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Emergency Vet and Urgent Care in San Diego, CA

Welcome to VEG San Diego!

Sometimes it’s obvious when your pet needs immediate help. But sometimes they just seem “off.” That’s where our emergency vets in San Diego 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 San Diego, CA pet emergency hospital, at the corner of Camino de la Reina and Mission Center Rd. in Mission Valley, is within minutes of Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, and La Mesa.

Parking for our San Diego pet hospital is convenient, with a large lot and accessible parking spaces. 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. Christopher Trott

Medical Director VEG San Diego

Loyola Marymount University; Colorado State University 

Dr. Trott grew up in Southern California. After attending colleges out of state, he came back to San Diego to complete a rotating internship at a veterinary specialty hospital. As an emergency vet, Dr. Trott was intrigued by the new way of practicing ER medicine that was happening at VEG veterinary emergency hospitals. He especially appreciated the openness of the company, being able to allow clients to be involved in the treatment of their pets, and the ease of communication when people and their pets are kept together.  

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More locations near you

VEG Encinitas

Dr. Samantha Kent

Medical Director VEG Encinitas

VEG Oceanside

Dr. Sarah Hoggan

Medical Director VEG Oceanside

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

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