VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center

Our Story

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.

Hometown Care at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center
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:
 
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Surgery (soft tissue, orthopedic, neurosurgery)
Accreditations & Affiliations
American Animal Hospital Association

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.

American Association of Feline Practitioners

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.