Thank you for choosing Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital as your family veterinarian. We look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets! Here are a few things you can expect from your first visit.

What to Expect

Bring Your Records

Your pet’s health history is very important for many reasons. We evaluate previous records to establish your pet’s vaccine protocol. We also look for past illnesses, allergies and vaccine reactions. If you don’t have your pet’s records, we are happy to call your previous veterinary hospital to attain them. Be sure to inform our receptionist of the name of your pet’s previous veterinary hospital and their phone number.

New Client Form

The first thing you’ll do as a new client is fill out a simple one-page form. If you want to stay one step ahead, just get it here: New Client Form

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does an examination cost?
    A complete physical exam with a doctor is $78.
  2. Do you have a puppy / kitten package?
    Yes! For puppies, we offer two different packages, depending on your puppy’s age. For kittens, we offer one package. Click here for more information.
  3. How long will I have to wait before seeing a doctor?
    Usually, the wait time to see the doctor is less than 5 minutes. If there are any unforeseen circumstances that arise which may make this wait time longer, you will be notified as soon as possible.
  4. How long will my appointment last?
    Most appointments last between 30-45 minutes, depending on what we’re seeing your pet for. However, we’ll spend as much time as necessary with you and your pet in order to address every issue, answer any questions and provide the best patient care possible.
  5. What can I expect from a housecall visit?
    A doctor and one technician will arrive at your house during the allotted time slot and will provide the same level of care and commitment to your pet as they would in our hospital. Most simple treatments, such as vaccines, nail trims, and blood draws can be done at your home. More complicated treatments, such as x-rays and surgery, will require you to bring your pet in for an appointment in order to have access to the appropriate equipment.
  6. Do you have to take my pet “to the back” for vaccines?
    Vaccinations and some other treatments can be done in the exam room with you present. For other treatments, it’s necessary for your pet to come into our treatment area. We will always ask you before performing any treatments in the exam room to make sure that you are comfortable.