Once you have consulted with your primary care veterinarian and they have referred your pet to our Internal Medicine specialist, you can call Monday through Friday 8am-5pm to schedule an appointment. If our coordinator is unavailable at those times, you may be asked to leave your name and phone number so we can schedule an appointment for you when she is available.
For the safety of all hospital patients, all dogs and cats must be leashed, crated or carried at all times. Retractable leashes must be locked at all times.
Appointments/consultations are approximately 60 minutes, depending on the severity of the case. Our internist will review the medical record and speak to you about the ongoing issues.
In most cases, an abdominal ultrasound will be performed during the consult.
The cost of consultation with our Internal Medicine specialist is $150.00 for the initial examination and $415.00 for the abdominal ultrasound if indicated. Payment can be made by cash, check, Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express, Scratch Pay, SunBit Financial or CareCredit. We do not extend lines of credit. All payment is due at time of services.
Proposed Treatment Plan
All clients are presented with proposed treatment plans for medical care for their pet. After examination by our doctor, a treatment plan will be generated based on the medical needs of the pet. A pre-payment of the high end of the treatment plan is required for treatment.
JD Calsyn, VDM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
JD Calsyn, VMD, DACVIM grew up in Southern California and attended college at University of California Los Angeles. After graduation from University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, he did a rotating internship at the Bobst Hospital of the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following his internship, Dr. Calsyn worked as an emergency doctor at Red Banks Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ. Following his time as an emergency doctor at Red Banks, Dr. Calsyn started his 3 year residency in Internal Medicine. Since passing his boards, he has worked at Laurel Pet Hospital as the Medical Director.
Dr. Calsyn enjoys outdoor activities such as basketball, hiking, and skiing. He is currently a football coach at Flintridge Prepatory School in La Canada. He coaches the outside linebackers and quarterbacks as well as calling the plays for the Junior varsity offense.