American Vet Hospital located in Simi Valley and also serving the areas of Northridge, Chatsworth, Moorpark, and Thousand Oaks offers quality veterinary car for a variety of small animals. Dr. Luis Cruz, owner and veterinarian, has been practicing veterinary medicine since he gratuated from UC Davis in 1999. He has many years experience working in veterinarian emergency rooms and is sure to provide the best veterinary care for your pets.

American Vet Hospital of Simi Valley also has boarding facilities for your dog, cat or other small animal which are the perfect solution if you are going away fora few days on holiday or business. Visit our website for special offers or call our office at 805-581-9111 to schedule an appointment.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • We are a full service veterinary clinic that also offers denistry and laser declaw.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • AAHA
  • AVMA

Serviced Areas

  • Simi Valley, Moorpark, Northridge, Chatsworth, and Thousand Oaks.

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, Money Orders, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Dr. Cruz
  City Simi Valley, CA
  Zip Code 93063
  Address 2109 Tapo Street #3
  Phone Number (805) 581-9111
  Mobile 805-581-9111

Business Representative

Dr. Cruz

owner

Dr. Cruz is the owner of the American Veterinary Hospital. He graduated from the University of California-Davis in 1999. His special interests include small animal and exotic pet internal medicine and surgery as well as emergency medicine and critical care. Dr. Cruz brings to the American Veterinary Hospital many experiences from other hospitals, extracting only the best from each one of them. Some of Dr. Cruz's achievements include the completion of an avian medicine internship at Capri Plaza Pet Clinic under the supervision of the famous Max Weiss D.V.M. Dr. Cruz also completed externships at such prestigious locations as New York City's Animal Medical Center and the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to acquiring the American Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Cruz spent five years as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at McClave Veterinary Hospital in Reseda.

Products & Services

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Services

To give your pets the very best veterinary care, we are proud to offer the following services:

Allergies & Dermatology
Behavioral Counseling
Boarding
Dentistry
Diagnostics
Emergency Service
End of Life Care
Exotics
House Calls
Laser Surgery
Nutritional Counseling
Walk-Ins
Wellness & Vaccination

  • I would not recommend this business
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  • Not professional, no kindness, rude

Do not under any circumstances use this vet to care for any of your animals, especially guinea pigs, small animals or any other exotics they claim to be able to care for.

My guinea pig Alfie had already been seen and established as a patient at this facility. I called them Friday the 23rd first thing in the morning to let them know my guinea pig had stopped eating overnight and was being syringe fed and was lethargic and asked to come in. Anyone who knows anything about guinea pigs knows if they are not eating this is a medical emergency.

I was told I could come in at 3:45 but there might still be a wait by Jennifer. I made the appointment and continued to care for my guinea pig at home.

By noon I realized she was at the end of her life and since she was a very old guinea pig I called again and asked on the phone if we could please come in so she could be made comfortable, I specifically said “she is at the end of her life” to Ryan on the phone. I was told the best they could do was 3:15.

She died at 2pm.

Thankfully I had pain medication that my previous vet had given me for her. I had to leave my previous vet because we moved to this area. So I know she was as comfortable as she could be at home. I just wanted to bring her in that day so she could be humanly euthanized but now seeing how they treat patients I’m sure they would have messed that up too.

I was called again by Jennifer that day around 4pm and informed her of Alfies passing and that I had already called earlier asking for help.

Then I get another call today from Megan asking to bring Alfie in for a check up.

THEY CANT EVEN UPDATE THEIR RECORDS CORRECTLY THEY WERE TOLD SHE PASSED AWAY ALREADY ON THE DAY SHE DIED. Thank you guys for helping with my mourning process by calling me and asking to bring her in for a check up. Where was that sense of urgency when I was asking for help?

Do not ever bring your pets here. Drive all the way down to LA if you have to but do not come here.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Cruz at American Veterinary is a great Doctor. His diagnostic skills are the best. He is kind and compassionate. Best vet around. I highly recommend him to every furry, feathered, scaled, pet around. Oh and he is great for humans too, and explains everything and answers all your questions.

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  • I would recommend this business

After 10+ years at another Vet in Simi Valley, we decided to give American Veterinary a try with our new pup. Dr Cruz and team were amazing at every visit with the new pup. Appointments were on time, staff were friendly and efficient with awesome customer service. Dr. Cruz is extremely caring, knowledgeable, and down to earth. Not once did we feel like just a transaction. Which was one of a few reason why we decided to switch vets. Overall, just a great experience.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr Cruz and American Veterinary has been caring for my now 11 year English Springer Spaniel since she was a puppy. They have been so very attentive, thorough, professional, and caring, every step of the way - from wellness checks, surgeries, dental care, boo boos, and diagnostics. It has always been a pleasure to work with Dr Cruz, the vet techs, and front/back office staff. And I look forward to many more years of American Veterinary Hospital caring for my sweet girl

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  • I would recommend this business

Just back from my first visit with one of my dogs. It felt a little weird going to a new clinic after 14 years with the vets at Sweetwater. However, everyone seems both friendly and professional and I was very impressed by Dr Cruz.

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  • I would recommend this business

This is loving ang caring place. They taken care of Ginger and her well being.

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Customer Testimonials

Dr. Cruz and the entire staff is amazing!! We have a bit of a difficult cat (he's big and mean to strangers but amazing with us). We've been to other vet's that haven't treated him very well, and have been hesitant to take him to a vet again. But EVERYONE at American Vet Hospital was amazing! They were patient with us and treated our boy well. Dr. Cruz is calm, sweet with all animals, and the nurses were so kind and understanding. I wish I knew everyone's name to thank them properly..but Blimps and his family thanks you guys!


Dr Cruz is absolutely fantastic. Very knowledgeable, was really great with my cats and did a wonderful job getting them healthy again. The Techs were great and the rest of the staff very friendly.

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From Our Website

Here at American Veterinary Hospital, we are very proud to offer our veterinary services to Simi Valley, CA and the surrounding areas. Our office is located on Tapo St in the Century Square business center right next to the Labor Ready office. Our goal at American Veterinary Hospital is to offer the very best in veterinary care to our patients. We believe in continuing education and learning as much as possible so we can offer the highest quality and most up-to-date veterinary care. This holds true for our veterinarians and the rest of our staff.


At American Veterinary Hospital, we've been treating the pets of Simi Valley and Moorpark like family since 1988. We'd love the opportunity to do the same for your animal companion. Call or stop by today. Your Simi Valley veterinarian can't wait to meet you both! For as long as he can remember, Dr. Luis Cruz has been interested in biological science and animal husbandry. He's also had a life-long desire to help other people. As a veterinarian and the owner of American Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Cruz gets to combine all of his passions in one fulfilling career!


American Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve Simi Valley, CA and the surrounding communities. We are very excited about all of the services we can offer to you and your pets at our Simi Valley veterinary hospital. We strive to give your pets the very best veterinary care we can. We work hard to stay up to date with the latest medical advances so we can serve your pets the best that we can. Here at American Veterinary Hospital, we are really proud of our staff who will be there for you every step of the way.


Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population. In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pet's health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pet's dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.