General Services

The team at Primary Care Animal Hospital cares about your pet’s wellness just as much as you do. We offer a full spectrum of veterinary care services to the San Luis Obispo community, including wellness exams, preventative care, in-house diagnostics, dentistry, most soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries, and emergency care.

We also offer referrals to board-certified veterinary specialists in ophthalmology, dermatology, behavior, acupuncture, physical therapy, and internal medicine specialties such as oncology and neurology. Click on any of the titles below to learn more about each service.

Pet Wellness Exams

A wellness exam is a routine medical examination of a patient that is apparently healthy. Regular wellness exams allow us to detect medical conditions in their early stages, making them easier to treat with less expense and greater success rates. During your pet’s comprehensive “nose to tail” physical exam, your veterinarian will assess your pet’s health and address any recommended treatments.

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Preventative Care

Your pet’s wellness recommendations are based on your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, and overall health. Preventative care includes vaccinations, deworming, parasite protection, regular dental care, and even behavioral resources! During your pet’s wellness exam, your vet will discuss our recommendations for your pet and help you choose the most appropriate treatment options.

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In-House Diagnostics

Primary Care Animal Hospital offers the most advanced in-house diagnostic tools available to ensure your pet’s accurate diagnosis in a timely manner. Our digital radiography is so safe it’s even appropriate for pregnant pets! We also offer ultrasonography and electrocardiography, and we are connected to a large network of internal medicine specialists who often give second opinions on our diagnostic cases.

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Dental care is a critical component of prolonging your pet’s life, as dental disease is known to affect not just the mouth but the kidney, liver, and heart muscles too. At every exam, your vet will assess your pet’s oral health and make suggestions for treatment such as cleanings, extractions, and available preventative treatments. We perform all of our dental procedures in-house, including full-mouth radiographs and oral surgery.

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When your pet needs to undergo surgery, we understand how important it is to feel confident you’re both receiving the best care available. We pride ourselves in maintaining an impeccable facility and practicing the highest standards in veterinary small tissue and orthopedic surgery. Your pet is kept calm and comfortable, and is carefully monitored throughout their stay with us to ensure complete healing.

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Emergency Care

We provide emergency care services to new and established clients during our regular business hours. Whether it’s treating a bite wound, fracture, allergic reaction, poisoning, or other emergency, we will never turn any patient away! Please call us first to let the doctor know the type and severity of your emergency so we can begin preparing for your pet’s arrival.

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Schedule your pet’s appointment at Primary Care Animal Hospital today!