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About Us

Your Neighborhood Animal Care Center

Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital has provided Long Beach area pets and their owners with compassionate, professional care since 1972. From the most complex treatments to the simplest, we take pride in holding ourselves to the highest quality standards in veterinary medicine.

We are here to help, no matter what the situation.

Our expert veterinarians have served Long Beach pets since 1972.

Our doctors and staff are focused on providing outstanding veterinary care while exceeding expectations of service. We want to make taking great care of your pet as convenient and easy as possible!

We recognize that every client has distinct needs and financial considerations. Therefore, we make sure that every pet owner is educated on the full range of available treatment options in any situation, from the most advanced procedures to more cost-effective alternatives.

Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital has several support staff members who are fluent in Spanish, as well as Dr. Cheryl Garcia, which allows us to provide informative and thorough services for our Spanish speaking clients and their pets.

We look forward to providing the finest care available for the pets you love! Please come by and meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff and take a tour of our beautiful, state of the art facility anytime.

Our Hospital History

In its 50-year history, Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital has had a long and esteemed record of exceptional veterinary care for the pets of the Long Beach area.

The hospital was founded in 1972 by Dr. Kenneth Ehlen. Over the next 4 decades, the hospital has been lovingly passed to Dr. Zoelner in 1979, Dr. Loren Eslinger in 1994, and then to its current owners Dr. Rachel Sitler and Dr. Elyse Frank in 2007.

In June of 2003, the practice moved from its original location on Second Street to its current location on the corner of PCH and Loynes. We now boast 3500 sq. ft of beautifully remodeled space designed to provide the best possible experience for all our patients.