Vet in Lake Forest, CA
Serrano Animal & Bird Hospital FAQs
There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.
What kinds of pets do you see?
At Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital, we see almost all companion animals, including cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, rodents, ferrets, hedgehogs, reptiles, amphibians, primates, and fish.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Do you offer payment plans?
Do I need to make an appointment?
Do I have to vaccinate my pet?
Yes. California and Orange County require all dogs to be vaccinated for rabies. We highly recommend cats to also be vaccinated for rabies as well. If your pet were to bite someone or another animal, or if there is suspected contact with a bat (very common in South Orange County) they are required to be quarantined. If current on their rabies vaccine, this quarantine is often done at home. We only recommend vaccines according to your pet’s lifestyle and risks based on established vaccine guidelines.
Do I really need to get my pet flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives all year round?
My pet had the same problem last time. Can’t I just get a refill of the same medication?
Do you offer emergency services?
What do I do if I find an injured wild animal?
DO NOT TRY TO CAPTURE THE ANIMAL YOURSELF! If you get injured, it may result in the animal being euthanized for rabies testing instead of being treated. Please call your local animal control agency. They are trained to assess the animal, safely capture it if needed, and transport it to the appropriate wildlife care facility. In most of Orange County, call Orange County Animal Care Center at 714-935-6848, after hours 714-259-1122. In Dana Point and San Clemente contact Coastal Animal Services Authority at 949-492-1617. In Irvine contact Irvine Animal Services at 949-724-7200. In Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, and Rancho Santa Margarita contact Mission Viejo Animal Services at 949-470-3045. In Newport Beach contact Newport Beach Animal Control at 949-644-3717. In Costa Mesa contact Costa Mesa Animal Control at 714-754-5674.