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Bay Animal Hospital

Bay Animal Hospital
1801 North Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Our Doctors

Sean Goodell, DVM

Sean Goodell, DVM

Jennifer Bailey, DVM

Jennifer Bailey, DVM

Susan Gilliam, DVM

Susan Gilliam, DVM

Jodi Matsuoka, DVM

Jodi Matsuoka, DVM

Ashley Imeson, DVM

Rachel Talpalatsky, DVM

Rachel Talpalatsky, DVM

Tiffany Kim, DVM

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Tiffaney Higashi, DVM

Our Services

  • Ultrasound
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Nutrition
  • Dental Care
  • Wellness Exams
  • Surgery
  • Bathing
  • Boarding
  • Digital Radiology
  • Microchipping
  • In-House Laboratory
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite Prevention
  • Senior Wellness
  • Pain Management
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Puppy & Kitten Care

Ultrasound Is in The House! An ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body—and Bay Animal Hospital offers this service for your pets right in our hospital! Just like with human ultrasounds, the resulting composite image can reveal important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems, helping identify disease, blockages and internal injury. And because you don’t need a referral to another hospital for your pet to have this done, results are faster and any necessary treatments start sooner. While these procedures are painless for your pet, most do require sedation and or anesthesia because the patient must remain completely still. Our anesthetists monitor every patient who undergoes anesthesia. Have questions about ultrasound or other diagnostics? Call us at 310-545-6596. [slide-anything id="1149"]

If your pet has an urgent medical need, call Bay Animal Hospital immediately at 310-545-6596. For after-hours emergency pet care, please contact: VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center: (310) 542-8018 VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center is a multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital serving pet owners throughout Southern California. We trust that they will provide your pet with expert care if your pet has an emergency when Bay Animal Hospital is closed.

You are what you eat. Preventative pet care starts with food.

A nutrient-rich diet is your pet’s first line of defense against many diseases and health ailments. Proper daily nutrition keeps your pet healthy by bolstering the immune system and supporting normal development. Your pet's breed, size, gender and age will affect their specific nutritional requirements. Because of this, proper feeding can be more complicated than it seems. Pet food education at Bay Animal Hospital is a great way to learn about beneficial nutrients, food safety and breed-specific feeding requirements. Have questions or concerns about pet nutrition? Schedule an appointment with a Bay Animal Hospital veterinary nutrition expert today.

Your pet’s world revolves around her mouth.

Regular dental care is essential for keeping your pet healthy and happy. Dental disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common issue among household pets, and it can lead to serious health problems throughout your pet's body if it is left untreated. Regular dental exams with a Bay Animal Hospital veterinarian help maintain your pet's oral hygiene and prevent future complications.

Bay Animal Hospital offers complete pet oral health services. Features of our dental services include:

  • Annual dental cleanings
  • Preventative dental care
  • Complicated tooth extractions
  • Tooth root abscess removal
  • Nerve blocks
  • Assistance from certified dental technicians

No need to worry. We have your pet covered.

Remember, your pet can’t tell you when something is wrong, so it is up to you to take preventative measures to ensure your pet is healthy and happy. Wellness exams are the primary tool for pet preventative care, and they allow your veterinarian to prevent, diagnose and treat disease in its early stages, often before any noticeable symptoms begin.

Bay Animal Hospital recommends annual wellness examinations for young to middle-aged pets. Our veterinarians recommend semi-annual (twice-yearly) exams for senior dogs and cats. Dogs and cats are considered seniors once they reach eight years of age. Regular exams ensure that your pet’s health is always professionally monitored.

Bay Animal Hospital’s wellness exams comprehensively assess every aspect of your pet’s health. Standard testing during wellness exams includes:

  • Vaccination updates
  • Ear (audiology) exams
  • Eye (optometry) exams
  • Dental exams
  • Musculoskeletal exams
  • Reproductive and urinary system exams
  • Dermatology exams
  • Lymphatic system exams
  • Nose and throat exams
  • Internal health screenings
  • Neurological exams
  • Cardiovascular exams
  • Lung and pulmonary exams
  • Nutrition consultations
  • Behavior counseling

To schedule your pet’s next wellness exam, please contact your Bay Animal Hospital veterinarian today!

Your beloved pet deserves expert surgical care.

Surgery is an effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders affecting our pets. While surgical procedures are invasive, they remain the backbone of veterinary medicine, as surgery delivers unparalleled results in the pet healthcare field.

