El Cerrito Veterinary Hospital

★★★★☆
  • 6911 University Ave

    La Mesa, CA 91941

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  • 619-466-0533

About El Cerrito Veterinary Hospital

Hours
Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:30pm; Sat, 8:30am - noon; Sun, closed

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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My reason for posting this comment is that I needed Utopia Management to take care of renting my property out for me and handling any problems that might arise while I am out of town for the next couple of years. I have asked them to do many things like overnighting packages of my mail ect. and everytime they handle it quickly and professionaly. I highly recommend them to anyone.

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My reason for posting this comment is that I needed Utopia Management to take care of renting my property out for me and handling any problems that might arise while I am out of town for the next couple of years. I have asked them to do many things like overnighting packages of my mail ect. and everytime they handle it quickly and professionaly. I highly recommend them to anyone.

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The Dr.'s were extrordinary! I would not think of bringing my animals anywhere else! The Dr's and the staff went above and beyond for me, my husbnad and for my cat (of 15 year) during a really hard time. These people are great and I would encourage everyone to bring thier loved ones (pets) there!

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The Dr.'s were extrordinary! I would not think of bringing my animals anywhere else! The Dr's and the staff went above and beyond for me, my husbnad and for my cat (of 15 year) during a really hard time. These people are great and I would encourage everyone to bring thier loved ones (pets) there!

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I have been taking my pets to El Cerrito for 17 years now and could not imagine going anywhere else. They have always been caring, friendly, and professional. I have been referring friends and family here for years because I always hear how expensive other vets are. El Cerrito has the most reasonable prices so you can actually afford to take good care of your pets!

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I have been taking my pets to El Cerrito for 17 years now and could not imagine going anywhere else. They have always been caring, friendly, and professional. I have been referring friends and family here for years because I always hear how expensive other vets are. El Cerrito has the most reasonable prices so you can actually afford to take good care of your pets!

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I have a cat that is 18 years old. He was treated at El Cerrito maybe 15 yrs ago, but not since. Because of my cat's advanced age and dementia he is meowing loudly 24/7. I know that he has had a good life and finally made the decision to have him humanly put to sleep. When I called to make an appt. they refused to do it because he had not recently been treated there. I couldn't believe my ears. All I want is peace for my cat and they will not accomodate my request. I'm quite certain the fee would be $100+, but they wanted to examine him first - another $100.
Very cold, heartless way to treat a client. I will never, ever recommend this vet to any friends or family.

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I have a cat that is 18 years old. He was treated at El Cerrito maybe 15 yrs ago, but not since. Because of my cat's advanced age and dementia he is meowing loudly 24/7. I know that he has had a good life and finally made the decision to have him humanly put to sleep. When I called to make an appt. they refused to do it because he had not recently been treated there. I couldn't believe my ears. All I want is peace for my cat and they will not accomodate my request. I'm quite certain the fee would be $100+, but they wanted to examine him first - another $100.
Very cold, heartless way to treat a client. I will never, ever recommend this vet to any friends or family.

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Absolutely the best care and concern for both my pets and self are offered to my family by the team at El Cerrito. I travel over an hour just for routine check-ups and vaccines so my kids can get the care they deserve.

I had to take my dog to emergency in Murrieta after she was hit by a car; they charged me over $1,000.00 to take an x-ray and watch her over night. They gave her a "fair" prognosis and didn't bother to clean all her abrasions.

As soon as the office opened that next morning I picked up my dog and paid the additional fee they requested for anal gland excretion. Excuse me? She came in because she was hit by a car and did NOT need that service. They obviously felt the thousand dollars for doing practically nothing wasn't enough so they took advantage of the situation.

I collected my girl, paid the bill, got copies of my record... and guess what? That anal gland excretion procedure wasn't even noted in the therapy record. Hmmmm, imagine that!

