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Brian Norman, DVM

Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Dog & Cat Hospital Calabasas, Founder

Dr. Brian Norman is a California native from Orange County, California.  

 

He attended UCLA for two years before transferring to Loyola Marymount University where he completed and earned his B.S. in Biology.  In 1999, Dr. Norman earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.M.V.) from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. 

 

Following veterinary school, he completed a 1year rotating medicine and surgical internship, and a 2year Internal Medicine residency under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Ettinger at The California Animal Hospital.  

 

He became a Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2005. 

 

He was a partner and worked as an Internal Medicine Specialist at The California Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles until 2012.  After selling the practice, he spent 5 years at a corporate specialty hospital in the San Fernando Valley. 

 

Realizing the downfalls of large corporate medicine, he left the large specialty hospital setting and started Dog and Cat Internal Medicine in October of 2017.   This practice provides mobile specialty Internal Medicine services in the comfort of your home or in conjunction with your regular veterinarian.   The success of the practice was immediate and Dr. Norman quickly realized he would need a "home base".  For the past 2 years, he has looked at many locations but none were the right fit.  When the current facility became available, Dr. Norman knew immediately that it would be home to Dog and Cat Hospital Calabasas, a new veterinary hospital unlike any other in the area.

 

Dr. Norman has planted deep roots in the West San Fernando Valley and has resided here for over 20 years. He currently lives with his family nearby in Woodland Hills.  His wife, Michelle, a 2nd grade teacher at St. Mel Elementary.  His oldest daughter, Nicole, attends Loyola Marymount University where she plays Division 1 softball.  His younger daughter, Natalie, attends Louisville High School just around the corner from the hospital and his son, Alex, is a freshman at Crespi Carmelite High School.   

 

They recently lost their black labs, Jack and Jett at 15 and 17 years of age.  The family rescued a 15 year old maltese mix, Madison, who could never replace the "boys" but has filled their hearts with joy again.