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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....
"Q5""I like them a lot. Dr. Horne and the staff are all very nice."
"Q5""They were very friendly and sweet. They gave my cats a lot of attention."
"Q5""They are very compassionate and knowledgeable about the animals. I feel confident taking my pets to them. "
"Q5""They are all very nice, friendly, and they were able to get me in fast."
"Q5""They are well trained, good care givers, and they are open on weekends."
"Q5""I really don't want to tell other pet owners anything."
"Q5""The staff is very nice, friendly, caring, and want the best for your pets. They really care about the animals they treat. "
"Q5""Other pet owners can feel comfortable their pet is going to get the best possible care, the best quality treatment, no matter what the seriousness of the situation happens to be. They took such good care of my dog and brought her back to health. "
"Q5""I trust their business. They know what they are doing when it comes to treating and caring my two little dogs."
"Q5""Dr. Horne is very reliable, compassionate, educated, and really good. He is very caring and reasonable in his prices too. "
"Q5""I buy my dog food there. They are quite convenient to just be able to run in and stock up on high quality food that my dog needs and loves too. "
"Q5""I've been perfectly happy taking my pets to them there for many years. "
"Q5""We've always had really good care going there with our pets. The staff is warm and caring. We are very happy with Companion Animal Hospital."
"Q5""I have had two dogs. I took them to Dr. Horne who was almost crying with me when I put one of them to sleep. Everything was good."
"Q5""That they treat you like you are their only customer, and they are very conscientious. They are very sweet people."
"Q5""Compassionate, caring, and Dr. Horne has helped me out tremendously throughout the years."
"Q5""That Dr. Horne is the best diagnostician that I have ever seen in 50 years of owning pets"
"Q5""They have a great staff and good doctors. It's a great place. I'd recommend them to anybody."
"Q5""They're good. They know what they are doing and they are friendly and easy."
"Q5""I think that the quality of service and the advice are really good."
"Q5""They are very friendly, personable, and they get to know the pets really well."
"Q5""They are very good. I've never had a problem there."
"Q5""It's a great place to go with your pets. The people there are very sweet, loving, caring, and the animals feel comfortable too. "
"Q5""It's like being at home because the environment is so family-oriented. It's just awesome for me and my cat. I love going there."
"Q5""It's a little pricey, but I think they provide excellent services. I like their way of treating the animals so well. "
"Q5""I go there because they take really good care of my dog."
"Q5""They have a friendly service staff and they are very professional. "
"Q5""They care, they are very attentive to the animals, and they do the very best they can even with problem animals. They are very understanding of the animal's needs and behavior. "
"Q5""They are very compassionate with the animals they see. You do have to know the services you want for your pet, because they try to sell you everything. Dr. Horne is just great though."
"Q5""I have been wanting to do something very nice for them for a very long time, so this survey, I am happy to do. I want others to know that they are very efficient, warm, caring, genuinely concerned, and they have an attentive attitude toward all their pet patients."
"Q5""The people who work there are very friendly. It is easy to bring an animal in, even at the last minute. "
"Q5""They are very knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate toward the animals they treat."
"Q5""Dr. Horne is a miracle worker. I have been going to them for 20 years. "
"Q5""They are efficient, they offer great, convenient hours seven days a week, and they are friendly, knowledgeable, and caring."
"Q5""They are very compassionate, very understanding, and very sweet people. "
"Q5""They're good and wonderful, but they are pretty expensive. I'm considering having to go somewhere else due to the cost."
"Q5""They have the best deals and that's why I learned about them and went to them with my kitty cat."
"Q5""We were one of their first customers when they first opened over 30 years ago. We've had two dogs. One lived 14 years and now we have one 12 years old. We've always been just thrilled with their attention and compassion given to our dogs."
"Q5""My wife and I are very satisfied with them as our pets' vet. We've experienced no problems with them over the years at all."
"Q5""They really consider the personality, the needs, the individual animal, and they do everything possible to make it easy and stress free for the pet. I own a cat and she sometimes scratches and bites and they are just so good and patient with her."
"Q5""They are very knowledgeable, offer convenient hours, and they are close to where I live. "
"Q5""They are pleasant and they seem to care. The pets like them too and they are professional. "
"Q5""I think they are very courteous and a good place to take my dog when he needs medical care."
"Q5""I have a little kitty cat and they are kind and very thorough. I felt confident taking my cat to them. "
"Q5""My dog is 14 years old and I've spent close to $15,000 on my dog's care over the years there. They've always been wonderful, sociable, and they've always taken a personal interest in my dog and me. Now I am unemployed and down to my last $200. They wouldn't even see my dog at all. They were not willing to work with me at all on payments. I could not believe how my dog and I were treated now that I have no money and no job. Up until this last visit, I would have given a '10' across the board. I am still in shock over how badly I was treated. "
"Q5""I would tell other pet owners that their service is good and you wouldn't regret it. "
"Q5""It was a warm and friendly place. Their staff is very friendly and helpful. I took my dog there and it was just a good experience for both of us."
