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01/30/2014
By: mayy394
ABC Veterinary Hospitals
I have a 15 month old puppy, Lilly, who is a blue pit bull. Unfortunately she had broken out in hives due to allergies. We gave it 24 hours hoping it would past but with time the bums multiplied got red and eventually started bleeding. We called our usual vet and they couldn't fit us in until a week later! I didn't understand how they couldn't just fit her in for an antihistamine when my puppy was scratching to the bone. I then called ABC they said "oh yes bring her in we'll take care of her!" They were awesome got us right in took her temp and wasn't more than 5-10 minutes till we saw the vet. She calmed my nerves immediately by saying this isn't unusual and I've been a good parent. The vet was so upbeat and positive it made a negative experience into a good time. As for the bill it was the best I've seen yet! ( And I've been to a number of vets.) Because it was our first visit the exam was FREE! And they DIDN'T push us to buy a whole bunch of the "good to have" but "not necessary" stuff. They gave her her shot and her antibiotic and we were out of there. It felt awesome to not get ripped off and get great service. THUMBS UP!!!
06/07/2013
By: bru119
Pet Hospital of North Park
I scheduled an appointment for a general check up so it wasn't like I NEEDED to be seen that same day. When I asked if I could come in she did tell me their afternoon appointments were booked, if I really wanted her to squeeze me in I would have to expect to wait awhile to be seen. Or.....I could take an open appointment the following day where my wait time would be very minimal if any. I chose the next day and wasn't even finished filling out the form when my dog's name was called. Now maybe I just happen to pick a day when business was slow but it's not too often that any kind of doctor's office scheduling is right on time. (I expect to wait at least 20 minutes at my own doctor appointments, who doesn't?) Anyway, the visit went well. The doctor is friendly, the staff are nice - and I could tell they all work together well. I've been to some hospitals where the tension in the air between the staff is sooo obvious, it makes anyone feel uncomfortable, but this place has some good people.
03/18/2014
By: chinconn840
ABC Veterinary Hospital Pacific Beach
We've taken our dog here for the last year or so because it was walking distance from our old house. I've never been "thrilled" with our experience there until our visit last Sunday. - First off, they are open Sunday all day! - No ER vet rates is very cool! Sunday our dog woke up with a paw the size of a baseball and couldn't walk. ABC could fit us in for an appointment that day and the vet was able to figure out within a few minutes, what was wrong. Our dog required surgery to located a small fox tail that went between her toes and under her skin. ABC Vet was able to do the surgery that day but warned that they may not be able to find the tiny grass like thing that was in her leg. They found it after an hour of searching and our dog is now "good as new". The staff was super nice and everyone in our household is all wags!
12/20/2013
By: adityaa671
ABC Veterinary Hospital Pacific Beach
A friend of mine recommended ABC. After reading some reviews I was a little hesitant about this place. I decided to take a chance and took my beagle to ABC vet for his first checkup ever. I was very pleased with their service. They answered ALL my question(trust me they were many), gave us a budget with all the services recommended for my dog and went through it all. They even gave me ways to save money on vet costs and med. At no moment did I feel they were pushing on us unnecessary tests and products. I believe the fees are reasonable. My pet and I received great attention and care. I got the most helpful vet assistant who took all the time to make sure all our concerns were fixed. I recommend ABC Vet on Hornblend based on my first experience with them.
05/05/2014
By: Dylandsjk05@hotmail.com A.
ABC Veterinary Hospitals
We have been coming to the ABC Vet office in Kearny Mesa for almost 5 years now. A part of why we continue coming back is becuase of two of your technicians. Our 5 year old lab, Bad Betty was hit by a car in March 2012 and after several surgeries, we needed to bring her in for daily foot wraps so we got to know the staff extremely well. Everyone was wonderful. They seemed to have a special place in their hearts for her and were always willing to answer the numerous questions we had regarding her care. We recently rescued another lab, Happy Jack, and they have continued to amaze us with their caring nature, patience, love for our pets and willingness to always help. Thank you!
12/05/2013
By: wpa147
ABC Veterinary Hospital - Uptown
These guys are great - I can't say enough good things about this shop. They’re smart, the place is clean, there's a nice waiting room, and they take the time to talk you through all the repairs. There’s no hard sell on stuff you don't need, they are willing to discuss what has to be done NOW, and what can wait, if you can't pay for all the repairs. They even save the damaged parts & will show them to you if you want! In addition, they washed the car, use a AAA discount on labor, and give new customers a little welcome kit for your glove compartment. And there's coffee & cookies in the waiting room! I have finally found my new mechanic.
05/01/2013
By: ariannaa745
Pet Hospital of North Park
Dr. Osawa is an awesome vet! My dog has had a very bad stomach condition since birth and every time it flares up it is very painful for her...its kind of like puppy colitis. We have been to several different vets over the past 7 years to try and diagnose and prevent the flare ups, and they always prescribed harmful steroids and antibiotics. When we took her to Dr Osawa he took the time to thoroughly research the condition and prescribed a medicine called sulfasalazine which has been AMAZING! We haven't had a problem since! Dr Osawa is a very kind and caring vet and I think that everyone should take their pet there for the very best care.
05/22/2013
By: cecill812
Pet Hospital of North Park
My dog was attacked by a pit - and this was the place that saved him. I went in there practically hysterical and it was all a blur. They handled the "emergency" quite well, especially for not being an actual E R. The doctor there was great, he has a positive attitude and was even willing to stay there after hours to do surgery on my dog. I was not "sent away" or referred to another hospital because it was near closing time. My dog stayed overnight and the next day when I picked him up he looked like a sewn up puppet - but he is ALIVE and I appreciate every one who works at this place who helped.
01/24/2014
By: duanee920
ABC Veterinary Hospitals
I gave them 5 stars for the most recent care at this facility. My boyfriend’s 9 week old pitbull puppy came down with parvo due to exposure to another puppy that contracted it. While we are careful to the utmost extent and made sure the puppy was vaccinated ASAP, he still got sick. I have been to their facility more times in the last week than i can count, the vet PERSONALLY called us to check on his progress since we were unable to afford hospitalization and had to opt for home care only. The staff know him by name and are genuinely concerned for his health and continue to check in with us to hear of his progress.
12/13/2013
By: maryy425
ABC Veterinary Hospital Pacific Beach
The staff was very helpful and informative. I took my two kittens in to get spayed and neutered. I dropped them off in the morning and picked them up after work. They called me to let me know that my kitties were doing well after their surgery. When I picked them up, one of the ladies at the front desk gave me some extra tips on fighting fleas. There were plenty of people there waiting to be helped but she still took the time to give me individual attention. I did not feel rushed out the door. I had a great experience and will continue to take my animals to ABC.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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