We’re proud to provide a number of valuable services to the pets of our community.
Comprehensive veterinary services in San Diego, CA!
We strive to provide the most up-to-date care and services by maintaining state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and pursuing excellence through continuing education and training.
At Mission Valley Pet Clinic, we believe annual wellness care is imperative to keeping your pet happy and healthy! Your pet’s health is important and preventive care is necessary. We recommend wellness exams, keeping your pets on a vaccination schedule, and working with us on all facets of wellness care.
During your annual physical exam, your veterinarian fully examines your pet and discusses vaccinations and ongoing wellness. Just like you have wellness visits with your doctor, your pet must do the same. During these visits, our team will spend time examining your pet from nose to tail.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty six days a week trained and equipped to handle any urgent needs your pet has. Usually, an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet’s life. Emergencies can include things such as snail bait poisoning, getting hit by a car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to “squeeze” you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate of how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
We know how stressful it can be to have a pet that needs an operation. We’re here to calm your concerns. Mission Valley Pet Clinic offers a complete range of surgical services in our modern, state-of-the-art surgical suite. Here, we’re able to perform a wide variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, including spays and neuters, fracture repair, anterior cruciate ligament repair (ACL), surgical biopsy, and abdominal exploratory. More importantly, we focus on making sure your pet is as comfortable as possible while in our care. We’ll also help ensure that all pre-and post-operative care is clearly explained to you.
Our surgical services include:
- Sevoflurane/Isoflurane gas anesthetic
- Pulse oximetry and EKG anesthetic monitoring
- General, soft tissue, orthopedic, and ophthalmic surgeries
Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive form of treatment that stimulates the body’s natural healing and pain control response. It can be used as a standalone therapy or as a complement to other treatment methods. Using a small, handheld device, the doctor applies a low-level laser to the area on question, stimulating normal cellular function. This results in faster wound healing and enhanced pain relief. Best of all, because laser therapy requires no medication or surgery, there are no harmful side effects.
What can laser therapy treat?
Laser therapy can be used to address a broad spectrum of conditions, including:
- Disc disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Degenerative joint disease
- Sprains and strains
- Cranial cruciate ligament
- Dental problems
- Chronic pain and inflammation
- Dermatological conditions
- Lick granulomas
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
- Anti-inflammation – decreases swelling from bruising/inflammation
- Anti-pain – blocks pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity
- Accelerates tissue repair, cell growth, and nerve function
- Improves circulation
- Accelerates healing and reduces scarring
At Mission Valley Pet Clinic, we offer digital radiography, a form of X-ray imaging where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional film. The advantages of using this important diagnostic tool include time efficiency from bypassing chemical processing, a clear digital image, and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. These images are immediately accessible to our doctors and to our clients; they are easily shared between our hospital and any other specialty veterinary practices, including:
- Internal medicine
- and more!
We provide a board-certified radiologist review of any images taken here with very timely reports by sending images to VICSD Imaging Services. These tools and more help our hospital to provide your loved one with the excellence in the care your pet deserves.
Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.
Senior Pet Care
If you notice that your dog has developed gray hair around their snout, it is a sign that they are getting older. Dogs are considered seniors (mature adults) between the ages of seven and eight years old, and cats are considered seniors when they are ten years old. When your pet is considered a mature adult, they will start needing special care.
How often should a senior pet be seen?
With the increased risk of different health issues, our doctors recommend that senior pets have physical exams every six months. Blood work should continue to be checked once a year, and regular teeth cleanings should continue. Your veterinarian will help you watch for changes in behavior and provide treatment plans to keep your elderly fur-baby as comfortable as possible.
Our veterinary-supervised boarding facility offers comfortable accommodations for your pet when you must be away. All of our boarders are given individual attention. They are taken outside morning and evening to our grassy area and again mid-morning for a five-minute playtime. Our small boarding facility allows us to get to know each of our guests by name and helps them to relax in a calm environment. We have inside and outside suites for dogs. There is a small yard for exercise during their playtime sessions, or they may just want hugs and a friendly massage. Our cats have a small room for playtime, but often they also just want to be pet and given some TLC! Our staff of animal lovers often gives attention to our boarders outside of their scheduled playtime.
We offer our guests Science Diet for breakfast and dinner, as well as a healthy, low-allergen treat for their mid-morning and afternoon snacks.
There is no extra charge for veterinary supervision. We take the responsibility of our boarding pets seriously. All pets must have had a physical exam with a veterinarian within the year or within six months if your pet is greater than nine years old. Owners must send records on this as well as vaccines.
Pets often require medications, and as a full-service medical and boarding facility, we are fully equipped to ensure that our guests’ medical requirements are met. Suppose a pet becomes ill while boarding, there will be a no-fee exam provided by the veterinarian. We will then attempt to contact the owner or authorized contact to discuss treatment if it is deemed necessary. Sometimes, simply a change to a prescription intestinal diet will resolve the problem. There is no charge for using prescription diets under these circumstances.
Our boarding facility is open six days a week, including Saturday until 2 pm. The facility is closed on Sunday, although staff members are here taking care of our guests. Before we leave every evening, a technician ensures that everyone has fresh water, a clean area, and a soft blanket. Our kennel area has several skylights that allow for natural lighting in the evening and early morning.
We understand that while you are away, you want the best care for your pet. We strive to give our guests a safe, healthy, friendly environment with lots of attention and TLC! Please stop by and ask for a tour.
Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s health because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. But how do you know if your pet has a healthy mouth?
Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings.
We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet’s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment.
Our advanced dental services include:
- Ultrasonic scaler, high-speed dental unit
- Dental X-ray services
- Dental procedures such as cleaning, polishing, and surgical extractions
It is difficult to see your pet in pain or suffering and not know what’s wrong. Our team provides state-of-the-art in-house diagnostics to help us learn what’s wrong and provide an accurate diagnosis. A quicker diagnosis leads to quicker treatment! We do diagnostic testing both in-house and with an outside lab so we can provide results quickly and accurately.
Our on-site laboratory allows us to perform the following diagnostic testing:
- CBC and blood chemistry analysis
- Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia, and anaplasma testing
- Feline leukemia, FIV testing
- Complete Urinalysis
Our in-house laboratory saves valuable time in testing and diagnosing, whether it be for regular wellness visits or emergency care. Our skilled technicians and doctors utilize our modern lab resources and equipment to better serve your medical needs for immediate answers.
Our laboratory is fully equipped for blood analysis, cytology, and urine analysis.
Our on-site pharmacy carries a large selection of quality medications from reliable manufacturers. In addition to our many stocked medications, supplements, and preventatives, we can also have select medications compounded in a form or flavor your pet will like.
We also have an online pharmacy which you can visit by clicking here.