Lake Forest Animal Clinic

Serving The Pets of Orange County

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Lake Forest Animal Clinic

We are here to service the cities of Lake Forest, CA, Irvine, CA, Mission Viejo, CA, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, Aliso Viejo, CA, Laguna Woods, CA, Laguna Niguel, CA, Trabuco Canyon, CA, Foothill Ranch, CA and more!

At Lake Forest Animal Clinic, we are committed to providing your pet with the very best veterinary care possible in a warm and friendly environment. We know that bringing a pet to see us at the animal hospital can be stressful for you and your furry friend, but we’ll make sure that you and your pet’s needs are always our first priority. In addition to compassionate veterinary care, we also offer vaccines and high-quality spay and neuter services to our community at significantly reduced prices. We work hard to be a preferred veterinary hospital in Orange County, and welcome you to stop by and meet us anytime!


Dr. Jennifer Self

Dr. Jennifer Self

 


Dr. Jason Trope

Dr. Jason Trope

 


Dr. Jessica Kim

Dr. Jessica Kim

 


Dr. Kristin Ross

Dr. Kristin Ross

 


Dr. Lara Alkofer

Dr. Lara Alkofer

 


Dr. Lana Bordcosh

Dr. Lana Bordcosh

 

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ I’ve always been served at my appointment time. The staff is courteous and gives exemplary customer service! So happy I found this place for Abbi.Kathy C.Kathy C. ★★★★★ My husband and I were both very pleased with this clinic. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. We got an appointment very quickly and we felt very comfortable with the doctor and the information that we were given during our visit. We will definitely return and we highly recommend them.carol S.carol S. ★★★★★ Lake forest animal clinic was very helpfulShawn Y.Shawn Y. ★★★★★ Clean, professional and thorough! The staff are kind and organized. Dr Kim DVM was great at listening to my concerns and only after that did she suggest a plan to help my 10 year old dog. I was very impressed!!Doug D.Doug D. ★★★★★ Excellent serviceBarbara C.Barbara C. ★★★★★ Kind folks. A+++michael W.michael W. ★★★★★ Great place, would give them 6 stars if I could. They welcome you right away, I called and asked for records emailed to me so we could do some dog training and they recognized my phone number and emailed me right away, and did the same for my place of training.Paul K.Paul K. ★★★★★ This clinic has been the best! My bf and I got our first fur baby a little over a year ago and he has been seen by this team since he was 2 months old! Everyone is friendly and they make sure the owner feels as comfortable as possible. The texting option they have is so convenient and the pet desk app is too! Sadly we had to change vet providers due to moving but we loved having our corgi being under the care of this team. Thank you all for making our first year as pet parents not so scary! We highly recommend this clinic!Kristen R.Kristen R. ★★★★★ They were friendly and quick with the whole process as always it was a pleasure to take my boys thereJordan L.Jordan L. ★★★★★ Consistently great patient careR HR H ★★★★★ Great place with affordable spay/ neuter costs, very clean. You always have an opportunity to talk to the doctor while they examine your fur baby. No long wait times. Love it!Vasylyna B.Vasylyna B. ★★★★★ Our Maltipoo, Sofie, has been in their care and treated by the team at Lake Forest A. C. for almost ten years. The works from a simple routine check-up, dental care, shampoo and grooming,(sadly, Alma retired), and also a few specialized treatments.The Vets and medical staff have always been exceptionally caring and certainly knowledgeable; answering all the questions put to them. A very comfortable environment for both pet and parent.And, not forgetting the up front group, the 'first responders'. Always a "Hi, Sofie" when we walk in. Appointments and phone calls, e-mails, and text messages are always given in advance or as a follow-up.We have, and will continue to recommend, Lake Forest Animal Clinic.Don R.Don R. ★★★★★ The staff was extremely friendly and was able to see us the same day I called. The nurse and doctor were very clear about all procedures and made sure that pricing was thoroughly explained before they did anything. They saved our cats life with an emergency surgery and even called in another surgeon on her day off. We will be changing Lake Forest Animal Clinic to our primary care facility for our kitty and all future pets.Tim S.Tim S. ★★★★★ I've brought my dog Nova here on several different occasions for checkups, etc but twice I've had to bring her here with owner anxieties of sick pup and they have always been soo accommodating and helpful. This last incident was Nova bad stomach issue and constant diarrhea with bloody mucus in it. While waiting Nova had another incident of bad stomachKim put us in the schedule on a full booked day and we were able to be seen within the hour. She also came out side and walked across the parking lot twice (x2 times) to collect sample of Novas diarrhea(1) with syringe and 2nd) with bag!that is above and beyond in my book. Thank you for getting my fur daughter back to herself AND they called next day (Saturday) to check on her progress. Big hugs and thank you from A fur