The following are services that we specialize in: chemotherapy, geriatric medicine, ear disease, microchip identification, trauma, grooming/bathing, gastrointestinal, digital radiology, poisonings, toxicology, endoscopy, spay & neuter, skin problems, allergies, flea & tick control, parasite control, ultra safe anesthesia, ultrasound, air conditioned boarding, rapid in house lab results (do blood tests in house), compassionate euthanasia, prescription diets, pet supplies, same day appointments available, open 7 days, evenings and weekends, financing available on approved credit (Wells Fargo Health advantage -first, Care Credit -second), blood transfusions, vaccinations.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Emergency & Urgent Care
  • Open Hospital
  • Dogs and Cats

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • AVMA, CVMA, SCVMA, American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Veterinary Dental Society

Serviced Areas

  • Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Burbank, (valley Village, Colfax Meadows), Universal City (van Nuys, Sunland, Tujunga)

Payment Options

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

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Peter Lowenthal
  City North Hollywood, CA
  Zip Code 91601
  Address 5505 Tujunga Ave
  Phone Number (818) 980-1313

Business Representative

Peter Lowenthal

Owner

Dr. Peter Lowenthal graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1980 with a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. He was accepted into the veterinary program at Cornell Veterinary School in Ithaca New York, and received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1984.After graduation, he completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at California Animal Hospital in 1985, and then began his employment here at Blue Cross Pet Hospital. His professional interests are small animal internal medicine and critical care.

  • I would not recommend this business

I took my dog in as he was having discharge on his eyes (there was no other symptoms). Since the owners are not allowed in the hospital, we have to wait in the car while they take the pet inside "examine" and then facetime the owner about the results. So dr lowenthal facetimed me asking since I brought him they're going to do some other tests to make sure my baby is healthy. I agreed to that. dr lowenthal facetimed me in two hours, (by the way he was yawning during the entire conversation with me, which is neither professional nor ethical), he said he saw some bacteria in my baby's ears so he is gonna prescribe some meds for his ears and eyes. Oh, he also said my dog has some allergy from Blue Buffalo dog treat that i was giving my dog for his entire life. so I took the ear, eye and allergy meds and i paid $800 for that visit. After using the ear meds for a day my dog lost his hearing. I took him back to hospital they flushed his ears and then I got a call from lowenthal saying that i should stop the ear meds, that he believes that the hearing loss is caused by the medicine he proscribed. I guess he wanted to comfort me by saying its ok the dog can live ok with only one ear!! What???? lowenthal i have a question for you: since humans can live with one kidney only, why don't you donate one of yours? You will still be living fine. It's not only the vet/owner who are unprofessional, I have been calling that stupid hospital and asking the records for the tests they conducted. I finally received it 2 weeks later, but that is not the test results. it's just a nurse writing what that stupid lowenthal told him to. if you really care about your pet, reconsider taking him/her to that hospital

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  • I would recommend this business

I'm so grateful to Blue Cross Pet Hospital. They saved my dog Nipseys life. He had been vomiting for two days and no longer eating. I called 12 hospitals and no one was able to fit us in. The receptionist at Blue Cross explained that they were booked for the day but she would talk to the doctor and call me back. Within 30 minutes she returned my call and told me to bring in Nipsey right away. The doctor called to inform me that Nipsey needed emergency surgery or he wouldn't make it. He had swallowed a large piece of a tennis ball that was stuck/blocking his small intestine. THANK YOU FROM MY ENTIRE FAMILY FOR SAVING NIPSEY.

