although it’s best to wait a couple of months. Optimally, 8 weeks is ideal.

What types of payment methods do you accept?

Brookhurst Animal Medical Center is happy to accept the following:

  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
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“Only place I board my dogs. My two dogs Falcor and Loki have severe anxiety but always feels calm when coming into Brookhurst Animal. Fair prices and great staff!!”

Ashot Allen N.

Thank you so much for staying late to see me and my kitty who I thought has an injured eye! I appreciate everything. The office is beautiful. It’s clean and welcoming. I will definitely be coming here for all future vet visits.

Jenn M.

This is my favorite vet! So hands on and so helpful! They are so great with animals and always give you real advice. I would recommend coming here it is personable and reasonably priced. The vet will send out personalized text messages to remind you about shots or just to get updates on your animal

Madison F.

I was taken in right away. The staff was amazing and very friendly. Thank you for taking care of my fur child. Keep up the great work. Price was very reasonable and affordable

Margaret F

We are very pleased with the attention Harley received for his ear infection and skin condition on paw. Very friendly and caring for animals. Super fair prices. Brookhurst will be our vet from now on. Thank you

Kathy Schriver

The building is older and smallish but the Dr is very helpful and knowledgeable. I had taken my cat to another vet for months before I brought him here. Suddenly I know what is wrong, it is being treated and other treatment alternative were discussed.

Rustyn Sa

They were nice. Very professional and understanding. Help my baby get better

Jesse Garcia