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Illness & Injury

Furry Family Sick?  Dog losing weight?  Cat not urinating?  Has your pet been injured? Does your rabbit have Behavior issues? The Balboa Pet Hospital provides full veterinary hospital services including Preventative Care, Diagnostics, Pet Surgery, Pet Dentistry, Acupuncture, and Holistic Medicine and Emergency Care and Medical Boarding. Whether your pet is limping, not eating, shaking their head, vomiting, straining to urinate or just isn't feeling quite right, it's important to have your cat, dog, rabbit, guinea pig or exotic pet seen and examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible.  Many of us intuitively know something's wrong, but are unsure of what signs to watch for.  Here's a good overview from our friends at Pet Health Network.   

The most important thing you want to see in a healthy pet is consistency in the following areas.

 Is your pet.......

  • Drinking more water?  Drinking less water?
  • Urinating:  too much?  too little?
  • Having difficulty urinating (can be a medical emergency, get your pet seen right away!)
  • Experiencing Weight Gain or Loss
  • Eating too much?  Eating too little?
  • Vomiting, diarrhea? one or both.
  • Changes in behavior or the way they walk.
  • Signs of Pain

Your observations and the veterinarians exam are crucial to getting your pet the care and intervention it needs.  Pets do not talk, can't tell us they are in pain and are often quite good at hiding their illness. Get your pet to us ASAP so that our veterinarians can give them the comprehensive exam they need.  Of course, if you have an emergency like a dog park injury, just come in!

We consider you our partner and encourage your questions.  Together we can help to provide a long and happy life to your furry best friend, dog cat or pet exotic.   Whether your pets are healthy or sick, they need you to be their voice and advocate. We work with you to provide the preventive care, diagnostics and medical treatments that all your pets need.

In addition to practicing Traditional Western Veterinary Medicine, Balboa Pet Hospital offers Alternative Therapies as well.

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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

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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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