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La Costa Animal Hospital!


Your veterinarian in beautiful Carlsbad, California
Call us at 760-944-1266


Pet Emergency? Read no further and call us right away!

If you live in Carlsbad or the surrounding area in North San Diego County, then you have picked the perfect veterinarian for your furry family members. Dr. Michael Schatzle and Dr. Joseph Ecker are licensed veterinarians treating cats and dogs. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

La Costa Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will see emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Schatzle and Dr. Ecker are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, our clinic is kid-friendly and our waiting room is calm and comfortable so your pet can relax and look forward to meeting his or her own Carlsbad veterinarian.

We have a number of online resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Learn more about our staff at our newly updated Meet Our Team page. Look through our helpful links to local businesses. Browse the articles in our brand-new Pet Health Library. The best veterinary care for animals is good nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 760-944-1266 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. La Costa Animal Hospital is well-located and easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page.

At La Costa Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Michael Schatzle and Dr. Joseph Ecker



Carlsbad Veterinarians | La Costa Animal Hospital | 760-944-1266


7668 El Camino Real Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA 92009

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