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Accepting New Pet Patients From North County Inland

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Acacia Animal Health Center in Escondido, California, welcomes new patients and their owners to our center. For more than 50 years, we have provided pet owners with comprehensive, compassionate veterinary care and all-species pet boarding. Our multi-doctor practice provides care for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, and other exotic animals.

Our Services

Acacia provides a wide array of veterinary services, such as:

  • Small animal medicine—Includes wellness and preventive care, dental, surgery, physical rehabilitation, and holistic medicine.
  • Exotic and avian medicine—Includes birds, rabbits, pocket pets, potbellied pigs, and reptiles.
  • Veterinary surgery—Includes a board-certified surgeon, laser surgery, soft tissue, and reconstructive joint surgery and orthopedics.
  • Pet dental care—Includes dental evaluations, radiology, and both anesthetic and non-anesthetic or sedative dental work.
  • Holistic medicine—Includes veterinary chiropractic, acupuncture, dietary therapy, herbal medicine, laser therapy, and regenerative medicine.
  • Pet resort—Includes separate, all-species training and boarding in luxury accommodations.

AAHA Accreditation

Acacia Animal Health Center is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Less than 15% of all animal hospitals in the country can claim this honor of meeting the highest medical standards in the veterinary profession!

To see how it works, we invite you to examine these standards:

  • Anesthesia—Methods for assessing anesthetic needs in patients and appropriateness of equipment
  • Client Service—Communicates well with clients during all aspects of their visit
  • Contagious Disease—Protocols, processes, and facilities to handle contagious diseases and avoid outbreaks
  • Continuing Education—Continuing education tools and opportunities for staff members
  • Dentistry—Safe dental procedures that protect both the patient and staff members
  • Diagnostic Imaging—Diagnostic imaging protocols that create a safe environment for both the patient and staff members
  • Emergency—Equipment handling and process for emergencies
  • Examination Room—Properly equipped for thorough examinations
  • Housekeeping—Cleanliness
  • Human Resources—Handling of personnel matters
  • Laboratory—Laboratory services for the prompt diagnosis of patients
  • Leadership—Leadership’s commitment to creating a positive work environment and providing high-quality care
  • Medical Records—Continuity of care through medical record details
  • Pain Management—Pain assessment, management, and training
  • Patient Care—Humane and advantageous care to patients during all aspects of their visit
  • Pharmacy—Proper handling, storing, and dispensing of medications
  • Safety—Safety of environment for patients, clients, and team
  • Surgery—Patient safety in an aseptic environment with appropriate pre- and post-operative considerations

Online Forms

We offer these helpful forms and information to save you time and eliminate stress at check-in. We encourage you to download and complete the appropriate form prior to your visit, in the relaxed comfort of home:

Payment Options - click to learn more

We offer a variety of payment options for veterinary care. While we do require payment at the time of service, for your convenience we accept the following methods of payment: cash, debit, and personal check with appropriate identification.

In addition, we accept these credit cards:

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover Card
  • American Express

For questions about your veterinary fees or to discuss payment options, feel free to contact us.

CareCredit - click to learn more

We are pleased to offer Acacia clients CareCredit® no interest and interest payment plans. With CareCredit you can say “yes” to the best treatment for your pet immediately, and pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into your budget.

If you are interested in easy payment plans, visit CareCredit. Not all payment plans are available.

Pet Insurance - click to learn more

Many pet owners are now purchasing pet insurance to help them afford health care for their pet family members. We are happy to provide you with copies of your pet medical records for submission to your insurance company.

We work closely with the following pet insurance companies:

To assist you, the experts at the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) offer these pet insurance articles: a buyers’ guide, discussion about the cost of veterinary care, and help choosing an i nsurance plan. Visit the Pet Insurance University for help evaluating which pet insurance plan is best for your pet.

Join Our Team

We are always seeking highly qualified professionals to join our team. If you think your skills and work ethic may be a good match with Acacia’s mission, we invite you to complete and submit an employment application or you may call our Human Resources Director, Jennifer Deheer, at 760-745-8115 ext. 120 or just email her at

New Employee Application.