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Welcome to Media City Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Burbank, CA
Call us at (818) 848-5007


We are a full-service veterinary clinic in Burbank, offering medical

treatment for cats and dogs. We strive to provide excellent medical care

and customer service, focusing on client education. Please stop by and

meet us, and take a tour of our hospital!

Media City Animal Hospital was established in June 2004 by Doctors Isabel Chan and Melissa Fogel. The vision for the practice was and continues to be, to provide quality Veterinary Medicine to our patients and superior customer service to our clients.

Media City Animal Hospital has been recognized three times by the Burbank Leader as "Best in Burbank." We recently earned the Los Angeles Times Readers' Choice Award for best Veterinary Hospital in Southern California!

The doctors and staff at Media City take the time to help clients become an integral part of their pet's care by teaching them about their pet and their needs. It is important to us that each client feels that they are a partner in keeping their pets healthy and happy. We look forward to welcoming you and your pets to our hospital. We'd love to give you a tour of our practice.

When you schedule an appointment with our team, you can be confident that your pet is in good hands. Media City Animal Hospital offers multiple services to our clients to provide them with reliable veterinary care in the Burbank area.


  • "Dr. Liz and the entire staff at Media City Animal Hospital deliver the best care and service anywhere in Los Angeles. I've been bringing my pitbull/black lab, Sadie there for about 7 years. She's now 13 years old. They've saved her life on many occasions. Highly recommend this vet office to anyone who truly wants the best for their pets!"
    Brady S.
  • "Dr. Odama was great. He was knowledgeable and right to the point, he explained everything and didn't sugar coat or try to upsell. Clean rooms and staff was friendly. No long wait times."
    Grace C.
  • "Thank you Media Center Animal Hospital for having evening hours. Dr Odama is the best and took very good care of my senior plus chihuahua. Diego Fuego is feeling better after getting some meds and lots of TLC."
    Claudia G.
  • "Dr. Liz rocks! She takes time, delves into issues, researches any information necessary and does so with the GRReatest bedside manner for pooch and human! My pack has been going to Media City for years and we couldn't get better care anywhere else. Happy, healthy dog = Happy human!"
    Denise F.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Alissa Hilliard

    Dr. Alissa Hilliard was raised in Los Angeles. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Minnesota and practiced at a clinic in Glendale before joining our practice. Dr. Hilliard is particularly interested in Dermatology, and she enjoys the collective knowledge offered by working with our team of doctors. She is a veritable walking encyclopedia of film, television, and music trivia and an avid NY Times Crossword Puzzler. Dr. Hilliard lives in Eagle Rock with her husband and 3 fur babies; a dog named Irving, and two cats named Ramona and Grover. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California and Southern California Veterinary Medical Associations, and the American Animal Hospital Association.

  • Dr.
    Robert Odama

    Dr. Robert Odama was raised in Hacienda Heights. He received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Florida in 1998. He has practiced at Veterinary Healthcare Center in Monterey Park for the past 18 years before joining the team at Media City Animal Hospital. He is currently a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Association. Dr. Odama enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and spending time with his cat and dog.

  • Dr.
    Leigh Trout

    Dr. Leigh Trout is originally from Austin, Texas. She moved to California in 1997. She graduated from the prestigious Veterinary College at the University of California at Davis and has been with us ever since. Dr. Trout is a member of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Trout lives in Eagle Rock with her husband and her kitties Jerry, Nina, and Ellie.

  • Dr.
    Isabel Chan

    Dr. Isabel Chan is originally from Los Angeles. She obtained her Undergraduate degree in genetics from the University of California-Berkeley in 1988. She worked in the field of biotechnology as a research associate for five years. However, she was drawn to the veterinary profession, and in 1996 she graduated from the University of California-Davis with her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Dr. Chan practiced at Sherman Oaks Veterinary Group from 1996 to 1997 and at VCA-Burbank from 1998 to 2004. Dr. Chan is a member of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

  • Dr.
    Liz Koskenmaki

    Doctor Liz was born in Chicago, IL, but lived most of her life in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1996 she graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced at Chino Hills Equine Hospital and Aloro Pet Clinic in North Hollywood. She began at Media City in February of 2008. She is currently a member of the Southern California Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Liz enjoys riding her horse in Griffith Park, scuba diving, reading, drawing, and photography.

  • Dr.
    Jan Levitt

    Dr. Jan Levitt is originally from San Diego. She graduated from U.C. Berkley in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in Zoology. In 1984, she obtained her Masters in Animal Service from U.C. Davis. In 1988, she graduated from U.C. Davis with her Doctorate in veterinary medicine. She has practiced at Sherman Oaks Veterinary Group, Arden Animal Hospital, and Avenue 26 Small Animal Hospital. She began practicing here in 2001 when the hospital was Magnolia Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Levitt is married and has three children.

  • Dr.
    Melissa Fogel

    Dr. Melissa Fogel is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her pre-veterinary work at the University of Missouri-Columbia and obtained early admission to the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2000, she graduated with her doctorate of veterinary medicine and moved to Los Angeles. She practiced in the Los Angeles area and in 2004 created Media City Animal Hospital with Dr. Isabel Chan. Dr. Fogel lives in Burbank with her husband, their son, their dog and two cats. Dr. Fogel's husband has an instagram account for their cats: disney_cats_pumpkin_and_blue. Check it out!

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