Morena Pet Hospital

4.6 (74)
1540 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

Hours:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Morena Pet Hospital

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 11,435
4.9 Embrace 14,288
4.9 Fetch 2,137
4.4 Figo 2,596
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,485
4.9 Lemonade 786
3.2 ManyPets 2,168
4.6 MetLife 501
4.8 Nationwide 21,393
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 110
4.5 Pets Best 7,200
4.3 Pumpkin 1,172
4.7 Spot 5,410
4.9 Trupanion 60,323
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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Joel Bowman

We have been taking our cats to Morena Pet Hospital for over a decade and have received the best care possible for them. Dr. Steib and staff are incredibly skilled and caring. We give our experience 10 on a scale of 5

posted: 07/05/2023

Captain Lasher

Dr. Steib and the team have been treating our cat for over nine years. I have zero, zero complaints about their services, professionalism, and care. The only time I have ever reached out to a different veterinarian clinic was during a holiday in an emergency situation (my cat was attacked, on my property, by a dog).

posted: 09/05/2023

Wendy Prophet

I wouldn’t take my Westie Napoleon anywhere else. I implicitly trust Dr. Steib & Dr. Moore with his health and wellness. Marcy at the front desk is so friendly, kind and compassionate. The whole staff always makes me feel welcome and they’re so sweet to Napoleon. They are a fear free facility and do everything they can to make your pet feel less anxiety and fear. Napoleon is 16 (turning 17 at the end of this month) and Dr. Steib has helped me keep him healthy and comfortable. She has such a depth of knowledge & caring. It really comes through in how thorough she is when she calls with test results or new ideas for treatments. I appreciate this pet hospital/vet clinic so very much. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of Napoleon!

posted: 03/06/2023

Anda Willett

We LOVE Morena Pet Hospital with Dr. Steib! Otis and Penny have been going there for over a decade. Otis was diagnosed this time last year with a long-term, eventually terminal illness, which ended up being extremely complex. Through rounds of visits, top-notch care, and the team approach, Otis has surpassed multiple expectations and thriving today. While he's still terminal, he's happy, energetic, and loving life. The team there listens, validates concerns, is progressive in their approach, and does not try unnecessary costly procedures when it is not necessary. I don't trust Otis and Penny's care without the guidance of Dr. Steib and the Morena Pet Hospital team. They are patient, kind, and knowledgeable every day, especially in high stress, surprising scenarios.

posted: 04/04/2023

Victoria Ha

We were so nervous about our dog's spay surgery. We tragically lost our previous dog back in October 2020 and after we lost him, we were blessed to find and adopt a beautiful girl to help us cope with the grief. She was also a new companion for our orange tabby cat that was also in mourning. We waited for our girl to go through her first heat and decided that we would move forward with getting her spayed before she turned 2 (in September 2022). After making numerous calls around to San Diego to find a "reasonable" price, I landed on Morena Pet Hospital and it was well worth every penny. Although you can't put a price on the wellness and care of your beloved pet, it was equally nice to know that we were paying less than $600 for everything and our girl was in good hands! Dr. Lindsey Moore was phenomenal and while our girl was in her care, Dr. Lindsey called us to give us an update on Kinna's physical exam results and explained to us the next steps for the blood panel, surgery, and recovery period post-op. She was extremely understanding and empathetic to our anxieties and questions. Overall, we were just really impressed especially in such an emotional state. The spay is a routine procedure but the risk involved is what scared us the most. After we lost our dog in 2020, we later suffered two pregnancy losses (one in 2021, and one in 2022). So the potential of losing our girl just manifested itself as a result of our trauma and so we were extra nervous. Suffice it to say, we could not be more pleased with the compassionate experience and service our little girl and her nervous fur parents received. We 5/5 recommend Dr. Lindsey Moore and the Morena Pet Hospital.

posted: 07/26/2022