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  • I would recommend this business

Called at 8 for an emergency appointment, they were able to get me in at 9. My poor kitty was in so much pain yelling so she needed to go in, I get so nervous because I know you can't go in with your pet during this covid time and you want to be there to comfort them , but everyone was so kind and attentive. Within about 20 mins of her going in the doctor called me to talk about her condition. Dr Lowenthal was so nice on the phone, he even made me laugh while talking about my pets name, he was so nice and reassured me he was going help get my kitty out of pain and figure out exactly what was wrong. I could tell just from talking to him that he really cares about his patients which was so reassuring because this was our first time at this vet.. He suggested the normal procedures for an emergency , blood work, urine analysis, and xrays, and it came back that she has a torn acl. The price was amazing actually lower than I had expected! I was quite surprised have paid up into the 1400-1700 range for the similar procedures and we paid around 1000.00 He gave her some meds at the vet to help with her and sent me home with some meds for her as well. I had to call the vet again after we were home and the girl on the phone was so nice and helpful and walked me through aftercare once more. So grateful to have found them, so grateful they were able to get me in, they did a great job and took care of my baby. Will be using them again and would definitely recommend them!!

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  • I would recommend this business

New pet visit- they cared for our cat very quickly, very friendly & seemed caring. Since you can only drop off because of Covid the front desk was so nice & informative. The Dr was understanding & kept me comfortable.

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  • I would recommend this business

The staff are compassionate and all animal lovers. My puppy was treated quickly and the doctor explained everything. Thank you!

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  • I would recommend this business

They took in my dog on short notice because her vet was unavailable. Very welcoming environment and it has the feel of a real hospital. Great staff! Great doctors! Thank you very much for taking care of my dog. I’m forever grateful.

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  • I would not recommend this business

Helpful staff called me immediately when someone found my dog who had wandered off. And they let her stay the night until we could pick her up!

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  • I would recommend this business

For decades I have been bringing my family members here. An ounce of prevention and regular checkups is worth a pound of cure. Very sensitive even in the most difficult of times. The staff and Drs. are great.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr Walters is so good with my chilh Chicobilly.and always
is gentle and considerate too when helping us . He is always caring and finding a solution when you bring your babies to him to make them well. Staff is awesome and friendly all but one .. so thankful I found them for my Chicobilly

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  • I would recommend this business

After searching and searching I found a veterinarian office I really like. Everyone is down to earth and polite at this office. I feel there prices are reasonable and I've only experienced excellent care for my german sheapard. I'm very pleased to be a clinic of Blue Cross pet hospital and plan on staying one for a long time.

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  • I would recommend this business

I want to thank Dr. Howe for taking such amazing care of my hamster Otis!!!! Since I've brought him home today I've notice my Otis being himself again! Thank you Dr. Howe and all the staff there for being so great with Otis

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Customer Testimonials

My pets have been coming since they were a few months old. They are 10 and 9 years old now. We love the doctors and staff. I truly trust them with my doggies health needs.


Moose is a tiny chihuahua I rescued last week. Had many issues due to neglect & one being her teeth. Called on Monday & was lucky to have an exam & dental on the same day. Wednesday. Technician did a fabulous job! photos of before & after are remarkable. She called after to let me know how it went & how Moose was doing. Moose could do a toothpaste commercial. Gleaming white teeth!


Back in January our 13 year old husky/shepard rescue had a seizure...I thought she'd had a stroke and was ready to let her go. The vet we'd used for years isn't open Saturdays but I knew my daughter was using someone she really liked, so I called her. We were the first to be seen, Dr. Howe asked many questions about the seizure while doing a table exam on poor Ramona, who could not stand. The initial diagnosis was probably vertigo related. We left Ray for a more thorough exam and tests (while we went for a walk), came back 90 minutes later to a walking-ish, tail-wagging animal, medications, diagnosis and acceptable bill. I was thrilled with the knowledge, care and attention my Ramona got. But it get's better.

After recommended dental work, including extractions, Ramona came home in March cleaner, sleeker and less shedding than I've seen in the years since mobile groomers refused bathe her at home (big, jumpy, angry...knew how to get a muzzle off). Again, healthy mouth, gums and easy recovery from extractions at reasonable cost we understood up front. So, when I had the big family holiday dinner recently, Ramona spent the morning with Blue Cross for grooming. While there I asked about some of the vertigo meds, which they price-matched with on-line purveyors, Julie apprised me of needed vacinations (after SHE contacted the previous vet), and my doggie was a happy, clean, cuddleable camper for the guests.

