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I am a dedicated, board-certified physician passionate about helping patients to classify their pets as Emotional support animals or Psychiatric service dogs in California.

I can provide an in-depth evaluation of your medical condition, define your eligibility for ESA or SA, complete reasonable accommodation or airline forms, and connect with your landlord and air travel company in the state of California via telehealth sessions. If you’re searching for an ESA Doctor or PSD Doctor who can provide you with extensive care and Legit ESA Letter in California, I can help.

Dr. Robert

Dr. Robert Clendenin, MD in California
Helping animals by loving them





Dr. Robert Clendenin, MD

My Session fee ($149) Includes the following:

  • Video meet over a portal adhering to Telehealth policies, diagnosis, consultation, defining eligibility, and writing letter for ESA or SA.
  • Assist with multiple animals. (If you have more than one medical condition that needs attention and can be cured by multiple pets, I can provide a recommendation.)
  • California ESA Letter or Psychiatric Service Dog Letter.
  • Assistance with Reasonable Accommodation Forms from your landlord or your housing providers and Airline Forms from your carrier (Subject to $60 Additional Charges).
  • Zero Charge if you are unfit for an Emotional Support Animal or Psychiatric Service Dog during my evaluation.

What is the Difference Between a Psychiatric Service Dog and an Emotional Support Animal?

Psychiatric Service Dog

PSD or Psychiatric Service Dog is a type of service dog that is specifically trained to assist you with psychiatric disabilities. A Psychiatric Service Dog’s specific tasks depend on your disability and specific needs.

Training: PSDs undergo training to perform specific tasks for their handler’s psychiatric disability and help them function more independently.

Legal Protection: PSDs are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Federal law in the United States prohibits discrimination against a person with disabilities.

Public Access: PSDs are considered service animals and are granted access to public places where pets are typically not allowed.

Housing and Traveling: Service animals are allowed to stay with their owner in a building where a pet is restricted and allowed to travel in a plane.

Emotional Support Animals

The primary role of an ESA is to alleviate emotional or psychological distress through their presence and companionship. The presence of an Emotional Support Animal can help you manage your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

Training: Unlike service animals, ESAs do not require specialized training to perform specific tasks or actions.

Legal Protection: Under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), you can keep your animals in housing with no-pets policies if you have an ESA letter.

Public Access: ESAs do not have the same public access rights as service animals. They are not granted access to public places where pets are typically prohibited, such as restaurants, stores, or transportation systems.

Housing and Traveling: According to the California ESA laws, ESAs are legal to stay with their owner in a building where the pet is restricted.

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What are the Benefits of having an ESA Letter or Service Dog Letter in California?

Legitimacy and Verification

An ESA or Service Dog letter serves as official documentation verifying the need for an animal. It is typically issued by a licensed mental health professional and states that the presence of an animal benefits your disability.

Housing Accommodation

An ESA or service dog letter can be essential for obtaining reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). With a valid ESA letter, you can live with your animal in housing that typically has no-pets policies.

Air Travel Accommodation

If certain conditions are met, ESAs and Service Dogs may be allowed to accompany their owners in an aircraft cabin. Airlines often require An ESA or Service Dog letter to verify the need for the animal and ensure compliance with their specific policies.


A Service Dog letter or ESA Letter can support requests for reasonable accommodations in certain situations, such as housing or employment. It ensures that you can benefit from the assistance of their Service Dog.

How to Spot a Fraud ESA Letter Provider?

Patients often come to me to verify their ESA or PSD letter. They have fallen victim to ESA letter scams, making it crucial to understand what a legitimate ESA letter looks like and the information it must contain.

Before contacting any doctor for an ESA letter, ensure that the doctor’s license is in good standing and up to date. An ESA letter must come from a licensed mental health professional.

An ESA letter must be written on the provider’s official letterhead, including their license number and practice address, to be legitimate. It must include your name and diagnosis of an eligible emotional or mental disability. The letter must also have the provider’s recommendation for an ESA and their signature.

You can see complete information on getting an Emotional Support Animal Letter for housing in California, which you can easily find on ESA Letter California.

Difference Between a Fake and a Real ESA letter

“In California, it is a misdemeanor to falsely and knowingly claim that you are the owner of a service animal. The crime is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.”

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I worked extensively with patients suffering from various mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress, and other related disorders. I firmly believe in the therapeutic benefits of emotional support animals and have witnessed their positive impact on my patients’ lives. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Academic Faculty of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine, I adhere to the highest professionalism and ethical practice standards.

I conduct thorough assessments and evaluations to determine whether an emotional support animal would benefit your mental health.

Till now, I have faced many unique challenges, but I always strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment during consultations. I work closely with my patients to develop personalized treatment plans and provide ongoing support and guidance throughout their ESA letter journey.

I always strive to educate the public and promote mental health advocacy. I committed to make a positive difference in the lives of the people of California.

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Dr. Robert Clendanin

495 Witmer St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
Monday 9am to 6pm
Tuesday 9am to 6pm
Wednesday 9am to 6pm
Thursday 9am to 6pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday Closed