What to Expect

Since for some pets visiting a veterinarian can be a stressful experience, we want to make sure that your first visit will be as stress-free as possible. Also, we would need some information regarding your pet, especially if you’re visiting our hospital for the first time. Our recommendation tips below will help you to prepare your pet for the first vet visit.

  • Please complete our New Client Registration Form online.
  • Bring your pet’s medical records and vaccination history to your appointment.
  • Provide medications names and dosages that your pet is currently taking.
  • Bring your pet’s fresh stool sample to be tested for parasites.
  • During your visit ask your veterinarian about the care and feeding your pet.

At the Cahuenga Veterinary Hospital, you can expect to receive the best care for you and your pet in a friendly environment. If you require any assistance with moving your pet from your car to our office do not hesitate to ask us for help. Our service will be provided with courtesy and respect. We look forward to meeting you and your pet!

Hospital Visit

If you are a new client, please provide us with the phone numbers of your pet’s previous veterinarian, so we can get medical and vaccination history of your pet before your appointment, and you always can expect our full attention to your pets’ needs. After checking in with a front desk receptionist, you and your pet will be taken to an examination room as soon as we have one available. Your pet’s medical history will be reviewed, followed by an initial examination. We emphasize thoroughness in the evaluation of each pet, and will discuss your pet’s condition, diagnostic and treatment options, and will provide you with a written treatment plan and costs.


After your pet’s initial examination, we may recommend hospitalization, either for additional diagnostic tests or for specific treatment. You always will be notified about your pet’s condition during his or her stay.  To keep you updated regularly, it is important that we have your home, mobile, and work phone number(s).

Hospitalized Pet Visits

If you would like to visit your pet while he or she is hospitalized, please make arrangements with the attending veterinarian. To prevent infection and provide optimal care to your pet, we ask to respect visitation arrangements. Visitation times may vary.

Home Discharge

The veterinarian responsible for your pet will make the necessary arrangements for discharge when your pet is ready to go home.  Written care instructions will be provided.  If you have any further questions or experience any problems with your pet after you take him or her home, please call our hospital as soon as possible.  

Specialist Referral

Your veterinarian may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed studies in specialties such as internal medicine, dermatology, surgery, etc., if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.