I am a dedicated Blue Cross Pet Hospital fan, for all they do, who they are and the care my current and future pets get. Unfortunately, my daughter's two kitties moved to Denver!

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From Our Website

When it comes to your pet's health, you want the best service for them, preferably all in one place. Blue Cross Pet Hospital in North Hollywood is your one-stop-shop for all things animal health. We offer comprehensive, progressive, state-of-the-art veterinary services every day of the week-and we're open evenings, too. Our veterinarians are also Fear Free Certified, which means your pet's visit will be gentle, low-stress, and include plenty of healthy treats. Our veterinarians, registered technicians, assistants, and receptionists are here to make your life easier by applying our knowledge and expertise to your pet's care.


At Blue Cross Pet Hospital, we are more than veterinarians-we're your pet's healthcare advocates. We work with you to create an individualized care plan and use our vast knowledge and expertise to give them the treatments they need. Call us at (818) 980-1313 to make an appointment today. Dr. Peter Lowenthal graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1980 with a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. He was accepted into the veterinary program at Cornell Veterinary School in Ithaca, New York and received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1984.


When it comes to providing pain relief for dogs and cats, advances in veterinary medicine have come a long way. Alternatives to pain medications are now boundless and one such option we champion is laser therapy for dogs and cats. It's a proven treatment that relieves pain and speeds up healing. Blue Cross Pet Hospital in North Hollywood has this innovative therapy available for all of our patients to enjoy. Laser therapy uses concentrated light energy to energize cells in damaged tissue which promotes faster healing.


Your pet's oral health is vital to their overall well-being. Cat & dog teeth cleaning is just as important as your own dental regime and regular care prevents disease-causing tartar buildup. Pet dental care is one of the fastest growing areas of veterinary medicine, and we're at the forefront of advancing treatment. Our veterinary team in North Hollywood has substantial experience in dental procedures, with three of our senior doctors and one registered veterinary technician completing countless hours of continuing education and training seminars.


Vaccinating your pet is one of the most important things you can do to protect their long-term health. Vaccines prevent yourpet from contracting dangerous, potentially fatal diseases. Our North Hollywood animal hospital tailors each vaccination plan to suit your pet's particular needs, and we offer the latest and safest cat & dog vaccinations. Not all pets need all vaccines, yet there are some we highly recommendfor every pet. Others, the law requires pets to have, asis the case with canine rabies.


A pet emergency can happen for many different reasons. Your pet may suffer from a traumatic injury, ingest something toxic, have an allergic reaction, or develop a serious underlying condition. Regardless of the reason, our North Hollywood emergency vet hospital is ready to accept any pet for urgent care during our opening hours. We have an advanced critical care unit that offers high levels of oxygen to pets in a sealed environment, has heated floors, and is located in our treatment room so your pet can be consistently monitored.


If your beloved pet requires surgery, we understand that you may have plenty of questions and concerns. Is surgery safe? How long before my pet recovers fully? We can sit down with you and discuss these questions in detail. With all cat and dog surgeries, there is always some level of risk. At our North Hollywood animal hospital, know that we'll do everything we can to minimize those risks. Our expert registered veterinary technicians perform 3-4 anesthetics per day and such experience is hard to match.


Your pet's skin and coat are two important parts of their overall health. When they suffer hair loss and irritated skin, it often indicates a much larger problem. Cat and dog grooming helps to not only give your pet a fresh new cut; it also allows our professional groomers to closely examine your pet's skin. They're trained to pick up on skin abnormalities like dryness and irritation, signs of a flea infestation, lumps and bumps, and much more. At Blue Cross Pet Hospital in North Hollywood, we offer comprehensive cat and dog grooming services.