Towne Centre Animal Hospital

4.2 (125)
8915 Towne Centre Dr Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92122, 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: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Towne Centre Animal 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 11,445
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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Meg Halaska

We always have a great experience at Towne Centre Vet. We've been coming here since 2017. The company changed owners and most employees stayed. They know the business, are professional, love pets, and love our dog. We've also brought 2 cats and 2 other dogs here. All treated fabulously. I'm so grateful for the team at TCV! Thank You ALL!

posted: 06/28/2023

Mingwei Xu

Might be the only vet in this area that does USDA health certificate for international travel. Kendra and all the other staffs who helped us have great knowledge, and got us well prepared for the travel. Thanks to their help the flight with our cat was super smooth.

posted: 08/20/2023

Troy

I have been there a couple times and it’s the same each time. They make you wait outside until its your turn, which wouldn’t be so bad, but they double book. If your pet has anxiety like mine, waiting in your car for 30 mins past your appointment time is awful. The admins and Vet are crass. The first time we went they tried to charge us for the free visit you get when adopting from a local shelter; they acted like it was a favor they were not charging us. Immediate red flag for pushing for a double charge since they would already be paid for the visit by the program. It’s very apparent they try to schedule multiple visits with you to milk out as much money as they can. I honestly thought the reviews mentioning these stacked fees were crazy, but man is it weird to have it play out in front of you. The only redeeming quality are the vet techs that work there and the only reason they are still in business. Please don’t go there, and if you are a vet tech that works there reading this… you are awesome and jump ship while you can or ask for a huge raise. You have all the leverage.

posted: 05/19/2023

Los O'Gradys in Mexico

Still waiting on test results, and concerned that they prescribed my dog an Anti-Diarrheal when she did NOT have diarrhea and now has not had a bowel movement for 3 days. Expecting to speak with Dr. Crawford first thing tomorrow morning. *Update: have been in lengthy back and for email communications with the doctor and in spite of the lab report showing a collection date of the blood sample that was NOT the date my dog was seen, she insists that "it is an external batch collection start date not associated with her samples".... hmmm, I imagine any reputable lab would need to know the correct date that the sample was taken. So many communication and continuity issues with this office, could never recommend nor take my animal back to again. I don't question the Dr.'s intentions to "do a good job" but there are major loopholes in this clinic that just make the whole experience subpar, especially with an over $600 bill.

posted: 06/13/2023

Jeryn Pierce

Quoted a different price on the phone then charged at appointment time. Stated that I needed to get my bunny checked out spayed then couldn't give a quote until more tests, they seem like they're scamming people. Would not return nor recommend.

posted: 04/11/2023