Laguna Beach Veterinary Medical Center, less than a mile up Laguna Canyon from downtown Laguna Beach, is owned by Dr. Mukhtar.
Dr. Mukhtar gives Laguna Beach pets and their people a healthy dose of the area’s highest level of state-of-the-art vet care with genuinely friendly hospitality.
Our entire staff of receptionists, technicians and assistants emulate that warm, friendly “vibe.” For us here at Laguna Beach Vet, it is every bit as important as the advanced care we provide our patients.
About Dr. Mukhtar, Laguna Beach Veterinary Medical Center
Dr. Mukhtar is the chief veterinarian here at Laguna Beach Veterinary Medical Center. After years in antibody research (for humans and animals!), he started Small Animal Practice in 2016 to pursue his passion of helping pets in Boston, Massachusetts. At the start of 2018, he moved back to Orange County, California to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather. Dr. Mukhtar has immense interest in diagnosis and treatment of metabolic and infectious disease of dog and cats. He spent a lot of time and effort to devise various methods to help early diagnosis of small animal diseases. Dr. Mukhtar strongly believes in preventive medicine and also has a focused passion for soft tissue surgeries, dentistry and treating complex illnesses. Dr. Mukhtar and his team are here to give your pets the love and attention they deserve to live long and healthy lives.
Dr. Mukhtar did his post-doctoral fellowship on antibody engineering from Harvard Medical School after completing his master’s degree and PhD in microbiology. He has special interest in the role of antibodies in protecting pets against infectious diseases, seasonal and environmental allergies. Dr. Mukhtar also worked for Pfizer doing anti-cancer research by developing next generation antibodies.
After completion of Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mukhtar obtained his Veterinary License through University of Mississippi and obtained advanced training in Soft Tissue surgeries from Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas. He worked many years as veterinary technician before obtaining his Veterinary License.
Dr. Mukhtar has lived in 3 different countries and 4 states in the U.S. before permanently settling in Southern California. He enjoys playing badminton, long walks and spending time with his wife and 2 kids.