VCA Animal Specialty Group

Referral Forms Overview

Please contact us if you need more information about referring patients to our hospital.

Client Registration Forms

These are our client/patient registration forms. Feel free to print them out and give them to clients you are referring to us so they can fill them out ahead of time and bring them to their appointment. The paperwork also includes directions to our hospital from all areas of the county.

Download Client Registration Form

Patient Referral Form

If you are referring a patient to our hospital, please fill out this referral form and fax it to our hospital along with any pertinent records and lab work. Radiographs can be sent to us through Antech, brought by the client to their visit or emailed to us.

Download Patient Referral Form

Ultrasound Only Referral Form

We offer our "Ultrasound Only" service for your clients in need of an abdominal ultrasound or an echocardiogram who do not require case management.. We will ultrasound the patient while the client waits; the client will be instructed to return to your practice for a consultation regarding the ultrasound findings. We will call you with the results and follow up with a written report suggesting recommendations for case management. Please call us if you would like further information.

Download Ultrasound Only Referral Form

Radiographic Report Form

We offer free radiographic consultations as a courtesy to local veterinarians. All rediographs will be interpreted in a timely manner and you will be contacted by one of our doctors. Please fill out this form and attach it to your radiographs. When emailing us the radiographs or link, please include the client's and pet's information in your email.

Download Radiographic Report Form

Credit Card Authorization Form

In order to process a deposit or payment for your pet’s veterinary care, we will need your written authorization to accept a credit card payment in your absence. Please fill out the following form and return by email or fax.

Download Credit Card Authorization Form


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