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
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
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
“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
“I’m definitely glad I came today, it was very good!”
Meet our Doctors
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 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
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
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 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 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.
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
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
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
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
Pearl - Assistant Security
Sparkletts and Woody - Bloomfield Angels
Our team loves having a great time!