Governor Animal Clinic

4.8 (47)
3240 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122, USA


Monday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Governor Animal Clinic

Schedule Regular Vet Visits

One of the best ways to save on vet bills is to prevent expensive health issues before they develop. By scheduling regular wellness checkups, your vet can detect health issues early, helping you to avoid costly treatments and surgeries down the road.

Price Shop for Pet Prescriptions

Oftentimes our fur babies are prescribed human drugs off-label. Your vet is apt to charge more for these medications than you would pay at your local pharmacy. In fact, big-box or chain pharmacies can offer steep discounts. So it’s best to price shop.

Pet Insurance

Most pet insurance providers will pay between 80% and 90% of the vet bill. You can even get coverage for routine care and things like vaccinations and dental cleanings. If you do the math, you’ll most likely find that pet insurance makes financial sense in the long run as well as gives you peace of mind.

How Do You Choose the Right Pet Insurance Provider?

Pet Insurance Review makes it incredibly easy for pet parents to select an insurance provider they feel good about. You can use our handy comparison tool to get the gist of what a company offers. We’ve also collected over 150,000 reviews of insurance companies from real pet parents like you to rank the top providers in the market. Here is the current ranking of each:

Top Pet Insurance Providers of 2024
Rating Provider Total Review
4.4 AKC 889
4.7 ASPCA 11,445
4.9 Embrace 14,311
4.9 Fetch 2,197
4.4 Figo 2,600
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,488
4.9 Lemonade 790
3.2 ManyPets 2,173
4.6 MetLife 506
4.8 Nationwide 21,394
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 110
4.5 Pets Best 7,204
4.3 Pumpkin 1,175
4.7 Spot 5,460
4.9 Trupanion 60,328
4.8 Prudent Pet 125

Or, you can simply get a fast quote from multiple providers and go from there.

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Getting to Know Your New Vet: Essential Questions to Ask

Choosing a new veterinarian is an important decision for any pet owner. You want to find someone who is competent, compassionate, and a good fit for you and your fur baby. To help you get the most out of your first appointment, here's a list of essential questions to ask your new vet:

Tell me about your experience with [pet type].

Different vets have different areas of specialization. Some are experts with cats, some dogs, some pocket pets, and some horses. Knowing that your vet has vast experience treating your specific type of pet can bring you peace of mind.

How do you handle emergencies?

You must know what to do in case of a pet medical emergency. Inquire what after-hours policy the clinic has, whether they have on-site emergency care available, and if they have a relationship with any nearby emergency animal hospitals.

How do you communicate with pet owners?

Good communication is key to building a trusting relationship with your vet. Ask how they prefer to communicate (phone calls, emails, online portal) and how often you can expect to hear from them.

Are there any breed-specific health concerns I should be aware of?

Some breeds are predisposed to certain health conditions. Knowing what to watch out for can help you catch problems early and get your pet the treatment they need.

Do you have any questions for me about my pet?

This is a great question to ask because the answer will show that the vet is interested in getting to know your pet as an individual and is willing to listen to your concerns.

Bonus question: Can I take a tour of your facility?

Getting a feel for the clinic's environment can help you and your pet feel more comfortable during your visits. Remember, you’re not just looking for a veterinarian, you’re looking for a partnership. Do not be afraid to ask these questions and any others you can think of. Any vet worth their salt will be happy to answer them. Because the more informed you are, the better equipped you'll be to make decisions about your pet's care! And that should be every vet’s top priority.

Reviews from Google

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This clinic is amazing. We adopted a cat a year ago with some medical issues and Dr. Gardner and all the staff has been amazing. The vet techs are top notch and scheduling is always easy. The front desk staff is quick to return messages and address any concerns we have. Everything is always communicated very well. I know she is in great hands when she has had to be left for procedures and testing. They even have a cardiologist who comes to the clinic when needed. The clinic is clean and parking is a breeze. Thanks everyone for taking such good care of our cat Stuffing!

posted: 02/04/2023

Alissa Cobb

After two failed attempts at finding a vet that gave me a good gut feel along with stellar care, I found it. Dr. Gardner and staff took time to explain the issues with both my dogs and follow up on care. I never felt rushed, taken advantage of, had products unnecessarily pushed, etc. There’s something very soothing about walking into their facility and feeling like the people who work there truly care about animals. In the past, both my dogs would shake upon entry into the vet office and were filled with anxiety. Here they settled in immediately and felt comfortable. Highly recommend.

posted: 04/12/2023

Sarah Orloff

We are so thankful to have found Governor Animal Clinic. Dr. Allen is a fantastic, caring, & kind vet who goes above and beyond to provide our dogs the best care. All of the vet techs are wonderful, but we (and our dogs) especially like Sophia. She is extra patient with our shepherd who can be a handful & remembers us when we come in. Appointments are easy to schedule over the phone and you can request med refills easily online or by email. Would definitely recommend Governor Animal Clinic to anyone looking for a vet.

posted: 12/29/2022

Victoria Garcia

Wow, can't believe I haven't written a review for this amazing clinic. So it’s been a few years since I have been bringing my little babies here. I previously had a horrible experience with another vet who allowed one of my pups to pass away under their watch. So clearly, I was not trying to trust just anyone with my dogs. A great friend of mine recommended Governor Animal Clinic to me and once I started going there my dogs picked their favorite vet Dr Marco. Everyone here is super understanding when it comes to any of my concerns with my dogs and are super helpful. I wouldn’t trust any other staff and vet with my little pups. Thank you so much for all that you guys do to ensure my dogs are comfortable, happy and healthy.

posted: 02/07/2023

Frank Wilson

I've been bringing all of my pets here for years and have never had a bad experience with anyone from reception, through techs, and doctors. Most recently my dog Sadie had a bad ear infection, while she was getting treated they found several teeth under her gums that needed to be pulled. Sue made Sadie feel comfortable there and was so helpful in getting Sadie diagnosed properly. She was always there making sure Sadie's recovery was smooth.

posted: 02/02/2023