VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists

Core Values


At VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, our compassion goes beyond caring for your pet to encompass the patient’s guardian (you!), and to our hospital employees. We strive to be compassionate by showing empathy toward our clients, and making sure their needs are being met.

We aim to provide the highest quality of care to you and your pet. Our goal is to consistently uphold the standard of care for our patients. We maintain good relationships with your primary care veterinarians, and will be in contact with them to share your pets’ records and to ensure continuity of care.

We are dedicated to serving the Bay Area community and providing exceptional service in our hospital. We strive to perform our duties with humility, patience and a sense of purpose. We take pride in the services we offer, and we will do our best to go above and beyond your expectations in caring for your pets.

We aim to uphold our integrity with every patient and client interaction. We believe that honesty and personal responsibility are essential to building a trusting relationship with our clients. We will acknowledge and greet you with a smile, and identify ourselves by name and title. At the end of our interaction, we will ask you if there is anything else we can do for you and your pet.


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!