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What are our hours?
Our emergency services are offered 24 hours, 7 days a week. Our specialty services are available by appointment.
What are our payment options?
Do we offer routine services?
We do not offer routine services such as vaccines, spay/neuter, wellness checks, etc. Our highly trained specialists and experienced emergency doctors work closely with your primary care veterinarian to provide the next step of needed specialized or advanced veterinary care. We do offer 24 hours, seven days a week emergency and critical care services in each of our hospitals.
Do I need a referral?
For non-emergency care, a referral from your primary care veterinarian is needed. For Emergency/Critical Care services each of our three hospitals are available without a referral 24 hours/7 days a week including holidays.
What happens during a consultation?
During a consultation, one of our board certified specialists will review all records regarding your pet sent over by your primary veterinarian. Following the review, your pet will have a physical exam and a treatment plan created. Throughout the treatment process we will work closely with your primary care veterinarian to provide the very best in continued care for your pet.
Does California Veterinary Specialists have access to my pet’s medical records from my primary care veterinarian?
Your primary care veterinarian needs to fax or email your pet’s records to our office.
What is a Veterinary Specialist?
A board-certified specialist’s expertise complements the care provided by your primary care veterinarian. In addition to completing a veterinary degree (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, DVM), a board-certified veterinary specialist must complete an internship, a two to four-year specialized residency, and publish a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Specialists must also undergo a series of exams based on knowledge and skill in the given specialty.