Step by Step, Here's what you can expect at Balboa Pet Hospital
When you walk in the door of our San Francisco veterinary hospital, you and your pet will be greeted with a smile by one of our Client Service Representatives. If you have printed your new client registration form from the website, bring it with you. You can also use links on our website to begin the registration process. This will speed up the check-in process.
A well trained Veterinary Assistant or Veterinary Technician will confirm the reason for your visit and obtain a brief history and vitals.
One of our Veterinarians will perform a head to tail comprehensive examination. Our goal is to "talk through" the exam so that you can understand each step of the process. You will have time to address any additional concerns. Our Assistants and Technicians assist with entering all pertinent data in the computer.
We will prepare a treatment plan which estimates the cost of the services needed. You will be given ample opportunity to ask questions, and we will not proceed with treatment until you have come to an agreement to proceed. Don't hesitate to discuss financial constraints with the veterinarian or any of our staff. We also have zero percent financing available to those who qualify and we strongly recommend pet insurance.
It may be possible to perform all needed services during your appointment. For things that need more time, you may be asked to leave your pet for a later pick up OR to admit them the following morning if procedures will require sedation. *
When you are looking for a veterinary hospital, you should be able to count on superior care and hospitality. We at Balboa Pet Hospital in San Francisco CA have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals and a highly trained attentive staff to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. Our veterinary hospital is clean, comfortable, efficient and welcoming. Call 1-415-752-3300 to schedule an appointment.
*In some circumstances, we will refer you to an outside specialist.
New clients receive 15% OFF first visit.
I love Balboa Pet Hospital! Balboa Pet Hospital's staff is amazing! The staff is knowledgeable, caring and above all honest! I feel confident that my pets are getting the best possible care there. The staff has always taken time to answer all of my questions and if I think of something after my appointment, I can just email! I know I won’t have to wait too long for response.
Unfortunately, this year I’ve had to make some really difficult decisions. The compassion the staff showed to both my pet and I made these unbearable times tolerable. I am indebted to both Dr. Del Rosso and (the wonderful) Dr. Ravn for their kindness, compassion and dedication.
If you are new to the area or just looking for a new vet, please give Balboa pet Hospital a call!
LOVE everything about this place!!! The people are all super nice & caring. I never feel like they’re trying to sell me stuff I don’t need. The vets (especially Dr. Alice Chan) are wonderful, I always fee; comfortable coming here whenever Walle has an issue. They even help me file the insurance claims after each visit! Would highly recommended any pet owners to see them for their fur-baby needs.
My dog has been a regular patient since 7 years ago. Once in a while we visit other hospitals due to time conflicts. However, we always go back to Balboa Pet Hospital. My dog has bad allergy and the doctors and assistants always follow up with us after the treatments or visits, help us submit the insurance claims. It’s not a cheapest place to go but their patience and caring are irreplaceable.
I’m glad to have found Balboa Pet Hospital near my home. It’s definitely a hidden gem! Dr. Chan saw my dog, Oreo, for her skin problem last week, and my three cats, Pepper, Tofu and Cola, today for annual check-up. She’s very patient (especially with Oreo who’s shy to strangers), knowledgeable and approachable. The front staffs are also very friendly and helpful. They are so prompt to reply my email (within a few hours when I checked back my mailbox). All my pets are about 1-year-old and I’ll definitely bring them here for their health issues/checkup in many years followed.
Brought my dog here for a checkup and some minor concerns. Dr. Chan was very professional. She got my dog the treatment he needed and answered all my questions regarding my concerns. The rest of the staff were very friendly and gentle with my dog. You could tell that the staff are genuine animal lovers; definitely something you want when you entrust the health of your pet to someone.
★★★★★ 5 of 5
Been bringing our animals to Balboa for over 25 years and will continue because they provide great advice and care. We love Dr. D and staff are really helpful and friendly. Now if I can find medical care for myself like my animals get at Balboa...
★★★★★ 5 of 5
I have been a patron of Balboa Pet Hospital for almost 500 years now (wink). I love Everybody there and feel they are have always been a great resource and the BEST support system for everything pertaining to my pets.
The staff is very kind and gentle, the doctors are very caring and patient when dealing with my scared cat Lulu. I appreciate the time they took to put her at ease and making this procedure as painless as possible for the both of us. Will definitely be spreading the word. Thank you Balboa Pet Hospital.
San Francisco, CA
The staff is so kind and helpful but most importantly the vets there are super nice. Big shout out especially to Dr. Ravn, one of the most compassionate persons I've ever met. I was distraught recently because my elderly kitty was really sick, Dr. Ravn squeezed me into her busy schedule, hugged me and took care of my kitty right away. I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. She's always so patient and spends time to explain what her thoughts are and works with you on a plan of action. She always personally follows up and give me additional insights and recommendations. I rarely met a vet so dedicated to both patients and their owners.
Flo A (12/7/2017)
They are professional and dedicated to take care of the pets. It is my our first time have pet dog and they are actually helpful guiding us to have a healthy baby dog. Thanks for the staff for being friendly and approachable. Keep loving your work and people will most likely to appreciate you.
Dyan M. (11/22/2017)
Family has been coming to Balboa since the early 1980's with our
first cat, Rascal, then Kahlua & Tommy, Annie, Tigger & Rocco,
Rosie, Chelsea, and Ruby. Two more kittens (Rose and Shadow)
will be joining too. Wouldn't trust anyone else.
I have been taking cats to Balboa Pet Hospital for more than 30
years. The veterinarians and staff have always taken excellent care
of my cats. They helped me keep the cats healthy and happy &
have always been great when the cats were ill