House Call Appointments
Dr. Steve is available for house calls Monday through Thursday from noon to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6pm. You can check his actual hours of availability on the calendar page, which is updated throughout the day, every day.
Dr. Steve never books too far in advance. If you contact him in the morning, he'll probably be able to offer a same-day appointment. He does not provide emergency care, but if time is of the essence, he may be able to get to your home within a couple of hours.
Appointment scheduling can be initiated by:
Call: (323) 469-3442
If your call goes to voicemail, be sure to leave a message. During business hours, Dr. Steve will usually be able to call you back within the hour.
Text: (323) 469-3442
Text messages may be sent to this number, but they will be read during business hours only. If you are a new client or you if have an emergency with your pet, please DO NOT initiate contact with a text. Phone and email will get you much faster results.
Fastest response time and best for emergency advice.
Fax: (323) 469-3443
For sending medical records and other documents.
Your Information is Very Helpful
Be sure to include as much information as possible in your voicemail or email message, including:
1) First & last name
2) Address including city & zip code
3) Best telephone number
3) Pet's name, species, breed, age and sex
4) Reason for the house call
5) Best way to contact you
When NOT to Schedule a House Call
In today's busy households, noise, chaos and crowds are often unavoidable. If your housekeeper's vacuuming, your handyman's hammering, or you're hosting all the kids in the neighborhood for a pool party, chances are good that your pet won't be in the mood for an exam.
The same thing goes for recent grooming appointments! If your Poodle just had her 5 hour makeover, she's probably more than a little peeved. If your Persian kitty is fresh from his annual lion-cut, he'll definitely need some time to relax and collect his thoughts.
The ideal time to schedule a home visit is when your household and your pets have been calm & quiet for several hours, or even a few days. Dr. Steve will appreciate your consideration, and so will your pets!
Dr. Steve's Arrival Time
Dr. Steve makes every effort to get to his appointments on time, but Los Angeles traffic is unpredictable to say the least. Please allow up to 60 minutes for late arrival.
Do You Have an Emergency?
Dr. Steve cannot provide emergency care at this time. If your pet is seriously ill or injured, click here for advice on what to do and where to go.
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