VCA Big Pet Project

VCA Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort in Escondido, CA

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 See More


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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Emergency Care

If you have an emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If it is after normal business hours, please call:

Specifically for Dogs & Cats:

Veterinary Specialty Hospital - (706) 466-0600
2055 Montiel Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

Specifically for Birds & Other Exotic Pets:

Pet Emergency and Specialty Center - (619) 462-4800
5232 Jackson Drive, Suite 105
La Mesa, CA 91941

Unfortunately, after hours it can be very difficult to find a 24-hour hospital that can competently see birds, rabbits, & exotics. If time or distance is critical, try calling various 24-hospitals nearby and see if they are able to see these species, it's best not to just show up at their front door. Often it simply depends on who the veterinarian is on any particular shift and there is no consistency. For this reason, we believe the hospital listed below should be able to competently care for these species most of the time.