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741 Academy Drive Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-755-1511
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We're pleased to offer the following services at Academy Animal Hospital:

  • kitty1.pngComprehensive preventative care for both cats and dogs
    • Puppy and kitten packages for our younger patients
    • Adult and senior health blood profiles for our patients
    • Routine vaccinations
  • Complete medical care for sick pets
    • In house lab work
    • X-rays
    • Wide range of medications to help your pet feel better
  • Full surgical facilities for
    • Emergency procedures (foreign body removal, cystotomies, etc)
    • Routine/elective surgeries (spay, neuter, mass removal, etc)
    • Orthopedic procedures
  • In-house pharmacy for immediate prescriptions
    • Antibiotics, thyroid supplements, NSAIDs, heart disease medications, etc
    • Flea, tick and heartworm preventatives
  • Routine dental procedures
    • Scaling and polishing
    • Flouride treatments
    • Periodontal disease and gingivitis treatments
    • Dental extractions and x-rays
  • Non-anesthetic dentistry (for qualified mouths only!)
  •  Grooming
    • Medicated and maintenance bathing
    • Nail trims and anal gland expressions
    • Hair clipping/dematting (call for details)
  • Medical and routine boarding
    • We specialize in special needs pets!
  • At home exams and consultations (restrictions apply)
    • Including euthansia
  • Family Discount Days (see Monthly Specials

Appointments

We see patients by appointment only, Monday thru Saturday.  Call us and speak to one of our caring front desk staff members to schedule your pet's appointment today!  Appointments can also be made online. We strive to accommodate all appointment requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are welcome during normal business hours. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a doctor or experienced nurse can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several nurses working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by 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 on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Types of Pets Seen

Because we have 4 doctors practicing at Academy Animal Hospital, we can offer over 100 years combined experience and care for many different breeds of:

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Payments

We provide estimates for all treatments and procedures. We encourage owners to request an estimate for treatment, if one was not provided.

Academy Animal Hospital accepts payment via cash, check (with valid ID), MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit.  So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.  In house payment arrangements are not available at this time.

Discounts

Academy Animal Hospital offers discounted services to all military, senior citizens and local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.

Non-Anesthetic Sedated Dental Cleaning Now Available for Qualified Patients!

dental.jpgDental care is an essential ingredient in keeping your pet healthy. It is estimated that more than half of our pets have periodontal disease. Plaque and bacteria can invade vital body organs such as the heart and kidneys, and over time can be the cause of severe disease. Even a small amount of staining and plaque will harbor bacteria and over time may result in significant oral disease. Regular cleaning is important to keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy and help avoid the dreaded "buffalo breath" many owners detect when their special friend gets up close and personal.

For some pets, a Non-Anesthetic Sedated Dental may be all that's necessary to clean and polish the teeth. This procedure is performed in our office by the highly trained veterinary nurses but only after a thorough oral exam, by the veterinarian, determines that this type of cleaning would be appropriate. This is NOT just a cosmetic cleaning often performed at pet stores and grooming shops, but an extensive scaling and polishing with the same instruments your own dentist uses. If the dental tartar is too heavy, gums reddened or painful, if teeth are loose or extractions are needed, anesthesia may be necessary. The doctor will determine if your pet would be a good candidate for this procedure. He may recommend a mild tranquilizer to calm your pet. This lessens the stress of the procedure and allows us to do a thorough job. A Non-Anesthetic Dental is not as thorough as an anesthetic procedure, however it is less intensive and less expensive than the anesthetic dental procedure.

A non-anesthetic dental is ideal for those pets just starting to show signs of staining or tartar or need a maintenance cleaning. If your pet requires a complete anesthetic dental, many times we can keep those teeth clean with regular follow-up non-anesthetic cleanings.

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