When our beautiful Pitbull, Mestiza, was diagnosed with cancer that had metastasized to her lungs we were broken. My girlfriend, who works at Animal Surgical and Emergency Center (ASEC) in West L.A. as a vet tech, asked the surgeons who we should turn to. There was an overwhelming consensus...Doctors Ayl and Sabhlok. No question. They're the doctor's doctors. We were already informed that the cancer our dog had was aggressive and realistically, there was little hope. Because of Dr. Sabhlok, Mestiza was able to live an additional YEAR AND A HALF from the time she was diagnosed with the soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Sabhlok and vet-tech Robert were so supportive and non-judgemental. In retrospect, we were so unwilling and selfish to let go of our beloved family member. They let us make the the most difficult decision of when it was time to let go. They prolonged Mestiza's life so unbelievalbly long that her case was going to be published in an oncology journal. Wow! When it was time to let her go, Dr. Sabhlok and Robert were both there, not because we requested them to be there, but because they wanted to be there. All of us cried, hugged, and commiserated for a good ten to fifteen minutes. Dr. Sabhlok wrote in her file that if we had come in to put Mestiza to sleep in the middle of the night, that the staff should call her no matter what time so she can be there to administer euthanasia. We lost a member of our family on July 13, 2005. We gained two more in Dr. Sabhlok and Robert that day. Thanks to ASG and all their wonderful and caring staff. Also, a big thanks to ASEC in West LA for recommending the best vet oncology center that's experienced at treating aggressive cancers.
Pros: Experienced and caring vet oncologists. Staff was excellent.