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Welcome to Primary Care Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Long Beach, CA
Call us at (562) 274-7776

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (562) 274-7776!


If you live in Long Beach or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Primary Care Animal Hospital is a licensed CA veterinary hospital, treating dogs and cats. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Primary Care Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. We have years of experience treating serious conditions and offer regular pet wellness care. In addition to first rate pet care, our clinic is comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (562) 274-7776 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Long Beach veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Long Beach pet owners.

At Primary Care Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Primary Care Animal Hospital
Long Beach | (562) 274-7776

2200 N Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90815

Meet Our Team

Learn more about our team today!

  • Dr.
    Jacobo Balairon

    Dr. Jacobo Balairon, DVM, grew up in the beautiful city of Madrid, Spain. He graduated within the top 10% of the students of his promotion from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2004, and became part of a research project on bone grafting materials for orthopedic surgeries.

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  • Dr.
    Carlos Cuervo

    Dr. Carlos Cuervo, DVM, was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota but grew up in Madrid, Spain where he developed a genuine love for animals. After graduating from the Veterinary Medicine Faculty in the Complutense University of Madrid in 2005, he did an internship in the Norwegian School of Veterinary Medicine, institution that runs the National Animal Hospital, a 24-hour teaching hospital with clinics for companion animals, horses and production animals.

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  • Dr.
    Kate Raczak

    Dr. Kate Raczak is one of our Associate Veterinarians here at Primary Care Animal Hospital. She is originally from Aspen, Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University’s Professional Veterinary Medicine Program in 2013 and shortly after graduation she moved out to California.

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  • Dr.
    Enrique Landa

    Bio coming soon.

  • Dr.
    Cara Nguyen

    Dr. Cara Nguyen, who grew up in Gardena, graduated from The Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine with a particular interest in small animal surgery.

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  • Dr.
    Natalie Magallanes

    Dr Natalie Magallanes is the newest addition to the PCAH team. She is a California native and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University in 2016. She has a special interest in internal medicine and is passionate about strengthening the human-animal bond.

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  • Dave Statner

    Dave is the most recent addition to the Primary Care Animal Hospital Team. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave decided to become a permanent resident of Southern California to study Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California at San Diego. Always knowing what he wanted to do, he got his start in the industry at the age of 14 by striking a deal with the owner of a small, local, one-doctor practice.

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  • Nancy Hickey

    Nancy has been with Primary Care Animal Hospital since its inception in 2012. She's a vital part of the day-to-day operations and functions as inventory manager for the practice.

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  • Lauren Van Heyningen

    Lauren has been in the veterinary field for seven years and has been a valued team member at Primary Care Animal Hospital since 2013. She attended Carrington College California and graduated with an associate's degree in veterinary technology and received Registered Veterinary Technician license in 2015.

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  • Andrea Cruz

    Andrea has been in the veterinary field for eight years and has been a valuable team member at Primary Care Animal Hospital since 2013. She attended Mount San Antonio College in California and Graduated with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology and received her Registered Veterinary Technician license in 2015.

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Read What Our Clients Say

    The staff and doctors are great! They truly care about your pet(s). My son and I took our two Labs in to have their ears check and they were seen by Dr. Cuervo ! He quickly diagnosed that they had ear issues after too much time in the pool. He was awesome!

    Julie H

    I have been a part of the dog rescue community for almost 20 years. At that point you can tell in your gut what's going on. The facility, the staff and the vet, Kate, who saw me are some of the best that I've had the honor of meeting in my life. My one dog, whom I took, Eddie, has a chronic illness. I now have total, complete comfort and peace of mind knowing that his care is the best I can find, without compromise, and with empathy and compassion. I feel lucky to have found Primary Care and Kate.

    Mark H

    I recommend Primary Care to everyone I know! They care! Everyone that has helped me at Primary Care gets High marks. They also have acupuncture for your pet and think about your pet's quality of life. When I asked about a supplement for my cat, they were honest and straightforward about what they thought. I like having a group that supports all I need to do to keep my fur babies happy and healthy.

    Nancy S

    I brought my Border Collie Maggie in to have a tooth extracted. I would like to thank everyone there. Everyone was very professional and friendly. The whole process was great. Maggie is doing fine. Dr. Cara Nguyen did a great job. Thanks for everything.

    Dale S.

    I love this place! They are fast, effective & always work on fitting you in. Everyone is kind and obviously loves animals. Doctors are great. My two pups are getting their ACLs repaired her

    Chelsea R.

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