Veterinary Services Available for After Hour Pet Emergencies
Our veterinary staff is available during normal business hours for routine examinations, vaccinations, pet dental cleanings, health certificates, spay and neuter procedures and other non life-threatening conditions. However, we know that accidents and emergencies happen even to pets. That is why we have a team of qualified veterinarians in La Mesa on staff to handle both routine and urgent care cases.
In addition, our involvement in each animals life does not end the moment an appointment with the veterinarian is over. We pride ourselves on our ability to educate owners in how to allow their pets to live long healthy lives. Our veterinarian in La Mesa also helps owners create a plan for their pet’s wellness, including a timeline for future veterinary checkups and vaccines. Contact the veterinarian in La Mesa who cares about your pet as much as you do by calling 619-463-9861.
Veterinarian in La Mesa Offers Compassionate Treatment and Care
University Pet Hospital embraces our mission to be the most reliable, responsible, and respected providers of veterinary services to pets and their owners.
Through genuine commitment, quality education, and care we will create satisfied clients who are happy with their pet’s health care and will actively refer others to our practice.
Our entire staff is dedicated to compassionate treatment and care for animals. We are a full-service veterinary clinic offering wellness care for dogs, cats, rabbits and pocket pets. Our veterinarians, Dr. Sanchez and Dr. Appel, offer many procedures, including pet vaccinations, routine examinations, spay/neuter procedures, pet dental care, microchip implantation and more. We also have an on-site cat and dog groomer available for the convenience of our patients.
La Mesa Vet SERVICES
Whether your pet needs a routine operation or emergency care, the highly-skilled pet surgery team at our University Pet Hospital in La Mesa is here to help!
As animal lovers and pet owners, we all want to do what is best for our pet’s health.
Our commitment to you is we offer competitive prices, comparable to those of online pharmacy.
Halloween isn’t for scaredy cats – or dogs!October 29, 2015Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year and were suggest taking the necessary precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!”. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for furry family members. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or animal poison control at (855) 764-7661. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them. Keep electric lights and cords from decorations out of the reach of your pets. If they chew on them, they could suffer from cuts or burns, or worse, life-threatening electrical shock. Be extra careful when putting candles in carved pumpkins. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). But, for most pets, wearing anything but their “birthday suit” causes...
Keep Your Pet Safe During the HolidaysDecember 16, 2014‘Tis the Season to Be Safe Holidays can bring stress to all of us, and pets are no exceptions. When routines are disrupted and new activities occur, your pet may be the first to notice. Follow these tips to make the holidays and other events more relaxing for everyone, including your four-legged family members. Animals can become stressed with the hustle and bustle of holiday guests. Therefore, it’s best to keep your pets indoors and provide them with a safe, quiet, escape-proof room where they can get away from the energy and excitement. Remember to provide plenty of food and water, and let your pet catch up on some Z’s! Holiday guests don’t know your pets’ routines. If your guests smoke, make sure they are careful with their cigarettes. Also, let them know in advance whether they are allowed to give treats to your pets. As your holiday visitors come and go, there will be many escape opportunities for your pets. Make sure they are always wearing their current identification tags, consider having them microchipped (if they aren’t already), and keep watch of that door! Always keep your vet’s number handy, along with the number of animal poison control center, in case of an emergency. Safe Ways To Celebrate Make the holidays special for your pets, too! Provide your furry...
Pet Care Series: Proper NutritionJuly 21, 2014Pet Care Series: 8 Steps to Keep Your Pet Healthy At University Pet Hospital, it is our mission to be the most reliable, responsible and respected providers of veterinary services to pets and their owners. It is through continuous education of our staff that we are able to better provide the care your pet needs to live a long active life. In our pet healthcare series, we will take a look at the eight steps you should take to ensure your pet remains in prime health. This week, we will take a look at the first step: Proper Nutrition. What does proper nutrition do for your pet? The proper balance of nutrients is essential when feeding your pet. Animals (and humans) need a certain combination of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water every day in order to function properly. However, your pet’s nutrition needs are not the same as ours, but many of us are clueless about what exactly they are. Consider these facts: Small, low-activity dogs need only about 185 to 370 calories daily, while a large pooch between 67 to 88 pounds may need between 1,000 to 2,000 calories, depending on activity level and gender. Yet many of our dogs get far more food than they need. More than one-third of U.S. dogs over 1 year old...
Pet Care Series: ParasitesJuly 21, 2014Pet Care Series: 8 Steps to Keep Your Pet Healthy At University Pet Hospital, it is our mission to be the most reliable, responsible and respected providers of veterinary services to pets and their owners. It is through continuous education of our staff that we are able to better provide the care your pet needs to live a long healthy life. In our pet healthcare series, we will take a look at the eight steps you should take to ensure your pet remains in prime health. This week, we will take a look at the second step: Common Parasites. Cats and dogs are susceptible to a number of parasitic infections, several of which are zoonotic (possess the ability to infect people as well as animals). Parasite prevention is not only important for the health of your pet but also for the health of your family. Fleas and Ticks The most common type of parasites inflicting grief on your pet are fleas and ticks. These troublesome parasites not only cause problems with the skin, but they possess the ability to transmit a number of diseases to your pet. Fortunately, there are many safe and highly effective products available through your veterinarian that can treat and prevent flea and tick infestations. Regular use of one of these products can effectively prevent fleas...
Pet Care Series: VaccinationsJuly 21, 2014Pet Care Series: 8 Steps to Keeping Your Pet Healthy At University Pet Hospital, it is our mission to be the most reliable, responsible and respected providers of veterinary services to pets and their owners. It is through continuous education of our staff that we are able to better provide the care your pet needs to live a long healthy life. In our pet healthcare series, we will take a look at the eight steps you should take to ensure your pet remains in prime health. This week, we will take a look at the third step: Vaccinations. Proper and timely immunizations are extremely important to the well-being of your pet. Vaccines given at the proper time will help strengthen your pet’s immune system to fight off deadly diseases. So what exactly are vaccines and why should my pet get them? Vaccines help prepare the body’s immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms. Vaccines contain antigens, which look like the disease-causing organism to the immune system but don’t actually cause disease. When the vaccine is introduced to the body, the immune system is mildly stimulated. If your dog or cat is ever exposed to the real disease, his immune system is now prepared to recognize and fight it off entirely or reduce the severity of the illness. Essential...
anhr, South San Diego
patriciak, La Mesa
shileenr, Lemon Grove
jeromeh, South San Diego
Jennifer R. - La Mesa, CA