1534 14th Street  Santa Monica, California 90404   Schedule an Appointment 310-393-8218
Santa Monica Pet Medical Center
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In 1964, Dr. Marilyn Twitchell opened the doors of Santa Monica Pet Medical Center, one of the first female veterinarians to own and operate a hospital in California. Dr. Twitchell operated the practice for 10 years and passed it on to Dr. Walter Holtan in 1973. Dr. Holtan grew the practice from a busy one doctor practice to a busy three doctor practice with the help of his wife, Dr. Patricia Hayes. In 2006, Dr. Holtan hired his daughter Kirstin manage the practice so he could partially retire. Kirstin and her husband Mark bought the practice in 2011 and undertook a major facility remodeling and upgrade. SMPMC or “Pet Medical” to many long time clients, is today, a state-of-the-art full-service hospital in all respects with five full-time doctors, an experienced long-term support staff and sincere dedication to quality pet healthcare. Our motto is “Where Experience Matters” and it comes from our investment in our people, training and equipment. Our practice is dominated by senior staff and doctors that have been with us for 10, 15 even 20 years, and we constantly invest in our team to ensure that are the best at what they do. Our doctors have an average of 22 years of experience as DVM’s. In 2009 and 2012 we added two GE ultrasound machines, and are the only hospital in Southern California to utilize the new GE S8 Ultrasound machine which provides us unrivaled diagnostic capability.  In 2010 we went fully digital for radiographs, allowing us to manipulate images for better diagnostics and to collaborate with area specialists via the Internet.  In 2013, we added digital dental X-ray to allow us to take the highest quality dental x-rays to further help us treat dental disease – the number one disease in both dogs and cats. These diagnostic tools help us diagnose problems early and help us to provide the latest treatments for your pets if they become ill. By providing a much clearer picture of what is going on in your pet’s body, our doctors can offer better, faster and more complete diagnoses and work with you on a firm treatment plan. As seen in People magazine, our very own Dr. Tony George is a renowned acupuncturist, and practitioner of blended East/West medicine. Dr. George was featured in People magazine as one of Southern California’s best veterinarians. More recently our hospital and the faces of many of our staff and doctors were featured in several Internet and television commercials for AT&T. Some of our staff relished their “15 minutes of fame” when clients would come in and say they saw them on television. Our Medical Director, Dr. Mary Isaacs joined (or should we say rejoined) us in 2011 to lead our team of doctors. For her, working at SMPMC has unusual meaning because, as a young girl growing up in Santa Monica, she worked for Dr. Twitchell bathing animals and as a young tech in training. When Dr. Isaacs stepped foot in our practice in 2011 it was a walk back in time except for many walls had moved! SMPMC has a long history of community involvement and has supported rescue organizations and pet adoption efforts from the very beginning, and continues to do so to this day. In all, SMPMC is still very much a family oriented practice and everyone who is part of SMPMC is part of something more than a business, it is a place where friendships are formed and feelings are real. Come in and share some of your stories and we may just post them here into our "history section". Thank you from the doctors and staff of Santa Monica Pet Medical Center.
HOURS OF OPERATION MON 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM TUE 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM WED 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM THU 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM FRI 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM SAT 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM SUN 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM NO DOCTOR ON SITE WEEKDAYS UNTIL 8:30 AM
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In 1964, Dr. Marilyn Twitchell opened the doors of Santa Monica Pet Medical Center, one of the first female veterinarians to own and operate a hospital in California. Dr. Twitchell operated the practice for 10 years and passed it on to Dr. Walter Holtan in 1973. Dr. Holtan grew the practice from a busy one doctor practice to a busy three doctor practice with the help of his wife, Dr. Patricia Hayes. In 2006, Dr. Holtan hired his daughter Kirstin manage the practice so he could partially retire. Kirstin and her husband Mark bought the practice in 2011 and undertook a major facility remodeling and upgrade. SMPMC or “Pet Medical” to many long time clients, is today, a state-of-the-art full-service hospital in all respects with five full-time doctors, an experienced long- term support staff and sincere dedication to quality pet healthcare. Our motto is “Where Experience Matters” and it comes from our investment in our people, training and equipment. Our practice is dominated by senior staff and doctors that have been with us for 10, 15 even 20 years, and we constantly invest in our team to ensure that are the best at what they do. Our doctors have an average of 22 years of experience as DVM’s. In 2009 and 2012 we added two GE ultrasound machines, and are the only hospital in Southern California to utilize the new GE S8 Ultrasound machine which provides us unrivaled diagnostic capability.  In 2010 we went fully digital for radiographs, allowing us to manipulate images for better diagnostics and to collaborate with area specialists via the Internet.  In 2013, we added digital dental X-ray to allow us to take the highest quality dental x-rays to further help us treat dental disease – the number one disease in both dogs and cats. These diagnostic tools help us diagnose problems early and help us to provide the latest treatments for your pets if they become ill. By providing a much clearer picture of what is going on in your pet’s body, our doctors can offer better, faster and more complete diagnoses and work with you on a firm treatment plan. As seen in People magazine, our very own Dr. Tony George is a renowned acupuncturist, and practitioner of blended East/West medicine. Dr. George was featured in People magazine as one of Southern California’s best veterinarians. More recently our hospital and the faces of many of our staff and doctors were featured in several Internet and television commercials for AT&T. Some of our staff relished their “15 minutes of fame” when clients would come in and say they saw them on television. Our Medical Director, Dr. Mary Isaacs joined (or should we say rejoined) us in 2011 to lead our team of doctors. For her, working at SMPMC has unusual meaning because, as a young girl growing up in Santa Monica, she worked for Dr. Twitchell bathing animals and as a young tech in training. When Dr. Isaacs stepped foot in our practice in 2011 it was a walk back in time except for many walls had moved! SMPMC has a long history of community involvement and has supported rescue organizations and pet adoption efforts from the very beginning, and continues to do so to this day. In all, SMPMC is still very much a family oriented practice and everyone who is part of SMPMC is part of something more than a business, it is a place where friendships are formed and feelings are real. Come in and share some of your stories and we may just post them here into our "history section". Thank you from the doctors and staff of Santa Monica Pet Medical Center.
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