Dr. Lagerwerff

For 40 years, The Animal Doctors have provided the highest quality veterinary care for clients throughout the South San Francisco Bay area. With outstanding expertise and time-honed experience, they give conscientious attention to each animal they care for. From newly weaned puppies and kittens to geriatric pets, each animal—and its owner—is treated with the utmost respect, compassion and hospitality. The Animal Doctors really do care. This is one of the
reasons pet owners return to the clinic year after year, often referring friends to the practice. In fact, the largest percentage of The Animal Doctors’ new clients are referrals from the many loyal clients who wouldn’t take their beloved pets elsewhere.

The Animal Doctors have been AAHA-accredited since 1987, which means they are among only 15% of veterinary practices across the nation that voluntarily meet the most rigorous of
standards in cleanliness, professionalism, patient care and quality of veterinary medicine. Their exceptional primary care services include everything from annual exams and vaccinations to indepth diagnostic procedures, on-site laboratory testing, surgery, geriatric animal care and end-of-life hospice counseling and support. Their unique specialty services include laser therapy, endoscopy and anesthesia-free dental care.

For optimum diagnostics, The Animal Doctor veterinarians routinely consult with a variety of specialists, including cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, pathologists and behaviorists. When necessary, The Animal Doctors will refer patients to such specialists, while continuing to stay involved in the animal’s healing, working in conjunction with specialists so the animal gets the best possible care and the owner is involved in the comprehensive plan.

By combining state-of-the-art medicine with the old-fashioned values of friendliness, compassion and personalized care, The Animal Doctors have maintained a thriving veterinary practice through the decades. The practice started with excellent veterinary medicine, and grew by word-of-mouth recommendations.

The Animal Doctors are located at the heart of Palo Alto, near the intersection of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road. The clinic is in close proximity to Stanford University and midtown Palo Alto and is easily accessed from both Highway 101 and I-280.

The Animal Doctors:
461 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 325-1343
(650) 326-4975 (Fax)

E-mail The Animal Doctors at theanimaldoctors(at)

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-6pm
Doctors’ hours by appointment only

*For refills and emergencies, please call the office rather than e-mailing
so The Animal Doctors can give you the immediate attention you need.