South Bay Veterinary Hospital in CHULA VISTA HAS EVERYTHING YOUR PET NEEDS FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY LIFE
South Bay Veterinary 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.
Pets deserve the very best care and South Bay Veterinary Hospital offers it SEVEN days a week. Our AAHA-accredited animal hospital has long been offering the very best in animal care – since 1956 – with a full-service animal vet clinic serving the San Diego community. The knowledgeable and compassionate staff at our Chula Vista veterinary hospital includes five veterinarians, a team of experienced nurses and veterinary technicians, groomers, and managers that ensure our animal hospital’s administration runs as smoothly as your pet’s visits.
Our Chula Vista Veterinary Clinic Offers a Full Range of Pet Care
Even our routine veterinary care goes beyond with our vast and knowledgeable staff and top-notch animal hospital veterinarians, Dr. Deo, Dr. Soto, Dr. Abigail and Dr. Sawyer. Standard services include annual examinations from our experienced veterinarians, spay and neuter surgeries, pet vaccinations, pet grooming and pet boarding. Also, our veterinarians are experienced in veterinary dentistry cleaning dogs’ teeth and providing other pet dental services. Our animal vet clinic features an in-house pharmacy to quickly and easily fill pets’ prescription needs as well as select over-the-counter medications.
If you have questions about our services or would like to speak to our staff, please call us at 619-421-6186.
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Whether your pet needs a routine spay or neuter surgery, a pet dental procedure, or something more complex like ACL surgery or tumor removal.
Vaccinating your pet according to the schedule suggested by our veterinarian in Chula Vista is an important part of your pet’s preventative care.
Here at South Bay Veterinary Hospital, we know the vital importance of pet dietary management, and we can help your pets receive the proper nutrition and foods they need for pet dietary management the longest, healthiest life.
Grooming dogs, and to an extent cats, in Chula Vista, is an important part of their preventative health care.
Take Your Cat To The Vet DayAugust 17, 2016August 22nd is National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! Here are the top 5 reasons routine vet visits are a vital part for your cat to live a long, healthy life. Cats age more rapidly than humans A cat reaches approximate human age of 15 during its first year, and then 24 at age 2. Each year thereafter, they age approximately four “cat years” for every calendar year. So an 8-year-old cat would be 48 in cat years. Veterinary care is crucial because a lot can happen in those four “cat years,” which is why yearly visits are so important. Cats are masters at hiding illness Cat’s natural behaviors make them excellent at hiding how they feel when they are sick or in pain. Your cat could be developing a health condition long before you notice anything is wrong. Veterinarians are trained to spot changes or abnormalities that...
Immunization AwarenessAugust 8, 2016Proper 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 Vaccinations for Your Dog Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (DHPP): Commonly called the “distemper shot,” this combination vaccine actually protects against all four diseases. Rabies: Rabies virus is...
The Importance of Regular Teeth CleaningJuly 29, 2016Most dog and cat owners never take a good look inside their pet’s mouth. That’s unfortunate because many pets show signs of gum disease by the time they are four years old and it’s because they weren’t given proper mouth care. Exam your dog’s mouth regularly to prevent future periodontal diseases and keep his smile dazzling with a mouthful of pearly whites. What to look for when checking your pet’s mouth: Malodorous (bad) breath – Normal dog breath doesn’t smell like lavender and rose petals but if his breath is extremely offensive and is accompanied by loss of appetite, vomiting, excessive drinking or urinating, it’s a good idea to take them to the vet. Healthy gums – Don’t forget to check their gums! Healthy gums should be pink, not red or white, and should show no signs of swelling. Signs of Oral Disease – Some additional symptoms of more serious...
AAHA ACCREDITED HOSPITAL DAYJuly 22, 2016Today is the first annual AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day and South Bay Veterinary Hospital is honored to be able to participate in the celebrations! The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has designated this day as an opportunity to educate pet owners about what accreditation means for their pets and to thank accredited hospitals for holding themselves to a higher standard. AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day will be held each year to celebrate champions for excellent veterinary care. The mission of AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day is to highlight the exceptional care provided by AAHA-accredited hospitals and to educate pet owners about the value of accreditation. Only 12–15 percent of veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada are AAHA-accredited and we are so fortunate to be in that top percentage of hospitals that can say they hold such an accreditation. AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals are home to leading pet health care teams. AAHA has been recognizing...
The Importance of Microchipping Your PetJune 14, 2016Losing your pet can be a traumatic and even tragic event. Conscientious pet guardians protect their pets with collars and ID tags. Unfortunately, collars and ID tags are not foolproof and dogs and cats can still get lost. Collars can break or fall-off, leaving your beloved pet among the countless, unidentified lost strays at animal shelters. This can easily be avoided if pet owners took the time to get their pets microchipped. What are microchips? Microchips are implantable computer chips that encode a unique identification number to help reunite you with your lost pet. They are no bigger than a grain of rice and they are placed under your pet’s skin with a needle and syringe, not much differently than a routine vaccinations. Unlike collars and ID tags, they can never break or fall-off. They work by receiving a radio signal from a scanner and transmitting the encoded chip identification...
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