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Welcome to El Toro Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Lake Forest,CA
Call us at (949) 837-5222

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (949) 837-5222!

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Do you live in Lake Forest or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Fred Saad is a licensed CA veterinarian, treating all breeds of cats and dogs. Your pets’ health and wellbeing is very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

El Toro Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Fred Saad has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, our clinic is comfortable and kid-friendly so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Lake Forest veterinarian.

We're 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 (949) 837-5222 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Lake Forest veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Lake Forest pet owners.

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

Dr. Fred Saad
Lake Forest Veterinarian | El Toro Animal Hospital | (949) 837-5222

23162 El Toro Frontage Rd.
Lake Forest, CA 92630


Read What Our Clients Say

    The doctor is absolutely wonderful... very friendly. You can tell he really loves his clients (dogs & cats), and has great customer service skills when speaking with people. I left there feeling confident in his ability to care for my pet cat Arthur, and with a smile on my face. Place was clean, smelled good and had separate entrances for the dogs and the cats. Prices were great. I am on a limited budget, and was able to afford the services Arthur needed. Two Thumbs Up. Thank You :-)

    Walley Sparks

    Wanted to get my cat checked for a mass on a hind leg. Dr and staff friendly and helpful. Even tho my cat has not been seen in years, they didn't insist that I pay for shots before treatment. They were concerned for my cats health and my finances. We did what I needed and not what they wanted to make money on like a wellness check up, shots or dental check up. Good hospital to go to.

    Mara Smith

    Staff was awesome, Dr Fred was awesome - even called later in the day to see how my cat was doing. The next day when I spoke with the Dr about my cats blood tests, he took the time to address any & all questions I had & didn't rush me off the phone. Very happy and will continue with this care facility for my cats.

    Michelle C.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Fred Saad

     Dr. Fred Saad, DVM, has been offering his veterinary services for
    over 20 years. He is a firm believer in providing his patients the
    highest quality of medical care at an honest and reasonable price.
    Dr. Fred graduated from Cairo University in 1972 as a DVM. After
    immigrating to the U.S, Dr. Fred decided to further his veterinary
    education at Purdue University, and Oklahoma State. He went on to
    practice in Nevada in 1999, where he worked primarily to advance his
    surgery skills. In 1999 Dr. Fred moved to Orange County, where he
    purchased El Toro Animal Hospital in 2000. He is an active member of
    the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), CVMA (California
    State Veterinary Medical Association), and SCVMA (Southern California
    Veterinary Medical Association). Dr. Fred’s most notable career
    moment was when he was one of the first Veterinarians in Orange
    County to utilize stem cells to treat hip dysplasia and joint
    disease. He is also skilled in a wide range of surgeries from stem
    cell, neuter, spay, and soft tissue surgeries. Dr. Fred’s interests
    outside of work include spending time with his family and the beach!

  • Vivian Saad

    Bio coming soon.

  • Raffi Yotnotsian

    Hi, my name is Raffi and I'm the Lead Technician at El Toro Animal Hospital.

    I've been a technician for 19 years. I started working at Back Bay Animal Hospital, and then at Dove Canyon Animal Hospital.

    During my spare time, I watch soccer and hang out with family.

  • Wendy

    Hi, my name is Wendy! I have loved, owned, and worked with animals since I can remember. I've worked as a Veterinary Attendant at El Toro Animal Hospital for over five years and I love my job!

  • Sedona

    Hi, my name is Sedona! I have loved, owned, and worked with animals since I can remember, and am currently working on my Veterinary Technician/Research degree! I have a two-year-old Blue Heeler mix named Hula and a one-year-old Siamese/Ragdoll mix named Momo who keep me very busy. They love my job too!

  • Ashton

    My name is Ashton, and I am a receptionist at El Toro Animal Hospital. I love pets and actually wanted to be a veterinarian growing up, so I really enjoy getting to see so many animals at work! I have a two-year-old cat named Luna.

  • Cynthia

    Bio coming soon.

  • Eliana

    Bio coming soon.

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