~Welcome to Nipomo Dog & Cat Hospital~
Your Veterinary Hospital in Nipomo, CA
Call us at (805) 929-2855
We'd love to meet you and your pets! Call us today to schedule an appointment!
We will be closed on Saturday April 21 for a staff retreat.
We will open late on 1 hour late (at 9:00am) on Tuesday April 24 due to a staff meeting.
Pet Emergency When Our Clinic is Closed?
We refer our clients to:
PETS Urgent Care at 805.250.5600 - They are located in Orcutt on 4854 S. Bradley Rd, Orcutt, CA 93455. Directions: Take Hwy 101 South. Exit E Clark Ave in Orcutt (Exit 165). Go West about 1.5 miles to destination on S Bradley Rd. on your right. More information at: www.petsurgentcare.com
Have you been seeing some new faces at NDCH???
We recently bid "Adieu!" to both Dr. McKenzie Rasmussen (who moved to Los Angeles area) and Dr. Frank Crowder (who moved to Florida). We are working hard to replace them, but finding the right permanent veterinarians takes time!
In the meantime, we have a few local relief veterinarians filling in to keep our day-to-day operations running smoothly and to ensure that we continue to provide the highest level of care and service. Please visit our "About Us - Meet Our Vets" page of our website for more information about our relief vets.
At this time, we have also put a hold on taking new clients. This is only temporary, while we work on re-staffing our veterinary team. We are keeping a wait list, and will accept new clients again, as soon as staffing permits.
Providing quality veterinary care and service to you and your pets always remains our highest priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time!
Have you heard the hype about Canine Influenza???
Well, here are some facts:
An outbreak of canine influenza is occurring in Northern California that seems to center around the San Jose area. There has been a confirmed case in Atascadero and 2 confirmed cases in Pismo Beach.
Canine influenza is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease that is spread just like the common cold, through direct contact (sniffing, licking, nuzzling), through the air (coughing or sneezing), through contaminated surfaces (sharing water bowls or toys), or contaminated people (with virus on hands or clothing). In dogs, influenza is generally mild but about 20% of patients have moderate to severe illness. Symptoms include coughing or retching, sneezing, nasal or eye discharge, decreased appetite, lethargy, fever, or pneumonia. These can last from a few days to several weeks. The viruses are not infectious to people.
The more your dog socializes with other dogs, the higher the risk of exposure to infectious respiratory diseases. If your dog goes to day care or boarding, plays at the dog park, attends dog shows, participates in agility or other such events, or likes to greet other dogs during walks, they have an increased potential exposure to respiratory diseases.
A vaccine is available. Vaccination requires two initial doses, 3 weeks apart and is considered protective after 2 additional weeks. That is a total of 5-6 weeks from first vaccine until your pet is protected.
Please call us to discuss your dog’s risk factors or to schedule an appointment. If your dog has a fever, coughs or shows other signs of respiratory disease, please call our office immediately.
We are excited to announce our new online pharmacy!
Vets First Choice offers a large range of products beyond standard prescription medications including flea and tick control, pet food and treats and a comprehensive catalog of compounded medications. Please check it out!
As of Dec. 31, the Our Pets Rx website is closed. Please contact our office if you have any questions or need any assistance with new or existing online pharmacy prescriptions.
Is your dog protected against Leptospirosis?
Leptospirosis (Lepto) is a serious disease that infects animals and humans. The disease is spread through an infected animal's urine - especially in surface water like puddles, lakes, streams, etc. It can also be spread by contact with the skin or mucous membranes of an infected animal.
Leptospirosis can cause fever, jaundice, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney failure and even death in dogs. In humans, the disease can cause flu-like symptoms, but can become life-threatening.
Cases in our area are increasing in frequency. Because of this, we now recommend that almost all dogs are vaccinated against this disease on a yearly basis. Feel free to contact our office for additional information.
If you live in Nipomo or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Robin Shroyer, Dr. Maggie Wagner and Dr. Alicia Stamp work together to provide the best veterinary care for both you and your pets. Our team of doctors, reception staff, veterinary technicians, pharmacy technicians and veterinary assistants strive to make sure your visit is comfortable, informative and that your four-legged friend gets extraordinary medical care.
Nipomo Dog & Cat Hospital is a full service small animal veterinary hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as dogs and cats in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. As a small animal practice, we recognize the important role that animal companions play in our culture and how they contribute to our health, happiness, and well-being. Whether they provide companionship, perform special services, or teach responsibility and life lessons to children, their worth is undeniable. It is with this understanding that we commit ourselves to serve the Central Coast with the highest quality surgery and medicine and the utmost consideration for our clients who have entrusted us with their friend. But most of all, we dedicate ourselves to improving the life of those with whom we share our homes and our lives - the companion animal. Our doctors have years of experience and with our dedication and combined talents, skills, and knowledge, we will provide unsurpassed quality, as well as compassion and service to our patients, always in an individual and personalized manner.
The best veterinary care for animals is problem prevention so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to your animal’s health. We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take the best care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles.
If you have any questions, call (805) 929-2855 or email us and we'll get back to you promptly. Our Nipomo veterinary office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page!
Email: [email protected]
At Nipomo Dog & Cat Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Nipomo Dog & Cat Hospital | (805) 929-2855
525 Sandydale Dr.
Nipomo, CA 93444