VCA Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort

Phone: 760-745-8115
Fax: 760-745-7814
655 W. Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Business Hours
Sun Closed
Resort Hours Monday – Friday: 7 am – 6 pm Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Your pet's natural state is relaxed, alert, and vigorously healthy. VCA Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort is dedicated to maintaining this healthy condition through all the stages of life.

If your companion animal should become injured or ill, we restore him or her to wellness with supportive, healing care. Our award-winning facility provides a peaceful setting, for optimum results and an overall positive experience.

New to VCA?

VCA Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort in Escondido, California, welcomes new patients and their owners to our center. For more than 50 years, we have provided pet owners with comprehensive, compassionate veterinary care and all-species pet boarding. Our multi-doctor practice provides care for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, and other exotic animals.

Our Services

VCA Acacia provides a wide array of veterinary services, such as:

  • Small animal medicine—Includes wellness and preventive care, dental, surgery, physical rehabilitation, and holistic medicine.
  • Exotic and avian medicine—Includes birds, rabbits, pocket pets, potbellied pigs, and reptiles.
  • Veterinary surgery—Includes a board-certified surgeon, laser surgery, soft tissue, and reconstructive joint surgery and orthopedics.
  • Pet dental care—Includes dental evaluations, radiology, and both anesthetic and non-anesthetic or sedative dental work.
  • Holistic medicine—Includes veterinary chiropractic, acupuncture, dietary therapy, herbal medicine, laser therapy, and regenerative medicine.
  • Pet resort—Includes separate, all-species training and boarding in luxury accommodations.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Dr. Gary Gallerstein
Medical Director
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Hospital director and co-owner of VCA Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, Dr. Gallerstein has dedicated his career to being his patients’ advocate.

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Dr. Carrie Bone
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Carrie Bone has been an associate veterinarian at VCA Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort since 2005. Along with dogs and cats, Dr. Bone enjoys

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