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Meet The Team of Bloomfield Animal Hospital

Bloomfield Animal Hospital is your partner in all things pet-related. We started more than thirty years ago as a family owned and operated pet clinic and have remained that since. Pet owners in the Lakewood, CA area trust us for preventive, medical, surgical, and emergency care. We truly treat you like one of the family!

Dr. Jose Arambulo, a licensed, experienced veterinarian has built a team committed to helping clients keep their pets healthy year-round through good nutrition, daily exercise, and preventive treatments. We utilize current technologies to deliver safe, effective therapies, but we never forget that pets are valued family members. These technologies include mobile CT scans. Our approach to diagnostics blends the convenience and ease of “mobile” services with the cutting-edge capabilities of Computerized (or Computed) Tomography (CT). This scanning technology can use a series of X-ray images at various angles to create “virtual” cross-sections or “slices” of tissues. This alternative to plain old X-rays allows us to get better insights into the health and condition of your pet’s bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues. The more detailed and comprehensive information that we have, the better! Accurate diagnoses support plans that effectively treat the underlying cause of our canine and feline friends’ symptoms. They deserve to be treated with loving care at every visit to Bloomfield Animal Hospital.

Bloomfield Animal Hospital Provides Free Seminar to Pet Parents for Health Education

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There’s a place on Norwalk Boulevard that can help you with all of your pets’ needs!

“Thank-you for calling Bloomfield Animal Hospital, this is Tiffany, how can I help you?”

Bloomfield Animal Hospital has been operating in Lakewood since 2011. Through years of caring for their pet patients, Dr. Arambulo and the staff at Bloomfield noticed that some of their clients were unable to tell the difference between serious health situations and lesser problems with their pets.

“So we think about maybe teach our clients and community how to save their pet in case of emergency.” Dr. Jose Arambulo

They agreed that a free seminar covering these topics would be helpful to animal lovers in Lakewood.

“We just wanted to make sure that everyone knows what is considered an emergency, what isn’t considered an emergency and how exactly to treat, there’s little things at home you can do to help stabilize your pet and it gives you enough time in order if it is considered an emergency, how to transport your pet over to the vet to get the care it needs, or if it is something that can possibly wait until the following day.” Melissa Garcia, Practice Manager, Bloomfield Animal Hospital

Another concern was that many didn’t have first aid kits or emergency preparedness kits for their pets.

“People barely think about their own disaster kits, let alone their pet’s disaster kits, and then when the action starts happening, they’re going to need to have a disaster kit in place. That way they can know what they need, the documentation, know they should have extra medication on hand, it’s just important that they have everything in one spot so it’s easy for them to evacuate.” Diva Gomez, CVT, Bloomfield Animal Hospital.

“There are certain standards that have to be met in order for your pet to actually go into an evacuation center. You have to make sure your pet is up to date on vaccines. They won’t just take all these pets and put them into one huge area, one pet comes in with kennel cough or parvo, it’s going to spread to everyone. So, these are things that people must know they have to have ready in case we have to leave our houses.” Melissa Garcia, Practice Manager, Bloomfield Animal Hospital

First aid tips included basic information on flea and tick prevention, overheating, and drowning.

“Lift the pet up by its hind legs, up in the air, this will allow all the water in the lungs to come out through the nose and the mouth.” Melissa Garcia.

“We tried to not help only our clients, but the whole community. We want to share our knowledge on how to stabilize them until you take them to the vet.” Dr. Jose Arambulo. The seminar also included instruction on CPR for your pet.

“If you have a pet that’s at home, and they’re lateral, their heart’s not beating, they’re not taking any breaths in. We really want to make sure you can give those organs some oxygen, give some breaths, so by the time they get here, we still have something to work with basically.” Diva Gomez, CVT, Bloomfield Animal Hospital.

Many of the pet parents got a chance to try CPR.

Giving back to the community is part of the routine at Bloomfield. The hospital regularly donates pet food to be distributed through the city’s Meals on Wheels program for pets of Lakewood’s homebound residents. Offering this free seminar is just another way for the Bloomfield team to contribute to their neighbors.

“We’re one doctor small business here. We’re family owned, we are family here.” Melissa Garcia, Practice Manager, Bloomfield Animal Hospital.

“This is actually a group effort. Everyone gets excited about it. They’re excited to teach the community. Everybody’s happy to be here. It’s nice to have a staff that wants to do good.” Diva Gomez, CVT.

Those that came to the seminar asked questions, took notes, and left feeling better prepared to care for their pets in any situation.

“I learned a lot from it. What you’re supposed to do if they have injuries, or burns, and the CPR.”

“I liked that they focused sort of on the emergency preparedness.”

“I’m definitely glad I came today, it was very good!”

