VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists

Departments & Doctors Overview

Our specialists work hand-in-hand with your family veterinarian to provide the best possible care and treatment for your pet in a warm and friendly environment. We are a resource for referring veterinarians and encourage them to call with questions or concerns about your pet whether they are to be referred or not. Once your pet is referred to one of our specialists we maintain a close relationship with your family veterinarian to ensure your pet receives the best and broadest range of treatment available.

At VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists our collective team has extensive experience in their respective focus areas. They conduct medical rounds twice daily in order to collaborate, discuss and review each case. As advances are made in veterinary medicine, our team continues their education to stay abreast of the latest technology and newest developments. As new techniques are developed and progress is made in the form of new treatments and procedures, they are proactive in sharing of knowledge with their colleagues through seminars, trade articles and one-on-one conversations.


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

In an Emergency ...

1. Contact your general veterinarian's office. They may be more closely located and available to assist you.

2. If it is after hours or VCA SFVS is more conveniently located, call us at (415) 401-9200 and provide the client service representative with:

  • Your name and your pet's name
  • Your location and estimated time of arrival
  • Your pet's emergency

3. Get support to safely transport your pet to VCA SFVS. If you have medical records related to your pet’s emergency, please bring those with you.

24/7 Urgent Care and Emergency Services

  • Complete intensive care unit (ICU) laboratory
  • Endoscopic foreign body removal
  • Full range of blood products
  • Oxygen therapy
  • 24-hour ICU monitoring by veterinary nurses trained in critical care, surgery and internal medicine
  • Emergency surgical service
  • Around-the-clock access to SFVS specialists
  • Post-operative care for referring veterinarians' surgical cases

We are committed to keeping your trusted primary care veterinarian informed and in the loop!