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Welcome to Lawndale Pet Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Lawndale CA

Call us at (310) 679-9522
Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (310) 679-9522!


Lawndale Pet Hospital has been serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County for more than 50 years and continues to provide high-quality veterinary care at affordable prices for all pet owners. As a comprehensive veterinary care practice for dogs and cats, our team is dedicated to serving all pets and the families who love them.

Whether you have a veterinary emergency or need wellness care for your new puppy or kitten, adult pet, or your senior animal, Lawndale Pet Hospital is available to offer excellent pet health care options. We want every client to have peace of mind knowing that we are here to serve and that we will do everything we can to promote your pet's health and quality of life.

If you have any questions about our practice, please contact the friendly staff of Lawndale Pet Hospital. We look forward to meeting your pet and welcoming you into our extended veterinary family.

Walk-ins welcome! No appointments necessary. Come see us today!

Dr. Paul Lynch
Lawndale Veterinarian | Lawndale Pet Hospital | (310) 679-9522

14700 Hawthorne Blvd
Lawndale, CA 90260

Lawndale Pet Hospital’s Team

  • Dr.
    Paul Lynch

    Dr. Paul Lynch is a California native and was born in Torrance. " I went to Biola University in La Mirada for undergraduate studies, and then worked as a small animal veterinarian in Los Angeles and Orange County since 1998. I attended veterinary school at Mississippi State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, where I believe the veterinary education, especially for primary care, was second to none. MSU’s internship program brought me back home to the South Bay for one of the country’s best training programs in surgery, ophthalmology, zoo medicine, and exotics. I am now excited to be serving you and the community. "

  • Dr.
    Susan Sanchez

    Dr. Susan Sanchez is a Southern California native and grew up with an array of pets – birds, fish, and dogs. At the young age of six, her parakeet developed a “bump” under its wing, and was taken to a vet for examination. She was in awe during the entire examination process - she knew she wanted to be a vet from a very young age. As she got older, she volunteered for her local animal hospital helping technicians give medications to in-house patients, taking animals for a walk, and preparing fecal samples to be analyzed under the microscope. After she obtained her undergraduate degree in biology, she started working as a receptionist at an animal hospital in Santa Monica that treated a variety of animals – cats, dogs, birds, small mammals, and reptiles. She pursued her veterinary career by attending RUSVM in the Caribbean, where she spent 2.5 years on the island and finished her clinical training in Knoxville, Tennessee, and obtained her doctorate degree in September 2013. Dr. Susan attends various Continuing Education lectures to stay up to date with current therapies and advances in veterinary medicine. She maintains the work-life balance by spending time with family and friends, running, playing tennis, practicing yoga, and spending with her two dogs, Manchego and Cookie.

Our Location

Office Hours

Main Office


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Feature Articles

Helpful Reading

  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering to the following tips. Never leave pets in cars on warm days. Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day. Look out for rapid breathing, loud panting or staggering; these can be signs of dehydration, ...

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  • Recognizing Illnesses

    Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: * Abnormal ...

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  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, ...

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  • Ticks

    Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in the intestine and carry it ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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  • "We had a great experience yesterday. My Sweetie Bell was having her glands expressed and nails trimmed but the new vet tech (a young man) was just wonderful! He made it an easy stress free process for her. I wish I knew his name so I could request him every time."
    Erin Belle
  • ""As far as I am concerned, while we have pets Dr. Lynch is their vet. He worked so hard to save our pit bull and was really sad that he couldn't, but when we presented our car that somehow broke her leg, Dr. Lynch, once again, did everything he could to not have to put her down. Luna now has only three legs, but she runs like she still has four.""
    Debbi Woodcock
  • ""My dogs loved their vet in Tennessee, but after moving back home to California with them that changed. I used 2 vets prior to this one and the dogs did not like going. At Lawndale Pet Hospital they are great and my dogs are happy going there. Thank you so much to Dr. Lynch and the rest of the staff there""
    Laura Boyd
  • ""Dr Lynch and his staff are so wonderful and kind. Don't let the exterior fool you this pet hospital is always clean and tidy. Dr Lynch diagnosed our Pug with a protein allergy after YEARS of other vets telling me it was grain. We put her on a new food and she is finally doing so much better. This hospital is affordable and you can tell they really care about the animals.""
    Steph Sola