I drove my girl down to El Cerrito and they checked her over and said to keep her calm and she should be fine. I paid less than the cost of the gas to get there for the doctors time and expertise. El Cerrito did not gauge me like the emergency clinic did.

I've had to euthanize two pets and they took such loving care of my babies and my self when the time came. The empathy, compassion, and tenderness they have always shown is remarkable.

El Cerrito has always given me excellent quality and affordable care. I love them dearly because of that.

THANK YOU El Cerrito!!!

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★★★★★

Absolutely the best care and concern for both my pets and self are offered to my family by the team at El Cerrito. I travel over an hour just for routine check-ups and vaccines so my kids can get the care they deserve.

I had to take my dog to emergency in Murrieta after she was hit by a car; they charged me over $1,000.00 to take an x-ray and watch her over night. They gave her a "fair" prognosis and didn't bother to clean all her abrasions.

As soon as the office opened that next morning I picked up my dog and paid the additional fee they requested for anal gland excretion. Excuse me? She came in because she was hit by a car and did NOT need that service. They obviously felt the thousand dollars for doing practically nothing wasn't enough so they took advantage of the situation.

I collected my girl, paid the bill, got copies of my record... and guess what? That anal gland excretion procedure wasn't even noted in the therapy record. Hmmmm, imagine that!

I drove my girl down to El Cerrito and they checked her over and said to keep her calm and she should be fine. I paid less than the cost of the gas to get there for the doctors time and expertise. El Cerrito did not gauge me like the emergency clinic did.

I've had to euthanize two pets and they took such loving care of my babies and my self when the time came. The empathy, compassion, and tenderness they have always shown is remarkable.

El Cerrito has always given me excellent quality and affordable care. I love them dearly because of that.

THANK YOU El Cerrito!!!

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Professional, and loving. Concerned for the welfare of the animal AND the human. I cannot imagine a better and more trustworthy group of veterinary professionals.

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Professional, and loving. Concerned for the welfare of the animal AND the human. I cannot imagine a better and more trustworthy group of veterinary professionals.

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We have had our 2 dogs under the care of Julie Massey and Donna Valerie and their incredible staff for the past 15 years and our dogs have had never had better care. I cannot say enough of their kindness and careful treatment of our two fur girls. My wife & I never felt rushed and all treatment options were discussed whenever there was a problem. i highly recommend El Cerrito Veterinary Hospital!

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We have had our 2 dogs under the care of Julie Massey and Donna Valerie and their incredible staff for the past 15 years and our dogs have had never had better care. I cannot say enough of their kindness and careful treatment of our two fur girls. My wife & I never felt rushed and all treatment options were discussed whenever there was a problem. i highly recommend El Cerrito Veterinary Hospital!

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They are so nice and really love animals. I am so thankful to have found a caring vet for my dog. Thank you! They are enthusiastic and professional. Also, the prices are reasonable.

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They are so nice and really love animals. I am so thankful to have found a caring vet for my dog. Thank you! They are enthusiastic and professional. Also, the prices are reasonable.

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I was late 15 minutes for my appointment and asked if that would be a problem. They said no, will see if we can fit you in and the person from the front desk wrote down what was wrong with my dog. After about 20 minutes she came for my dog and she would NOT let me go with my dog inside. I refused to do that and she told me that I will have to reschedule. Weird practise to me if you think about it. I made appointment with other veterinary.
P.S. First time in my life I was late and it was such a big deal for them, like I ever get to see a doctor on time of my appointment.

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I was late 15 minutes for my appointment and asked if that would be a problem. They said no, will see if we can fit you in and the person from the front desk wrote down what was wrong with my dog. After about 20 minutes she came for my dog and she would NOT let me go with my dog inside. I refused to do that and she told me that I will have to reschedule. Weird practise to me if you think about it. I made appointment with other veterinary.
P.S. First time in my life I was late and it was such a big deal for them, like I ever get to see a doctor on time of my appointment.