dad!Huge THANK YOU to the nurse with tattoo on her arm and big great smile and Doctor who has seen us on couple different occasions. I'm so sorry that I forgot names but they deserve a big "awesome job" and high five!Ash CAsh C ★★★★★ Great place to take your pet. They always find a way to squeeze me in last minute too whenever I have a mini emergency or my dog is sick. The staff are very friendly!Charles Della Sala I.Charles Della Sala I. ★★★★★ Caring people. Compassionate and will tell you what is immediately needed and what can wait. Our dogs both needed vaccines.steve P.steve P. ★★★★★ We have been with Lake Forest Animal Clinic for over twenty years. Throughout this time, LAFC has always provided loving and gentle care, and their team of vets is outstanding! I have total confidence in their diagnoses and recommendations for treatment.Stephen D.Stephen D. ★★★★★ Great people from front desk to technicians to dr. Appreciate kind people especially when dealing with a sick pet.Brittney R.Brittney R. ★★★★★ The clinic is nice, clean and organized, the front desk is very welcoming, the nurse and doctor were very nice and knowledgeable. Our fur baby Snowy was so comfortable that he ended up taking a nap on the clinic exam table. The nurse/technician even recommended us what kind of kibbles to buy, and even gave us a sample, which our fur baby really loves, the Hill's Science Diet Puppy kibbles. So far, Lake Forest Animal Clinic provides an awesome service. Thank you.Sherry L.Sherry L. ★★★★★ One my dogs had been diagnosed with a heart condition a few months ago. Last Friday, he just wasn't himself so I called with the hopes of getting him seen. They didn't make me schedule an apt or wait until later in the day. They had me bring him in right away. The vet tech was awesome and I'm bummed I don't recall her name but to be honest, everyone from the Drs to the front office staff have all been great whenever I've gone in. Dr Troppe was amazing! He explained everything in detail and made sure I understood what was going on. He even consulted a specialist to ensure he was giving my fur baby the best dosage possible based on his size/weight. The diagnosis wasn't good (congestive heart failure) but I left feeling confident they had done everything they could and that I had been given all possible options.Angela BAngela B ★★★★★ Lake Forest Animal Clinic's PetDesk app allows me to track vaccinations and order medication for all of my pets. The app sends me a notification when they are ready. It's so nice to be greeted by front desk staff when I pick them up.Janet F.Janet F. ★★★★★ Caring staff. Always attentive and loving towards you & your pet.Jan K.Jan K. ★★★★★ My cat had some issues a few days ago which worried me, so I brought her to Lake Forest Animal Clinic for a checkup. I was very pleased with the experience; everyone there including Dr Self and her assistant and front desk people, all very warm, caring and did good work.gina L.gina L. ★★★★★ I have been taking all three of my dogs to Lake Forest Animal Clinic since each has become a part of my family. This dates back to 2019.All of the doctors at Lake Forest Animal Clinic are knowledgable and attentive. They provide the best care and have never been pushy about unnecessary services.Since 2019, Lake Forest Animal Clinic has grown and have more doctors and their vet techs are also very skilled caring.Adrienne K.Adrienne K. ★★★★★ We have been taking our pets to Lake Forest Animal Clinic for many years and have always felt that both the animals and their humans were treated kindly and respectfully. The staff always goes above and beyond to make certain our four legged family members get the best care possible. Setting appointments is super easy and they always get us in quickly. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good vet!!Leslie T.Leslie T. ★★★★★ Always a great experience. They are warm, caring and welcoming. Well run and very efficient.Kathy S.Kathy S. ★★★★★ Friendly and caring.Donna L.Donna L. ★★★★★ We love Lake Forest Animal Clinic! The staff is friendly and makes my pet comfortable. The appointment process, from making an appointment to checking out, is super easy and efficient.Patty S.Patty S. ★★★★★ I've been going here for more than 10 years and the service has improved even when I was 100% satisfied from the beginning. Most recently it was easy to make an appointment online, everyone was friendly and asked thoughtful questions, no unnecessary procedures were done, the bill was reasonable and the meds prescribed worked. They followed up to check in and all is good. I was worried about incurring a big vet bill when maybe the condition would pass, but I'm so glad I took my pup in.Diane S.Diane S. ★★★★★ They're awesome, seriously.Matt D.Matt D. ★★★★★ They take excellent care of our dog Bella! Been coming here for years. All of the vets and staff are wonderful!Lara L.Lara L. ★★★★★ Great communication, fair pricing . My labradoodle was treated well and is a happy happy puppy !ashlin P.ashlin P. ★★★★★ Lake Forest Animal clinic really makes a great effort to get your sick pet in as soon as possible. Our normal vet was too busy to get our sick dog in (ear infection). When we contacted Lake Forest Animal clinic they were genuinely concerned about her comfort and pain level and made every