Palomar Animal Hospital

Pets Helped
Years in Existence

Our Clients Love Us!

  • We have taken our dogs and cat throughout the years to Palomar Animal Hospital.Dr. Handel is the main Vet at Palomar Animal Hospital we have had the pleasure of working with for our pet's health care and we are very grateful for his approach to any health concerns for our pets. He takes the time to listen to us and check out our pets. He has an open mind on how to treat any health concerns and goes above and beyond in trying to find out howt to help our pets get to their best health. He is a very personable Vet and we always find comfort in his care for our pets. He also discusses treatment for our pets and answers our questions. He offers alternative type options also; whether it be diet change, acupuncture, chiropractor, laser treatment or something he has researched for particularly unusual problems. Dr. Knox is who we have also taken our pets to in times when Dr. Handle wasn't available. Dr. Knox is very caring for our pets also. She listens to us and takes time to understand what is going on with our pets. Dr. Handel's staff is nice people too. Chris, the office manager, is always very helpful when we need to get a message to Dr. Handel or have questions. She has a good personality too. Sonia, at the front desk, is very nice on the phone taking our appointments and has a smile for you when you come into the office for our pets visits or when we pick up medicine. The techs handle our pets with care and understanding. Having a Vet available 7 days a week is awesome also.We have taken our pets to Dr. Handle for over 20 years... sadly we had to move to the Central Coast (300 miles away) recently (2018) and we are trying in vain to find a new Vet in our new place. When you have had the best Vet around it is very hard to be satisfied with less. When you really love your pets you want the best care for them and that is what we found at Palomar Animal Hospital. We even try to figure out if we can make the trip with our dogs for checkups twice a year...what's 300 miles anyways for the best care.

    Rosemarie L.

  • Very satisfied with the professionalism and care the Dr.'s and staff show me and my dog. I trust them and am very happy with Dr. Handel over the past 3 years.

    Mike M.

  • 4.7 Google Rating