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"Providing Comprehensive Care with a Personal Touch!"

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Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital is here to serve all of your animal healthcare needs.  Our staff knows that your pet is a family member and we strive to make them feel at home in our warm, caring environment.  All of our patients are treated as if they were one of our own.  Your pet's health and well-being are our priority.  With this in mind, we offer only the best care for your pet. At Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital, we offer a variety of services to meet your needs. If we are unable to provide a specialized service that your pet may be in need of, we will gladly arrange for a consultation with one of the many excellent board-certified specialists in San Diego.

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's healthcare.  Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet healthcare information.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please contact us at (619)222-0597 for all your pet's healthcare needs.

Wellness Plans starting at $29.99/month

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:  Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.     

Surgical Services:  Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.     Anesthesia:  We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety,      Internal medicine consults: We offer direct referrals to internal medicine specialists who can perform ultrasoundsendoscopic procedures, and other advanced diagnostic procedures to help us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.     Radiology Services:  Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.       Electrocardiography Services:  EKGs onsite as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.     Dentistry:  Our dental services include routine teeth cleaning and polishing, digital dental X-rays, tooth extractions and oral surgery.  If needed, a referral to a board-certified veterinary dentist can be provided for specialized procedures such as root canal therapy or other advanced procedures to save vital teeth.     Laboratory:  Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.      Permanent identification: We provide AKC microchip implantation for permanent identification of your pet in case they are to get lost or stolen.  Registration is included in the cost of our microchip and your pet's chip with be registered online with the American Kennel Club's Companion Animal Recovery service before you even leave our clinic!      Pharmacy:   We also carry a full line of prescription diets.  Any product not available in stock can be ordered and available in as little as 2-3 days.     Individualized Flea Control Programs:  We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet. Dietary Counseling:  We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage -growth, weight loss or maintenance and performance. Boarding:  We provide pet boarding  on a limited basis as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Saturday.  Please call for availability.

Bathing:  Routine and therapeutic bathing services are available.  Sedation grooming is available on a limited basis, please call for information.

Emergency Care:  We are available for emergencies only during business hours.  Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies.

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debit, check, cash, all major credit cards, insurance

Point Loma Heights, Western San Diego
Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heart worm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet.
AAHA Accredited
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Parking: Lot


Phone: (619) 222-0597

Address: 3625 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA 92110