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Call us at (714) 529-4988

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If you live in Brea or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Julie Forbes is a licensed CA veterinarian, treating dogs and cats. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Brea Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Julie Forbes has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Brea veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (714) 529-4988 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Brea veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Brea pet owners.

At Brea Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Julie Forbes
Brea Veterinarian | Brea Veterinary Hospital | (714) 529-4988

675 S Brea Blvd
Brea, CA 92821

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Brea Veterinary Hospital | 675 S. Brea Blvd. Brea, CA 92821 P: (714) 529-4988 | Driving Directions | [email protected]

Mon-Fri: 8:00am-6:00pm | Sat: 8:00am-5:00pm  | Sun: 9:00am-2:00pm (temporarily) | Click here for our holiday schedule

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Crystal G
    Veterinary Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    Crystal has 9 years of veterinary experience. Her dream is to be an RVT with a degree in media/photography so she can combine all of her passions into one. She has a cat, Hendrix, and a snake, Dracrys. 

    'I love every aspect of working with animals, to be able to make some difference in their lives means the world to me.' -Crystal
  • Dr.
    Linda Larsen
    Mobile Surgical Specialist

    Dr. Linda J. Larsen is a board-certified small animal surgeon and the sole proprietor of Pacific Veterinary Surgery Services. She received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Minnesota, college of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She continued her advanced training through a one year rotating medicine and surgery internship at Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine; followed by a three year surgery residency and Master of Science (MS) degree program at Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of her residency Dr. Larsen accepted a one year clinical instructorship position at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine where she trained residents, interns and students in small animal surgery. She then returned home to California entering private referral practice in 1999 and opening PVSS in November, 2006.

    (Biography from Pacific Veterinary Surgery Services:

  • Katie M
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Katie is our new Head RVT, but has more than 11 years of experience, which has been everything from equine, emergency, critical care, surgery, exotic, small animal, and even bone scan and MRI.  At home, she spends time with her 5-year-old daughter, a dog named Fiana, and two cats, Jack Frost and Bourbon. She enjoys being able to help heal animals and educate owners and fellow technicians to help pets live a long, healthy life.

  • Kathleen G
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kathleen is in school to be a Registered Veterinary Technician. She came for a job shadow in high school and as soon as she was free, we called her up to make her apart of our team.

  • Peter Vogel
    Mobile Surgeon

    Dr. Peter Vogel is one of Orange County’s most trusted veterinary surgeons serving Southern California for over 26 years. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has a special interest in orthopedic surgeries. He now provides mobile services performing many types of surgeries. 

  • Dr.
    Ann Reed
    Mobile Radiologist Specialist

    Dr. Reed received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1991. She completed her radiology residency in 1995 at The University of Missouri-Colombia. Dr. Reed is also a board certified diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. She performs all the ultrasound examinations and the radiology diagnostics at Brea Veterinary Hospital. Her clinical experience as a certified radiologist is very helpful in the diagnosis of complicated cases, as well as for good patient prognosis.

    Dr. Reed is also athletic. She enjoys many sports, like running, water skiing, basketball, soccer, and biking.

    (Biography from:

  • Dr.
    Fred Brewer IV
    Mobile Cardiologist Specialist

    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.
    In addition to providing the best quality of care for his patients, Dr. Brewer is an avid surfer and enjoys playing water polo, traveling, and photography. 

    (Biography from California Pet Cardiology:

  • Rachel K
    Veterinary Assistant

    Rachel was born to be in the vet field.

  • Grace R
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Grace has been a part of the Brea Vet team since 2003. She is a jack of all trades, master of all.

  • Katherine Cubias
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Katherine is an RVT and has been a part of the Brea Vet team since February 2020.

  • Sophia
    Veterinary Assistant

    Sophia started working in the veterinary field in 2017 during senior year in high school, starting as a kennel attendant and worked her way up. It is her dream to be an Equine Veterinarian, but for now, she is attending Mt. Sac to get her RVT certification. She lives with her boyfriend, corn snake, cat, and two dogs.

  • Mandi Sanchez
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Mandi has been an RVT for 5 years and in the field for 8 years. She has expanded her profession from general practice to specialty surgery. She enjoys yoga during her free time and playing with her cats.

  • Julie Forbes, DVM

    Dr. Julie Forbes graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Her interest in veterinary medicine started at the early age of 4 when she brought home a stray cat. After watching the cat deliver kittens, Dr. Forbes' interest in animals only grew. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but takes a special interest in dentistry and dermatology.

    She lives nearby with her family, their dogs, birds and cats.

    Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests: Dentistry and Dermatology

  • Allison Massenzio, BVSc,MRCVS

    Dr. Massenzio grew up in rural Pennsylvania and New Jersey and spent summers on her relatives' farms in Ireland where she fostered her love for animals.

    Dr. Massenzio received her BS in Animal Science from Rutgers University. In 2003, she graduated from the University of Liverpool, School of Veterinary Medicine in England with her BVSc (Bachelor of Veterinary Science) and MRCVS (Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons).

