Where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal.
At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is to have a local veterinarian you can trust and who, most importantly, knows your pet almost as well as you. With nearly 600 hospitals in 42 States, we've built a network of trusted local animal health providers giving the finest care for the pets in your family. We invite you to get to know our caring staff! New VCA patients are eligible for a FREE First Exam - a risk-free opportunity to learn what makes VCA so different.
We're looking forward to meeting you and your pet and demonstrating our commitment to providing your pet the highest quality care!
All of our hospitals are fully equipped with the latest in medical technology and we offer a full range of general and specialized medical and surgical treatments and services including:
* Not all types of pets can be properly cared for at every VCA Animal Hospital as some pet types require specialty care. Please call your local VCA Animal Hospital for more information and a referral (if available).
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VCA operates nearly 600 animal hospitals in 42 States staffed with hundreds of experienced veterinarians.
Caring for your pets the way we care for our own
Convenient, affordable, preventive nose-to-tail care (VCA CareClub)
I have never had a vet clinic so welcoming. My dog, a huge GSD is out of control with anxiety and lack of socialization but VCA understands and makes no judgement. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE. Great doctors, techs and office staff and my big brute of a dog gets excellent care while I don't get judged.
My Weimeramer had Thyroid cancer, we were referred to VCA’s cancer doc Susan Ettinger.
We asked that he be treated with Prednison, not Chemo. Dr. Ettinger didnt seem to hear our wishes. We were patients less than 1 month, 3 visits.
By chemo 2 an ultra sound also revealed liver & spleen cancer, Prostrate infection (meds weren't working), Kidney infection, High white blood count
I asked if he could endure chemo & she said he was getting a weaker drug
I return & he has diarrhea "you should give him the meds at home" they say. “Did you give him a pill?” I ask since his meds are home 45 min away.
“No, we would have had to charge you $20” they say. "He can barely walk" I note “well he got up in the back & made it to the waiting room, see”
Our dog was very sick & barely slept. At 7:40 the next morning I took an extremely wobbly & unbalanced dog out to relieve himself. He laid down in our back yard & died.
We think he had a heart attack, & he suffered, we think he was too weak for Chemo.
This place is very expensive. I received a quote to get my dog's teeth clean for $1300 which included two teeth extraction. I went to Banfield Hospital instead and got her teeth done for $500 which included two teeth extraction.
Be careful and do your research, you don't have to spend that kind of money to get you dogs teeth clean.
Though the ad material says VCA Highland's main priority is our pets' health, it's very clear that VCA's main priority is making money. Though it has had some good veterinarians through the years, I see no reason to go there now that Dr. Mask has retired.
I took a Great Pyrenees, a working dog, in for a neuter and got talked into a more expensive version that, it turns out, is primarily for show dogs. It was not presented to me as an "appearance" thing but rather a health enhancer. Guess what? Only dog I've ever had, and I've had dogs for 55 years, who has had repeated problems with a neuter!
And then there was my ailing, elderly cat. I got talked into a senior wellness check to the tune of hundreds of dollars. This wellness check apparently showed nothing, or at least that was what the veterinarian, Dawn somebody, said. And as soon as I had spent the money, she was no longer interested in my cat's health problems at all. Wellness check said he was fine, so that was that. My cat died of hyperthyroidism within the year.
I have no desire to further enrich a vet practice that does substandard work and cares only about money.
This is the worse medical facility for animals. I took my granddaughter's 5 year old chihuahua because she was pregnant and bleeding, the doctor said she was not pregnant but had a serious infection that required emergency surgery. the cost would be $1400 or she would die before morning. I knew she was pregnant and told the doctor that her stomach was bulging and moving, she told me that she was the vet and certainly she would know if the dog was pregnant. We asked for antibiotics, scheduled an appointment with another vet and took the dog home. After a couple of hours she delivered 3 puppies all were dead, the new vet said she did not have an infection of the uterus but rather was having stress labor. I did go back to VCA clinic in Upland, CA and spoke with someone in charge who stated they stood by the doctor's diagnosis that the dog was not pregnant, I then proceeded to show her the puppy that wasn't suppose to exist and asked what would she call it. I was asked to leave.
If I could leave no stars I would. I called while on my way to have my newborn puppy put to sleep because her intestines were on the outside of her stomach. They wanted 174.00, I called another vet.. they charged me 22.50, gave us paw prints, flowers to plant and were so kind and compassionate to my crying girls. I will never call this place again. Money hungry all the way!!
VCA ARROYO GRANDE Dr. Steven Dennis
has always been so awesome to my cats and me.
My cats love him. He is so kind and gentle. a little on the pricey side. But they don't do heres you bill heres your cat like a lot of santa maria vets and Pismo has done to me.
This clinic saved my newfoundland from AIHA, caused by the rattlesnake vaccine given by my vet. I was urged by my vet to take her there even though I lived in another state. They saved her and the fatality rate from AIHA is over 70%. Yes their expensive but 24 hr vet supervision and well worth the money.