BURBANK, Calif. — It’s officially spring, which means your pet’s (and possibly your) allergies are flaring up. When you’ve got a medical emergency, you dial “911.” But what’s the number when your beloved pet is feeling ill? The answer is simple: (818) 848-5007. The person on the other end is an experienced professional whose passion for your pet will match that of yours. The staff at Media City Animal Hospital is – and always will be – dedicated to the wellbeing of their pet patients.
Doctors Chan and Fogel opened the (doggie) doors of Media City in June 2004 as a haven for dogs, cats, and other small animals. Their goal is still to provide quality veterinary medicine, excellent customer service, and something unique: client education.
“We focus on educating our clients so they feel like an involved partner in their pet’s health. Knowledge of their pet’s needs is vital in keeping them healthy,” Manager Katie Schneider says.
The learning curve at Media City includes making resources available, specialist’s care, putting clients in touch with behaviorists, focusing on the owner’s role in pet care, and risk and lifestyle factors.
Members of the American Animal Hospital Association, the services they offer include X-rays, preventative care diagnostics and medicine, non-anesthetic dental cleaning, microchipping, and treatment plans such as vaccinations and health screenings like blood, parasite, and fecal testing. They really are committed to providing high quality veterinary medicine.
Schneider grew up around animals: Her parents had a small ranch near San Francisco. There she tended horses, sheep, and chickens. Now she has two cats, Officer Sniffy and Doug, and says of working at Media City: “It’s rewarding to give clients a role in their pet’s care, to help them become more understanding and involved.”
As for freebie health tips for animals, the staff has these recommendations:
- Get pet insurance
- Microchip your pet
- Focus on nutrition
- Use veterinarian approved products for flea control all year round
Says Schneider when asked why pets make for a more fulfilling life: “When you have a relationship with humans, you share that person with the rest of the world. With pets, it’s a much more personal relationship.”
Media City Animal Hospital is located at 1509 W. Burbank Blvd. in Burbank. Please call (818) 848-5007 for an appointment.