effort to get her in ASAP. Thank you very much.Michael P.Michael P. ★★★★★ The staff is friendly and accommodating to both humans and animals. They love my baby and treat her very well. I request appointments with Dr Trope because he knows my cat and her condition but to my knowledge all the vets here are great.Kristen M.Kristen M. ★★★★★ Always very informative and friendlyCassandra V.Cassandra V. ★★★★★ Doctors are fantastic and compassionate, as is every member of the staff. I’ve been taking my cats to them for 25 years, and wouldn’t go anywhere else.Gayle B.Gayle B. ★★★★★ You can tell when people love their job and they totally do, so friendly and helpful staff.Nutri S.Nutri S. ★★★★★ Our 13 year old lab Bill has been receiving excellent care from the doctors and staff at Lake Forest Animal Clinic for the past 7 years! We are happy we found the clinic when we moved in the area.Min S.Min S. ★★★★★ Lake Forest Animal Clinic has the best staff I have had the pleasureof knowing. The only real concerns they all have in common if the great care the take and offer to all who visit. Bothe human & animal. From the staff who answer the phones to all the Doctors and Tech staff I salute you all. Thank you for all you do to help our furry & feather friends of all kind.Regards Marcella Ballard, Michael Arrington & EvanMarcella B.Marcella B. ★★★★★ As a new client I felt really welcomedMary K.Mary K. ★★★★★ Very clean and nice clinic. Staff and doctor all very friendly.Ninos E.Ninos E. ★★★★★ Love the polite and professional teamBrandy M.Brandy M. ★★★★★ I took my 16yr 6mo old yorkie in for a physical and rabies shot.Very professional and caringIrene R.Irene R. ★★★★★ I am so happy I chose this clinic to go through with my pup’s spay. I found it by searching around for animal clinics and decided to go here because of the wonderful reviews and I totally get it. We are only on day 2 post-surgery but she’s doing great and the staff was so helpful, kind, and really cared for my girl. They were so patient with me and my millions of questions and helped me feel at ease.Hoping to make this clinic our home clinic for future check-ups. ♥️ thank you, Lake Forest Animal Clinic for everything!Kayla I. F.Kayla I. F. ★★★★★ Love this place. We have only had to go a few times (thank goodness) both times my pup Luna was treated with love and kindness. I was a wreck this last time and thank god it wasn’t that bad but they treated her with so much love it put my mind at ease. Thank you all.Heather R.Heather R. ★★★★★ They got my in quickly. Made my anxious dog feel super comfortable. And took the time to explain all to me. Will def be going backEmily M.Emily M. ★★★★★ The doctors and staff are fantastic. They take great care of my fur babies, making sure they get the best care and answering all my questions, they really listen to you and your concerns. They also have the best groomer, Alma took excellent care of my cat Chloe, treating her with great care and kindness. I have been going to Lake Forest Animal Clinic for over 20 years. I cannot recommend them or Alma enough.Alice H.Alice H. ★★★★★ Dr. Trope and the staff are fantastic. The drop off and pick up is easy, and they always make everything straightforward. Our dog likes going there as well, so he agrees.Ryan W.Ryan W. ★★★★★ We love everyone at the Lake Forest Clinic. We especially love Alma, our 20 year old cat gets monthly grooming and Alma is patient and gentle.Karen G.Karen G. ★★★★★ My dog has had skin problems since 2 months ago, so I went to another vet, but they said it was because of fleas, and unnecessary treatment and injections were expensive and did not get better. But here!! diagnosed with allergies and prescribed medication and it's noticeably got better in 5days!! Also doctor and staffs are very kind , I'm so glad that I found this place 🙂Jamie L.Jamie L. ★★★★★ The staff has always been kind and thorough. Especially loving and I trust their expertise.Valerie A.Valerie A. ★★★★★ We’ve been bless the day we came to this clinic for our baby golden we love everyonePauline G.Pauline G. ★★★★★ Unfortunately my cat was attacked by a coyote. We had not stablished a vet for him because we are fairly new to the area. Dr Ross agreed to promptly see my cat. Dr Ross called the next day to follow up and monitored my cat every time we were concerned about him having issues after the procedure and treatment he needed. They were amazing through the whole process. We will continue to see Dr Ross and the staff here. We are forever grateful to the staff at the clinic for helping our cat.Laura R.Laura R. ★★★★★ Dedicated staff.Mrs. W.Mrs. W. ★★★★★ They're staff is amazing and you can tell they really care about your pets. The curbside option is great but i love that they will still let you come in with your pet.Danny Z.Danny Z. ★★★★★ I have been going to this animal clinic and seeing these original vets who are the partners Dr trope and Dr self for over 20 years for all my pets needs even the ones that are no longer with us I have a dog that's going to be 15 years old who has been treated there forever as well as four cats that have also been treated at the lake Forest animal clinic those two vets and a couple of the others that have been new over the years forever they've never gone anywhere else they've gotten treatment and the two