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Welcome to Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Fountain Valley, CA
Call us at (714) 963-0440

Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital is dedicated to offering quality and personalized veterinary care.

Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital was built in 1972 by Dr. Wayne Kopit's father, Harold Kopit, DVM.  Dr. "Wayne" helped design the hospital and worked for his dad while still in High School.  Dr. "Wayne" then officially assumed ownership in 1985, where he has served the health needs of several generations of family pets.

Below are some of the services offered at Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital:

  •     Puppy and Kitten Health Care Plans
  •     General Health Exams/Health Certificates
  •     Pet Boarding Facility
  •     Dental Services including: Radiography, Oral Surgery,    
  •     Extractions and Cleaning
  •     Non-Anesthetic dental services, on select cases
  •     Geriatric Exams
  •     Orthopedic Surgery
  •     Internal Medicine
  •     Dermatology
  •     Radiology
  •     Ultrasonography
  •     EKG's
  •     On-site diagnostic lab and pharmacy
  •     Parasite Control Programs
  •     Reptile, Rabbit and Rodent

At Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Wayne Kopit / Dr. Heidi Tschauner 
Fountain Valley Veterinarian | Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital | (714) 963-0440

18542 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708


Recent studies may have linked grain free diets that contain lentils, peas, legumes, pinto beans and potatoes to a serious heart muscle disease called cardiomyopathy.  The following breeds have a genetic link to the disease: Golden Retreivers, Newfoundlands, Great Danes, Doberman Pinchers, Saint Bernards, Irish Wolfhounds, Cocker Spaniels and King Charles Cavalier Spaniels.  These dogs should not be on a grain free diet. All dogs may be at risk, and further investigation is still on going. While the genetic disease can only be helped with medication, if caught early, the grain free diet cases can be reversed with diet change.

We are recommending transitioning dogs off of a grain free diet, unless your dog has a sensitivity to wheat, corn, soy, barley or any other grains. Corn, wheat, and grains are a good source of nutrition for dogs, unless they have a known allergy to them. Grain free diets may cause a life threatening heart muscle disease and should probably not be fed to all dogs until more information is learned.

Please refer to the following links for more details about Grain Free diets and Cardiomyopathy, and what to look for in a diet.  We recommend all diets should be AAFCO certified (Association of American Feed Control Official). disease/

With the recent legalization of Marijuana in the state of California, a lot of pet owners have questions about CBD, and Hemp products for their pets.   We have provided some information to address any questions or concerns you may have.  Please click on the link below.

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Wayne Kopit

    Dr. Wayne Kopit graduated from the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.  He then completed a rotating internship in radiology, internal medicine and surgery at the California Animal Hospital in 1985.  Dr. Kopit took over Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital in October, 1985.

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  • Dr.
    Heidi Tschauner
    Staff Veterinarian

    Dr. Heidi Tschauner (Dr. 'Heidi') graduated with honors from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.  She completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at New York's prestigious Animal Medical Center in 1995. Dr. Tschauner joined Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital in 2002.

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  • Jenn Castano
    Office Manager

    Jenn has been the Office Manager at Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital since February 2008, and has been working in the Veterinary field since 2001.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, camping, traveling and photography.  Jenn has 2 cats, 'Norman' an orange tabby and 'Jax' a brown and white tabby short haired cat.

  • Debbie Sharp

    Debbie has been with Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital since 1994 and has been working in the Veterinary field for over 25 years.  In her spare time she enjoys fishing with her family and friends.  Debbie has two cats at home named 'Noodles' and 'Kharma'.  Debbie completed her Veterinary Technician courses in April of 2004 and passed her CA state board exam in July, 2004.

  • Fidel Solorzano
    Veterinary Assistant

    Fidel began working at Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital in August of 1995.  He started in the veterinary field through ROP classes in high school.  When he isn't at work, he enjoys fishing, BBQ'ing and archery.   His favorite cat breed is the British Shorthair and his favorite breed of dog is the Brussels Griffon.

  • Ignacio Duran
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ignacio joined Brook-Ellis Pet Hospital in 2008, after completing veterinary assistant school.  He is the proud owner of 'Hennessey' a four year old Siberian Husky.

  • Pam Jacoby & Remington

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  • Lauren Armstrong & Marston
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bio coming soon..

  • Nicole Hendrick

    Bio coming soon..


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