Call & Speak with a Doctor VEG Encinitas

Pet Emergency and Urgent Care in Encinitas, CA

Welcome to VEG Encinitas!

Sometimes it’s obvious when your pet needs immediate help. But sometimes they just seem “off.” That’s where our emergency vets in Encinitas come in. From vomiting to complex surgeries, we treat emergency and urgent care needs for all kinds of pets—even avians and exotics! Discover the VEG difference, with our open floor plan hospitals, pet-parent participation, and an emergency-focused team that’s always ready to expect the unexpected.

Our Encinitas pet emergency hospital is located in San Diego County, within minutes of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Rancho Santa Fe, and Solana Beach. VEG Encinitas is within the shopping center at the intersection of El Camino Real and Mountain Vista Dr.

Parking for our Encinitas pet hospital is conveniently within the shopping center parking lot, with parking spaces near our front door.

If you need assistance getting your pet into the hospital, call ahead—one of our VEGgies will meet you at the door. Your pet will receive urgent vet care and you never have to leave their side.

Dr. Samantha Kent

Medical Director VEG Encinitas

Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Pet Emergency Specialty Center in La Mesa - small animal rotating internship

Dr. Kent has worked as an emergency veterinarian for over a decade in San Diego County, previously serving as the Director of Emergency Services and Internship Director at a 24-hour hybrid GP/ER. Professional interests: transfusion medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, and leadership development. She is so proud to have been a part of the team opening the first VEG in California!

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Why Choose VEG customer-focused veterinary emergency care

Call Us 24/7

Call Us 24/7

Pet emergencies shouldn’t be put on hold. Call and speak with a veterinarian to get your medical questions answered.

See a Vet Now

See a Vet Now

No appointment needed, come in 24/7. Emergency vet care starts the moment you walk in the door.

Stay Together

Stay Together

No waiting and wondering in a lobby. Stay with your pet the entire time and get as involved as you like in their care.

Stress Less

Stress Less

At VEG, we make a scary situation less stressful. We sit on the floor with your pet, or wherever they’re most comfortable.

Call & Speak with a doctor Open 24/7,  Even Holidays!

Walk in for:



High-quality critical care for when the unexpected happens.


Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Non-invasive, soft-tissue imaging with same-day results.


Urgent Care

For injuries or illnesses that simply cannot wait.



Performed on site to immediately diagnose fractures, stones, foreign ingestions, and more. 


Diagnostics + Testing

Done right in our hospital for less wait time and fast results. 


End-of-Life Care

Comfortable, compassionate care during the most difficult time.



A high-quality veterinarian is on site for emergency operations.


Treatment + Hospitalization

Care starts right away; if your pet needs to stay overnight, you can too.

Hospital Row

Call & Speak with a doctor Open 24/7,  Even Holidays!