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Companion Animal Hospital provides a complete range of veterinary services for all types of dogs and cats at its westside Santa Cruz facility. The practice’s veterinarians and personnel are on duty seven days a week, and they’re trained to handle everything from vaccinations and preventive care to specialty work like laser therapy, dermatology and dentistry.
Associate Veterinarian Donna Baird says Companion Animal Hospital sets itself apart by utilizing the latest technological innovations to provide compassionate animal health care at prices that are tailored for each client’s budget. “Recently, we’ve invested in state-of-the-art equipment that helps us manage pain and increase the speed of healing without the use of pharmaceuticals. This allows us to offer therapeutic modalities that aren’t usually available at other animal hospitals.”
Companion Animal Hospital’s in-house pharmacy, lab, radiology and surgery facilities, and intensive care unit allow it to be a one-stop shop for its clients’ pet care needs, which, according to owner Dr. David Horne, makes them feel more comfortable in often stressful situations. “Our bottom line is simple: We help our clients solve their pets’ health problems and send them home happy and healthy.”
“We’re committed to providing outstanding service for our clients and exceptional, compassionate health care for their pets. We consider ourselves advocates for the animals we treat, so we work hard to interpret their needs and guide their owners toward effective, long-term health solutions.”
Serving all of Santa Cruz County including Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Rincon, Day Valley, Larkin Valley, Soquel and Aptos Hills
Comprehensive Surgical/Medical Care
An annual exam is the most effective preventative measure for ensuring your pet’s health.
According to Dr. David Horne, owner of Companion Animal Hospital in Santa Cruz, almost every malady and disease that occurs in dogs and cats can be well managed if their owners would commit to bringing them in for examinations on an annual basis....
"They are very knowledgeable. Everyone is very nice, it is very easy to get an appointment, all the appointments are very quick, and you don't have to wait very long.""Their friendliness and ease of use"
"Very professional, very friendly, and compassionate, I have been going there for 25 years.""I trust them."
"It is a good place to take your animal.""They are easy to get in to and they have a flexible schedule. They are good."
"I have recommended everybody to go there.""They are very caring and very knowledgeable. They are the first veterinarians I have been to that have been able to take care of my basset's skin problem."
"It seemed like they took a personal interest in my dog and it seemed like they were genuine lovers of my pet.""I liked that they were close by my home."
"I have always been happy with the service I have gotten there and I like the people.""The veterinarian is very competent."
"Very caring, very thorough, and very focused on the best animal care possible""They just have a wonderful staff. Everyone is engaged in their work."
"They are really awesome and I like them.""They are nice and friendly."
"It is a very good place and they are trustworthy. They take very good care of your animals.""Very friendly, very caring, and very attentive"
"Very friendly staff, wonderful with the dogs, and my dog had a knee replacement and they were wonderful. I had to drive across town to see them and it was worth it.""I really liked that my dog bounded in there and was not at all afraid. They knew her and they invited her behind the desk. She was not at all unhappy with the situation with them."
"They take care of your pets and they are honest and they do a good job.""The service, they are friendly and they know what they are doing."
"He is very conscientious and he is the best.""David is very conscientious and he is the best."
"They just offer very good care, they are very personable, they are thorough, and I trust them.""They are thorough and knowledgeable and they take their time."
"I have been seeing them for over 15 years and they are very kind and very nice. They are always very professional.""The people, they are very personable and they ask about how you are doing and they give very personal service."
"They're always there for you, the quality of help is exceptional, and the staff is wonderful.""How thorough the vet was when I first brought my animal in. I got her as a rescue and he had to do eye surgery on her. I was quite impressed by his knowledge."
"They're very caring.""How knowledgeable they are"
"They really care about your animals, they take into consideration how you feel, and how important the animal is to you. They take really good care of your animals and they treat them as if they were their own. ""I like how they love my kitties. They love them as much as I do. They're wonderful."
"I have been to many vets and I believe that Companion Animal Hospital is absolutely the best vet that my cats have ever seen. I believe that if I had found this vet sooner, my cat that passed away would have had a longer life. I know that my cats who are now under their care are going to live long, quality lives because of their team. The vets are absolutely knowledgeable, thorough, and every member of the staff is friendly and smart. I'm very impressed when the vets give demonstrations.""I know that my cats are getting the best care and I know the doctors are considering a lot of different options."
"They treat your animals like they're their own.""Everything, they've been excellent."
"I refer people to them all of the time.""I like all of the staff. They have really flexible hours and a great staff. They're doing a great job."