Best 30 Veterinary Clinics Hospitals in San Luis Obispo, CA with Reviews -
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By: Emily D.
Broad Street Veterinary Clinic
If your shopping around for a vet, I cannot recommend Broad Street enough. When my pup was young he had a rare maturation disease and the vets there did not stop until we found the answer to help him get healthy. Not just the doctors, but the staff became like family - I had to see them so often. It was a relief knowing that when Gus had to stay over night that he was in the best hands possible.
By: julianne.dunkley
Mission Animal Hospital
I feel so blessed I have found Mission Animal Hospital. My elderly dog has been plagued by severe arthritis and the only solution I was previously given was to put her on NASIDS. The side effects where so bad that she could not tolorate the medication. Dr Toman came up with a plan combining a variety of natural remedies/ moderate exercise and a dramatically smaller amount of NASID. It took time but it worked! She is a new dog - happy and healthy!
By: karissa.mikla
Mission Animal Hospital
This is the most amazing vet I have ever been to! I have a 5 year old pug who has had her fair share of vet visits and surgeries. I was fed up with Animal Care Clinic's nickel & diming and lack of customer care- I had given up on vets in the area, until Mission Animal Hospital came to town. The doctor visited with us as he sat on the ground, and played with my pup. Their bedside (or I should say kennel-side) manners are a blessing and their customer service is top of the line. I will not take my pup anywhere else! Thank you Mission Animal Hospital!
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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