Emergency services are provided by La Costa Animal Hospital during our normal business hours. Although after hour North County veterinary emergencies may be seen by Dr. Schatzle or Dr. Ecker at their discretion, it is most typical for after-hours emergencies to be seen by

California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad (760-431-2273)

As a courtesy to our clients (for non-emergencies), Dr. Schatzle or Dr. Ecker are often able to be contacted after hours by leaving a message on the hospital voicemail (760-944-1266). Dr. Schatzle or Dr. Ecker will make every attempt to call you back whenever possible.

If your pet has eaten something that you are concerned may be toxic, rather than waiting for one of our veterinarians to call you back, please call ASPCA Poison Control Hotline at 888-426-4435.