If your pet has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life-threatening symptoms and you are near the Encinitas area, please call us immediately at: (760) 456-9556

Emergency medicine is a fundamental cornerstone of our commitment to comprehensive pet care. Accidents do happen, and when disaster strikes, that is when you need a trained veterinary staff ready and able to help. That's why we know that we've got to be ready and why you can always rely on our team to provide the best emergency medicine for your pet during our open hours:

Monday 7 AM–7 PM

Tuesday 7 AM–7 PM

Wednesday 7 AM–7 PM

Thursday 7 AM–7 PM

Friday 7 AM–7 PM

Saturday 7 AM–5 PM

Sunday 8 AM–5 PM

Note: It's best to call us before you come or on the way to The Drake Center so we can prepare the team and supplies for your pet's condition. 

For emergency care outside of Drake Center hours, we recommend:

Veterinary Specialty Hospital North County and Sorrento Valley, VCA California Veterinary Specialists, or Veterinary Emergency Group.

The Drake Center for Veterinary Care is located at:

195 N. El Camino Real

Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 456-9556

Our clinic, located in Encinitas, CA, is staffed by highly experienced members of our veterinary team 7 days a week. We have advanced training in emergency, trauma-based and critical care protocols, which ensures your pet is in the most capable hands and never alone.

The Drake team at The Drake Center For Veterinary Care is near to you, here for you, and ready to help you and your pet in any way we can when you need us.

The Drake Center Is Prepared For Any Critical Situation, Such As:

  • Traumatic injuries - fractures, bites, burns, lacerations
  • Automobile accidents
  • Respiratory emergencies, choking, breathing problems
  • Vomiting, diarrhea
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Shock or loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Toxic reactions, poison ingestion
  • Labor and pregnancy problems
  • Blood in urine or feces
  • Heatstroke
  • Postoperative or post-anesthetic problems
  • Pain management
  • Inability or unwillingness to eat
  • Sudden lethargy/pale gums
  • And more