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I was late 15 minutes for my appointment and asked if that would be a problem. They said no, will see if we can fit you in and the person from the front desk wrote down what was wrong with my dog. After about 20 minutes she came for my dog and she would NOT let me go with my dog inside. I refused to do that and she told me that I will have to reschedule. Weird practise to me if you think about it. I made appointment with other veterinary.
P.S. First time in my life I was late and it was such a big deal for them, like I ever get to see a doctor on time of my appointment.

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I was late 15 minutes for my appointment and asked if that would be a problem. They said no, will see if we can fit you in and the person from the front desk wrote down what was wrong with my dog. After about 20 minutes she came for my dog and she would NOT let me go with my dog inside. I refused to do that and she told me that I will have to reschedule. Weird practise to me if you think about it. I made appointment with other veterinary.
P.S. First time in my life I was late and it was such a big deal for them, like I ever get to see a doctor on time of my appointment.

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The doctors and staff at El Cerrito are second to none - highly qualified and extremely caring. The El Cerrito team has taken care of our two cats for over 12 years, through many minor and major illnesses. The care has been wonderful. Both cats outlived their expectancy by several years and I know it is because of the sound medical advice we received.

During the Cedar Fires, a friend was desperate for a place to board her cat. Although El Cerrito was already full, they made room, giving my friend one less thing to worry about. They have also let us board our cats many times at the last minute. I can't imagine taking my pets anywhere else.

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The doctors and staff at El Cerrito are second to none - highly qualified and extremely caring. The El Cerrito team has taken care of our two cats for over 12 years, through many minor and major illnesses. The care has been wonderful. Both cats outlived their expectancy by several years and I know it is because of the sound medical advice we received.

During the Cedar Fires, a friend was desperate for a place to board her cat. Although El Cerrito was already full, they made room, giving my friend one less thing to worry about. They have also let us board our cats many times at the last minute. I can't imagine taking my pets anywhere else.

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I've been going to El Cerrito since the 1980's. Dr. Massey and Dr. Valerie are very caring and very knowledgeable and they always try to find the most cost-effective way to care for your pet.

In the mid 1990's, my cat was having urinary problems which landed us back at El Cerrito on a Sat. morning. Dr. Valerie discovered that his urinary track was blocked. She tried and tried over the course of the day to unblock him, but was unable to. She had unblocked hundreds of cats but in his case, it wasn't possible (he was 14 yrs old). She skipped her daughter's baseball game in order to stay after hours to put our beloved cat to sleep. We will never forget this kindness. Even though we live out of the area, we always go back to El Cerrito for veterinary care.

Thompson Family

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I've been going to El Cerrito since the 1980's. Dr. Massey and Dr. Valerie are very caring and very knowledgeable and they always try to find the most cost-effective way to care for your pet.

In the mid 1990's, my cat was having urinary problems which landed us back at El Cerrito on a Sat. morning. Dr. Valerie discovered that his urinary track was blocked. She tried and tried over the course of the day to unblock him, but was unable to. She had unblocked hundreds of cats but in his case, it wasn't possible (he was 14 yrs old). She skipped her daughter's baseball game in order to stay after hours to put our beloved cat to sleep. We will never forget this kindness. Even though we live out of the area, we always go back to El Cerrito for veterinary care.

Thompson Family

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The people are warm and friendly, they remember your pet, and will go out of their way to make you and your pet feel comfortable. Dr. is great and willing to work with client to make things as easy as possible, financially and emotionally. Great staff! Wish they had a place like this for people!

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The people are warm and friendly, they remember your pet, and will go out of their way to make you and your pet feel comfortable. Dr. is great and willing to work with client to make things as easy as possible, financially and emotionally. Great staff! Wish they had a place like this for people!

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My family has had a Border Collie for the last 13 years. The dog's regular care took place at El Cerrito and we wer always pleased with the care. We had to put him down about 5 months ago. The people at El Cerriito were wonderful. Kind, considerate, dignified, just wonderful. I could not recommend them more highly.

