Lital Kirszenbaum, DVM, MS (Owner)
I love animals. This is probably not the first time you have heard this from a veterinarian, but I also cannot imagine my life without this love of creatures- large, small, furry, and feathery.
When I started volunteering at the Los Angeles zoo, I worked with golden lion tamarins. Then, on the weekends, I began working at a veterinary clinic in North Hollywood. I remember assisting the veterinarian with all of duties, including holding animals for exams and procedures, using microscopes to look at cells, preparing the surgical packs, and assisting with surgery. My ambition continued from weekend work to summer work for over 7 years, including while attending UCLA.
At UCLA, I also worked for several years in the laboratory animal medicine department. All of my experiences, hard work, and love for science allowed me to pursue my master’s degree in biology, focusing on cancer research. During this time, I was a part of a team that developed multiple, widely used drugs for various cancers. I continued my research on cancer drugs at UCLA while applying to veterinary school.
Then came my dream- I was accepted and attended UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, I practiced at a hospital in Burbank for 4 years, then emergency medicine for a year, followed by private practice for 6 years. My search ended when I found Pet Vet Animal Hospital, where practicing excellent medicine, working closely with my dearest clients and patients, and providing the best standard of care to my patients existed.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending most of my time with my husband and sons-hiking, cooking, enjoying the outdoor festivities and going to the movies.
I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, and my sincere love for both people and animals is demonstrated daily. So, when do I get to meet you?
Howard Brown, DVM
Dr. Brown was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Texas at El Paso, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Dr. Brown graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine 1998 and has practiced in the Los Angeles area ever since. Dr. Brown purchased Pet Vet Animal Hospital in 2005. He is married with two grown children and two grandchildren to keep him busy.
Following a clinical year of study at Tufts University in Massachusetts he began practicing medicine in California working as an associate in a small animal practice in Simi Valley. Subsequently Dr. Brown began working in emergency medicine and as a daytime relief Veterinarian around the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas. His emergency medicine background gave him the opportunity to treat a wide variety of illnesses and surgeries. Our philosophy at Pet Vet is focused primarily on the love and care of animals. The well being of your animals is paramount to us. Dr. Brown and his team of professionals are all here to serve our clients and their pets with modern day medicine and old fashioned love.
Pauline Perry, DVM
Dr Pauline Perry graduated from UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and attended Loyola Marymount University for her BS in biology.
She has been practicing in S California since graduating from vet school and has been at Pet Vet Animal Hospital circa 2015.
Dr Perry enjoys soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and being able to solve diagnostic challenges; but most of all, she loves seeing all the happy pets with their loving humans.
In her spare time, Dr Perry volunteers with Worldvets to help spay and neuter dogs and cats to reduce overpopulation in third world countries.
Dr Perry enjoys physically challenging herself like tracking through the mountain villages in Nepal or backpacking on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Her current furry family includes 2 dogs and a lovebird.
Roger Koodish, RVT
Roger has been working at Pet Vet Animal Hospital as a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2005. He has worked in the veterinary field since 1998 at various hospitals in the Los Angeles area. Roger graduated with a degree in Agriculture-Veterinary Technology from Pierce College in 2000, and he became a California Registered Veterinary Technician in 2001. Before he changed to his current veterinary career, Roger worked in the hotel industry for 10 years.
Roger graduated with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Conrad Hilton College at the University of Houston in 1990. Roger is a Los Angeles native, but he has also lived in Chicago, Miami, San Diego, Houston and Austin.
In 1993, Roger returned to his hometown, where he lives today with his wife, son, five cats and a dog. When not at work, he enjoys sporting events, concerts, travel and family activities.