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Who We Are
We are a privately owned, progressive veterinary ophthalmology practice offering comprehensive evaluations, advanced diagnostics (ERG, Gonioscopy, Ocular Ultrasound, etc.) and both medical and surgical therapies (Ciliary Body Ablation, Cryoepilation, Phacoemulsfications, etc.) for our patients. Established in 2013, Integrative Ophthalmology for Pets started out by renting space from various general practice animal clinics in order to have room for exams. As our clientele grew, so did our company. We have moved from renting exam rooms to having our own location near the heart of the Mid-Wilshire district.
Our services include a wide range of integrative therapies, mixing Eastern and Western medical recommendations for our patients. We also promote general ocular wellness and food therapy based on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM).
Our Mission Statement
To create a balanced and preventative ocular health care plan based on a thorough ophthalmic examination and recognition of each patient as a whole and unique individual.
We intend to reinforce our commitment daily by:
- Honoring the relationship between our clients and their pets
- Providing the highest quality ophthalmic care and actively engaging clients in their pet’s health care treatment plan
- Promoting education about veterinary ophthalmology and preventative care
- Integrating conventional (‘Western’) and complementary (‘Eastern’) therapies when indicated and appropriate
- Cultivating a positive atmosphere and always maintaining our integrity
I found Integrative Ophthalmology on Yelp as I needed to take my bull terrier Lotti for a professional eye examination. I called in and made an appointment over the phone and online, it was very simple. When we showed up for the appointment it was easy parking and the office was really nice and pleasant. The young lady at reception was really nice and welcoming, she made us feel very comfortable. Another young lady then took us to the examination room where she done a general check on Lotti, she was really sweet with Lotti and again made us all feel very comfortable. Finally the doctor came in and gave a very thorough and deep examination of her eyes. Her bedside manner was exceptional and so sweet with Lotti. She explained everything in detail and we left there feeling 100% taken care of. I would feel comfortable recommending this place to anyone.Michael Citrone8/10/2019
This place should close. It is absolutely appalling how they treat their clients and the animals. They don't take accountability for their actions. I had a surgery with my dog at 7:30 and once I got there after driving 40 mins they lied to me about leaving a message about moving the appointment to 8:30, when my voice mail isn't even set-upOnce I started complaining they slammed the door in my face and they even sent me to voice mail. Keep in mind that my dogs surgery was 1,369 dollars.Unacceptable, rude, appalling behavior. Dr Park surely needs to get her staff in check cause she's not being a great leader, arriving at 8 am when my dogs surgery was scheduled 7:30.Lilian C.7/22/2020
Wow! (I am late on the review and first time yelping) This place is beyond words! I am soo impressed. I have had my shih tux for 6 years and she got a bad case of cataracts. I wasn't nor did I do my research on time and unfortunately she developed glaucoma. Her first eye was removed by Eye care for animals in Culver City (terrible stupid place) and I was worried and scared to put my dog through that place again so I found this place. Wow! Dr. Park is such a wonderful loving person and her staff. Her entire staff had this warm compassion vibe. It's very relaxing and mellow place even for myself! U walk in here and have to realize to RELAX bc we LA ppl r soo in tune with fast pace crap. Anyways , my pup got her second eye (last eye) removed here and my point is Dr. Park is awesome. What a blessing to have my fur baby taken care of here. Doctor helped me to my car and everything. Wonderful. We love u guys! Been through a lot but my little girl is happy at home and finally on a new routine. No eyes but she's definitely is a survivor and sassy little thing! Love you guys and thank you.Josefina G.3/01/2020
My dog was pawing at a persistently watery eye after having just survived being hospitalized at an animal hospital for lung issues. I realized the eye problem has been going on for a week and was likely ignored by the expensive yet not so astute vets at that corporate animal hospital ----I examined my dog who had a white oval ring in the watery eye and being in the medical field treating humans, I suspected a corneal ulcer. Took the dog to my vet and a fluorescein stain confirmed this serious problem not to be ignored although not an emergency. The vet wanted to refer me to an animal ophthalmologist if it had not healed after week of expensive eye drops. The specialist he had in mind had supposedly saved his dogs eye with minor surgery and a contact lens to help the cornea heal at a time when he had given up and was ready to remove his dogs eye already. I looked up the specialist and to my horror the Yelp reviews were abominable in regards to that specialist having an apparent personality disorder, outrageous costs and rude staffby several Yelper experiences. I had recently hospitalized my poor dog and have already paid thru the nose for specialists including a cardiologist, internist