VCA Mission Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Eli Canales

    Eli has lived in San Antonio for twenty years and is a proud parent of four rescued pets, two dogs Pugsey & PeeWee, and two cats Gus & Honey. She's been with VCA Mission for 11 years.

  • Human Resources Manager

    Cheif MAH

    “I’ve been with VCA Mission Animal since 1998-ish. They were very lucky to have found me! I spend my days demanding attention and keeping my staff on their toes. I enjoy making the receptionist get off their chairs at least 20 times a day to let me outside. “Gotta keep them moving and the blood flowing “, I say! You can see me laying in the bushes waiting to pounce on something as long as I can see it with my eyes closed, sleeping of course. I am very familiar with all things Mission Animal Hospital, including the food. I have tasted most of the diets including the dog’s and can give my opinion if needed. I often find my way into exam rooms offering my professional opinion and don’t even charge for my own “cat scans”. If you see me don’t be shy, please come on by and say hi, I love making new friends.”    ** Disclaimer** VCA Mission Animal is not responsible for Chief’s opinion and quite often we disagree with him but it’s not easy! We love him dearly and enjoy having him around, he has been a valuable part of our family!


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.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.