• We're Still Open and Here For You!
    With the COVID-19 shutdown, we are implementing safety protocols and offering curbside service. At this time, no clients are allowed inside the hospital.

Our COVID-19 Safety Protocols!

With the outbreak of COVID-19, Larchmont Animal Clinic is doing our part in protecting our clients, our community and our staff. A few things to be aware of before coming down with your furry loved one.

* Call First! We need to schedule you a time slot to come down and inform you of what to do when you arrive for your allotted time. 

* Be Patient. With safety protocols and limited staff, your pet's visit might take longer than you are probably expecting.

* Wear A Mask. Make sure that you wear your mask at all times when coming into contact with the staff to protect them and yourself.

* Bring your cell phone. All communications with the staff and doctor will be via phone call while you wait in your car/outside. This limits exposure to COVID-19.

* Have your credit card or Care Credit information ready. We will charge out clients for procedures, medications and food over the phone only. We are no longer physically handling cash or credit card transactions.

* Bring A Leash/Carrier. To keep exposure to a minimum, we are doing drop off/curbside service only and entrance into the building is for staff only at this time.

* Thank You! For complying with our safety protocols and helping our staff feel safe enough to come into work so that we can make sure that your furry loved ones are taken care of!

Your Trusted Los Angeles Veterinarians
Serving the Wilshire/ Hancock Park area for over 40 years

Welcome to Larchmont Animal Clinic

Welcome to the Larchmont Animal Clinic! For over 40 years our practice has been here to serve the Hancock Park, Hollywood, Wilshire Square, Larchmont Village, Wilshire area, West Los Angeles, Los Feliz, and Central Los Angeles area. If you’re looking for a Los Angeles veterinarian to provide the best pet healthcare for your animal companions, we're here for you!

Mission Statement

Veterinarian Jan Ciganek

Our goal is to help pets live longer, healthier lives and enjoy time with their owners. We do this by providing high-quality medical care for pets and outstanding client education and serving our clients with compassion and professionalism.

Our Services

We offer a complete range of services to fit every stage of your pet’s life. Our dedicated, caring and friendly doctors and staff can provide:

Veterinary Services

Our staff is Fear Free Certified!

What does that mean? Our Los Angeles vets and staff have passes a rigorous educational training program so that we can help provide a Fear Free veterinary visit. Fear Free visits eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress, and create an experience that is better and safer for you, your pet and our staff. The program includes regularly updated continuing education classes and training courses.


We are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association

To become accredited by AAHA, we must demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service, and be measured against the most rigorous standards in the veterinary industry.

As a full service AAHA accredited veterinary hospital in LA, we offer complete medical, surgical, dental and diagnostic care for your pet. We maintain an in-house pharmacy, a diagnostic laboratory and state of the art digital X-rays. We are more than happy to answer questions from concerned clients.

Our patients come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing they all have in common is a loving family that wants nothing but the best when it comes to their pets’ health and well-being.

Welcome to our extended family!

Dr. Jan Ciganek
Larchmont Animal Clinic | 323-463-4889

316 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Jan Ciganek, DVM
    Owner, Veterinarian

    Dr Ciganek, also known as Dr.C, is the owner of Larchmont Animal Clinic.  He attended the University of Minnesota where he graduated in 1973.  He moved to New York City in 1974 to complete an internship in advanced training at the Henry Bergh Memorial Hospital.  In 1977 he opened his practice at the Larchmont Animal Clinic.  He is a supporter of various local schools and organizations and a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  In his spare time, Dr C enjoys restoring classic cars and hanging out with his family which includes three rescue dogs and seven rescue cats.

  • Vanessa Aberman, DVM

    Dr. Vanessa Aberman is the daughter of a veterinarian and is a native of Los Angeles.  She has been in practice for nearly 20 years and has finally landed at a terrific practice near to her home.  She was medical director of a veterinary practice for 12 years in the San Fernando Valley.  Because she didn't have enough to do with a husband and two boys and managing a busy practice, she decided to become a boarded specialist in canine and feline practice in 2011.   As a result of her diplomat statue, she was promoted to Area Medical Director where she mentored new veterinarians, and coached and educated hospital teams regarding best medical practices.  The more she became an agent of management, the more she realized she missed being a neighborhood veterinarian.  Luckily, she landed at Larchmont Animal Clinic over a year ago and has truly enjoyed being back in practice.  She has a special interest in dentistry, internal medicine and team education.

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  • Susy Horowitz, DVM

    Dr. Susy Horowitz was a familiar face at Larchmont Animal Clinic during the 1990's, she left to pursue a career in Shelter Medicine. After 22 years at the Pasadena Humane Society, she retired in 2018 and returned to Larchmont Animal Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Horowitz has a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Davis and graduated with a DVM at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr. Horowitz enjoys scuba diving and photography.


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