Bay Animal Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical facilities and equipment to the pets we treat. We utilize innovative surgical techniques and technology so we remain on the forefront of veterinary medicine. Our veterinary hospital provides a large number of surgical services. These range from standard spaying and neutering to more advanced procedures.

Surgery specialties at Bay Animal Hospital

  • Soft-tissue surgeries
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Dental cleanings and surgeries
  • Ophthalmic surgeries
  • Foreign body removals

Patient safety and comfort is always our main priority, especially during surgery. Bay Animal Hospital’s experienced veterinarians provide skilled pain management during and after all surgical procedures. This ensures that your pet recovers quickly and comfortably.

Our veterinary team educates you throughout the entire process, giving you the tools you need to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s treatment options.

We understand surgery is a stressful time for any owner. Our veterinarians are available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.

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Pamper your pet.

Regular bathing helps your pet look and feel great. Bay Animal Hospital is proud to offer a complete range of bathing services for dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes.

Spa and bathing services at Bay Animal Hospital

  • Pet bathing
  • Nail clipping
  • Ear cleaning
  • Deshedding treatments
  • Parasite control consultations and treatments
  • Anal gland expressions
Besides obvious cosmetic improvements, bathing has many hygienic benefits, too.

Medical benefits of regular pet bathing

  • Improves general cleanliness
  • Decreases the possibility of many skin conditions
  • Prevents and eliminates parasites
  • Provides seasonal hair removal
Bay Animal Hospital's kennel staff members are experienced with all breed-specific bathing requirements. We create customized bathing programs for each individual pet. For more information on our bathing services, or to schedule your appointment, contact Bay Animal Hospital today.

Going out of town? We currently do not offer boarding services, however we are pleased to recommend the following local boarding facilities to our veterinary clients and boarding guests: Camp Run-A-Mutt Kennel Club LAX El Segundo Pet Resort Grateful Dogs

Our laboratory facilities use precise diagnostic equipment for preventative care and early detection.

Veterinary diagnostic imaging creates composites of the internal body. These images are then used to discover disease or injury. Bay Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies, and images are reviewed by our certified veterinarians. This guarantees the highest quality of care for your pets.

Electrocardiography (ECG)

Effective heart disease treatment begins with early detection. Electrocardiography is the best tool to analyze your pet’s heart health. Electrocardiography devices detect minute electrical changes caused by heartbeat movement. Small electrodes, called leads, are covered in conducting gel and placed on your pet's skin. These monitor heartbeat activity, determining heart rate and rhythm and recording irregularities if they are present. This process is noninvasive and completely painless. If your pet's veterinarian finds an arrhythmia or any other condition, we can begin treatment quickly.


Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation to highlight objects within your pet's body. These popular tests can detect a number of abnormalities, including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease. Radiography remains one of the most popular and accurate noninvasive diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry. Bay Animal Hospital's diagnostic services include:
  • Radiographs
  • Ultrasounds
  • ECG
Schedule an appointment at Bay Animal Hospital today.

Keep track of your pet

Nearly one out of every three pets will become lost at some point in their lives. Microchips are an incredibly simple, inexpensive and effective way to help lost pets get found, and they keep pets out of animal shelters. These tiny chips serve as permanent pet identification, as they cannot be removed or damaged. By supporting this practice, Bay Animal Hospital hopes to prevent shelter overcrowding, as nearly 8 million animals enter U.S. shelters each year.

A simple process

A microchip is contained in a small, biocompatible capsule smaller than a grain of rice. The devices are nontoxic, hypoallergenic and completely safe. Your veterinarian will place the microchip during an easy, nearly pain-free procedure. The transponder is placed just under the skin where a special biopolymer keeps the device secure. The microchip never has to be removed or recharged during your pet's lifetime.

The transponder passively transmits radio waves that include an animal-specific tracking number. When the chip is scanned, the central database displays the pet’s name and owner's contact information. If your pet ever runs away or gets lost, a simple scan of the chip will allow authorities to contact you and get your pet back where they belong: with you, their owner, safe and at home.

Bay Animal Hospital believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available. It helps reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. To learn more about the benefits of pet microchips or to schedule an appointment, please contact your Bay Animal Hospital veterinarian today!

