VCA Animal Specialty Group

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  • upset tummy

    -Jess from San Diego, CA
    Pet Name: Bits

    I took my cat to the emergency location for treatment because of an upset stomach. She was taken care of promptly by staff and the suggested treatments were accurate for her ailment. I really enjoyed speaking with Dr. Dennis about what steps were being made, what can be done to prevent another visit to the emergency hospital, and about cats in general. I recommend the VCA emergency hospital because they did a great job treating her, providing education, and the staff was fantastic.

  • Top Quality Staff

    -Jane Doe from San Diego, CA

    I was here over the holiday weekend and was very pleased with services provided and the caring staff. My dog was having some stomach issues and Dr. VanMaele was excellent in making here feel better along with her vet techs. Dennis was very thorough when going over medications and made me feel okay to take my dog home. I will definitely come back here if i need to and will recommend this place to my friends. :) Thanks VCA!!

  • The Best

    -John Kampe from National City, CA
    Pet Name: Stinker

    The Best sums it up, the girls at the desk who welcome and make you feel at ease at a stressful time. Plus the tech's who make sure you and your pet get treated like family and VIPs. To the Top notch vets. It's never easy to take your pet in but the staff makes you feel that your pet is in the most caring hands that you could ever hope for. Thank you all you are GREAT!


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