Emergency Hospitals & Clinics

Veterinary Emergency Services:

When your family veterinarian is not available or something happens on a holiday, week-end or at night, there are hospitals that specialize in urgent and emergency care.

Generally, your family veterinarian will have the number and location of where they refer emergencies to on their answering machine.

Urgent care and emergency practices are staffed and equipped to handle all kinds of emergencies including traumas, poisonings, snake envenomations, and serious illnesses. Urgent care and emergency facilities work in conjunction with your family veterinarian in the local area and have established a professional relation between the practices.

If you are not sure if your pet needs to be taken to the urgent care or emergency facility, then the best way to find out is to give them a call and talk to a staff member to get advice.

Although some emergency hospitals are open 24 hours, others are open evenings until morning and 24 hours on weekends.  It is a good idea to be prepared.  Note the office hours of your veterinarian and know the location and operating hours of your preferred emergency hospital.

Animal Emergency Clinic of San Diego

     12775 Poway Rd, Poway 92064  
     858-748-7387

Animal Medical Center of East County

     600 Broadway Ave, El Cajon 92021  
     619-444-4246

Animal Urgent Care & Specialty Group

     2430 S Escondido Blvd Ste A, Escondido 92025  
     760-738-9600

California Veterinary Specialists

     2310 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, 92008  
     760-431-2273

ER 4 Pets

     12335 World Trade Dr Ste 16, San Diego 92128  
     858-676-1600

Mission Animal & Bird Hospital 

     655 Benet Rd., Oceanside, CA 92058     
     760-433-3763

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center

     5232 Jackson Dr Ste 105, La Mesa 91942   
     619-462-4800

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center - South

     885 Canarios Ct Suite 108, Chula Vista 91910  
     619-591-4802

VCA Animal Specialty Group

     5610 Kearny Mesa Rd Ste B, San Diego 92111  
     858-569-0600

VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center

     2317 Hotel Circle South, San Diego 92108  
     619-299-2400

VCA North Coast Animal Hospital

     414 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas 92024  
     760-632-1072

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of North County

     2055 Montiel Rd, San Marcos 92069   
     760-466-0600

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego

     10435 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego 92121   
     858-875-7570
 

Member's Emergency Facilities in Riverside and Orange Counties:

California Veterinary Specialists

     25100 Hancock St Ste 116, Murrieta 92562   
     909-600-9803

California Veterinary Specialists

     2409 South Vineyard Ave, Ontario 91761   
     909-947-3600