Meet The Doctors

  • 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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  • 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)

  • 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.
    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)

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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:

8:00 am-5:00 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