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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

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.

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/CannabisAndPets.htm

We are excited to partner with Trupanion and offer you the convenience of Vet Direct Pay! We can now submit claims electronically at checkout, so if your pet is covered by a Trupanion policy, you can skip the traditional claims and reimbursement process. You can pay only your portion of the bill (as little as 10%) — Trupanion pays the rest of the balance directly to us at checkout! Contact our office for details!   

Medical insurance for pets can help you pay for unexpected illnesses and injuries. Trupanion can cover a significant portion of your veterinary bill (up to 90% of eligible costs*) in minutes.  With a Trupanion policy, our clients often pay only their part of the bill at checkout and leave the hospital without waiting for claim approvals and reimbursements. You can learn more about Trupanion coverage and direct payments at Trupanion.com.         

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

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

2:00 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.

  • Melissa Morse
    Receptionist

    Coming soon..

  • 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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