Pacific Care Pet Emergency & Specialty is an emergency and veterinary specialty hospital available and fully staffed with experienced veterinarians and support staff, 365 days a year. You can count on us to provide continuous care and monitoring for your pet.

At Pacific Care Pet Emergency & Specialty, we understand that pets are members of the family. This is why our doctors and medical staff strive to exceed expectations and perform around-the clock medical care that utilizes the most up-to-date and advanced innovations in veterinary medicine.

We work closely with your primary veterinarian to provide your pet with a complete healthcare team. You can rest easy knowing that your pet is in the most capable hands.

Oftentimes, it is difficult to determine whether your pet is experiencing an emergency or is just having an off day. The following symptoms are important indicators that your pet is experiencing an emergency and needs medical attention. If you notice any of these symptoms, call your primary veterinarian immediately. If your primary veterinarian is unavailable, your pet can receive emergency care 24/7, 365 days a year at Pacific Care Pet Emergency & Specialty.

  • Any difficulties breathing: short or shallow breath, increased effort, gagging, choking,
  • Weakness, inability to walk, sudden collapse, first-time seizure, seizures lasting more than three minutes, or multiple seizures,
  • Non-productive retching/vomiting, swollen or distended abdomen. Allergic reactions including swelling, rashes, or itching
  • Excessive or persistent bleeding
  • Inability to urinate, straining to urinate
  • Diabetic animals refusing food
  • Pregnant animals in labor for more than one hour without delivering, those that have gone more than three to four hours between delivering
  • Bumping into things, disorientation
  • Signs of pain such as whining, shaking, hiding, or dull behavior
  • Vomiting blood, passing blood in stools/urine
  • Changes in behavior, appetite, elimination habits
  • Trauma
    • Bite wounds
    • Broken bones
    • Burns
    • Cuts, lacerations
    • Electric shock
    • Eye injuries
    • Heatstroke, frostbite
    • Hit by car, car accident  
    • Ingestion of toxic or harmful substances
  • Foods that are safe for us are not always safe for our pets. Unsafe foods include:
    • Chocolate
    • Grapes and raisins
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Onions and garlic
    • Avocados (birds)
    • Xylitol sweetener (found in gum, toothpaste, and sugar-free peanut butter)
    • Yeast dough

Our Team

Sarah Beaman

DVM

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Alice Hsieh

DVM

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Claude Lessard

DVM

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Laura Najman

DVM, DACVECC

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Tricia Nguyen

DVM

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We are currently experiencing a large volume of cases and longer wait times.  Please call ahead at 949-653-2846
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