7116 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004634.083501 -118.344500
Mon-Sat 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Sun 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, We are an emergency hospital with a veterinarian on call.
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Melrose
"I had a great experience when I went to see Dr. Jordan and staff. I recently got a sick kitty from the animal shelter and he really took good care of her. Things that are important to me in finding a vet:
1. competent doctor
2. friendly staff
3. ease of getting an appointment."
Excellent doctor who is certified in many states. He is a fountain of information and extremely helpful! Definitely recommended.
Dr. Jordan really took the time to listen to all the symptoms and changes my sick cat was going through, not like some vets who seem to think they know your pet's problem before you can tell them anything. He was very nice, and really kept me informed about how my cat was doing throughout his hospitalization, and was easily accessible and helpful when I had questions. Recommended.
What I like about Dr. Jordan is his old school approach to veterinary care. Recently, my puppy had some spots on his skin. Another vet initially checked him out, did a skin scrape but found nothing. Sent us home...well, we wanted a second opinion. Dr. Jordan's knowledge was phenomenal. He immediately suggested what needs to be done. We took him up on his recommendations and we saw the results within a short time. And he's absolutely wonderful with us and our dog. Highly recommended
Although it can be a bit pricey- I'm getting the best care... And, for my puppy- I wouldn't settle for anything less. You can tell, even meeting him for the first time, that he loves animals... And will take great care of your pet... As he does mine. Highly recommended.
Apparently people are writing good reviews for this place because they don't realize that there are much cheaper and better places out there.
Just went in and was quoted $800 worth of unnecessary work/tests. Went to another vet after with the same animal and paid $225. That is almost $600 difference. Who has $600 to throw away on nothing. I certainly don't. And the things that were suggested were completely contradicted by the other vet. Unbelievable. Be careful. Apparently vets are like mechanics if you don't know what they are talking about. Make sure the person is trustworthy.
License was revoked and then stayed – I worked an animal hospital that got his patients after seeing him just once. I was in the courtroom when his license was under investigation, which eventually was revoked and, unfortunately, was stayed. Check out the Better Business Bureau for his history. I would never bring an animal to his practice.
WORST EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD – Although it has been a few years since I made the mistake of bringing my puppy to Melrose La Brea Animal Hospital for emergency care, my experience was so terrible that my family and I still regularly discuss it to this day, so I felt I should report it. From the looks of it, I was not alone in my negative experience.
I have never, I repeat, NEVER, had a worse experience in my life. I was helping my daughter move into her new apartment in Laurel Canyon. We had a 3-month old Australian Shepherd puppy at the time, so we took him with us rather than leave him alone all day.
Unfortunately, construction on the apartment had only been completed a few days prior, and we didn't notice all the leftover nails lying around the area. Our puppy stepped on one and sliced his paw. He didn't even yelp, but we saw huge drops of blood covering the floor, so we thought we should be safe and take him in to a vet.
Being new to the area, we looked up the closest vet using the yellow pages. I wish we'd had internet access! Dr. Jordan was the most incompetent man I have ever encountered. He put a MUZZLE on a 3-month old puppy because "you never know what they'll do when they're in pain." I had been poking, prodding and examining the bloody area for at least 20 minutes and our puppy didn't even notice.
He noticed the muzzle though. He went from calm and sweet to absolutely terrified. Just a quick side-note- I have had several dogs, and none of them, including this one (who is now 3 years old) have EVER needed a muzzle, and I've been to at least 10 other vets. At legitimate veterinary establishments, muzzles are reserved for truly aggressive dogs.
His assistants (he need TWO to hold down a 3-month old, 15 pound puppy) clearly had NO training at all... I'm not exaggerating when I say I think he picks them up at day-labor sites. The entire episode was turning into a circus act, so I stepped in an calmed our puppy down. It was unbelievable (my daughter later said it felt like a prank, or some reality show called "Punked.") A total joke.
When inspecting the wound, Dr. Jordan couldn't even figure out what was going on. His eyes are so bad he couldn't even see where the blood was coming from, or that there was a HUGE flap of skin that clearly needed to be trimmed off of the paw pad. When he began bandaging the paw, I interjected and suggested we cut off the flap and put some antiseptic ointment on the area first. With a surprised look, he exclaimed, "Oh, yeah! That would be a good idea."
Even though I did most of the work and the bill was far too high, we just paid and got out of there as fast as possible.
There was one upside to the whole experience- I learned that if I don't feel comfortable in a doctor's office (pet or human), I have the right to leave at any time. I should have left this place right away. Going here was surreal, to say the least.
DO NOT COME HERE.
Great Doctor & Great Employees! – Dr. Jordan took care of my kitty so many times & with so much love & compassion, I am forever grateful.
His staff is sweet, professional, loving & caring.
After years of crappy, high priced, fancy Vets., Dr. Jordan is a down to earth relief!
Do not take your pet here! The worst vet ever! – This man is evil! Do not take your pet here! My poor puppy cried and wimpered as he shoved an instrument down his throat for a regular checkup. He yelled at me for not holding my dog tightly by the throat as he was analy taking his temperature and checking his heartbeat at the same time. My poor puppy was shaking and he's been fine at 3 other vet visit at another vet, reason why I went here was that I got an appt right away and now I see why. This place is awful and he's a weirdo. And my previous negative review was erased! Any positive review must be rigged. Oh and he was ridiculously over priced.
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