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Newport Beach Veterinary Care!

Back Bay Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Newport Beach, CA area for everything pet-related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. George Katcherian and Dr. Nabil Fanous, who are licensed, experienced Newport Beach veterinarians.

Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep their pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Back Bay Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Our Veterinarians

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Back Bay Veterinary Hospital in Newport Beach! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 949-756-0554 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


Dr. George Katcherian

Although established in the 1960’s, Back Bay Veterinary Hospital became a fixture of Newport Beach in 1978 when Dr. George Katcherian, an Armenian immigrant from Cairo, Egypt, bought the practice. Since 1978, Back Bay’s mission has been to provide the most caring service possible to patients, guests and their human friends through a team of dedicated professionals. Dr. K (as he’s often called) has not only grown one of Newport Beach’s most successful veterinary hospitals but has also become one of Southern California’s most sought after canine orthopedic surgeons, often miraculously healing leg, knee, and hip injuries for all types of dogs. Dr. Katcherian has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He has trained with the best orthopedic surgeons in the country and is the first veterinarian in Southern California to be licensed to perform advanced surgery on dog knees. He also performs an array of smaller surgeries covering spay and neuters, tumor removal, amputations, and more.

Dr. Nabil Fanous

Dr. Nabil Fanous has been a fixture of Back Bay Veterinary Hospital for over fifteen years. He has not only studied veterinary medicine at Cairo University in Egypt and the University of Iowa, but he also received his Masters in Pharmacology. Dr. Fanous’ interests lie in internal medicine and stem cell treatment for animals, especially those suffering from arthritis. An active member of the organization Animal Advocates, he is known for his passion for veterinary medicine and is committed to fostering strong, caring relationships with his clients and their furry companions. On his free time, he enjoys watching soccer and tennis as well as spending time with his cat, Tony. He has also been an avid, and very talented, chess player most of his life.

Dr. Kiro Abdelmalek

Dr. Abdelmalek is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona. He completed his clinical training at University of Minnesota and has been a licensed veterinarian since 2012.

Dr. Mina Estefan

Dr Mina Estefan is the newest addition to our team at Back Bay Veterinary Hospital. He was
born in Egypt and moved to the United States at the age of 13. He has special interests in
internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and emergency care. Outside of work he enjoys playing soccer, snorkeling, kayaking and spending time with his two dogs Molly and Mazi.

Our Specialists

If we determine that your pet requires a level of specialty we will coordinate your pet’s referral to veterinary specialists in cardiology, oncology, and radiology. We have long-term relationships with these specialized practitioners and confidence in our referrals.


Dr. Anne Reed

Dr. Reed received her veterinary degree from Kansas State University in 1991 followed by a radiology residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She became a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1995. Since 1998, Dr. Reed has resided in California, practicing and performing radiology, including diagnostic ultrasounds and radiographic reviews for veterinarians throughout the southern California region.
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Fred C. Brewer IV

Dr. Fred Brewer is a board certified (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) veterinary cardiologist. He is a native of southern California, growing up in Long Beach where he attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and later graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology.

Later, he received his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2009. Following the 4 years at Cornell University, he completed a 1-year general rotating internship at the California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group in West Los Angeles with Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger.

This was followed by a 3 year Cardiology residency at Cornell University, where he was trained to perform minimally invasive interventional procedures such as pacemakers, balloon valvuloplasties, and PDA occlusions. He has a keen interest in electrophysiology, has extensively studied the canine sinus node, and has published in veterinary medical journals. Additionally, he is experienced in the management of complex arrhythmias and the treatment of refractory heart failure.

In addition to providing the best quality of care for his patients, Dr. Brewer is an avid surfer and enjoys playing water polo, traveling, and photography.