Primary Location

7126 Hollister Ave

Goleta, CA 93117 US


Intensive Care for Pets

At La Concepcion Animal Hospital, we take pride in providing cutting edge veterinary care to every animal entrusted to us. However what makes us stand out among other veterinary practices serving Santa Barbara area is the technology we employ, and the advanced level of equipment we have on our premises that allows us to perform critical diagnostic procedures and difficult pet surgery usually offered exclusively at veterinary specialty hospitals. Thanks to this same technology and equipment we are also able to extend intensive care services to companion animals suffering conditions requiring constant care and monitoring.

Pet Surgery and Intensive Care Performed with Skill and Aided by Technology

intensive care for pets in GoletaWhen it comes to difficult diagnoses and pet surgery, word has spread through the area that there is a Goleta veterinarian who is experienced in performing a wide variety of orthopedic and soft tissue procedures, including laparoscopic and thorascopic surgeries, endoscopic examinations, and osteotomies. We are grateful to our clients who refer so many challenging cases to Dr. Caitlin Kelly and Dr. Joe Dalo, our talented diagnosticians and gifted surgeons, who are able to make use of their considerable skills to treat them.

The key to being able to offer advanced surgical and intensive care is the array of advanced medical equipment with which we have equipped our treatment area. In addition to the fully-equipped clinical laboratory that permits us to perform diagnostic testing on site rather than having to send specimens out to a lab like most veterinary hospitals, we also have our own state-of-the-art X-ray, electrocardiogram, and ultrasound machines. We also possess the laparoscopic instruments necessary to perform minimally invasive surgeries, biopsies, and diagnostic explorations. Last but not least, we are one of the only veterinary hospitals in the area to boast a Doppler Blood Pressure Monitor and a Cardell Multiparameter Heart and Lung Monitor, permitting us to keep critical watch over our intensive care patients.

Despite all of our technology, what is most useful in diagnosing any condition is the information our clients are able to supply. For that reason we allow all the time it takes, quite often up to an hour, during which we listen carefully to all their observations and concerns, and lay out for them the options they have, the procedures we would like to take, and the extent of aftercare their recuperating pet will need.

La Concepcion Animal Hospital, Serving Santa Barbara Area with Veterinary Intensive Care

Since our goal is to restore our patients to an active life as quickly as possible, we find the best part of our job is to be able to wave good bye to an animal who came in barely alive but after intensive care and treatment is able to wag his tail and walk out the door, or peer out curiously from her cat carrier.

Call us at 805-685-4513 to schedule an appointment. If your pet needs emergency care, please call ahead so we can be prepared to begin treatment upon your arrival.

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