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Practice Name

Balboa Pet Hospital

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Primary Location
3329 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 1-415-752-3300
Fax: 1-415-752-8782

Office Hours

Monday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM5:00 PM
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If you have an San Francisco pet emergency...

Our Veterinary doctors and technicians at Balboa Pet Hospital are ready to provide the emergency treatment your pet needs. If time allows and someone is with you, call us ahead so we can start getting prepared to provide emergency medical care immediately.  If you are alone, just come right away.  Your pet will be assessed by a veterinarian or veterinary technician, and triaged much like a human hospital. The doctor will examine your pet, stabilize them and determine any additional care needed. 

See the list below of emergency symptoms that require immediate attention.

For Daytime Emergencies


Balboa Pet Hospital   1-415-752-3300

Mon - Fri  8 to 6   AND  Saturday  8 to 5 pm

"between 34th and 35th Ave"

For After-Hours Emergencies, we recommend:

Balboa Pet Hospital recommends Nor Cal Veterinary Emergency

NorCal Vet Emergency    1-415-413-7363

approx 17 minutes from BPH     "Easy Parking, just off the 280"

Balboa Pet Hospital recommends SFVS

San Francisco Veterinary Specialists    1-415-401-9200

approx 17 minutes from BPH     "corner of Alabama & 18th"

Examples of Pet Emergencies:

These issues require immediate attention.  Do not delay getting treatment, the problem can get worse.


Repeated or bloody vomiting

Unproductive vomiting

Incessant vomiting

Bloated abdomen

Poison ingestion

Bloody, watery severe diarrhea

Uncontrollable drooling

Open mouth breathing

Blue or pale gums

Collapse/unable to walk

Productive cough

Coughing up blood


Head tilt

Sudden loss of vision

Blood in urine, male cat

Straining to urinate

Severe constipation

Vaginal discharge

Eye problems


Non-weight bearing lameness

Uncontrollable sneezing

Nasal bleeding

Exclusive Offer

New clients receive 15% OFF first visit.

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Services We provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.


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  •           8/29/2017

    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!

  •           6/5/2017

    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.

  •           6/5/2017

    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.

  •           4/28/2017

    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.

  •           5/4/2017

    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.

    Linda P. San Francisco, CA