Treating your pets like valued family members
We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited hospital, and have been since 1988. Choosing an AAHA accredited veterinary practice for your pet's medical care assures you that it has the facilities, equipment, staff, and medical protocols that AAHA believes are vital for the delivery of high quality care. Further, voluntary commitment to the AAHA Standards and the Accreditation Program demonstrates that the practice has chosen to be measured by an outside organization against the most rigorous published standards in the industry. Click the logo to learn more about what accreditation means for you and your pet.
We are a Silver-Level Cat Friendly Practice, as determined by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)! This means that we have proven we have taken specific extra steps to assure we understand cats' unique needs and have implemented feline-friendly standards. Click the logo to learn more about what this means for you and your kitty.
⚠️ March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month ⚠️ As a pet parent, we want to keep our furry friends safe from harm. Recognize the plants, human foods, human medications and other poisonous substances your pets should avoid listed in this ASPCA article.
- Dental CareDespite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease.
- Stem Cell TherapyWe are now proud to offer stem cell therapy at La Costa Animal Hospital! This therapy is commonly used to treat arthritis as well as tendon and ligament injuries. Through VetStem, we are now able to surgically collect your pet’s adipose (fat) tissue, which will then be sent to VetStem for preparation. Within 24 hours,
- In-House LaboratoryThe in-house laboratory at La Costa Animal Hospital is stocked with up-to-date equipment to assist you and your pet in your diagnostic needs including: Hematology Serum Chemistries Urinalysis Cytology Call (760) 944-1266 to make an appointment
Years in Existence
Our Clients Love Us!
I've been coming here for both of my dogs and wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Fantastic staff from the front desk to the Vets themselves.Taylor Brenson
I've been bringing my 2 dogs here for about 10 years. Everyone on staff has always been very kind and provided excellent customer service. They make us feel like family and provide multiple options for care rather than seeming like they are just trying to empty my wallet.Laura Madamba