Scripps Ranch Veterinary Hospital

4.7 (227)
9990 Scripps Ranch Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131, USA


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: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Scripps Ranch Veterinary 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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James Steward

We have been going to Dr.K for many years now because she’s always been great! I recommend SRVH to everyone I know and for many reasons. The whole staff is great and the prices are fair. I feel safe bringing my dogs here because I know they are in good hands. I Highly recommend.

posted: 09/15/2023

Chelsea Ross

We have taken our dog Ruby to Dr. K for 2 TPLO surgeries. The receptionists and technicians are always kind and work well with the animals as much as I’ve seen. Dr. K is an excellent vet who seems to thoroughly investigate any issues Ruby has had. Cost was a huge factor in determining where we could get Ruby’s surgery done, and I can confidently say this was the most affordable place in San Diego that I could get an appointment (reasonably soon at least). That being said she only uses board certified surgeons, so you know your getting the best for your pet. Side note, the office is in a very pleasant area. Plenty of spots to grab a quick bite or coffee if you just have a short wait.

posted: 06/20/2023

Patrick Dailey

Our cat was not eating, which is never a good sign. We called the vet and were able to book a visit the same day. After a thorough check, they found a mass in our boy's stomach. It turned out that he had been secretly eating hair bands (12 of them!) that clogged up his tummy. Thankfully, the vet was able to schedule him for surgery the next morning, which was very busy because it was right before the Memorial holiday. Two weeks later, he's as good as new, thanks to their prompt and excellent care. He is not a smart kitty, but we love him and are thrilled he is okay.

posted: 06/11/2023

Mehri Sadri

Don't go here if you're a new pet owner. I took my cat in for an emergency appointment around a month ago; more specifically, I had a feeling that the food I was giving him was causing allergies/food adversion and thus he was throwing up. Before even getting to know me, ask my name, my pet's name, his diet, or anything of the sort, the Vet hastily took my animal to receive a 600 dollar X-Ray, informing me that this is a life or death situation. I reluctantly agreed thinking it truly was something terminal -- doctor didn't even realize she didn't know my animal until the 600 dollars was gone. I am a student and am financially independent, so this is even more significant. Doctor let me know she'd call me back in an hour to review the results. She didn't call me back for three hours, and I had to wait on hold for 30 minutes just to get an ominous response from the Doctor, telling me that she couldn't actually see much because there was food in his stomach. She left me on a loose end, and never bothered to call or follow-up, despite saying she would. I ended up switching his food the day of, and this fixed the problem. Pets are inherently expensive, and all owners should know this before getting a pet, but the lack of care and intent among the staff was evident. I am a Scripps Ranch Resident and I am saddened by my experience, and recommend that anyone reading this review should go elsewhere. Save your money!

posted: 06/15/2023

Anit Sea

Dr. Karen was kind and patient with our feral kitten, Pretty Orange, who was around 4-5 months old. We took her to see the vet because we were worried she might be pregnant. Despite being shy and timid, Pretty Orange went berserk- tried to jumped out of the window once she was in the examination room. However, Dr. Karen remained gentle throughout the visit, opting not to perform a pregnancy check so as not to stress out our beloved pet. Instead, she advised us to keep an eye out for any signs of pregnancy and let nature take its course. To our surprise, when we left, Dr. Karen didn't charge us for the visit. Thank you, Dr. K.

posted: 04/20/2023