Emergency Veterinary Medicine Care


If your cat or dog gets sick when visiting San Diego, there are several 24-hour emergency animal hospitals available to assist you. Many of them are listed below to help you quickly find a veterinarian to treat your pet.

Emergency Pet Care Services in San Diego

The following list will help you quickly find a veterinarian who is available 24-hours a day to help your pets who need medical attention. Their location relative to downtown San Diego is noted to help you find the closest one to you. TourGuideTim Reveals San Diego does not vouch for the quality of services your pet will receive. This is provided as a starting point to help your dog or cat get the care you need quickly so you can return to enjoying your vacation.

VCA Emergency Animal Hospital – Located a few minutes north of Downtown San Diego along Hotel Circle. (This is also one of the closer 24-Hour locations for those staying in the San Diego mountain and desert locations near highway I-8.)

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego – Located 20 minutes north of Downtown San Diego in Sorrento Valley, near La Jolla and Torrey Pines.

California Veterinary Specialists – Two locations in northern San Diego County about 45 minutes north of downtown San Diego in Carlsbad and San Marcos.

Animal Urgent Care Specialty Group – Located 40 minutes northeast of Downtown San Diego in Escondido. (This is also one of the closer 24-Hour locations for those visiting Julian and Borrego Springs in the northern San Diego Mountains and Desert.) They also provide a self-help guide for treating pets.

South County Emergency Animal Clinic – Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown San Diego in Chula Vista.

For a list of additional veterinary care centers, run a Google Search for Emergency Veterinarians in San Diego and substitute San Diego for the name of the town nearest to your location.

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