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Welcome to Brea Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Brea CA
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

  • Dr.
    Linda Larsen
    DVM
    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:  http://www.pacificveterinarysurgeryservices.com)

  • 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

  • Peter Vogel
    VMD, DACVS
    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
    DVM
    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 

    https://www.vet4healthypet.com/services/imaging/)

  • Dr.
    Fred Brewer IV
    DVM, DACVIM
    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: 

    http://www.californiapetcardiology.com/about.html)

  • 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
    Veterinarian

    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.

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  • Allison Massenzio, BVSc,MRCVS
    Veterinarian

    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).

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  • Alexandra K
    Office Manager + Veterinary Assistant

    Alexandra has been working in the veterinary field since 2005 and plans to begin her journey to become a Registered Veterinary Technician someday. She lives with her dogs, Chester and Violet. 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.

  • Lacy
    Receptionist

    Lacy, or 'Red,' has been with Brea Vet since 2017 and in the animal health field since 2007. She has loved animals as long as she can remember. She is a proud pet parent and dreams of owning an animal sanctuary one day.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    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

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

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