Book an Appointment

Dr Steve is available for house calls Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and occasional Wednesdays. You can check his actual hours of availability on the calendar page, which is updated throughout the day. Text, email, or request a house call by clicking here. Please note that Dr Steve is not scheduling appointments by phone these days.

To practice as safely as possible during the COVID 19 pandemic, Dr Steve and his technician will be in protective gear - masks, gloves, eyewear, etc. Dogs will be examined and treated outdoors whenever possible. Owners can either remain indoors, or join us outside, wearing a mask and keeping at least 6 feet away. Cats will be examined and treated indoors, in an enclosed room whenever possible. Owners can either remain outside the room, or join us inside, wearing a mask and keeping at least 6 feet away.  Some exceptions will be made for home euthanasias, of course.

Call 9am-9pm: (323) 469-3442
I have been overwhelmed with phone calls this year, sometimes as many as 50 per day, so I have a new policy. Phone calls will not be answered, and voicemail messages will be deleted. House calls will be scheduled by text message and email only.
Text 9am-9pm: (323) 469-3442
Please let me know your name and your pet's name. I might not recognize your number.
Please use email for the fastest response.
Fax 24/7: (323) 469-3443
For medical records and other documents.

Appointment tips

Timing is everything

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 a good mood for the exam.

The same thing goes for recent grooming appointments. If your Poodle just had her five 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!

Estimated Arrival Time

Life is unpredictable, these days more than ever. Because of Los Angeles traffic and other variables, Dr Steve cannot guarantee specific appointment times. Instead, he usually gives a one-hour window for his estimated arrival. Please remember that this is just an estimate! If he's running late that day, Dr Steve will call/text/email and let you know. If the house call needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, cancellation fees will not apply in this situation.