and Critical care . Here I go to see yet another specialist for my dog not to go blind...as I anticipate my bank account dwindling...but I'll be damned If I'm about to drop money on some irritating specialist no matter how competent. I feel satisfied having chosen Dr Park. She is not close to my home at all but I was curious about her Eastern Medicine approach. She and her staff were extremely efficient in communicating from the day I made the appointment to email/text reminders and parking tips. In fact I was the idiot dog parent distracted by my dogs cardiac condition traveling in the heat several miles driving to this clinic from the Valley and underestimating the traffic so that despite precautions I was still 30 min late. Despite that, I did not wait long to get in the exam room. They wasted no time shaming me for my error which cost me time that could've been spent going over nutrition and preventive care. My dog got a compassionate and thorough eye exam. Dr Park explained my dogs corneal problem and answered questions at my level (knowing I treat humans) but at the same time did not overestimate my comprehension since I neither specialize in dogs nor eyes. Her treatment plan was sound for my dogs age (13 yrs)and she did not upsell surgery since surgery would not prevent recurrence of the condition. The part I most appreciated was I got a thorough 2 page written emailed summary of my dogs diagnosis, treatment plan and rationale for her choices for my dog so my vet and I would completely understand what's going on and where she's coming from. She stayed she did this since she knows clients don't retain what is discussed in the consultation. I know that is true even from treating people. She also emailed me the nutritional info I missed out on.I wish all my dogs specialists would be the same as Dr Park in communicating. In fact they're usually very dodgy to even provide copies of her records /X-rays and for sure are uncomfortable once they find out I specialize in treating humans with heart and lung conditions and they're trying to sell me on an invasive procedure for my dog which makes no medical sense and would only torture her. Even if they had a good rationale , I've encountered many animal specialists sadly, with poor bedside manner and communication skills such that I end up frustrated or uneducated about what's best for the dog. A dog ophthalmologist is never going to be cheap but Dr Park was worth the trip, the time, and the money. I just hope that she and her office staff are able to maintain this as their practice grows.Aj A.8/03/2018
I can't begin to thank doctor park enough for her amazing care with my sassy shihtzu. Two weeks ago my dog developed what I thought was cataracts on his eye. Our primary vet suggested we see an eye specialist ASAP. With an extensive amount of research for the best care, I found doctor park via yelp. I emailed doctor park on a SUNDAY and she got back to immediately. She helped me schedule an appointment and answered all my questions to help prepare for my pups exam. Day of exam : I arrived early for my appointment. Dr. Park came out to greet me personally and apologized for making me wait. (Even though I'm the one that came early,she still apologized for having me wait ) She is SOO patient, kind and knowledgeable. My dog is extremely rowdy when dealing with strangers. But she took her time to carefully examine him even when he was trying to eat her fingers. Thank you doctor park !! You are amazing !!Lesly N.7/31/2017
Well where do I start? It has been a long journey with my dog but Dr.Park has been amazing she has gone above and beyond to help out my dog chai get better from last minute appointments to two surgery's.She has done everything possible to make my dog feel better looks like he is finally in the road to recovery fingers and paws cross. I know I can count on her if I encounter a problem with him. She will do anything possible to add me in her scheduled and help me out even If it's last minute. Thank you Dr. Park for not giving up on him we are truly blessed to have found you. People don't waist your time going elsewhere she is amazing,loving and passionate about animals. She will take the time and love with your pet I'm so grateful to have found her for my dogs needs. Thank youAgain for your time and dedication with my pupKendra S.8/01/2017
I was blessed to find Dr. Park for my dog's eye problem. She was so knowledgeable, kind and professional. I would recommend her to anyone needing an expert!Candace Culp1/20/2020
Still 5 stars, Dr Nancy is great, patient in explanting to dog parents and I noticed they have a new online confirmation system for appointments. I also appreciate that they are prompt in responding to emails and sent me my invoices and treatment report quickly. Parking is a little tight in the lot so come prepared for that.Arielle V.2/02/2019
I made an appointment here a month ago for my dog to get a checkup for her glaucoma and get refills on her eye drops. When I went in, the receptionist said my appointment was cancelled by me 4 days ago. I did not cancel my appointment in any way, and they could offer me no explanation for why it was cancelled. I took the day off work and drove an hour to come have my pet taken care of and they refused to see my dog or refill her eye drops. I will not be returning here, and I don't recommend making appointments here to anybody as they can be cancelled at any time without you knowing.Tiffany T.11/18/2019