At VCA Irvine University Park Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
VCA Irvine University Park Animal Hospital is a full-service animal vet hospital and pet wellness center for dogs and cats in Orange County, including Irvine, Newport, Tustin, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo.
We provide in-house surgeries, a full range of diagnostic laboratory services, and a complete pet pharmacy. IVS is comprised of a modern hospital surgical unit, radiology department, on-site laboratory, and a bathing and grooming department. We emphasize preventative care whenever possible to ensure a happy healthy and long life for your pet. We offer physical examination, vaccinations, heartworm and parasite prevention, senior health programs, dentistry and nutritional counseling services.
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.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
ASPCA Poison Control Center Hotline
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435.
Visit ASPCA Pet Poison Hotline
ASPCA Poisonous Plants
This list contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Please note that the information contained in our plant lists is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered plants.
Visit ASPCA Poisonous Plants
Irvine Animal Care Center
The Irvine Animal Care Center provides sheltering, care, and enrichment for homeless, neglected, abused, or unwanted animals. Services include licensing for Irvine residents, pet adoptions, and events.
Visit The Irvine Animal Care Center
Third Chance for Pets
The Third Chance for Pets program transfers animals from overcrowded Southern California shelters where they may have limited chances for adoption, and brings them to the center for a chance at finding their forever home. Over the years the program has expanded to include rescuing animals from hoarders and disaster situations. Since these animals come from outside of Irvine, their care is partially funded through donations. Why the name Third Chance? Their first home was their first chance, the shelter they were brought to was their second chance, and the center is their Third Chance.
Visit Third Chance
Cornell Feline Health Center
The Cornell Feline Health Center is dedicated to improving the welfare of all cats by supporting research on diseases and conditions that affect cats and by providing information to owners, breeders, and veterinary professionals worldwide.
Visit The Cornell Feline Health Center