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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

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Brook Ellis Pet Hospital, like many businesses big and small, is concerned with the unprecedented global challenges that we are facing due to COVID-19, a novel coronavirus.  Please be assured that during this time of uncertainty, the health and safety of the BEPH team members and customers is our highest priority.

In an attempt to keep all of us safe and keep our doors open to serve our clients and their pets, we have enforced the following protocols.  Remember, this is to help slow the progression of the COVID-19.  If anyone here becomes ill, the hospital will shut down.

Although we have always strictly followed and enforced American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) standards and hygiene protocols in our office, we have increased our procedures in regards to sanitizing. We are taking additional steps and have instituted more preventative measures with increased frequency in cleaning public areas throughout the day including exam rooms, door handles, and other frequently touched areas.  We are committed to upholding the highest of standards in service and safety to our customers and employees, especially during a time of need. Our team is staying well informed by closely following up-to-date guidelines from the CDC and AVMA.

Given that social distancing is a critical practice in decreasing the transmission of any infectious disease, we are currently recommending that clients limit their appointment to one adult accompanying their pet(s).  If you are in need of assistance by a friend/family member/transportation service, we ask that those providers remain in the car during your pet’s appointment.  

We have instituted a protocol to see patients in the safest way possible for our staff and clients:

  • We ask that all paperwork be completed prior to arrival using the forms available at https://www.brookellispethospi... and complete all necessary email communications. 
  • Clients are asked to call 714-963-0440 to notify our receptionists as soon as you have parked your car.  We will let you know when we are ready to see you and take a history of the problem to be addressed.
  • You will wait in your car and when ready to be seen and asked to come into the lobby, and a member will meet you and take your dog on a leash or carry your cat in a carrier for the doctors to examine. You will then wait in your car and the doctor will call you and discuss the findings, course of treatment and discuss a quote.
  • We are limiting our reception room to no more than two people.
  • We are requesting that clients do not transport pets if they are ill and they limit the number of people to one at each appointment. 

We also encourage you to take advantage of our “Drop Off” appointments, to minimize contact time in our exam rooms.  We will be waiving our “Drop Off’ fees during this time and we ask that you fill out our drop off forms, which are on our website, prior to bring your pet(s) into our hospital.  In addition to the above changes, we have instituted increased sanitary measures, including hand sanitizers in our lobby, with multiple disinfection procedures of our common areas throughout the day.  We have also educated our employees on best practices, as advised by the Centers for Disease Control in order to avoid the spread of infection.

 

*COVID-19 is not transmitted through our house pets, i.e. dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles*





Office Hours

Our New Schedule-Due to COVID-19

Monday:

7:30 am

7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am

7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am

7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am

7:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am

7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am

1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Wayne Kopit
    D.V.M.

    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
    DVM
    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
    RVT

    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
    Receptionist

    Coming soon..

  • Lauren Armstrong & Marston
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bio coming soon..

  • Nicole Hendrick
    Receptionist

    Bio coming soon..

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