4477 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA | Directions 9023034.002058 -118.405811
Neighborhoods: Park West
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Dr. Galea! He helped me so much when my two cats were each diagnosed with terminal ilnesses. Very compassionate and caring vet. I drive all the way from Van Nuys just to go to him, worth the trip!
professional & courteous – i took my pooch there for shots and exam, and the staff and doctor were awesome. I felt very cared for. Definitely my goto vets from now on
Compassionate! – I took my little 7 year old dog into Sepulveda Animal Hospital for a routine check up and shots.
I was very impressed by the compassion of all of the staff members. From the receptionist, to the doctor and technicians, I could tell that they all really love animals.
It's good to know I've found a veterinarian that loves my dog as much as I do.
Not a good experience - unnecessary tests. – They step you up on price and take advantage of your concern for your animal. My cat was throwing up, but instead of starting on some medication to see how the animal did, they took exrays and then pushed for a pancreatits exam. Then, although his foot was hurt - they said wait and see. I go in for more x-rays and they give him a splint that is so huge he can't get around. But, hey - what about that Pancratitis exam? I get a second opinion who asks? ? Why such a big splint? I found out from another vet that he woudl have just given some meds and they waited to see about the diarrhea and vomiting. Worst part ! I wrote a private letter to complain and Dr. Galea sends me a nasty note ranting at me "twisting the facts" I was not rude in my letterI just told him my experience. If you look at some of the other reviews this is not the only example. I love the other vet I found who is professional and practical.
Compassionate, realistic – Drs. Galea and Torrisi just helped me through a most distressing illness with my young cat. The staff is wonderful as well. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
mixed feelings – I just went to SAH after being referred by a friend. The facilities were very nice, clean and up-to-date. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the overall vibe was really good. My dog was examined by Dr. Torrisi who was kind and to-the-point. She was very thorough in the exam, did a good job of asking questions and explaining everything to me. At one point during the exam she suggested a "rectal" be done on my dog, so I agreed not realizing that this would be an extra $22. All she did was squeeze the @n@l glands. Even though I am glad she did the rectal exam, I would have like to have been alerted that there would be an additional cost. Personally, I think that if I'm already paying the $55 exam fee that the vet should just squeeze the glands without the extra $22. But I'm willing to overlook that.
Dr. Torrisi was very comprehensive in explaining the options for my dog, which included a diet change suggestion as well as a set of diagnostic tests (bl00d, urine, fecal) since my dog has been feeling under the weather lately. The cost of those tests added up to $275 (not including the $77 for the exam with the rectal). I was very hesitant about having these tests done because of the cost, and also, because who knows if anything would be conclusive enough to prescribe a treatment plan. Sometimes dogs are just sick for no reason.
Bottom line, I will continue to take my dog here because I value the quality of service and expertise at SAH. However, when it comes to services like @n@lgland expression or dental cleanings, I will gladly go to a lower-cost vet, and would advise other pet owners to consider doing the same if they are on a tight budget.
The kindest Veterinary doctor that I've ever met – I had been going to another vet, who's office either closed or moved (I don't remember). Somewhow I heard about Dr. Galea. I took my then 17 year old cat for an exam. A year later, that beautiful and sweet cat became ill and the time came to euthanize him. I was devastated to find that he was so ill, when I thought it was something that could easily be treated.
My cat most likely had cancer, but at the age of 18 plus, Dr. Galea was so honest in my options. I knew that if I kept my dear pet alive that it would be for me.
The day came that I knew what I had to do. I had had this cat for 18 years and pet owners understand that that pet is a part of who we are.
I have had to have other pets euthanized and I've always stayed with them to the end. My experience with Dr. Galea was so much more compassionate and gentle than past experiences. He gave my dear cat something that would make him dreamy and not scared. Then he left us alone for perhaps 10 minutes. He came back in and as he got ready to give my cat the final shot, he told me that I was doing the right thing and then as he stroked my cat, he said, "goodbye kitty".
My dear cat passed with absolutely no stress or trauma. I stroked him and told me that he had been such a blessing in my life.
Dr. Galea and his staff were so very compassionate.
I have just purchased two kittens and I will be back with Dr. Galea and his staff.
Professional, Compassionate and Honest! – We cannot thank Dr. Galea enough for helping us with our dog. Loui was diagnosed with a torn ligament and surgery was recommended for him straight away. Our regular veterinarian is not a surgeon so we took Loui to meet Dr. Galea and get a second opinion.
We liked the fact that Dr. Galea did not ?push? the surgery. He took time to explain the risks and benefits of the surgery and allowed us to make an informed decision about which procedure was right for our baby. He gave us the opportunity to explore other options first and thanks to that today our Loui has completely healed and is back to his regular routine.
Dr. Galea's patience, honesty and level of professionalism is truly appreciated and we recommend Sepulveda Animal Hospital and their entire staff to anyone who is looking for veterinary services.
~David and Tatiana Reinecker
The greatest – Dr Galea, his wife and the staff of the sepulveda animal hospital are the BEST animal hospital there is. SO good, we would transport our puppy from Las vegas to Culver City to have his care. I love them.
Can not say enough great things – I can not say enough great things about the care that Dr. Galea provides at Sepulveda Animal Hospital. Upon moving to Los Angeles 2 years ago, we asked around for vet recommendations and Dr. Galea was highly recommended to us by a few different pet owners. Although we live clear across town in Pasadena, it was worth the drive because Dr. Galea goes above and beyond with his care. When our elderly dog developed health issues, Dr. Galea would provide us with additional research that he conducted outside of his normal business hours- and he always followed up with a personal phone call to see how our dog was doing. Our Great Dane lived a long, healthy life to age 14. When the dreaded time came when we had to put our dog to sleep, Dr. Galea made the process comfortable for our pet and counseled us during our grief. He eased what is an extremely difficult situation. It is obvious that Dr. Galea cares tremendously for each pet who enters his facility, as well as their owners. We are grateful for the wonderful care that Dr. Galea and his staff provided and highly recommend him.
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