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Protect your pet with Simparica Trio

Fleas and ticks are more than a nuisance—they can carry disease and make your pet, and even your family, very sick. Heartworm, which is spread by mosquitoes, can damage your dog’s internal organs and even cause heart failure.

Protect Your Dog Today With Simparica Trio

Now available at our hospital and online!

Simparica Trio - AMC Southern California

We are excited to announce that the Animal Medical Center of Southern California now offers a great new broad spectrum parasite preventative that protects your dog against heartworm disease, ticks, fleas, roundworms and hookworms in a single monthly chewable tablet!

The best part? Dogs seem to love the taste. It’s even safe for puppies as young as 8 weeks old, weighing at least 2.8 lbs.

Simparica Trio makes it simple to deliver the protection every doggy best friend deserves. Call us (310) 575-5656 for more information or to schedule an appointment. You can also shop for your pet’s food and medication through our online store, right from the comfort and safety of your own home. 

Protect Your Pet With Bravecto and You Could Win!

Fleas and ticks don’t care about stay-at-home orders, because as far as they’re concerned, any passing pet or person IS their home. 

These parasites are more than just annoying. Fleas can give your pet tapeworm, anemia, trigger allergies and hotspots. Ticks are a very serious concern as well, because they can carry a variety of debilitating diseases, including Lyme disease. Many of these illnesses can infect humans, too. 

We highly recommend Bravecto to protect your dog and cat from fleas and ticks. There’s topical protection for dogs and cats or you can opt for a tasty chew for your canine friend instead. These options all offer three solid months of protection from fleas and ticks. Also, Bravecto Plus for cats is a topical preventative that offers 2 months of protection agains not only fleas and ticks, but heartworm, round worms and hookworms as well.

And now thru June 30th when you purchase Bravecto for your pet, you’ll get a chance to win one of two great prizes:


Win a Surefeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect

Surefeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect

Monitors, regulates, and controls pet feeding.


Win a Surefeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect

Animo Activity Tracker & Behavior Monitor

Monitors your pet’s activity 24/7.

How To Win:

  • Purchase 1 dose of Bravecto and get 1 raffle entry.
  • Purchase 2 doses of Bravecto and get 3 raffle entries + a $15 mail-in rebate! 

All Bravecto and Bravecto Plus product purchases are eligible, both in-hospital and through our online store. One dog winner and one cat winner will be randomly chosen.

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (310) 575-5656 if you have questions or want us to set aside some Bravecto for your pet—good luck!

Coronavirus Updates

Our Hospital is Open With Precautions in Place to Keep You & Your Pets Safe

The Animal Medical Center or Southern California is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our employees, customers and our community. With that in mind, we have taken several actions in response to the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

While we are currently maintaining regular hours we are requesting if you or anyone you live with or have come in contact with has been exposed to COVID-19, have a respiratory illness or flu-like symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath or have traveled outside the country, to please stay in your car during your pet’s visit or medication pick-up.

We are offering this curbside option to safely see your pet without risking anyone’s health. We are highly recommending this option to our elderly and immunocompromised clients. 

Once you arrive please call (310) 575-5656 and let us know the best telephone number to contact you. When a staff member is ready they will call you to get pertinent medical information and then will go to the parking lot to collect your pet. Once the patient has been seen by the veterinarian and diagnosed, your pet will be returned to the car with appropriate discharge instructions and/or medications.

We also recommend that you consider utilizing a pet transport service such as Pets to Vets (310) 575-1985. You can download our patient drop-off form and a credit card authorization form to send with the parties that will be bringing in your pet.

Additionally, we have taken the following steps in response to the Coronavirus threat:

All of our professional staff members pride ourselves in keeping a clean practice and have thorough daily cleaning and disinfecting routines including sanitation of all surfaces and doorknobs. We are thoroughly disinfecting all rooms and exam surfaces throughout the day along with providing additional sanitation measures.

We are committed to increasing the cleaning and sanitizing of high traffic areas for our patients and clients to several times daily. 

Hand sanitizer is also available for your convenience.

We are emphasizing the importance of employees and clients to wash their hands before and after appointments using proper hand washing techniques.

We also request the utilization of proper social distancing and to refrain from shaking hands or hugging staff.

Employees are advised to stay at home who are exhibiting any sign of illness.

Our online store is available for home delivery of prescriptions and food orders.

The health and safety of all of our clients, patients and staff is our top priority at this time. Please exercise patience during this time with our new protocols. We may update these protocols as our circumstances are changing daily.

Most importantly, we are open and here when you need us.

February Dental Deal

Book Now and SAVE With Our Winter Dental Deal!

20% off ultrasonic scaling and polishing procedures, plus FREE dental chews all month long!

When it comes to your pet’s health, we can’t stress enough how important regular dental care is. Without it, your pet is likely to develop seriously gag-worthy breath and eventually, gum disease, infection, and tooth decay or loss—which can cause terrible pain. Bacteria from periodontal (dental) disease can even travel to your pet’s internal organs and make them very sick. 

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) estimates that by the time pets are three years old, they already have some evidence of periodontal disease. 

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so we’re offering
20% off on ultrasonic scaling and polishing procedures!* We’re also giving away FREE dental chews all month long!

Save 20% on Ultrasonic Scaling & Polishing Procedures

At Animal Medical Center of Southern California, we offer complete pet dental services and follow AVMA guidelines — which means we only do dental cleanings under anesthesia. While you might see offers for less-expensive non-anesthetic pet dentals, we advise against these. That’s because not only are they more stressful for your pet, they also don’t allow for examining and cleaning below the gum line where most serious dental disease starts.

Have questions or want to schedule an exam and cleaning for your pet?
Make an appointment online or call us at 310.575.5656.

*Offer applies to routine dental cleaning only. Excludes bloodwork, extractions and any additional services or medications.

Order from our online pharmacy and WIN!

Shop Online for a Chance to Win an Apple Watch

WATCH What Happens When You Order From Our Online Pharmacy!

Have you tried our new MyVetStore online pharmacy? All the convenience of ordering online, but with the safety and assurance of getting these supplies direct from your AMC of Southern California vet office!

As an incentive to have your try our online pharmacy, we’re giving away a brand new Apple Watch! For every purchase your make at our MyVetStore online pharmacy between now and October 31st, 2019 you’ll get an entry into the drawing for the watch. Winner will be randomly drawn from all entries and notified on November 1st.

Getting your pet’s medications, flea and tick products and prescription diets, treats and more has never been easier, and by ordering directly from our pharmacy partner, you can be sure that the products you’re receiving were handled properly, are correctly labeled, and have the manufacturer’s guarantees intact. That’s not always the case when you purchase from other large online pet supply retailers.

FREE Ground Shipping on All Orders Over $38!

There’s also a convenient single dose delivery option called “Easy Dose It” that will send prescribed medications to your home right when your pet needs it.

Have questions about our online pharmacy the drawing for the Apple Watch? Just call us at (310) 575-5656.