    After 2 years in upstate New York treating small animals and horses, Dr. Massenzio moved to California. She resides nearby with her husband, children and their two dogs (a Maltipoo and Shiba Inu).

    Dr. Massenzio (or Dr. M as her clients call her) loves what she does and she especially enjoys allergy / dermatology and geriatric medicine.

  • Alexandra K
    Office Manager + Veterinary Assistant

    Alexandra has been working in the veterinary field since 2005 when she got the dog that changed her life, Chemic. She is now pursuing an education to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. She lives with her dogs, Violet and Pearl. She became Office Manager at Brea Vet in 2018.

  • Kelly
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kelly is a wonderful member of the Brea Veterinary Hospital team. She has an AS in Small Animal Care and in Veterinary Technology. She is planning to take her exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in the near future. Kelly is kind and enjoys providing loving care to all animals, especially her cat Simon and dog Butternut. We are very glad to have her here.

  • Davina
    Veterinary Assistant

    Davina started working at Brea Veterinary Hospital in October 2000. She is an assistant technician and she also works as the receptionist on occasion. She is the talented artist behind our BVH update board that you see when you come to our hospital. She lives in Brea with her husband, two children, and their full house of pets. She is kind and loving to our clients and their pets and we are happy to have her on our team.

  • Brittney
    Kennel Attendant

    Brittney has been coming to Brea Vet since she was born. She has been a part of the staff since 2018 and values the learning opportunities she finds at Brea Vet. She has been inspired to pursue her interest in Animal Behavour for all species. She hopes to some day adopt a cat, despite her severe allergies to them.


Read What Our Clients Say

    My dog was injured at home. My usual vet could not see him so I called Brea Vet and they saw him immediately. Very pleased with the care he has received. They have called twice to see how he was doing.

    Linda S

    They saved my baby!!My senior dog was not doing well. I called my regular vet on a Monday and they told me that they could only see him on Friday. I told them that he needs to be seen sooner as he is sick. They told me that I can call an other vet. That is what I did. A call Brea Vet and they said to bring him in as a clinic appointment it is at a higher cost.I am so glad that I did. The wait was not too long. The did some blood test and found that he is a diabetic and started on medication. He is much better.The doctors follow up with him.Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Explain everything that is going on with my dog.I can't wait for Covid to be over so I can actually meet the doctors.

    G R

    I took my previous golden retriever one day when we could tell there wasn't something right. Unfortunately my dog had a tumor we were unaware of and passed a few days later. Although it was extremely hard for my family and I, we were so grateful that we found Dr. Forbes for his final few days. We had been to multiple veternarians and hospitals and he never liked it. We could tell by her calm presence, he was calm and when we brought him back a few days later to end his suffering, she spoke to us on the process and was so calm even though we were a mess and it was so comforting, I'll never forget that experience. After that, my family adopted a new puppy and has been taking her to Dr. Massenzio. They absolutely adore her and we know they take great care of her. I recently got married and adopted a new dog from the pound and brought him to Dr. Forbes. He was a bit fearful as he was also new to my home but I could tell he felt their energy and just went with it. And when we got him back to the car he didn't seem like he was ready to run out of there. Just calm. Both doctors are amazing, highly recommend to anyone I know to bring their pet here.

    Victoria G

    I am truly thankful for Brea Vet. These people really care about your pets like they are theirs and they will take you in short notice in case of emergencies. The doctors are kind and knowledgeable. My personal favorite is Dr. Forbes. She is patient and kind. All of the staff here are kind, patient, and professional and you can make appointments so you can avoid the wait that you would have at other pet clinics. Billie Jean and Charlotte love Dr. Forbes!

    Maria R

    Our cats and kitties have been patients for over 15 years. Brea Veterinary Hospital is very caring and knowledgeable about the best health care for cats and dogs. I would recommend this service group to anyone who has pets that they really love.

    Tom C

    They really care about your pet. I moved to a different county and had to change vets. When my dog got sick I couldn't get him in anywhere, not even his own vet. Dr. Forbes saw him the same morning I called. I will drive to Brea Vet from now on.

    Stella L

    hey are all always so caring and loving with our furry family members. And I certainly appreciate their patience.

    Carlota H.

    The vets as well as the entire staff are excellent. Vets are both knowledgeable and compassionate. We could not be more satisfied and pleased with everything

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    Dr. Allison is amazing! We brought in our dog for annual vaccines, and she is very thorough in making sure she asks about ALL aspects of his health. The entire staff is so friendly, accommodating, and make us feel like our pet is their only client!

    Brenda W.

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Our Regular Schedule

Brea Veterinary Hospital


8:00 am-6:00 pm


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


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9:00 am-2:00 pm

Holiday schedule:
We are closed on the following holidays:

New’s Year Day, Easter Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. On December 24th, we close at 1pm.

For after-hour-care, contact:
Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic
3920 N Harbor Blvd,
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 681-1979