Anxiety is most frequently associated with elimination, destruction and excessive vocalization in the form of barking or crying. Understanding the causes for anxiety in pets is essential to reliev ...View Article
Welcome to 4 Paws Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in San Diego, CA
Call us at 858-487-7297
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our hospital!
We are located in beautiful 4S Ranch and have been serving the community since 2007. It is our mission to treat each and every patient in our hospital with care and compassion, as if they were our own. Our motto, "Providing individualized pet care by design," is one that each of our staff members, including Dr. Bruce L. Barnes and Dr. Brian R. Massey, strongly support and work to uphold daily. By taking into account the individual needs of each and every patient, our goal is to design the best veterinary care necessary to keep your pet strong, happy and healthy!
16625 Dove Canyon Road, Suite #106, (858) 487-PAWS (7297)
We would like to introduce our new groomer "Ellen" she has made a smooth transition here at our facility and can't wait to meet your pets.
Please visit the "About Us" tab and click "4 Paws Staff" to find out more about all of our staff.
We are excited to bring the very latest advancements in veterinary medicine to our patients which include,
- Laser Therapy ( We offer advanced companion laser therapy. Applications include arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia, general pain management, post-surgery pain, hot spots, lick granulomas, ear infections and many more applications.)
- Video Otoscopy (The most effective way to visualize, clean and remove foreign material in your pets ears.)
- Video Rhinoscopy (Gives the doctor the ability to view, biopsy and remove any foreign object from your pets nose.)
- Video Cystoscopy (This procedure lets the doctor view and pass through the urethra into the bladder which allows for biopsy and possible stone removal.)
We are not just a veterinary hospital we also offer Grooming and Boarding for your convenience click here to find out more!
We are proud to offer exceptional, personalized veterinary care to:
- 4S Ranch, Del Sur, The Crosby Estates, Santa Luz, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley
- Scripps Ranch, Poway, Black Mountain Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch
- Santa Fe Valley, Bernardo Springs, High Country West, Camino Bernardo, Torrey Highlands
- and surrounding areas
At 4 Paws Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
4 Paws Animal Hospital is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We will regularly undergo inspections by AAHA to ensure that we comply with the association’s high quality standards of care. Our latest accreditation took place in September 2011 where we passed with flying colors! These standards cover nearly every aspect of our hospital including: surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, pet health records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental and nursing care, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. Approximately 15 percent of animal hospitals in North America are accredited by AAHA. This is a great honor to share with our clients and patients!
What are AAHA Standards? more...
4 Paws Animal Hospital is also a Participant of Pets Best Insurance
Our clients get a 5% discount with Pets Best. If you would like to know more about pet insurance, or if you would like to get a quote, please visit www.petsbest.com.
Dr. Bruce Barnes
4 Paws Animal Hospital | 858-487-7297
16625 Dove Canyon Road Ste 106
San Diego, CA 92127
Featured Articles Toggle Articles
Every day we are besieged with pet food advertisements, in magazines, newspapers and on television. Tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars are spent per year trying to convince us that thei ...View Article
Are you dealing with extreme levels of emotional stress, exhaustion or depression? If so, pet therapy might be right for you. Companionship is only one of the many benefits pet therapy provides. K ...View Article
There are an increasing number of cases of dogs getting sick from ingesting a common sugar substitute, xylitol. This substance causes no problems in people, but in dogs it can cause wild fluctuati ...View Article
Are you considering adding another furry companion to your family? If so, have you thought about how your new pet will interact with your current ones? Introducing a new pet into the family is alw ...View Article
When most people think of who needs flea prevention, the family dog is at the top of the list, and often cats are forgotten or assumed to be flea free. Cats are very clean creatures; they groom th ...View Article
I am so impressed with this outfit, that I don't know what to say first! The service is excellent. The front desk staff are professional and friendly. The Vets are as good as they get and they really seem to care about your pet! They have now added grooming and boarding, at a competitive price. The new groomer is fantastic! My dog usually has to be muzzled. (he bites groomers) She has the magic touch and no muzzle was needed. He's only a 15 pound dog, but, a bite is a bite! I would recommend this company to anyone who wants that extra TLC and great medical and cosmetic care for their beloved pet!
|Monday||8 am||5:30 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am||5:30 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am||5:30 pm|
|Thursday||8 am||5:30 pm|
|Friday||8 am||5:30 pm|
|Saturday||8:30 am||3 pm|