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VCA Santa Margarita Animal Hospital

949-858-3181

30052 Santa Margarita Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688

  • Open

  • Mon-Fri:

    7:30 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sat:

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sun:

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Hospital Hours

We are closed 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM the second Wednesday of the month for staff training and education

$25 First Exam

Meet your local pet care experts.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At VCA Santa Margarita Animal Hospital we do much more than care for pets who are ill or injured. Our mission is to provide services and products needed to keep your pet healthy and happy during it's lifetime. We pledge to do it in a caring and gentle manner.

We originally opened as Rancho Santa Margarita Veterinary Hospital in 1988, in the Plaza Empresa. Because of our dedication to client and patient care we were able to expand and open VCA Santa Margarita Animal Hospital in October 2000. We are still committed to offering affordable pet care with the best customer service on which our reputation was built. Dr. Kelpe and his associates are backed by a knowledgeable and caring support staff with over 80 years combined experience in the veterinary field. This means your pets receive the very best medical attention from people who care.

VCA Santa Margarita Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.

VCA Santa Margarita Animal Hospital offers the Rancho Santa Margarita animal community emergency veterinary services as well as medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care. With an in-house dispensary and access to specialists, our facility offers a one stop for your pet's health and medical care.

Your Pets . . . Our Family!

We are open for appointments and emergencies during normal business hours seven days a week.

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Our Team Overview

The friendly and professional team at our animal hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their life's work to help pets live long, healthy lives. To support this mission, the hospital relies on many individuals; each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best experience for both you and your pet. Let us know what we can do for you.

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VCA Charities' Pennies for Pets

VCA Charities is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that directly helps pets in need. Through its 32 Pet Food Pantry locations in 18 states, VCA Charities has helped to provide over 2 million pet food meals to pets in need. VCA Charities also provides free veterinary services, medication, and annual funding to over 100 humane societies, animal rescues, animal shelters, and service dog organizations across the country.

VCA Charities recently raised over $565,000 through the Pennies for Pets Program. Donations are always welcome at participating VCA Animal Hospitals or online at vcacharities.org.

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At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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