Pacific Park Animal Hospital caters to pets' every need with a roster of health-care, boarding, and grooming services. Under the guidance of Drs. Lisa D. Mandelin and Bridget Holden, the animal-loving staff performs dozens of veterinary services in a facility equipped with a pharmacy, a surgery suite, and an x-ray machine. In addition to physical exams and vaccinations, dogs and cats can enjoy grooming and bathing services or spend the night in clean accommodations.
El Toro Gourmet Meats custom cuts naturally raised beef, and stocks up on gluten-free varieties, Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses, fresh seafood, and more. El Toro's beef comes from hormone-free, 100% vegetarian cows and includes rib eyes ($18.99), fillets ($27.99), and lean ground beef ($3.99/lb. or $3.49 for 3 lbs. or more), as well as assorted fresh seafood, delivered daily, including naturally raised Scottish salmon. A lengthy selection of pork, chicken, lamb, and marinated meats satisfies the shrink-zapped Vikings living in most stomachs. Boar's Head meats and cheeses in the deli, including pancetta ($11.99) and sharp cheddar ($8.99), can be mounded on sandwiches made to nourish an army of mandibles.
At Crown Valley Animal Care, the list of pet-saving services rivals that of any human hospital. In their tireless pursuit to keep pets healthy, dedicated veterinarians use modern technology on furry, fluffy, and rocky friends. Their laser surgery eschews traditional scalpels for highly precise cuts, while ultrasounds and digital radiology detect any potential inner problems. Professional groomers also comb through matted coats, restoring pooches to pristine condition. In addition to providing dentistry, wellness services, and an in-house laboratory for tests, the center’s staff furnishes warmer, fuzzier facilities as well.
Pet boarding suites provide ample room for dogs to lounge and play. Tiffany lamps, soft beds, and pedestals accommodate visiting cats—be they aristocats, blue-collar cats, or cats with any other color of collar.
The experienced instructors at Leslie Thomson Training forge respectful bonds between humans and horses while cultivating basic riding and Western show skills in both parties. Across rollicking fields of grass, teachers demonstrate how to navigate trail patterns and control the steed's stride and speed. Students also learn proper stallion care, as well as how to use tongue clicks to signal sightings of the ice-cream truck.
Hala’s Paws stocks collars, leashes, animal apparel, and natural and organic treats and food for dogs and cats in a vibrant, spacious storefront. Teeth gnaw through foot-long buffalo bully sticks ($5.99), and pups ponder rhetoric as they parse Plato turkey and pumpkin treats ($11.99).
At Orange County Animal Medical Center, Dr. Randall Bondurant and Dr. Erin Boileve treat four-legged pals to the type of veterinary care they would give their own pets. After running his own clinic in Atlanta for 23 years, Dr. Bondurant and his wife moved west and opened their own veterinary center. Dr. Boileve, a Chicago native and proud owner of three dogs, moved to California in 2011. At the center, the doctors and their staff provide a range of medical services, from routine shots and checkups to much-needed surgeries, for ailing dogs, cats, and pet rocks that got skipped too hard.