Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital

At Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital it is our goal to keep your pets wagging and purring more and growling and hissing less.

Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Laguna Niguel, CA. The professional and courteous staff at Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Laguna Niguel, CA and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
  • 28971 Golden Lantern A110
  • Laguna Niguel,CA 92677
  • Phone: 949-495-8387
  • Fax: 949-495-4521
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  • Mon-Sun: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • After Hrs ER: Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County: 949-364-6228
  • Laurence Wahl , DVM

    Dr. Wahl is a native of Southern California.  He received his Bachelors of Arts in Zoology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1977.  Dr. Wahl was awarded the Summa Cum Laude with highest honors award.   His Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine is from the University of California, Davis in 1982. Dr. Wahl graduated in the top 3% of his veterinary class.  His post doctoral training in small animal medicine and surgery was completed at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983.  Dr. Wahl worked in several private practices and emergency animal clinics prior to opening Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital in 1987.  He is owned by a Golden Retriever, Bamboo, a blue and gold Macaw, Cosmo,  and  an aviary full of Australian cockatoos. Dr. Wahl is also part owner of a veterinary hospital in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.   His hobbies include scuba diving, golf, managing his reef aquarium, and raising tilandsias, bromeliads and orchids.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1982
    Education:
    University of California, Davis
  • Dave Curtin, DVM

    Dave Curtin, DVM is a native of Southern California and a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis. Dave earned a Hart academic scholarship every year while attending vet school as well as membership in the Phi Zeta Honor Society. He graduated from UC Davis in 1976 in the top ten percent of his class.  Dr. Curtin has enjoyed life in coastal Orange County ever since, practicing most of those thirty-plus years at his own veterinary clinic in Newport Beach. He is a longtime member of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, and his many years on the Committee for Grievances and Ethics were honored with a Meritorious Service Award.  Dave values the long-term relationships that small animal general practice fosters. “As family veterinarians, we see the young and the old, in sickness and in health, and we witness the great love people and pets have for each other and how that bond endures even after death parts them. I appreciate the time and the opportunity we are given to earn our place as trusted family friends and advisors.”
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1976
    Education:
    Uiniversity of California, Davis
  • Michelle Wahl, Payroll & Bookeeper

    Michelle has been doing the payroll and book keeping for Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital for 3 years, and has been married to Dr. Wahl since 1988.  She and Dr. Wahl have 3 amazing children.  When she is not taking care of kids or Laguna Grove, she enjoys traveling, jewelry making, and antiquing. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2009
  • Elika Akhavan, Manager/Technician

    Elika was born and raised in southern California, and since she was a little girl she has apprecicated animals. Living in Laguna Niguel the majority of her life, Elika graduated from Aliso Niguel High School and went to Saddleback College where she received and Associates Degree in Communications. Elika is currently working towad getting her RVT license and aspires to be a veterinarian some day. In her spare time she likes to hike, paddleboard, and have fun!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 23, 2013
  • Alexa Muntin, Manager/Technician

    Alexa moved to Southern California from Michigan in February 2012. She received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a specialization in pre-veterinary medicine from Michigan State University, and plans to further her education and experience by attending an RVT program to obtain her RVT license.  She has worked at multiple veterinary clinics and has a strong passion for working with and caring for animals. She has two furry companions of her own, including a Chiweenie named Kaycie and a Bengal named Kali. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and any other outdoor activities that involve being in the California sun.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Michigan State University
    Interests:
    BS, Animal Science
  • Lauren Oviedo, Receptionist

    Lauren was raised just up the street from Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital. After graduating from Aliso Niguel High School, she moved to northern California where she received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis. Lauren has had many roles in the field of veterinary medicine: from wildlife rehabilitator to kitten foster mom, from lab assistant to dairy calf caretaker, and now onto hospital receptionist. She hopes to add “veterinarian” to that list one day. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, swimming at the beach, and hiking with her pit-mix, Ruca.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 26, 2016
  • Jackie Lanas Dienst, Groomer

    Jackie has been grooming dogs for 25 years. She attended the Academy of Professional Dog Grooming where she studied grooming and dog behavior. Jackie was born in North Carolina and raised in South Orange County, California. She grew up with all kinds of animals including, horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, chickens, and reptiles. Jackie has three Chihuahuas and one cattle dog.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 01, 1986
  • Coral, Greeter

    Coral started working at Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital in 2006 when she was only 4 months old. She gets along well with every client that comes in and is very comfortable around most dogs. Coral enjoys climbing, running, and hiding. She especially loves cardboard boxes. Coral takes cat naps throughout the day in order to keep her friendly and spirited demeanor. Her job duties include greeting all new clients and their pets and wearing festive costumes during the holidays.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2006
  • Bamboo, Grief Counselor

    Bamboo was born and raised in Southern California. She comes to work with Dr. Wahl every day. She enjoys eating treats, long walks, playing at the dog park and playing frisbee. Her job at Laguna Grove Veterinary Hospital include sympathizing with grieving clients, blood donor when needed, cleaning up after Cosmo, and providing general office cheer.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 18, 2005
  • Cosmo, Security

    Cosmo Started working at Laguna Grove Veterinary hospital when it first opened in 1987. He comes to work every day with Dr Wahl. Cosmo enjoys people watching, making ambient sounds, foraging for his favorite seeds and nuts, and keeping himself groomed Cosmo is our best candidate for security because is always up front keeping and eye out.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1987