Vetco

4.5 (11)
1780 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

How to Save Money at Vetco

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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Kelly Miller

The staff were so kind and the experience was very organized. My puppy didn't show signs of anxiety like he does when getting groomed. He was a happy puppy even after his shot.

posted: 02/25/2023

ang t

I take my dog and cat here for their vaccinations which save me time and money. There's no office visit charge. Of course, my dog could careless about that because she just hates any visit to the vet.

posted: 07/15/2023

Billie Chase

I have five Pomeranians. I have taken them here to get their shots several times. I love how quick and efficient it is. And I love that I don’t have to pay for a visit and have a Vet recommend other things. All my experiences here were excellent!!!!!

posted: 02/21/2020

A. Kimiko

While the staff and vets were helpful and professional, I do have a couple of complaints with my experience at this Vetco. First, the limited hours on only one day of the week are difficult to work into my schedule. Second, when I did take my dog in to get vaccines and do the necessary health check to receive an edible flea pill prescription, my dog came down with kennel cough within five days of our visit. I had to take him to a full vet service to get him treatment for the kennel cough, which lasted for a few months. In addition, the medical check required to receive the flea pill prescription was ONLY valid for the 3-month supply of flea pills I initially purchased. I wanted to start with a trial period to see if the pills worked or if my dog had any negative side effects. However, in order to get additional flea pill prescribed after the 3-month period past (say to purchase a 9-month supply), I would have to pay for my dog to go through the exact same health tests he received for the 3-month supply. I am not certain, but it seems unnecessary to completely repeat and have to pay for a new health check on my dog whether 1, 3, 9, or 12 months have passed, every time I need a new prescription.

posted: 07/19/2018

Abigail Wilson

THEY ARE DOING IT WRONG AGAIN. Texted me many many times, need text now text such when in parking lot way way before appointment. THE WRONG PART...THE TEXT SAYS WAIT IN YOUR CAR. GUESS WHAT? THEY ARE WAITING FOR YOUR PET INSIDE.

posted: 11/27/2021