Meet our Doctors

Dr. Jose Arambulo

Veterinary Hospital Lakewood - Dr. Jose Arambulo In January 2001, Dr. Arambulo became owner and chief veterinarian of Bloomfield Pet Clinic; in the spring of 2011 we relocated to our current location in Lakewood and is now the proud owner of Bloomfield Animal Hospital. His veterinary background includes a B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas and credentialed as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of the Philippines, earned in 1991. He completed clinical evaluation for veterinary medicine at Purdue University in Indiana. Dr. Arambulo served as a veterinarian at Banfield, and The Pet Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga, California before assuming ownership of Bloomfield Animal Hospital. He has a special interest in internal medicine, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. He has a wealth of experience in the treatment of eye, ear, and skin disorders. He is also an active member of the AVMAA (American Veterinary Medical Association), VIN (Veterinary Information Network), SCFVMA (Southern California Filipino Veterinary Medical Association), and SCVMA (Southern California Veterinary Medical Association) and a proud member of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Arambulo has been married to his lovely wife since 1997 and he has 3 sons. He also has 1 dog: Marsh.

Dr. Fred Brewer - Visiting Cardiologist

Dr. Fred Brewer - On Call Cardiologist Dr. Fred Brewer is a board certified (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) veterinary cardiologist. He is a native of southern California, growing up in Long Beach where he attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and later graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology.

Later, he received his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2009. Following the 4 years at Cornell University, he completed a 1-year general rotating internship at the California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group in West Los Angeles with Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger.

This was followed by a 3 year Cardiology residency at Cornell University, where he was trained to perform minimally invasive interventional procedures such as pacemakers, balloon valvuloplasties, and PDA occlusions. He has a keen interest in electrophysiology, has extensively studied the canine sinus node, and has published in veterinary medical journals. Additionally, he is experienced in the management of complex arrhythmias and the treatment of refractory heart failure.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Brewer please know that your pet must have had an exam at Bloomfield Animal Hospital within the past 6 months and your pet must be current with all their vaccines (DHPP, Bordetella, and Rabies).

Dr. Ann Reed - Visiting Radiologist

Veterinary Hospital Lakewood - Dr. Ann Reed Dr. Anne Reed graduated in 1991 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University, and she completed residency in radiology at University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995. Dr. Reed has been a Board-certified Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary radiology since that time. She moved to the Golden State in 1998 to provide diagnostic ultrasound and radiographic reviews for veterinary patients throughout Southern California.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Reed please know that your pet must have had an exam at Bloomfield Animal Hospital within the past 6 months and your pet must be current with their rabies vaccine.

Dr. Zachery Smith - Traveling Surgeon

Veterinary Hospital Lakewood - Dr. Zachery Smith Veterinary Orthopedics of California was created to develop a new experience for clients and general care veterinarians through an unprecedented approach to surgical services. Dr. Zachery Smith is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He specializes in complex orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. During Dr. Smith’s training he has been able to work with some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country. He has also had the privilege of lecturing both domestically and internationally on topics such as elbow replacement biomechanics, novel therapies for canine arthritis including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), stem cell therapy, hyaluronic acid and intraarticular injection treatment. These special interests carry over into his clinical practice with a pursuit for continued advancement in options for both minimally invasive and surgical therapies.

Meet our Staff

Melissa - Practice Manager

Melissa, Practice Manager Melissa is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology. Melissa also attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She is an active member of the SCVMA and the North Orange County Veterinary Practice Managers group and is an SCVMA Para-professional 2021 award winner. Melissa works closely with AAHA to maintain our hospitals' AAHA accreditation. She is also very dedicated to our Pets of Homeless program. Melissa is the CEO/founder of Grandpaws Foundation that is a 501(c)3 tax deductible nonprofit organization that helps low income seniors obtain pet food and gives monetary grants for veterinary care. She is working to obtain her CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) certification as well.

Throughout the years she has adopted many cats, an African Grey Parrot named Angel and has a Pembroke Corgi named Oscar.

Melissa's Achievement

Liz - Lead Customer Service Representative

Liz - Lead Customer Service Representative I have 3 dogs and 2 cats at home. I love getting to know you and your pets when you come into the office. I am here to help and guide you for all your pet's health care needs.

Nicole - Customer Service Representative

Nicole - Customer Service Representative I am a receptionist at Bloomfield Animal Hospital. I have 2 cats named Mango and Shrimp and I have a pug named Stella. I love animals and cannot wait to meet you and your fur babies.

Jessica, RVT - Lead Veterinary Technician

Jessica, RVT - Lead Veterinary Technician I’m a registered veterinary technician and I got into the veterinary field because of my love for animals. I love being able to help keep the fur babies healthy and their owners happy.

Elyssa, RVT - Registered Veterinary Technician

Elyssa, RVT - Registered Veterinary Technician Vet medicine is something that's always interested me since I was a kid so it's a dream come true to me able to do it for work! It'd always worth it seeing a pet feeling happy and healthy and my own pets, Diluc my cat, and Buddy my bird, help keep me motivated!


Sinatra - Head of Security

Sinatra, Head of Security

Pearl - Assistant Security

Pearl, Assistant Security

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Veterinary Hospital Lakewood - Sparkletts and Woody

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