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Dr. Melissa Byers was Nominated for the Pets Best 2015 "My Vet's the Best Nationwide Contest" by Wendy Lebs and "Mr. Meowgi and Luna"
"Dr. Byers is an amazing woman. She is sweet and sensitive with a big heart for animals. She's helped me keep my little loves happy and healthy, even when weve hit speed bumps along the way."
Another 5 star review . These people truly do care. My dog just got neutered 12/9/2015 , health screen , microchip and the list goes on. They took excellent care of our dog the doctor called which I like very much with concern of his ears which turned out he had a infection they took care of it he's recovering just fine .i highly recommend lake forest animal clinic!!!!
I've moved around a lot and have been to many different vet clinics, and I can confidently say that LFAC beats them all. Scheduling is always easy and efficient. The vet techs are warm and friendly. Most importantly, the doctors are great. We especially love Dr. Self. Our cat is 15 years old with many health issues, and Dr. Self always spends time with us to explain our different options. She is genuine and compassionate and I couldn't ask for a better doctor for my baby. If only I could find a doctor like her for myself! We recently moved further away but are commuting to LFAC because we love it so much. :)
OH MY GOODNESS! This place is fantastic! If I could give 10 stars, it still would not be enough. We have a little senior guy and he got really sick with diarrhea and vomiting. Dr. Byers, Dr. Self, and even Dr. Trope(we didn't officially meet but I know he was consulted) are AMAZING! They called us multiple times a day to keep us updated, patiently explained their diagnosis and care, and most of all genuinely CARE about our little furry one. He is recovering well and the entire staff including Felicia, Kim, Karen, and others(sorry I couldn't get all the names) are so sweet and patient as it was/continues to be very emotional with all the medicines and various ailments. It truly feels like we are "at home" with our care there and we cannot thank ALL of you enough! Please don't hesitate to come here for genuine, 110% care, and please note they ALWAYS follow up and love how Dr. Byers treats our furry one just like her own. You must take your pet here and you will receive the best, PERSONAL care in all of OC! Thank you Lake Forest Animal Clinic! Hearing your voices from the front desk, the vets, and those who take care of our little guy in the back makes us breathe a little easier and truly helps with his overall recovery. You guys are the BEST! :)
I absolutely love Dr. Byers and her crew. They've always struck me as compassionate animal lovers, but also very competent at veterinary care. My boxer, Duke, has been there since I got him as a puppy. I originally went there because they have discounted vaccinations on Saturdays, but found myself going back because I had such a good experience there. They always tried to involve me with the decision making process when weighing different options for care, but were not pushy in forcing a particular treatment. In case you're curious my dog has been treated there for being bitten by another dog, demodectic mange, cervical disc herniation, and most recently an ACL tear. Yeah, he gets hurt a lot! As you may guess, I've gotten to know them well and love the care that Duke and I get there. I highly recommend them!
Super friendly staff. I took Suki in for her free ($58 value) first time wellness exam. You can print off a coupon from their website. The staff was really nice and we even received a free puppy welcome kit with a sample of Frontline in it. There was a sample of food and a kibble measuring cup. Score! Dr. Byers was really amiable and she had a lot of information for me regarding Suki's care. Luckily Suki is really healthy and made it through her first official vet visit with flying colors. Lake Forest Animal Clinic also is the location for Simply Spay & Neuter OC, which is a low cost spay and neuter facility. They only operate on Wednesdays so definitely make an appointment for your pet if you choose to go this route. Suki won't be getting this done until she's older so we'll update when that happens. Glad to find a nice reputable vet's office in the OC.
Nearly one year ago, we found out that we would be moving to Shanghai, China and we wanted to bring both our dog and cat. Moving to China with pets is a very complicated, bureaucratic affair, and Lake Forest Animal Clinic has made the process easier every step of the way. I hired a "pet relocation" company to help me with the move; however, it was Nikki and other staff members at Lake Forest Animal Clinic who truly made the process possible. She had to do a lot of paperwork and field many calls from the relocation company...far beyond the usual call of duty...and she always did it with patience and a smile. I recommend this veterinary clinic 100% and will miss their competence and caring after we move. Thank you Lake Forest Animal Clinic!
We have taken our pomeranians to Dr, Byers for 6 years and we have always found her and her staff to give exemplary service. They actually make you feel like family.My oldest pom came to her with some serious conditions, including liver disease, high blood pressure and cushings disease. After much in-depth research she prescribed all the correct medications. My pom "Quincy" is now in very good health and she will live a longer life because of Dr, Byers. Over the years we have been to many vets with many pets but this experience has certainly been a blessing to us.
--Judy and Sandy