NOR CAL VET EMERGENCY + SPECIALTY HOSPITAL

21st Century Emergency + Specialty Care

The future of veterinary medicine is here in San Mateo County.

Just as human healthcare advances, so does care for our animal family members. Nor Cal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital works to provide you the most advanced medical care available in veterinary medicine today. From joint replacement, arthroscopy, and minimally invasive surgeries to the latest advances in interventional radiology, anesthesia monitoring, and diagnostic imaging, our goal is to offer our animal companions the same technological and medical advances available in human healthcare.

Changing how people think about veterinary specialty care.

Our mission statement says it all: we will provide every patient with the same level of compassion and care we would provide our own pets. This holds true for the companions of the patients as well. We know that during difficult times, pet owners need support and encouragement as well as medical advice. We seek to provide not only the medical expertise to get your animal friends back on their feet, but the emotional support to help make your decisions a little easier.

The Bay Area’s top-rated emergency facility, open every day, all day, all the time.

We never close. From a broken nail at 8AM to an auto accident at 2AM, we are here for you and your pets when you need us most. Delivering the most advanced care to San Francisco and the Peninsula, Nor Cal Vet is committed to providing not only medical, but also personal support when problems arise- no matter what time it is.

Location, location, location.

Located in Daly City overlooking the 280 freeway, Nor Cal Vet is positioned within easy reach of the entire northern SF Peninsula. With easy access from 19th Ave, the 280, and the 101, Nor Cal Vet is the easiest and most accessible veterinary emergency clinic in the region. With over 60 parking spaces, easy on/off freeway access, and the Daly City BART station just 2 blocks away, accessibility is effortless. On a personal level we are accessible too! Our love for animals is why we are here; our goal is to make you feel at home and welcome regardless of your reason for visiting. Making sure you are a part of the decision making team for your pet’s care is one of the many ways we work to make you feel at home.

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The latest from the NorCalVet Library

  • Plan for Your Dog During the Holidays

    When it comes to the holiday season, everyone wants to have a great time, including your dog. Should this be the year you find yourself traveling for the holidays and must use a dog boarding facility in the San Francisco or Daly City area, following is a checklist to guarantee your dog has as good…

  • Prepping Your House for Winter

    Pets and humans are both sensitive to changes in weather conditions, particularly in and around the Daly City area, where both dogs and cats can struggle with the effects of colder temperatures, lower barometric pressures and higher humidity. At a time when we are all preparing for the cold winter months ahead, pet owners need…

  • Best Pet Costumes for Halloween

    “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my,” is now a big part of Daly City’s pet trick-or-treating experience. From cowboy to doctor to Wonder Woman and Superman, a wide variety of Halloween pet costumes are now available for dogs, cats, and owners, to enjoy.      The National Retail Federation’s 2017 Halloween Spending Survey states that…

  • Best Sweaters for Pets

    Even in San Francisco, some pets live in a colder climate than what their fur can handle to keep them warm. Because of this, sweaters have become quite popular. In many ways, insufficient fur for an animal in some of the Daly City cold, humid temperatures is no different than a human being going outside…

  • Know Where to Go in an Emergency

    For all the love animals offer, the most difficult situation for pets and pet owners is an unexpected emergency. Because you have a pet, the chances are high that your pet will need emergency care at some point. As a result, the most important thing you can do for your pet is to keep one…

  • Help! My Pet Might Have Something Stuck Inside!

    Swallowing material such as plastic, rubber, fabric, metal, rocks, string, and certain foods (corn cobs, chicken bones, oversized treats, and other large foods) may lead to problems if they get stuck!   Ingested material that can cause a problem is referred to as a foreign body. Foreign bodies can cause a spectrum of problems ranging…

  • Pet Ownership is a Responsibility

    The privilege of having a pet is equal to the responsibility it takes to reflect true pet ownership. For your sake, and everyone around you, the responsibilities begin on day one. Here is NorCal Vet’s list of things to remember when it comes to pet ownership in the Daly City area: Make sure you are…

  • Whole-Food Diets

    NorCal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital believes pets are one of the most wonderful and valued members of a family. Therefore, their health is equally as important as the humans they live with.   Just as every person, in the San Mateo and surrounding area, must pay attention to his or her health, NorCal Vets…

  • Reading Your Dog: Recognizing an Emergency

    At Nor Cal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital, we have seen countless dog emergencies over the years from the San Francisco and surrounding areas. Some of these visits have been quick onset emergencies—like being hit by a car, while others developed over time. Like humans, pets are sometimes hard to read when it comes to…

  • Preventing Pet Obesity

    Just like people, pets must also watch their weight. And since an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, what steps can pet owners take to prevent pet obesity? At Nor Cal Vet , we handle all types of weight issues. As a result, we have found many successful ways to help maintain or…

  • Sand Fleas! Keeping Your Dog Healthy on the Beach

    At Nor Cal Vet, sometimes we see and treat a common beach inhabitant known as the sand flea. Sand fleas go by many names, including beach flea, chigoe, sand hopper, and even no-see-ums. The sand flea is not an insect, but a crustacean. Other members of the crustacean family include lobsters and crabs. Sand fleas…

  • Keep Your Buddy Hydrated this Summer

    NorCal Vet thanks you for thinking of your pet’s hydration, and we know your pet will, too. Just like us, our pets need water to facilitate bodily functions, flush toxins from vital organs, regulate temperature, and unlike us, to keep that sensitive nose wet. Summer is a good time to be reminded of what you…