In our AAHA-accredited facility at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center in San Diego, we've worked closely with referring primary care veterinarians since 1972. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Our specialists provide the most advanced veterinary medical equipment and techniques to ensure that our patients receive the best care available.
The VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego utilizes the latest in state of the art equipment and technologies and has consistently earned the top rating from the American Animal Hospital Association. We have been working closely with referring primary care veterinarians for the health of pets since 1972. The hospital offers a comprehensive team of professionals with specialized expertise that complements the quality care provided by primary care veterinarians. Our doctors, board-certified veterinary specialists, and emergency and critical care veterinarians work in a sophisticated environment with the most advanced veterinary medical equipment and techniques.
Our veterinary hospital is segmented by the following departments:
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) represents practitioners in the veterinary community who are passionate about the care of cats and supports its members in improving the health and welfare of feline patients. With a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine, the AAFP helps veterinary practices establish a feline-friendly environment that reduces stress for cats during veterinary visits.
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Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient.http://www.cci.org/about/
The FACE Foundation's mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education.https://face4pets.org/
San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association
The purpose of SDCVM is to promote the art and science of veterinary medicine, including their relationship to the public health; to propagate a fraternal spirit among its members; to elevate the standards of the profession; and to provide excellent continuing education programs.https://sdcvma.org/
San Diego Humane Society
Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society operates campuses in San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside. We offer San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care, educate the community on the humane treatment of animals and provide safety net services for all pet families needing assistance with keeping their pets.https://www.sdhumane.org/
San Diego Police K-9 Unit
The SDPD K9 Unit has been recognized as one of the best teams in the country.https://sdpolicefoundation.org/programs/k-9-training/
Semper K9 rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs at no cost for disabled service members.http://www.semperk9.org/