Advanced Care


Advanced CareOur highly trained surgery staff performs thousands of routine and complex procedures every year—using the latest techniques to support optimum recovery. Surgeries are scheduled after an initial consultation and exam with a veterinarian at either our Mission or Pacific Heights Campus veterinary hospital, even if your pet has been diagnosed at another facility.

Dental Care. Say Ahhhhhh.

Dogs and cats need regular dental care. It’s critical for their long-term health. Even with consistent brushing to remove plaque, which we highly recommend, dogs and cats periodically require more rigorous cleaning or procedures to treat periodontal disease, fractured teeth, or oral masses. Dental procedures always take place under general anesthesia. For the comfort of your pet, we employ the most current pain-control protocols before, during, and after the procedure.

To schedule a procedure, we require an initial examination to assess your pet’s needs and provide a cost estimate.

Read about the dangers of anesthesia-free dentals.

Sophisticated Diagnostics

The field of animal diagnostics is rapidly improving. Likewise our hospitals are constantly expanding their diagnostic capabilities. We currently offer:

  • General and dental digital radiology: radiographs are reviewed by a board-certified radiologists
  • Ultrasound: we have several ultrasound units, depending on the needs of the patient
  • Full in-house diagnostic laboratories
  • CT scanner

Emergency Services

Available for same-day appointments at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital, Mission Campus (201 Alabama Street), or the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital, Pacific Heights Campus (2343 Fillmore Street). The hospital at our Pacific Heights Campus is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies.