Animal Urgent Care
(760) 738-9600
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Our Mission
To provide state-of-the-art emergency and critical care medicine and surgery for animals with compassion, integrity and value.

To accomplish our mission:
  • We will nurture the relationship between the client and the medical staff to realize the common goal of humane, compassionate, state-of-the art emergency and surgical veterinary care.
  • We will continually strive to advance our personal and technical skills in order to better serve our patients, clients, and the community.
  • We will establish an efficient workplace that is challenging, pleasant, and enjoyable for all staff members.
  • We will work together as a team, maintaining a positive attitude and maximizing our strengths in order to make Animal Urgent Care and Specialty Group a facility we can all be proud of.

Payment Options:

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Hospital History
Animal Urgent Care was founded in July of 1996 to provide the best emergency veterinary medical and surgical services for companion animals in inland north San Diego County. The clinic is owned, managed, and operated by Dr. Karen Seibold, DVM, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and her husband Christopher Read. The practice was relocated into a state of the art facility in April 2003.

As of January 1st, 2018 Animal Urgent Care came under new ownership in the form of long time associate Dr. Scott DiLorenzo. Dr. DiLorenzo is thrilled to continue the tradition of providing high quality veterinary care set forth by Dr. Seibold and serving the pets of North County San Diego when they need it the most.

Animal Urgent Care is centrally located in the heart of inland North County at 2430A S. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido, CA. Situated one exit north of the Westfield North County Mall at the junction of Centre City Parkway and Citracado Parkway. The location is quickly accessible via I-15 and the 78 freeways for the communities of Escondido, Fallbrook, San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, 4s Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Poway, as well as from the east thoroughfares from Valley Center and Ramona.
North San Diego County’s Choice For 24 Hour Veterinary Emergency And Critical Care
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