Palomar Animal Hospital

Pets Helped
Years in Existence

Our Clients Love Us!

  • I cannot begin to give the accolades that are due to Dr. Handel and his team. We've found our family vet without question. Caring, honest and reasonable! We went to two other vets for a broken tooth for our 4 year old lab mix. One wanted it out immediately for anywhere between $1,400-$2,400. The second opinion said nothing was wrong but if it needed to be pulled it would be about $700. The problem with the later is they did not handle my dog well. It was obvious they didn't give a hoot about animals and we would not be returning. Now we were left with the problem of which of the two vets were correct? They had very differing opinions. Enter on scene Dr. Handel. He was extremely patient with our scaredy-cat dog. Let her warm up to him, answered all of my questions and we schedule her for a follow up canine tooth exam to determine once and for all what we were looking at. Today she walked out with flying colors. He saved her tooth that the other vet insisted we pull and examined another that we were concerned with. All for a fraction of the cost. They saved us money, but most importantly gave exceptional care, and saved her teeth. We'll be calling this vet office for our needs for years to come. Very impressed!

    Valerie W.

  • I have been bringing my yellow lab Toby to Palomar Animal Hospital for 10 years. Toby, like many other purebreds, has had his share of issues including diabetes, severe allergies, and elbow displasia. Dr. Handel has worked closely with me over the years to manage Toby's conditions. The staff is always pleasant and helpful. I am thankful for the teatment that Toby has received and am grateful that he is happy and comfortable despite his issues. I love the way Dr. Handel lights up when he is treating my dog. His genuine compassion for animals is obvious. I boarded Toby at Palomar Animal Hospital when we went away on vacation and he must have enjoyed his stay since he can't wait to get inside when we pull up for an appointment!

    MIchelle McGo

  • 4.7 Google Rating