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Dr. James Levin-Owner

Dr. James Levin's love of animals began in 1953 when his family moved into a suburb, blocks from the Detroit Zoo. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1973 with a B.S. in Zoology.  In 1977 Dr. Levin accomplished his life goal of becoming a veterinarian when he completed his DVM at Michigan State. In 1982 Dr. Levin moved to Laguna Beach, California with his wife Pam. He quickly became active in the coastal community.

Dr. and Mrs. Levin raised two daughters and son in Laguna Beach. All three children attended El Morro, Thurston and graduated from Laguna Beach High School. An active sports enthusiast, Dr. Levin, was a prominent figure in the community's sport scene. He coached all three children's AYSO soccer teams, as well as basketball for the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls club and NJB. Dr. Levin has also taken a strong interest in promoting animal care education in the Laguna Beach school system and has spent time volunteering in the classrooms at El Morro and Thurston. He is proud of the many young students he mentored over the years that have gone on to become veterinarian technicians and veterinarians. In addition, Dr. and Mrs. Levin have been avid supporters of SchoolPower for over 25 years.

2017 mark Dr. Levin's 36th year anniversary as owner and operator of Laguna Beach Animal Hospital. Dr. Levin has a special interest in helping others, both animals and people. He is a member of the AVMA,CVMA, SCVMA, and AAHA. Dr. Levin has worked with and supported the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, Bluebell Foundation for Cats, and the Animal Crackers Pet Rescue. He has also been a long standing board member of Animal Urgent care facility, providing after hours veterinary care for Southern California

Dr. Levin has one golden retriever, Frankie. Dr. Levin can be seen often walking or riding his bike with his wife and dog through Heisler Park and North Laguna.

Dr. Amy Rosencrantz

Dr. Amy Rosencrantz graduated from Kansas State University in 2008. She then went on to complete and internship in small animal surgery and medicine at the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in NYC. She has been working in Southern California ever since and is thrilled to be a part of the team at Laguna Beach Animal Hospital. Dr. Rosencrantz has a special interest in internal medicine and dermatology and is a member of the AVMA, CVMA, and SCVMA. She looks forward to getting to know your pet family through the stages of their lives. Dr. Rosencrantz has a dog named Forrest, and a cat named P.J. and can be seen down at the beach enjoying the views with her pup. 

Dr. Cathy Nguyen

Dr. Cathy Nguyen grew up in Orange County and did her undergraduate studies at Stanford University. She received her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2013. She completed a small animal rotating internship at California Veterinary Specialists where she gained valuable clinical and surgical skills. She has a special interest in soft tissue surgery. She is excited about being a part of the Laguna Beach Animal Hospital team and looks forward to providing compassionate care to your furry family members. She is a member of the AVMA, CVMA. and SCVMA. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her family and two dogs, Zoe and Olive.

Dr. Heather Schoppee

Jorrell- Veterinary Assistant

Jorrell can't remember a time when he hasn't enjoyed being around animals. For Jorrell, the most rewarding part of working at Laguna Beach Animal Hospital is having the opportunity to provide a safe and loving environment for the pets. Jorrell has worked at Laguna Beach Animal Hospital since 2008.

Kallie-Veterinary Technician

Kallie grew up with all different types of animals. Her great grandfather was a veterinarian, so the love for animals has run in the family. She currently works as a kennel attendant but through her education at the Professional Veterinary Assistant school aspires to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She loves caring for all of the pets that we see and feels honored to assist in saving lives and treating sick animals. Kallie owns two adorable dogs, Louie a 7 year old cairn terrier and Baylee a 4 year old poodle mix. She loves to take her dogs to the beach in her spare time and also enjoys horseback riding.

Sara-Veterinary Technician

Alex- Office Manager

Stephanie-Veterinary Technician

Roger-Registered Veterinary Technician