Everything your family

needs to care for your pet.

Atascadero Pet Hospital & Emergency Center,
your 24-hour emergency veterinarian in Atascadero, Calif.

Atascadero Pet Hospital & Emergency Center

Atascadero Pet Hospital & Emergency Center is a 24-hour hospital and veterinary emergency center equipped and staffed to meet the medical, surgical, and critical care needs of the pets, people, and veterinary colleagues of California’s Central Coast.

Our hospital is committed to providing for the health and well-being of your pets through compassionate personalized care, highly trained staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and client-centered communication.

24/7 Emergency Care

Our team of veterinary professionals is available 24/7 to provide emergency services. With our fully equipped hospital and surgical center, we are able to care for critically ill and injured pets.

We treat over 2000 emergency cases every year. Our team of highly skilled and compassionate veterinary professionals will care for your pet 24 hours a day, seven days a week using the highest level of medical care.

Emergency cases are seen immediately upon arrival, and a doctor will go over their assessment and treatment plan once the pet is stable.

Caring for your pets from fuzzy new additions to silver-muzzled seniors.

Wellness Care

Exams, vaccinations, dental care, and more.


Digital X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, and more.


Emergency services are offered by our staff of veterinary specialists around the clock.


Hyperbaric therapy, surgery, isolation, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting new clients?

Yes! We are currently accepting new clients, as well as client referrals. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call. If you are a veterinarian who is referring a client to our hospital, please click here to go to our Patient Referral page. 

What are your hours?

Store hours: 

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Scheduled appointments: 

Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aren’t you a 24-hour clinic? Why can’t I schedule an appointment for a time not listed?

The Atascadero Pet Hospital & Emergency Center accepts emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Scheduled appointments for wellness visits and general exams are not emergencies.

Videos from KSBY

All About Pancreatitis

Dr. April Besset discusses the symptoms and treatment of a pet with pancreatitis.

Dental Care for Dogs and Cats

Dr. Katrina Stanchev discusses the symptoms and treatment of dental disease in pets and how a veterinarian cleans a pet’s teeth.

Suspicious Lumps and Bumps on Your Pet

Dr. Aaron Schechter discusses what to do when you discover a suspicious lump or bump on your pet, what a veterinarian will do to diagnose it, and types of treatment plans.


If you are one of our veterinary partners and are referring a patient to Atascadero Pet Hospital & Emergency Center, please select “Learn More” below to get started.

115+ Years of Experience

Caring For Your Pets


Everyone here was so great! Very helpful and made me feel at ease leaving my dog with them for his dental work.

Heidi J.Google

They have the most caring and loving staff, with the pets and also with us the family. Thank you so much for the love.

Sonia G.Facebook

God bless these folks for being open 24 hours a day 365 days a year....Sometimes minutes matter and I'm sure they save multiple pets every day.

Chris L.Google

We love taking our family members to this vet...everyone is wonderful and experienced..thank you!

Julia A.Google

This business deserves more than 5 stars...We are so relieved they are here on the Central Coast and recommend them to everything. Kudos to this Team of amazing people. We appreciate you!!

Jenny K.Yelp