VCA Animal Specialty Group

Conference Proceedings

Attended one of our conferences? Missed a conference but would like to find out the latest information? You can find all of the proceedings from our recent conferences here. You can download, save and view any of the supporting documents that we are providing.

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VCA Animal Specialty Center's Past Conferences

Please click on the link to download the notes from the respective speakers.


December 7, 2011 at the Al Bahr Temple in San Diego

VCA Animal Specialty Group
PU/PD: A Review of Water Balance
Michael R. Geist, DVM, Dipl., A.C.V.I.M.

The Eye Clinic for Animals
Approach to Anisocoria: A Review of Practical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Jamie Schorling, DVM, Dipl., A.C.V.O.

Animal Dermatology Clinic
Cytology in Veterinary Dermatology: AKA, What Am I Seeing?
Mona Boord, DVM, Dipl., A.C V.D.

Veterinary Behavior Consultants
Behavior Training Aids: What General Practitioners Should Know
Patrick Melese, DVM, Dipl., A.C.V.B.

There are no Conference Proceedings available for download at this time.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

The Emergency Department at VCA Animal Specialty Group is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you feel your pet has an emergency, please call us or come in immediately.

Our phone number is (858) 560-8006.

We are located at 5610 Kearny Mesa Road, Suite B, San Diego, 92111.

Any of the following situations can be considered an emergency:
• Difficulty breathing
• Ingestion of a foreign object or unknown substance
• Signs of heatstroke
• Rattlesnake bite
• Bleeding
• Vomiting blood
• Blood in the feces or urine
• Swollen, hard abdomen that is painful to the touch
• Serious wound
• Suspected broken limb
• Any injury to the eye
• Loss of consciousness
• Seizures
• Inability to move or sudden weakness
• Unusual or erratic behavior
• Signs of extreme pain, such as whining or shaking
• Straining to urinate (especially a male cat)
• Labor that does not progress