"Q5""I have a cat and a dog. I have found them to be very nice people who provide great service. "
"Q5""They are very caring and very professional in all respects at Companion Animal Hospital. "
"Q5""At Companion Animal Hospital, people can get excellent service for their pets at a very reasonable price."
"Q5""They really do care about your pet. I really feel my pet is safe in their hands and feel comfortable about going there."
"Q5""They were very caring and very competent."
"Q5""They are very qualified and a good local care provider."
"Q5""They provide expert care and they are available on weekends, which is a big help for me because of my schedule."
"Q5""They treated me and my pet very nicely and gave good information. "
"Q5""The veterinarians and the staff are very committed to forming and having a relationship with each individual animal that is their patient. "
"Q5""They're open on Sunday. I had to take my cat there in an emergency, but they didn't charge an emergency fee. "
"Q5""They offer good service and the doctors are knowledgable, compassionate, and caring."
"Q5""They are very compassionate. They are a good place to take your pets because they care about the animals."
"Q5""I would recommend them."
"Q5""They are very friendly."
"Q5""He came out to me to put my dog to sleep on a Sunday. I really appreciated that. He will go out of his way and come out on the weekends."
"Q5""I have recommended them. They are very good. The only thing is that they really push things to sell, like dental services, removing tar, things they think should get done, which was outrageous. I just felt a little pushed I guess. I'm very satisfied other than that. "
"Q5""They get personally involved with your pets and treat them like their own. "
"Q5""I've been going to them for a million years. They are very thorough and the staff is friendly and helpful."
"Q5""It's like a family atmosphere, as it is very homey, friendly, and they are caring to your animals."
"Q5""I'm satisfied taking my cats there as the people there are polite, considerate, and responsive."
"Q5""I am confident in taking my pet there. I am also very satisfied with how they are in every way. "
"Q5""They follow through on their medical cases and you can usually get in there for an appointment without having to wait too long. "
"Q5""They did a good job helping out my dog, keeping him calm when they were treating him, and that impressed me."
"Q5""I have cats. Companion Animal Hospital is convenient to where I live. "
"Q5""I would recommend them. They are convenient to where I live."
"Q5""They are very caring people at this animal hospital, so I feel my pets are well cared for."
"Q5""I don't know."
"Q5""I thought the people were very friendly and helpful."
"Q5""They were fine. I really don't have a strong opinion in either way. I don't have anything to compare."
"Q5""We've had a good experience with them."
"Q5""They are friendly and quite accommodating with scheduling appointments convenient to our timeframe. "
"Q5""They are open seven days a week and that makes it so convenient for me, so I can go there on a Saturday."
"Q5""It's a good place to go to take care of everything you need for a new puppy."
"Q5""Their prices are pretty high, but they are so convenient to where I live. Somehow I always feel I'm getting ripped off when I go there though. Despite the convenience, I am considering looking around for another veterinarian who is not as expensive. "
"Q5""I have a dog and they take care of it when it is sick or hurt. "
"Q5""I would tell them that people need to be glad they are there. "
"Q5""Companion Animal Hospital has a good reputation, convenient hours, and competitive rates, so that's why I take my dogs there."
"Q5""We use them as an emergency facility because they are open when our regular veterinarian is closed. They are open seven days a week and it is nice knowing they are there and open when you need them in an emergency. "
"Q5""They are very friendly, they have very nice employees, and I feel they are competent."
"Q5""They are fine and perform in every way that you would expect an animal hospital to be in providing services and competent care."
"Q5""The veterinarians are very good and the front office staff is very friendly. "
"Q5""I don't know what to tell people."
"Q5""I have a dog and they provide a nice environment for dogs to obtain good medical care when I take him there."
"Q5""They are reasonable in their prices, conveniently located, and open on weekends. "
"Q5""They are close by, open seven days a week, and affordable. "
"Q5""They have very good first time customer deals. "
"Q5""They are great in every respect. Their staff is good, friendly, competent, and they offer good medical care too. My cat ran into probably a unique or exotic problem and they ran through a lot of tests and before I knew it, I had run up a $1,200 bill. I just had to call it quits as I could not continue to pay any more without taking my cat somewhere else. Maybe this is just a fluke, but I was willing to use them again and again up to a certain threshold. I like that they are still there, have my cat's history, and they are open for emergencies. I am open to returning there in an emergency."
"Q5""I've been in there once because my daughter is the one that takes my cat there regularly for me. They are just fine, but expensive. "
"Q5""If I find a better place, I will tell them to go someplace else. I am not too happy with their service."
"Q5""The doctor was a good surgeon and did a good job. I liked the tech and the office staff. The only thing I would say is to call and make certain they are ready for you before you go."
"Q5""I will continue to go to them because they have my dog's history and they are very nice to my dog. My dog likes them. But they are overly pricey and not consistent in their pricing. While the staff and nurses are very friendly, it is the doctors who do things to pad the bill and push extra services. "
"Q5""When you go in, be cautious of their propensity to suggest tests, products, and additional services. "
"Q5""Don't take your pets there. "