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My family has had a Border Collie for the last 13 years. The dog's regular care took place at El Cerrito and we wer always pleased with the care. We had to put him down about 5 months ago. The people at El Cerriito were wonderful. Kind, considerate, dignified, just wonderful. I could not recommend them more highly.

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I have been a client at El Cerrito for 16 years. Time and time again over the years, they have been there for my dogs, from birth to death. Dr. Valerie discovered a cancer in one of my dogs so early that he was cured with no reoccurrence. Drs. Valerie and Massey are so knowledgeable, and will not refer out for expensive treatments unless it's absolutely necessary. I have referred many, many people to El Cerrito. It's just the best place to take a pet that you love.

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I have been a client at El Cerrito for 16 years. Time and time again over the years, they have been there for my dogs, from birth to death. Dr. Valerie discovered a cancer in one of my dogs so early that he was cured with no reoccurrence. Drs. Valerie and Massey are so knowledgeable, and will not refer out for expensive treatments unless it's absolutely necessary. I have referred many, many people to El Cerrito. It's just the best place to take a pet that you love.

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We have lost 2 pets to old age....El Cerrito was kind and efficient. Our dog has had numerous odd ailments and the staff ALWAYS tries to find the most economical cure before sending us on to a specialist. The specialist we were referred to was also awesome. The Staff is friendly and caring, the Vets are relaxed and attentive.

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We have lost 2 pets to old age....El Cerrito was kind and efficient. Our dog has had numerous odd ailments and the staff ALWAYS tries to find the most economical cure before sending us on to a specialist. The specialist we were referred to was also awesome. The Staff is friendly and caring, the Vets are relaxed and attentive.

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When we had to put our Maggie to sleep, it was a very hard time for us. The staff and vets at El Cerrito were so wonderful to my husband, myself and my kids.They made it so peaceful for Maggie and us.We received a hand written letter from our vet giving her condolences and the office made a donation in Maggies name to UC Davis.My Maggie was 15 1/2 yrs old and very sick and they let us know it was the best decision for her.If I ever do get another dog I will definitely take them to El Cerrito. They treat you like a family member not just a patient. THANK YOU EL CERRITO!!!!!!

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When we had to put our Maggie to sleep, it was a very hard time for us. The staff and vets at El Cerrito were so wonderful to my husband, myself and my kids.They made it so peaceful for Maggie and us.We received a hand written letter from our vet giving her condolences and the office made a donation in Maggies name to UC Davis.My Maggie was 15 1/2 yrs old and very sick and they let us know it was the best decision for her.If I ever do get another dog I will definitely take them to El Cerrito. They treat you like a family member not just a patient. THANK YOU EL CERRITO!!!!!!

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this is the best enviorment for you and your pet!
they make sure everything goes smoothly and act very proffesional! it is so amazing that they really make you feel better in a time when you feel so worried!!!
i am so happy to have them as vets and hope you try them to see how good they are!

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this is the best enviorment for you and your pet!
they make sure everything goes smoothly and act very proffesional! it is so amazing that they really make you feel better in a time when you feel so worried!!!
i am so happy to have them as vets and hope you try them to see how good they are!

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This is the place where I have taken all my pets. Some to get their check-ups, and some to be put to sleep. In both cases, their professionalism and compassion was always overwhelming. They even came to our home to put one of our beloved cats to sleep, because we wanted him to just fall asleep in his bed.

They are wonderful, and they pay attention to detail. I will never go to another Vet again. This is the place to make YOU and YOUR pets feel at home.

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This is the place where I have taken all my pets. Some to get their check-ups, and some to be put to sleep. In both cases, their professionalism and compassion was always overwhelming. They even came to our home to put one of our beloved cats to sleep, because we wanted him to just fall asleep in his bed.

They are wonderful, and they pay attention to detail. I will never go to another Vet again. This is the place to make YOU and YOUR pets feel at home.

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