Our pets can’t tell us when something is wrong, but we can use scientific testing and our veterinary experience to discover underlying diseases and disorders. Bay Animal Hospital’s in-house laboratory features advanced diagnostic equipment that we use to examine and test tissue samples. This technology pinpoints health problems and allows us to begin correct treatments.

Blood work is a particularly useful tool that can tell us valuable information about your pet’s red blood cells, immune system, digestive tract, circulatory system and internal organ function. These simple, inexpensive tests can reveal evidence of disease before symptoms appear. Catching disease early dramatically improves treatment efficacy and your pet's quality of life.

The Bay Animal Hospital laboratory features state-of-the-art CBC equipment, electrolyte analyzers and blood chemistry equipment.

Complete blood count (CBC) tests check:

  • Red blood cell levels, which can show anemia and bone marrow activity
  • White blood cell levels, which can show inflammation, infection and blood-borne diseases, like leukemia
  • Platelet counts, which can show bleeding disorders

Electrolyte analyzers check:

  • Electrolyte imbalances resulting from dehydration, kidney disease, vomiting, diarrhea and other metabolic and hormonal diseases

Blood chemistry tests check:

  • Liver and kidney function
  • Blood sugar: diabetes mellitus can cause high blood sugar, and severe infections, liver disease and malnutrition can cause low blood sugar.
  • Blood proteins: dehydration causes proteins to increase. Liver, kidney and gastrointestinal tract disease can cause them to decrease.
  • Levels of calcium, potassium, sodium, cholesterol and other blood components

Schedule an appointment at Bay Animal Hospital to learn more about how your pet can benefit from our in-house laboratory, even during routine wellness exams.

Young animals are like children; it’s a never-ending job to keep them safe and happy. Vaccinations are the best weapon against many viral and bacterial infections, and they help prevent deadly diseases like canine parvovirus and rabies. It's important to give vaccinations when pets are still puppies and kittens. While pets are young, their immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy. If your adult pet hasn't received necessary vaccines, make a veterinary visit a priority. Vaccinations are vital to pet health and should be administered to all pets.

A Bay Animal Hospital veterinarian will help you with every step of the vaccination process, including:

  • Pet examination and introductory vaccinations
  • Necessary booster shots
  • Vaccine education

Keep your family member safe by scheduling their vaccinations at Bay Animal Hospital today.

Get rid of those pesky critters.

Your pet is an easy target for parasites and small insects. Common parasites like fleas, ticks and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes feed on your pets, potentially infecting them with many dangerous diseases in the process. These tiny pests can cause big problems. Fleas Fleas feed on mammals and lay eggs in their fur. Fleas can transmit harmful parasites like tapeworms and murine typhus, and they can cause dermatitis and anemia. One flea can reproduce nearly 50 times a day, making a flea infestation a substantial threat to your pet’s well-being. Flea infestations often spread throughout your home. Fleas can make themselves comfortable in your carpet and furniture, making them tough to eradicate. It's best to prevent fleas from bothering your pet in the first place by giving your pet flea preventative medication. Ticks Ticks are often found lurking in shrubs and tall grass. They attach to your pet, biting them and feeding on their blood. Ticks are serious threats to your pet’s health. A single tick bite can carry a host of potentially fatal diseases, including Lyme disease, typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis. Although it's rare, ticks can transfer from animals to humans, making any tick on your pet hazardous to you and your family. You should take special care to inspect your pet and yourself after any woodland activities, even if your pet is taking tick preventative medication. Heartworm Heartworm-carrying mosquitoes are a lethal danger to your pet. Mosquito bites transmit heartworm larva to your pet, and the larva then slowly develops over many months and makes its way toward the heart. Once there, it multiplies within your pet’s pulmonary artery and right ventricle, leading to constricted blood flow, heart and lung disease and major organ failure. While this disease is easy to prevent, treatment is difficult. Bay Animal Hospital recommends giving your pet heartworm preventative medication. Schedule an appointment at Bay Animal Hospital immediately if you suspect that your cat or dog may already be infected.

Just like they do with people, senior animals' medical needs change over time. In fact, pets age nearly seven times faster than humans do. As your cat or dog gets older, they require different nutrition programs and exercise routines. Plus, they are prone to a variety of new diseases once they reach senior status.

