Dog parks: they are great for socialization, exercise, and mental stimulation for many dogs. Whether you and your dog have a good dog park experience or a bad one depends largely on your understan ...View Article
Welcome to Santa Margarita Animal Care
At Santa Margarita Animal Care Center we do much more than care for pets who are ill or injured. Our mission is to provide services and products needed to keep your pet healthy and happy during it's lifetime. We pledge to do it in a caring and gentle manner.
We originally opened as Rancho Santa Margarita Veterinary Hospital in 1988, in the Plaza Empresa. Because of our dedication to client and patient care we were able to expand and open Santa Margarita Animal Care Center in October 2000. We are still committed to offering affordable pet care with the best customer service on which our reputation was built. Dr. Kelpe and his associates are backed by a knowledgeable and caring support staff with over 80 years combined experience in the veterinary field. This means your pets receive the very best medical attention from people who care.
Santa Margarita Animal Care is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.
Santa Margarita Animal Care offers the Rancho Santa Margarita animal community emergency veterinary services as well as medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care. With an in-house dispensary and access to specialists, our facility offers a one stop for your pet's health and medical care.
Your Pets . . . Our Family!
We are open for appointments and emergencies during normal business hours seven days a week.
Anticoagulant rodenticides can come in many forms from liquid, to pellets, to blocks. They are made to be palatable, thus the increase in risk to pets. Unfortunately, signs of sickness begin days ...View Article
Fleas are not only a source of irritation and frustration, but they also pose a serious health threat to animals. Owners must employ every preventative measure to keep these creatures off of their ...View Article
Adopting a pet brings great joy and excitement to individuals and families, but it also introduces new responsibilities and concerns. Your new family member deserves the same health and safety con ...View Article
Cats are living longer and longer. This is due to better medical care and the fact that more cats are living only indoors. These cats commonly live up to 15 to 18 years of age, with a few living i ...View Article
There are an increasing number of cases of dogs getting sick from ingesting a common sugar substitute, xylitol. This substance causes no problems in people, but in dogs it can cause wild fluctuati ...View Article
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