vets that I know personally really are great vets. The list of services on this particular site is just unbelievably long I didn't even know that they provided half of those services so you are in good hands with them that's for sure and when my pets die they send a card and Dr self-donated it a whole tree in a forest for my pet in Colorado parkland and then they sent another card the place that got me the ashes also sent a card and a little box so it was an experience for sure. And I'll never leave one at the vet for them to do whatever they do with animals that are passed on. They're very caring and they know what to do thanks like Forest animal clinicLisa P.Lisa P. ★★★★★ The staff is amazingly friendly and professional. They provide excellent care and are down to earth people.john Z.john Z. ★★★★★ Wonderful experience with LF Animal Clinic. Quick responses, fair pricing, and professional staff. Very surprised how great they run their business. Will go back again if needed.Brian C.Brian C. ★★★★★ It is a 32 mile round trip visit to get to Lake Forest Animal Clinic and I drive it anyway because they are that good. You won't find better or more affordable vets anywhere else in Orange County (I've tried them all) Dr. Self is a personal favorite but I have never been disappointed by the other vets on staff. If you have a sick pet start here. Your pet and your wallet will thank you.Stephanie M.Stephanie M. ★★★★★ The staff are always friendly, we feel comfortable bringing our Maltipoo here. We know they're taking really good care of him every visit.Maj V.Maj V. ★★★★★ Wonderful loving staff. Tremendous follow up!Traci R.Traci R. ★★★★★ The Monday after the Christmas weekend. Our vet was retired. Our tiny poodle was stuffed up in his nose. LFAC fitted us in that day. Every other vet told us they were booked and we could go to an emergency hospital. Gheez!Not only did they fit us in, Dr. Trope diagnosed the problem, gave us antibiotics and said Nicky needed a dental. 2 weeks later and Indeed it was infected teeth causing the stuffy sneezing. Now the dog is well and the cost was lower than we anticipated.The whole staff is kind. We will make LFAC our pets vet going forward. I've only looked forward to veterinary care once before. We stayed with that vet until he retired. My husband and I highly recommend Dr. Trope and Lake Forest Animal Care!Debee L.Debee L. ★★★★★ Kim was absolutely wonderful in helping get my dogs vaccination records for a boarding facility and working her in urgently to get a vaccination so that she could be boarded. I love this staff - from the doctors to supporting staff. They have such compassion.Maria R.Maria R. ★★★★★ First time, patients, my fur babies ( 3 years old ) time to be spayed.Was the best experience - the staff was so caring and the procedures wentperfectly. I would 100% recommend this animal clinic.Stephanie S.Stephanie S. ★★★★★ They take very good care of my dogs.Joseph W.Joseph W. ★★★★★ A very good vet office that seems to know my breed well. Thank you staffCee B.Cee B. ★★★★★ Grateful for their ability to take in a new patient from out of state! Scully is a new addition to our family and we’ve had a hard time getting her seen during this pandemic as we live on a small island in the PNW. They were kind and happy to see her on such short notice. She came out happy.I’ll be recommending them to my Lake Forest family!Bianca C.Bianca C. ★★★★★ It was our first time brining our two cats Tom and jerry to a vet! My sister recommended this place and I’m glad we took our cats here! The vet and the vet tech were very nice and professional! I don’t remember what the vets name was but the vet tech Stephen was very nice and incredibly friendly! They answered all my questions and took time to explain their thoughts to me even though they were very busy! Thank you! We appreciate you and all your hard work! 😁Shannon S.Shannon S. ★★★★☆ First time I was there because my dog got bit in the dog park. Good service and great experience.Fred L.Fred L. ★★★★☆ Got the same day appointment for our new puppy 🐶She got her first vaccinesFast service not too expensive!E PE Pjs_loader

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Our Business Hours

Monday

7:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday

7:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday

7:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday

7:00am - 6:00pm

Friday

7:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday

8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday

Closed

What's Next

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Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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Put a plan together for your pet.


They all obviously love animals and provide top quality care. We’ve been taking our family cats to them for more than 25 years and wouldn’t consider changing vets.

Gayle B.

The doctors and staff are amazing! My dog has had many health issues and needed emergency surgery after being attacked. They took excellent care of her and today she is healthy, happy and doing very well.

Lara L.

Dr. Trope is the best. He always gives the facts and does not recommend unnecessary treatment. The staff is attentive and caring. We love Lake Forest Animal Clinic.

Amy K.