Common age-related diseases affecting pets:
• Kidney and liver disease
• Intestinal disorders
• Diabetes
• Joint and bone disease
• Breast and testicular cancer
• Cognitive difficulties

It is important to consider these changes throughout your pet's life. It can be difficult to separate the natural aging process from emerging medical disorders. Treatments are often adjusted based on a pet's age and other factors. Routine wellness exams are the best way to identify and treat problems early.

The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends that senior pets see their veterinarians every six months. These establish your pet's baseline health and are used to ensure that your pet is aging normally. Bay Animal Hospital’s veterinarians provide ongoing education to pet owners so you know what to expect from, and how to prepare for, senior animals. To maintain your pet's healthy lifestyle and keep your pet comfortable, you may need to make changes to feeding and exercise.

We are always available to answer questions you may have about your aging companion. Schedule an appointment today to discover the many ways Bay Animal Hospital can help your senior pet!

Pets shouldn’t have to suffer.

The best veterinary medicine addresses pets’ complete needs, taking into account the physical, emotional and psychological components that contribute to overall well-being. Pain affects all aspects of a pet’s life, from basic physical functionality to mental acuity and state of mind. Proper pain management is an important part of any treatment plan. It can considerably improve a pet’s quality of life.

Bay Animal Hospital’s veterinarians expertly anticipate pain management requirements for every medical procedure and recovery period. This minimizes pets’ discomfort throughout all stages of treatment. Our skilled veterinarians and staff can recognize both acute and chronic pain indicators and can identify subtle conditions like arthritis and accurately gauge treatment effectiveness.

Our personalized treatment plans factor in age, breed, weight and preexisting conditions. Tailored pain management ensures a safe and comfortable recovery from all sorts of ailments, from routine procedures to complex surgeries and painful chronic conditions. Your Bay Animal Hospital veterinarian will also teach you how to spot signs of pain and discomfort at home, allowing you to assess your pet’s comfort after leaving the hospital.

Pain management is at the heart of Bay Animal Hospital’s compassionate care philosophy. Patient comfort and safety rank among our highest priorities. We are committed to employing the latest medical techniques, pharmaceuticals and technology to remain on the forefront of veterinary pain management.

To learn more, please contact Bay Animal Hospital today.

All your pet’s care under one roof.

There are many substantial benefits to filling your pet’s prescriptions through Bay Animal Hospital’s full-service pharmacy. In addition to our dependable service, convenience and great value, our ability to access your pet’s complete medical history ensures all information is up to date. This way, dangerous side effects from drug interactions and improperly administered medications are avoided.

The Bay Animal Hospital pharmacy maintains a large inventory of leading veterinary medications and pharmaceutical products. We offer a full line of preventative products that protect against fleas, ticks and heartworm. We also provide potent anesthetics and antibiotics to facilitate recovery after surgery, injury or chronic illness. We guarantee all medication purchased from our inventory is sourced from safe, reliable manufacturers using industry-leading standards for quality and storage.

While filling your prescriptions, our experienced pharmacy technicians will provide you with drug-specific information, including proper dosing and administration, potential side effects and known drug interactions. Our goal is to leave you confident, informed and prepared to administer your pet’s medications safely and effectively.

Should you notice any medical issues or abnormal behavior after giving your pet medication, please contact Bay Animal Hospital immediately.

Keeping puppies and kittens happy takes a lot of work! Young animals have specific needs that require specialized care. Introducing your new pet to their Bay Animal Hospital veterinarian early is the best way to start this exciting, lifelong relationship properly.

Bay Animal Hospital’s puppy and kitten exams help ensure that your pet is growing up strong and fit. Each visit will include a full examination that checks for age-specific illnesses and disorders. This way, we know your new family member is completely healthy and meeting breed growth benchmarks.

Our veterinarians are committed to educating you about your new puppy or kitten. During your visit, we will teach you about vaccinations, parasites and wellness exams. Our goal is to make sure you have the knowledge and tools to provide your pet with the best care. Our staff will review your pet’s vaccine and deworming schedule, so make sure to bring any previous health records with you.

Your veterinarian involves you in every aspect of your pet’s health care. Recommended treatment will only commence with your total understanding and approval.

New puppies and kittens are wonderful additions to the Bay Animal Hospital family, and we are honored to support them on their journeys through life.

We understand that a pet is part of the family. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family, too—and our goal is to give them as many happy, healthy years with you as possible. From new puppies and kittens to graying seniors, we’ll be there every step of the way with comprehensive services and the experienced, compassionate care your pets deserve.